New Laws Take Effect In TexasA measure allowing some epilepsy patients to get low-THC cannabis oil, Texas' first concession on medical marijuana, is one of nearly 700 new laws taking effect Tuesday.
Review Of Student Records Causes Issues For Adoptive FamilyState education code says the person enrolling a child for school, needs to provide a name, address and date of birth. The child needs to have a birth certificate, immunization record and any prior school records.
Texas Fights Immigrants' Lawsuit Over Birth CertificatesTexas health officials asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children because local authorities refused to recognize as valid certain forms of identification.
Fake ID Ring Busted In Dallas Had Been Watching FedsA fake ID ring has been broken up in Dallas, and the suspects had been keeping an eye on the federal agents watching them.
North Texas ID Theft Suspects Targeted Fannie Mae CustomersFederal prosecutors say seven people have been charged in a North Texas identity theft ring that gained access to the personal information of 1,100 Fannie Mae customers.
Texas Voter ID Case Gets September 2014 Trial Date A federal judge has set a September 2014 trial date for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Texas' Voter ID — just ahead of a pivotal general election.
Brother: Killing Spree Suspect Has Drug ProblemA man suspected of killing his mother and four other people during a quick series of attacks in his rural North Texas community struggles with drug addiction, his brother said.
Five Dead, Suspect Arrested In Terrell Murder SpreeA man accused of killing five people – including burning one to death – was arrested early Tuesday after an hours-long search in Terrell, police said.
Controversial Texas Voter ID Law Likely Enforced Next WeekUnless a federal judge intervenes, the South Texas city of Edinburg could be the first to enforce a new voter ID law next week, and lawyers will likely use the special election to gather evidence to strengthen lawsuits to block it in the future.