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Texas Moves To Soften Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

The changes heading toward approval Tuesday by the GOP-controlled House wouldn't expand the list of IDs that Texas has required since 2011.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:16 pm


Texas Senate Approves Dallas Pension Bill

A bill to save the troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund came one step closer to becoming law on Tuesday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 3:49 pm


How To Talk To Your Kids About Manchester-Like Attack

So many victims of the Manchester concert bombing are children. So how do you talk to your children about real-life violence like this?

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 3:35 pm


Target Agrees To Pay $18.5 Million Over Data Breach

The breach affected more than 41 million customer payment card accounts, along with contact information for more than 60 million customers.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 3:15 pm


Texas Senate Approves Banning Drones Over Stadiums, Jails

Drone flights could soon face new restrictions in America's largest conservative state. The Texas Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to ban drones over sports arenas and jails.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 1:56 pm


Texas Couple Gets Engaged During Tornado Chase

A Texas tornado chaser wanted to combine his two greatest passions: his girlfriend Britney Cayton and storm chasing into one shot for an epic proposal.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 1:34 pm


‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Danielle Bregoli Bringing Tour To Texas

The teen that became famous for uttering the phrase, "cash me outside, how bow dah" on the Dr. Phil show is set to test her upcoming tour in Texas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:34 pm


Manchester Victims On Donnie Wahlberg’s Mind Ahead Of NKOTB Show In Dallas

Donnie Wahlberg, took to Facebook Tuesday morning to express his feelings on the show tonight in Dallas and the attack in Manchester.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:28 pm


‘Wake Up America’: TX Sheriff Rants On Terror After UK Attack

In the wake of the attack at England's Manchester Arena, strong reactions from one local leader have surfaced.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 11:06 am


Texas Bathroom Bill Could Expose Secrets Of Transgender Kids

A broad bill requiring transgender individuals to use the restroom of their birth-certificate gender passed the Senate but stalled in the House. Supporters revived it late Sunday, advancing a proposal applying only to the state's public schools, which educate about 5.3 million students.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 6:47 am


DFW Concert Venues Take Precautions After UK Attack

Security was increased at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie on Monday night following the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in the United Kingdom. The American Airlines Center in Dallas is taking precautions on Tuesday night.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 6:15 am


Texas Senate Revives Trying To Limit Abortion Coverage

Texas lawmakers are reviving efforts to prohibit coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans with just a week left to deliver the bill to Republican Governor Greg Abbott.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:56 am


Horschel’s Wife Opens Up On Battle With Alcoholism

Brittany Horschel said last weekend marked the one-year anniversary of her sobriety.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:53 pm


Boy Dies After Stepping Into Puddle With Downed Power Line

A 14-year-old boy died from electrocution after stepping into a puddle containing a downed power line during a storm that brought heavy rain, hail and strong winds to Laredo.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 3:55 pm


Texas Bill Would Limit Drones Near Border With Mexico

Texas residents near the Mexico border could soon receive new protection from drones.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 3:11 pm


More Texas High Schoolers Who Fail Tests Could Graduate

More Texas high schoolers could soon have a chance to graduate without passing all of the state's mandatory tests.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 1:52 pm


Only One DFW Area BBQ Joint Makes Texas Monthly’s Top List

Meat eaters rejoice! Texas Monthly has released its list of the "Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas" and even though seven Austin restaurants made the list (as expected), only one DFW area eatery snagged a 'Top 10' honor.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 1:52 pm


US: Nearly 740,000 Foreigners Overstayed Visas Last Year

The U.S. Homeland Security Department says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 1:07 pm


Mother Leaves Infant Son At Plano Fire Station Under “Safe Haven Law”

A baby left at a Plano fire station last week is in a safe place Monday thanks to a Texas law.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 9:58 am


Six Flags Over Texas Coaster Reopens After Riders Stranded

An official with Six Flags Over Texas says high winds amid stormy weather triggered a safety sensor to stop a roller coaster and leave eight riders stranded.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:35 am


Texas Lawmakers Send Texting While Driving Ban To Governor Abbott

A statewide ban on texting while driving is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk after being defeated repeatedly over the last decade.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 6:36 am


Texas Senate Attaches Voucher Plan To School Finance Fix

The version the Senate approved after midnight increases classroom funding by only about $500 million, scraps the $210 per-student increase and adds a plan offering taxpayer funds that would go into education savings accounts that some special education students could use to attend private schools.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 6:30 am


Texas Adoption Agency ‘Religious Refusal’ Closer To Law

Texas Republicans pushed the state closer to a law that allows publicly-funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 5:41 am


Texas Set To Pass Transgender Bathroom Law For Schools

A transgender "bathroom bill" now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 5:34 am


Texas Revives Transgender ‘Bathroom Bill’ For Public Schools

A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 21, 2017, 8:58 pm


Abbott Signs Bill Preventing Government From Subpoenaing Sermons

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Sunday a bill that prevents state and local governments from issuing subpoenas for religious sermons.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 21, 2017, 4:34 pm


Highland Park Holds Football Game For Special Needs Kids

A group of eighth-grade boys from Highland Park Middle School have spent the last two months planning for a day that they had no idea would create such lasting memories for them or their special needs friends.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 20, 2017, 7:30 pm


3 Suspects Injure Mother During Kaufman County Crime Spree

A group of men from Dallas went on a crime spree in Kaufman County Saturday morning, which included harming a mother at a local park.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 20, 2017, 5:37 pm


Tom Mechler Resigns As Texas GOP Chairman

Republican Party of Texas Chairman Tom Mechler resigned from his position Saturday for personal reasons.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 20, 2017, 5:13 pm


Texas House Approves Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

The Texas House has approved safety standards for self-driving cars, hoping to better regulate technology that's already been tested on the streets of the state capital.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 20, 2017, 4:16 pm


Texas House Revives Previously Stalled ‘Lunch Shaming’ Ban

The Texas House has revived a much-watched bill to keep schools from stigmatizing children while trying to collect parents' lunch debts.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 20, 2017, 3:07 pm


Texas Advances New Abortion Limits Despite Court Defeats

The Texas House voted 96-47 on legislation that bans a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, known as dilation and evacuation, similar to laws that courts have blocked in Alabama, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 19, 2017, 8:55 pm


Police: Body Dumped Along Texas Road After Hearse Stolen

Two people are being questioned in a bizarre stolen hearse case.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 19, 2017, 3:53 pm


Doctors Worry As Texas Lawmakers OK Vaccine Restrictions

The bill passed Friday in the Texas House comes as more families statewide are not vaccinating their children.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 19, 2017, 3:07 pm


Baby Lion Explores Habitat At Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo posted an adorable video of their new lion cub on Friday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 19, 2017, 2:56 pm


Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Louisiana

A man on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list has been captured in Louisiana. Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said Johnny June Mason Jr. was taken into custody in Baton Rouge.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 19, 2017, 1:36 pm


Grand Prairie Teacher Arrested For Improper Teacher-Student Relationship

A local high school teacher is under arrest, accused of having an improper relationship with a student.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 19, 2017, 12:14 pm


George H.W. Bush To Attend 1st Event Since Hospital Release

Former President George H. W. Bush plans to make his first public appearance since he was released from a Houston hospital last month.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 19, 2017, 12:13 pm


Federal Judge Dismisses ‘Clock Boy’ Lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the father of a Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his school.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 19, 2017, 11:42 am


Texas Unemployment Rate Holds Steady In April

The Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday that last month's jobless figure mirrored the March unemployment rate at 5 percent. Nationwide unemployment for April was 4.4 percent.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 19, 2017, 10:31 am