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Texas executes man for slaying of Dallas real estate agent

Aug. 17, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas on Wednesday put to death a man who fatally stabbed a suburban Dallas real estate agent more than 16 years ago, the second execution this year in what has been the nation’s busiest death penalty state. Kosoul Chanthakoummane, 41, received a lethal...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Texas Republicans must extend health care for new mothers after abortion ban Republican lawmakers who voted to ban abortion in Texas say they’re committed to protecting the health of pregnant women who are now...

Beto O'Rourke responds to heckler over Uvalde with expletive

Aug. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke responded to a heckler at a campaign stop with an expletive after the Texas gubernatorial candidate heard a cackled laugh while criticizing the ease with which the Uvalde elementary school gunman legally purchased an AR-15-style rifle. By...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 08, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. August 7, 2022. Editorial: UIL needs to mandate heat-safety measures for Texas high school football We must protect student athletes from heat stroke, no matter what climate they live in. High school football practice is back for...

Texas wildfires continue to erupt; firefighters keep moving

Aug. 03, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

TOLAR, Texas (AP) — One firefighter was injured and two others were treated for heat exhaustion while fighting a wildfire in North Texas that burned almost half a square mile Wednesday, officials said. The fire near Tolar, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Fort Worth, was...

Fewer firefighters needed as Texas wildfire almost contained

Aug. 02, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) — Fewer firefighters are needed as a stubborn two-week-old North Texas wildfire nears being fully contained, officials said Tuesday. The multi-agency Southern Area Incident Management Team said it's turned management of the 10 1/2-square-mile (27...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 01, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. July 25, 2022. Editorial: Texas abortion law has made miscarriages more dangerous and more devastating Our state’s misguided rules show why we need a federal standard that limits but does not prohibit abortions. Some of us have...

Abbott spent hours at fundraiser after Uvalde shooting

Jul. 29, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has said that he stopped at a campaign fundraiser following the deadly school shooting in Uvalde and “let people know” he couldn't stay, but a newspaper reports that he was there for nearly three hours. The Dallas Morning News...

Hidden Menace: Massive methane leaks speed up climate change

Jul. 28, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

LENORAH, Texas (AP) — To the naked eye, the Mako Compressor Station outside the dusty West Texas crossroads of Lenorah appears unremarkable, similar to tens of thousands of oil and gas operations scattered throughout the oil-rich Permian Basin. What’s not visible through the...

Hawaii couple charged with stealing IDs of dead Texas kids

Jul. 27, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. defense contractor and his wife who lived for decades under the identities of two dead Texas children have been charged with identity theft and conspiring against the government, according to federal court records unsealed in Honolulu. Walter Glenn Primrose...