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  • new storyMixed bag in Texas' court challenges of Obama's EPA 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 1:22 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Nearly two dozen Texas challenges against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the current administration have yielded a mixed bag.

  • Texas attorney general pleads not guilty to securities fraud 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:47 pm

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, pleaded not guilty to securities fraud charges Thursday during a hearing in which he asked the judge to bar cameras from future proceedings and his high-powered lawyer resigned.

  • Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:12 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years.

  • Nicaraguan man set to be executed in Texas gets reprieve story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:16 pm

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Texas' top criminal court on Tuesday stopped the scheduled execution of a Nicaraguan man convicted of killing a Houston high school teacher during a robbery more than 18 years ago.

  • Abbott: Indicted AG Paxton innocent until proven guilty 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 9:16 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he hasn't spoken with indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton since the state's top lawyer was booked earlier this month on securities fraud charges.

  • Federal court says Texas voter ID violates Voting Rights Act 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 8:10 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' voter ID law has a "discriminatory" effect on minorities in a victory for President Barack Obama, whose administration took the unusual step of bringing the weight of the U.S. Justice Department to fight a wave of new ballot-box restrictions passed in conservative statehouses.

  • How does latest federal ruling affect Texas' voter ID law? 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:42 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court declared Wednesday that Texas' strict 2011 voter ID law has a "discriminatory effect" on minorities and violates the Voting Rights Act. But the three-judge panel's unanimous, 49-page decision also overturned a lower court's previous assertion that the law amounted to an unconstitutional "poll tax." Here's a closer look at the ruling, the law and where the case stands now.

  • 5th secret Planned Parenthood video shows Houston clinic 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 1:43 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - An anti-abortion group has released its fifth undercover video alleging fetal organ sales that activists say was shot inside a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic.

  • Texas faces less stringent goals in final clean power plan 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:33 pm

    DALLAS - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed Monday to sue the Obama administration over a federal plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, even though the state faces a less-stringent mandate under a final version of the plan than was originally proposed.

  • Texas attorney general accused of lying to investors story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:27 pm

    McKINNEY, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an investment opportunity: a tech startup making data servers. He told people he had put his own money into Servergy Inc., according to prosecutors, and helped persuade a state lawmaker and another wealthy businessman to buy more than $100,000 in shares.

  • Q&A: A look at the indictment of Texas' attorney general story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:20 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is charged with three felony counts of securities fraud in an indictment unsealed Monday. Here's a closer look at what the case against him means.