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Today in Texas History - April 22

From the Annals of the Police State –  In 1873, the Texas state legislature – once again in the hands of the then reactionary and racist Democratic Party –  repealed the law that had authorized the State Police.  88 more words

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Paris-Stationed State Trooper Dies After Crashing Patrol Car Into Tree

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TIGERTOWN, Texas (AP/CBSDFW.COM) — Authorities say a state trooper has died on patrol after crashing his car into a tree in North Texas. 143 more words


Three Houston teens killed in car crash caused by 'distracted driving'

According to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash that killed three Houston teenagers and injured a fourth was caused by distracted driving… 221 more words


News of Note: Watchdog Group Challenging Texas Voter Registration Procedure

In a lawsuit filed this week in a San Antonio federal court, the Texas Civil Rights Project challenged voter registration procedures at the Texas Department of Public Safety. 259 more words

More People Are Checking The Box, Choosing To "Donate Life"

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It seems more people are deciding to be a part of the Donate Life Texas Registry. That’s evident as enrollment in the program, that officially gives consent for people to donate their organs and tissue for transplants, now includes more then eight million potential donors. 282 more words


3 Dead After Wrong-Way Crash Near Forney

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FORNEY (CBS 11) —Three people died after a wrong-way crash near Forney early Saturday morning, police say.

State troopers said the driver of an SUV, 49-year-old Thomas Rutledge, was going the wrong way in the eastbound lanes just after 1:30 in the morning when he slammed into a red Mercury on U.S. 204 more words