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Texas Abortion Bill Failed

Texas Lt Gov. David Dewhurst declared the end of a special legislative early Wednesday, some three hours after a midnight deadline. The state Senate failed to vote on a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.

Summer months are the "100 Deadliest Days" for teen drivers

Now that school is out for summer, odds are you're going to seeing a lot more teen drivers on the roads. Parents need to beware that these summer months have the most driving related teen deaths.

What's your hurry? Scared for folks to know?

The Senate took at test vote on Monday and it looks like they ram-rodded the immigration bill. The official vote will not be until later on this week.

Transparency Committee Launches Impeachment Probe of UT Regent

Today, the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations held its preliminary meeting for the investigation of the contemplated impeachment of Wallace Hall, a current member of the Board of Regents at the University of Texas

Paula Deen off the hook in TX

Cooking guru Paula Deen is off the hook in Texas. The Dallas Metropolitan cooking and entertaining show says it has no plans to drop deen from its roster.

ONCOR: Old Bullard Road between Grande, Chimney Rock closed until further notice

The Tyler Police Department tells FOX51 Old Bullard between Grande and Chimney Rock will be closed until further notice for OnCor services. Authorites urge motorists to find a detour for the time being.

City to unveil Tyler's first-ever public access alternative fuel station

Tyler, TX Mayor, Barbara Bass and Judge Joel Baker along with a number of other East Texas public officials will be on-site for a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil Tyler, TX’s first-ever public access alternative fuel station.

Photo ID now required to vote in TX elections

Pursuant to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued today, new voting requirements passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will take effect immediately. Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas.

Grammy Award-winning Asleep at the Wheel to perform in ETX

Asleep at the Wheel, the Grammy Award-winning “Kings of Texas Swing” will perform in concert at the Carthage Civic Center at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Tickets are available from the Panola County Chamber of Commerce, 300 W.