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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney General Takes Texas To Task Over Voting Rights

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or “pre-clearance” before it makes any changes to its voting laws.

07/25/2013

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Fort Worth Congressman Files Suit To Stop Texas Voter ID Law

A Democratic congressman has joined seven others in filing a federal lawsuit to keep Texas from enforcing its voter ID law. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth filed the papers Wednesday.

06/26/2013

About 300 people gathered for Billie Sol Estes' funeral Saturday, four days after he died in his sleep at the age of 88. (credit: courtesy of Sol family)

Notorious Texas Millionaire Laid To Rest

Billie Sol Estes was a larger-than-life Texan who became one of the most notorious men in America in 1962 when he was accused of looting a federal crop subsidy program. His funeral was Saturday.

05/18/2013

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

North Texas Man Convicted In Carjack Slaying Set To Die

A North Texas man who was hiding under a truck trailer when he was arrested for a fatal carjacking 12 years ago is facing execution this week in Huntsville.

04/15/2013

American Airlines Announces New Destinations From LAX, Including Non Stop To Shanghai

American Airlines Agents Narrowly Reject Union Bid

Customer-service agents at American Airlines are narrowly rejecting a union’s bid to represent them in collective bargaining with the company.

01/15/2013

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Federal Court: Discrimination In Texas Voting Maps

The future of Texas’ voting districts is again in question after a federal court Tuesday found evidence of discrimination in new district maps approved by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature last year.

08/28/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes Man Despite His Claims Of Low IQ

The state of Texas has executed a convicted killer whose lawyers say shouldn’t have been eligible for the death penalty because of his low IQ.

08/07/2012

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SCOTUS Rules Man Can Sue Arlington Over ‘Sidewalks To Nowhere’

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away a request from the city of Arlington over the issue of sidewalks and the disabled.

02/21/2012

(credit: Texas Tribune/Todd Wiseman)

Minority Groups Call April 3 Primary Unrealistic

Minority groups that claim Texas’ new political maps are unfair have asked a three-judge panel to take their time drafting new maps.

01/23/2012

(credit: Texas Tribune/Todd Wiseman)

Court Throws Out Judge-Drawn Texas Electoral Maps

The Supreme Court has thrown out electoral maps drawn by federal judges in Texas that favored minorities.

01/20/2012

Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a function. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Perry Flubs Name, Number Of Supreme Court Justices

Presidential contender Rick Perry said there are eight Supreme Court justices, not nine, and flubbed Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s name in an editorial board meeting in Iowa.

12/09/2011

National Cowgirl Museum And Hall Of Fame

Cowgirl Museum Opening Sandra Day O’Connor Exhibit

It’s been 30 years since Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. An exhibit about her life opens this week at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth.

10/26/2011

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