Texas Sales Tax Holiday - Aug. 9 - 11, 2019

Texas - During this annual sales tax holiday, you can buy most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas.

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Massacre suspect with Collin County ties charged with capital murder after 20 slain at El Paso Walmart

El Paso, TX - At least 20 people were shot and killed and 26 more were wounded Saturday morning when a gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart packed with back-to-school shoppers.

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Police: Protect your kids from online predator

A 12-year-old girl from Stephenville who was reported missing last Saturday was found hundreds of miles away in San Antonio with an 18-year-old man she reportedly met online.

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Leander Wants Residents' Help In Finding New City Manager

Leander, TX - Leander City Council members seek input from the public in selecting new manager.  Leander City Council members on May 20 voted to remove Kent Cagle as the city manager following a closed-door discussion during a special meeting.

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Video of Woman Licking Blue Bell Ice Cream Linked to Store in Texas

Lufkin, TX - A viral video of a woman opening a container of Blue Bell, licking the ice cream and placing the container back in the freezer has been linked to a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas Blue Bell says.

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Stealing packages could result in jail time in Texas after Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill

Austin, TX - United States Postal Service letter carrier Homer Hernandez has delivered mail in the San Antonio area for over 15 years. And in that time, he’s seen more items get stolen from households’ mailboxes and porches than he can count.

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Hemp bill becomes law in Texas. So, are CBD products finally legal?

Austin, TX - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill that lets Texas farmers grow hemp — and allows the sale of products such as CBD oil.  Supporters and those who sell the products say the new law makes clear that it’s legal to sell hemp products in Texas,

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Legal Hemp In Texas: Lone Star State Poised To Legalize Industrial Hemp

 Austin, TX - A bill passed by the Texas Legislature will usher in a new era of legal hemp in Texas. The same bill will also explicitly legalize the sale of CBD oil supplements by licensed vendors.  “It was voted out of the House and the Senate unanimously,” said Coleman Hemphill,

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Our view: Fate of red-light cameras all but sealed

The bell finally tolled on red-light cameras, and no one in dozens of affected cities across the state seemed to shed a tear. The cameras went on the endangered species list a few week ago when the Supreme Court declined to consider their constitutionality.

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Bill Legalizing CBD Passes House, Heads to Senate

Austin, TX - CBD oil is a step closer to being legalized in Texas after legislators in the House voted on Wednesday to allow people to buy it without fear of being arrested.  HB 1325 cleared the House with no one opposing it Tuesday, paving the way for a final vote Wednesday.

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Ellis County commissioners react to governor-backed sales tax increase

Austin, TX - A new proposal from Texas’ most prominent political leaders would raise the state’s sales tax by one percent, which could generate billions of additional revenue to help provide property tax relief.

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