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Gov. Perry signs drug screening legislation

Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individuals. The governor was joined by bill author Sen.

Gov. Perry signs 'Merry Christmas' bill, stands up for religious freedom

Gov. Rick Perry today signed House Bill 308, which allows public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property. The governor was joined by bill author Rep.

TX boy receives backlash for Nat'l Anthem performance at NBA Finals

10-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz was a hit tuesday night as he sang the national anthem at the NBA Finals. But, he has since faced internet backlash with people making comments about his race.

Texas man gets 12 years for carjacking

BEAUMONT (KBMT) -- It was a day that Jewel Courts would like to forget. On June 24, 2012, Courts was carjacked at knife point behind Pappadeaux's restaurant (where she works) by Rogellio Torres.

Texas man executed for killing firefighter

HUNTSVILLE (KBMT) -- Convicted Port Arthur serial killer Elroy Chester was pronounced dead at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday in Huntsville, Texas at the Walls Prison Unit.

Gov. Perry adds abortion, juvenile capital felony issues to 'Special Session' call

Gov. Rick Perry today expanded the special session call to include: Legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities.

VIDEO: 3 injured in TX house explosion

At least three people were hurt in a house explosion in Texas Tuesday morning. You are looking at what is left of the home in Dobbin. That's about an hour south of Houston

BREAKING: UIL passes amendment limiting full-contact football practice

Limiting full-contact practice during the football season is one more step to becoming reality.

Dozens arrested in connection with alleged cockfighting ring in Hardin County

HARDIN COUNTY, TEXAS (KBMT) -- The Hardin County Sheriff's Office has made dozens of arrests in connection with an alleged cockfighting ring near the Tyler County Line.

Texas doctor accused of poisoning lover's coffee

A Houston-based oncologist has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly poisoning the coffee of a doctor she was dating, according to news reports. Drs.