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May 27, 2019 - 10:58 am
AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - In Austin, this is the last day of the legislative session, but it appears most of the major work is already finished. Over the weekend, lawmakers approved everything from property tax relief, a school finance plan, and the budget for the next two years. Big money is in the...
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Kurt Rowland surveys the scene at the intersection of Austin Parkway and Sweetwater Blvd. in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Rowland bought the kayak shortly before Hurricane Harvey and was glad to have it, he said. Residents have been surprised that the water has not receded more quickly as it has in the past when the rain has stopped. More rain is forecast for the coming days. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 7:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — It was a scene that has repeated itself countless times in the Houston area: heavy rainfall made area roadways impassable and flooded homes, schools and businesses. On Wednesday, the Houston area was drying out after severe thunderstorms a day earlier caused flash flooding ,...
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Barbara Schwarz
May 04, 2019 - 11:19 am
AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - In Austin, the House is considering a bill that would outlaw the controversial practice of conversion therapy for minors in Texas. The aim is to make gay people straight and it's banned for minors in 16 states. Curtis Smith was 18 when he started conversion therapy. "At the...
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Prison, Jail
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L.P. Phillips
April 09, 2019 - 5:06 pm
AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - A proposed bill in Austin would give more resources to inmates who claim they are serving a prison term for a wrongful conviction. It has the support of Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot. "We want to make certain that individuals who are indigent, who have a...
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Andrew Greenstein
April 05, 2019 - 4:35 pm
AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - A state representative from Bedford angrily speaks out against a gun rights activist as he concedes defeat of his Constitutional Carry bill. Chris McNutt of the group Texas Gun Rights went to three lawmakers' homes, including that of the Texas House speaker, urging them to...
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