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Randy Travis remains under heavy sedation, in critical condition

Country singer Randy Travis remained under heavy sedation and in critical condition Friday, two days after surgery relieved pressure on his brain after a stroke, his publicist said.

After divisive debate, Texas Senate approves restrictive abortion measure

A bill that places new restrictions on abortion passed the Texas Senate on Friday after days of debate that galvanized activists nationwide.

$7,500 reward offered for TX most wanted fugitive

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Robert Allen Kotlar, 54, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

TX AG Abbott files action to halt senior dating service practices in Beaumont area

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against a specialized dating service that targeted senior citizens, disabled Texans and veterans.

Randy Travis 'critical' after stroke, surgery

Randy Travis suffered a stroke and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday evening, his publicist said. "Mr. Randy Travis is out of surgery and in critical condition," the hospital website announced Wednesday night.

TX man sentenced in area armored car robberies

Walter Keitric Freeman, 24, of Houston, has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction in the robbery and attempted robbery of two armored cars operating in and around Houston, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced toda

FEMA awards nearly $48 million to TX for firefighting costs

More than $47.9 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for reimbursement of expenses to fight the wildfires that burned in 168 counties and destroyed more than 1.3 million acres of l

Randy Travis gets heart implant, still critical

Randy Travis's publicist denied media reports that the country singer had heart surgery, but he did say Tuesday that Travis received a device to help blood flow. Travis, 54, was admitted to an unidentified Texas hospital on Sunday because of compl

Jury selection begins in Fort Hood shooting case

Six potential jurors from a pool of 20 were excused Tuesday from serving during the murder trial of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in November 2009, the military said.

Law protects domestic violence victims and provides assurances to save pets from potential abuse and death

A new law offers protections for domestic violence victims – and Texas has Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) (of filibuster fame) to thank yet again.