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Dr. Love Paul, left, Pearl Paul and their son Nate Paul, right, attend the 2011 Texas Inaugural Celebration at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, on  Jan. 18, 2011. Nate Paul, an Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, asked for an investigation into his uncorroborated claims that other businessmen have an elaborate conspiracy to steal $200 million worth of his properties with the help of a federal judge. In his complaint to prosecutors in Austin, Paul said the owner of a chain of Texas car dealerships schemed with lawyers, investors and others to seize his assets. (Laura Skelding/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Developer tied to Texas AG accused judge, others of fraud

Oct. 28, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked for an investigation into his uncorroborated claims that other businessmen have an elaborate conspiracy to steal $200 million worth of his properties with the help of a federal...

Texas Supreme Court backs Abbott on limiting ballot drops

Oct. 27, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated a state court injunction against Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting counties to one drop-off site each for mailed ballots. In a 17-page opinion and without dissent, justices ruled Tuesday that a temporary injunction by a lower court in a...

6-time state champ Converse Judson back in Texas 6A rankings

Oct. 26, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine and TexasFootball.com’s high school rankings after Week 9, distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 6A Rank School (Record) Week 9 Prv rank 1 Galena Park North Shore (5-0) W: Beaumont West Brook, 55-14 1 2 Duncanville (2-1) W: Waco, 56-9 2 3 Katy (4-0) W:...

Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. October 24, 2020 The policy of separating families was a tragic mistake Border security can be achieved without callous strategies that destroy families. It is hard to believe that anyone could have thought that separating children from their parents at the border wouldn’t lead to...

Harris County election workers Jose Vasquez, left, and Romanique Tillman prepare mail-in ballots to be sent out at election headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

Oct. 25, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer. “I was champing at the bit,” said Murdoch, who moved to Austin from Australia shortly...

Harris County election workers Jose Vasquez, left, and Romanique Tillman prepare mail-in ballots to be sent out at election headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

Oct. 24, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer. “I was champing at the bit,” said Murdoch, who moved to Austin from Australia shortly...

Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marvin Mims (17) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA College football game against TCU, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Oklahoma has first win streak after cruising past TCU 33-14

Oct. 24, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Spencer Rattler didn't throw an interception for the first time since the opener, and Oklahoma led from the first possession. The Sooners have their first winning streak of the pandemic-altered 2020 season, and might get back in the Top 25 after their longest absence in 21 years....

Ex-top aide to Texas AG: 'Shocked' at his legal intervention

Oct. 23, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former aide to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday spoke out for the first time since he stepped down after accusing the state's top lawyer of crimes including bribery and abuse of office. Jeff Mateer, the Republican attorney general's former top aide, told the Dallas...

This image released by CBS All Access shows Ace Ruelas-Jimenez, left, with dog Frances in a scene from the episode

Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

Oct. 22, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find solace in training canines for adoption, and pigs strut their stuff in a “body positivity" celebration. That and more is part of “That Animal Rescue Show,” an...

Texas running back Keaontay Ingram (26) scores a touchdown against Oklahoma during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Oklahoma defeated Texas 53-45 in four overtimes.(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

A return to football and relief for Baylor and Texas

Oct. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Tom Herman and Baylor's Dave Aranda are old friends and college teammates who will meet for the first time Saturday as opposing head coaches. For both, just getting on the field will be somewhat of a relief. And for Herman, all eyes will be on how the Longhorns (2-2, 1-2 Big 12)...