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  • Texas Senate passes first bill of session, road funding plan

    The Texas Senate approved the first bill of the legislative session on Wednesday, with speedy passage of a plan to shift billions of dollars generated by vehicle sales taxes to building and maintaining roads strained by the state's booming population.
  • Texas Senate panel advances gun rights bills

    AUSTIN, Texas The Texas state Senate under new leadership and with a harder conservative edge is poised to make expanding gun rights its first major priority. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted Thursday to allow the open carrying of handguns and...

    In Texas, exonerated former inmates network to help others like them

    In Texas, exonerated former inmates network to help others like them
    Isiah Hill looked at the big man on the other side of the prison visitor's window as if his life depended on him, because it did. Christopher Scott had done time in prison, too — 12 years for murder. But then another man confessed to the crime,...

    Exonerated death row inmate takes on his former prosecutor in Texas

    HOUSTON — Anthony Graves survived 18 years in prison for murders he did not commit, a dozen of those years on death row, where he was twice scheduled for execution. On Wednesday, Graves stood defiant outside a courthouse in a blue pinstripe suit...

    Texas ex-prosecutor's sentence sends warning on wrongful convictions

    HOUSTON — Williamson County Dist. Atty. Ken Anderson had risen to a district judge by the time a special investigation was launched this year to scrutinize a murder he had prosecuted in 1987. In a rare finding, a judge determined that Anderson had...