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Union Missionary Baptist Church in Texas draws attention

Published Feb. 27 2017

JEFFERSON, Texas—For more than 100 years the Union Missionary Baptist Church has stood proudly at its 520 Houston St. location,...

Naming airport after Clintons doesn't fly with GOP lawmaker

Published Feb. 27 2017

LITTLE ROCK—With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is...

Abbott endorses constitutional convention again

Published Feb. 27 2017

AUSTIN—Gov. Greg Abbott says state legislatures nationwide should convene a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution and restore freedoms embodied...

Texas furniture makers use wood from Fort Crockett timber

Published Feb. 27 2017

GALVESTON, Texas—Walter Hansen traced his finger along a curved pencil line on a table leg he made from a Fort...

Air Force officer's sexual assault sentence called lenient

Published Feb. 27 2017

SAN ANTONIO—An Air Force noncommissioned officer convicted of misconduct with eight women, including three who accused him of sexually assaulting...

Arkansas State University finalizes plans for campus to open south of the border

Published Feb. 27 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas State University is finalizing plans to open a campus in Mexico.

Missing reports prompt review of Texas police shootings law

Published Feb. 26 2017

HOUSTON—Police in Texas could soon find it easier to report officer-involved shootings to the state—but they also may pay a...

Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title

Published Feb. 26 2017

CYPRESS, Texas—Mack Beggs had just won a state wrestling title Saturday in a category he didn't want to be in.

Man's arrest shows conflicts over medical marijuana in U.S.

Published Feb. 26 2017

HOUSTON—A California man is facing possible prison time in Texas after he was arrested while carrying his supply of medical...

North Little Rock residents don't bag leaves

Published Feb. 26 2017

LITTLE ROCK—For the better part of two decades, North Little Rock residents have avoided the annual autumn hassle of bagging...

Police: 8-year-old girl fatally shot after Houston car crash

Published Feb. 26 2017

HOUSTON—An 8-year-old Houston girl was shot to death following a traffic accident that resulted in gunfire, her mother and police...

Boy, 16, shot after officer's gun goes off during arrest attempt

Published Feb. 26 2017

OSCEOLA, Ark.—A 16-year-old boy has been shot after an Arkansas police officer's weapon discharged as she was attempting to arrest...

Texas police: Woman killed after firing at officers

Published Feb. 26 2017

LAKE JACKSON, Texas—A 33-year-old woman has been fatally shot by police after Southeast Texas authorities say she led officers on...

Officer fatally shoots man after robbery attempt

Published Feb. 26 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Police in Little Rock are investigating after an off-duty officer fatally shot a man who authorities say tried to...

Ruling will not end fight over local LGBT protections

Published Feb. 26 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas' highest court handed the LGBT community a setback when justices struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based...

Teen killed, 4 injured in rollover wreck

Published Feb. 26 2017

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas State Police says a 14-year-old girl has died in a Jefferson County car crash that also left...

High levels of ammonia in home where some 430 animals found

Published Feb. 25 2017

UHLAND, Texas—A Texas sheriff says investigators encountered dangerously high levels of ammonia from animal urine in a home where about...

Judge denies request to delay suit against Texas voter ID

Published Feb. 25 2017

AUSTIN—A long-running lawsuit over Texas' contentious voter ID law will move forward in federal court, even as the Republican-controlled Legislature...

Transgender boy wins first two matches of Texas girls tournament

Published Feb. 25 2017

CYPRESS, Texas—Mack Beggs won two matches at the Texas state championships Friday. But the larger conflict—over whether a 17-year-old transgender...

Highway officials announce plan to help prioritize Arkansas projects

Published Feb. 25 2017

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has worked for 18 months to update the state's Long Range Intermodal Transportation...

Proposed bills offer secrecy provisions in Arkansas

Published Feb. 25 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas lawmakers are considering new secrecy provisions for the State Capitol Police, some attorney-client relationships and Arkansas Community Correction.

Release sought for immigrant who asked for protection order

Published Feb. 25 2017

EL PASO, Texas—The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an...

Retired colonel named director of Arkansas veterans' agency

Published Feb. 25 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a new leader for the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs.