January 25, 2018

The city of West, Texas, announced Wednesday that it has reached a $10.4 million settlement with the manufacturers and suppliers of ammonium nitrate that the city blamed for contributing to a deadly fertilizer explosion that rocked the small town in 2013.

The city said...

December 1, 2017

Texas civil rights and juvenile justice reform groups are calling for the state to close all of its remaining youth lockups and replace them with community-based treatment and rehabilitation centers.

November 16, 2017

Toll lanes were supposed to stop popping up alongside Texas highways. At least that's what voters who approved billons of dollars for new state transportation projects thought.

November 1, 2017

Texas has joined a multistate investigation into pharmaceutical companies, including McKesson, over whether they are responsible for feeding the nation's opioid crisis and whether they broke any laws in the process. Several Texas counties have moved to sue McKesson...

October 5, 2017

In the wake of another mass shooting, gun laws are a hot topic. With a push from Texas GOP lawmakers to Congress to take action on "bump stocks" which are used to modify rifles, how is Washington responding?

July 28, 2017

Many people are left wondering how a new law regrading swords, Bowie knives, and machetes in Texas will affect public places in Texas. As of September, along with a slew of other laws going into effect, adults in Texas will be legally allowed to openly carry knives wit...

June 30, 2017

Businessmen who had proposed to develop Houston's fondly remembered AstroWorld amusement park face a civil judgment that could total more than $100 million after a jury in a long-running investor-fraud lawsuit sided with their jilted investors.

June 2, 2017

A Houston-area psychiatrist has been convicted by a federal jury for his role in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Riaz Mazcuri, MD, 65, from Harris County, Texas, who also spells his name Riyaz Mazkouri, according t...

May 5, 2017

On Thursday, the Texas Senate voted to no longer require annual state vehicle safety inspections. By a vote of 27-4, lawmakers approved Senate Bill 1588 that would drop the current mandate that all personal vehicles undergo annual state safety inspections. However, Com...

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