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Arkansas & Texas

Bill would partially undo minimum-wage increase in Arkansas

Published Jan. 18 2019

A minimum-wage increase passed by more than two-thirds of Arkansas voters in the November election would be partially undone by...

Two dead in police shooting in West Memphis; officer injured

Published Jan. 18 2019

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.—Arkansas State Police say two people were killed in a shooting involving an eastern Arkansas police officer, who...

Finance chair lays out budget

Published Jan. 18 2019

AUSTIN—The Senate will put more money towards education, mental health and transportation, according to the chamber's chief budget writer, Finance...

Police: Child fatally shoots cousin while playing with gun

Published Jan. 18 2019

HOUSTON—Houston police say a 9-year-old child was fatally shot by a 9-year-old cousin while playing with a gun the children...

Arkansas opens bids for 31 road construction, other projects

Published Jan. 18 2019

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Department of Transportation has begun seeking bids on 31 construction projects that officials hope will improve connectivity...

Court asked to block lawmaker testimony in LGBT rights case

Published Jan. 18 2019

LITTLE ROCK—Members of Arkansas' highest court sharply questioned attorneys for the state and a gay rights group Thursday about whether...

Arkansas' Boozman, Cotton resist lifting Russian's sanctions

Published Jan. 17 2019

Arkansas' two U.S. senators broke with President Donald Trump's administration Wednesday, opposing efforts to ease Russian sanctions.

Senator's bill would partially undo Arkansas' minimum-wage increase

Published Jan. 17 2019

A minimum-wage increase passed by more than two-thirds of Arkansas voters in the November election would be partially undone by...

Longtime Houston farmers market site Canino Produce set to close

Published Jan. 17 2019

HOUSTON—For decades, Ruby Emory has been going to Canino's to buy cucumbers to make her famous hot pickles.

Staff at national hatchery in Arkansas still care for fish

Published Jan. 17 2019

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark.—The partial government shutdown continues. Republicans blame Democrats. Democrats blame Republicans.

One dead, four hurt after gun fires at Little Rock ice cream shop

Published Jan. 17 2019

LITTLE ROCK—Police in Little Rock say one person was killed and four others wounded during a scuffle over a gun...

For the Birds

Published Jan. 17 2019

Seen from over the shoulder of associate curator of birds Natalie Lindholm, a male rhinoceros hornbill holds a grape in...

Cooperation, education reform will take center stage at inauguration

Published Jan. 17 2019

AUSTIN—Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick vowed that the state will deliver on a promise of education and...

Fort Smith board supports sales tax for U.S. Marshals Museum

Published Jan. 17 2019

FORT SMITH, Ark.—A city board in western Arkansas has decided to support a temporary sales tax to help finance a...

Officials: Another 1,200 enrollees dropped from Arkansas Works program

Published Jan. 16 2019

More than 1,200 people were kicked off Arkansas' Medicaid program this month for failing to meet the program's work requirement,...

Hospital replaces leaders after mistake

Published Jan. 16 2019

HOUSTON—A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, a...

Health official resigns over abortion vote

Published Jan. 16 2019

LITTLE ROCK—An Arkansas Board of Health member has resigned and raised concerns about conflicts of interest after the panel sided...

Hutchinson sworn in for second term, vows 'growth agenda'

Published Jan. 16 2019

LITTLE ROCK—Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson was sworn in for a second term Tuesday and took the opportunity to portray his...

Deputies shot at Texas home

Published Jan. 16 2019

ODESSA, Texas—Police in Texas said three deputies have been shot and wounded while serving a search warrant at a home...

Texas agency taking scholarship applications

Published Jan. 16 2019

The application process for the Texas Department of Transportation's 2019 Don't Mess with Texas scholarship contest is now open.

Officials: Another 1,200 enrollees dropped from Arkansas Works due to work requirement

Published Jan. 15 2019

More than 1,200 people were kicked off the state's Medicaid program this month for failing to meet the program's work...

Texarkana's Dalby named chairman of Arkansas House Judiciary Committee

Published Jan. 15 2019

House Speaker Matthew Shepherd announced on Monday the leadership of 10 House standing committees, after a close-to-the-vest process that the...

In Arkansas, bill proposed to OK medical marijuana use for more conditions

Published Jan. 15 2019

A Republican lawmaker on Monday filed a bill that would more than triple the number of conditions that would allow...