Kai Martin wasn't much of a dancer. The high school senior had never been to prom or even homecoming. But on a recent night in April, Martin, who is agender and pansexual and prefers gender-neutral pronouns, was looking forward to holding hands with their significant other, Brianna Bryant, without fear.
At 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Hilda Sustaita, 66, stared blankly at the television screen as a news anchor declared incumbent GOP Sen. Ted Cruz the victor in Texas' U.S. Senate race. An hour earlier she was convinced that the candidate she favored, Democrat Beto O'Rourke, was about to win.
Confederate Heroes Day, honoring the likes of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, has been a state holiday in Texas since 1973. But during a House Committee on State Affairs hearing on Wednesday, two Republican lawmakers chafed at a proposal to give Election Day the same status.
The vicious cycle started in 2013, when a law enforcement officer in Bell County pulled over Anthony Lofton, now 62, for a faulty tail light. The officer found that Lofton was driving with a suspended license and had no car ...
Police chiefs from Plano, North Richland Hills and Grand Prairie told a Texas House committee on Monday that marijuana is a dangerous gateway drug that leads to violent crime. In the same hearing, David Sloane, a 60-year-old criminal defense attorney from Fort Worth, said it was with shame that he'd arrested people for marijuana possession during his tenure as a law enforcement officer decades ago.