FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get. The Democratic congressman murmured "No decision. No decision on that," when pressed about launching a White House bid during a town hall Friday, Dec. 14 in his native El Paso. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 14, 2018 - 6:51 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get — even as the buzz around him intensifies. The three-term Democratic congressman murmured "No decision. No decision on that," when pressed by an attendee during a town hall Friday in his native...
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 New Apple Campus In Austin
Ricardo Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP
December 14, 2018 - 1:44 pm
Apple announced plans Thursday to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a city that has already become a destination for tech startups and bigger companies.
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Samuel Little
Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office via AP
December 14, 2018 - 6:23 am
A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.
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Prison, Jail
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December 13, 2018 - 11:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — While Texas led the nation in the number of inmates executed in 2018, the use of capital punishment in the state continues to decline, according to a new report. The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty said in its year-end review report the drop can be attributed, in part,...
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Houston Flood Control Vote
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 13, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Powerful natural disasters in Texas on the scale of Hurricane Harvey’s deadly destruction last year will become more frequent because of a changing climate, warned a new report Thursday ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in a state where skepticism about climate change runs deep.
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Julian Castro
December 12, 2018 - 9:42 am
Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he's taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12.
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Alvin Braziel Jr.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP
December 12, 2018 - 6:31 am
Alvin Braziel Jr., 43, received lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1993 slaying of 27-year-old Douglas White, who was attacked as he and his wife walked on a jogging trail.
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Football Helmet
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Chris Sommer
December 11, 2018 - 1:50 pm
After 15 weeks of the Texas high school football season, it has come to this. Forty 11-man teams across the state competing for 20 coveted spots in the UIL championship games next week at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Some teams seem to make the state semifinals every year. For others, it's been...
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