Texas

sports cars on the highway

Alert travelers see the signs alongside the highway – “Left Lane for Passing Only.” For many, the warning has sunk in and become a habit, but some drivers have forgotten to heed those signs or are just ignoring them altogether.

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Passport to Wonder

The Kiwanis Club of Orange offering another night of family-friendly entertainment.   

In “Passport to Wonder,” imagination takes flight as David Hira, magical entertainer, leads you on a fun-filled journey around the world to witness mimes, music, and other street performances from more than eight countries. 

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revolverand bullets

The recent Legislature expanded the times and places Texans can be armed. In the near future, all persons with a concealed gun permit will be authorized to openly display their weapons almost anywhere in the state of Texas. The process for receiving gun permits in Texas pretty well educates the would-be license holder on the circumstances that allow for use of one’s weapon. 

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Joe Deshotel fundraiser photos

As the sun was setting on the Winnie ranch of former Jefferson County Judge Carl Griffith on Thursday, Oct. 1, Democratic officials and election hopefuls gathered to raise funds and show support to longtime State Rep. Joe Deshotel, who’s been in office the better part of two decades, representing District 22 at the state’s capital.

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Speech, physical and occupational therapists work independently.

AUSTIN - A state judge last week blocked Texas social services officials from cutting the Medicaid pay of therapists who serve disabled children and impoverished seniors.

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Matt Block, managing attorney with the Child Support Division's Beaumont office, was recognized by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday at the Statewide Child Support Managers' Conference in Fort Worth. Block was named "Managing Attorney of the Year" for his commitment and dedication to Texas children. The Attorney General's Child Support Division offers assistance to families that includes locating absent parents, establishing paternity and collecting and distributing child support payments.

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Officials destroyed all the marijuana on site. (TPWD photo)

Public hunters pursuing feral hogs at Cooper Wildlife Management Area in northeast Texas over the weekend stumbled upon a sophisticated marijuana growing encampment having more than 6,500 mature plants with a street value estimated at more than $6 million.

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A man see police lights behind him as he drives drunk.

A new law aimed at reducing repeat drunk driving offenses and saving lives on Texas roadways officially goes into effect Tuesday, Sept. 1, just ahead of one of the busiest traffic weekends of the year.

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Gov. Greg Abbott

The gavel came down on the 84th Texas Legislature on Monday, June 1, as mandated by the state constitution. Gov. Greg Abbott has until June 21 to veto, sign or allow bills to become law without his signature. A few vetoes have already flowed from the governor’s pen, with others possible, but this is as good a time as any to evaluate the Legislature’s work as documented in this column since January.

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