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Texas first responder to plead not guilty to pipe bomb charge

An emergency responder to last month's deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion will plead not guilty to the charge of having possessed materials for a pipe bomb, his lawyer said Saturday.

Statistics Indicate Hunting is Getting Safer in Texas

Hunting accidents and fatalities in Texas continued their long-term decline in 2012, still below three accidents per 100,000 hunters in recent years.

Texas to Receive Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Restoration Funding

Five Texas-based projects totaling about $18 million have been proposed to begin to compensate Texas for lost human use of natural resources resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Local Drivers: Visit License Mega Centers During Busy Summer

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to take advantage of new driver license mega centers as one option to avoid busy summer months at local offices.

Texas Drivers and Motorcyclists Reminded to 'Share the Road'

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers on Texas roadways to use extra caution around motorcycles. 

Texans: Investigate Moving Companies Before Committing

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood along with state, industry and consumer advocate officials to urge Texans to educate themselves before hiring a moving company.

Upshur County Commissioners call emergency meeting, face $1 million budget shortfall

After learning the county will be almost $1 million in the red at the end of the fiscal year, Upshur County Commissioners on Friday scheduled an emergency meeting for 9 a.m. Monday to discuss the county's cash flow.

Cornyn, other Texas Republicans slam IRS for ‘Orwellian persecution’ of conservative groups

Texas Republicans reacted angrily to the Internal Revenue Service’s confession today that its agents had flagged conservative groups for additional review during the 2012 election season.

Reward offered for 2 TX 'Most Wanted' sex offenders

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Juan Carlos Pena, 48, and Willie L.

BREAKING: Train, car collide in Troup

A train and car collided in Troup on North Georgia Street and Colle Street. Emergency crews are already on scene. Authorities tell FOX51 a helicopter has been requested and someone is pinned in the car.