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Texas employers added 6,700 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in February, according to a news release from the Texas Workforce Commission on Friday.

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After having the nation's largest annual gain in residents for eight years, Harris County in 2016 was unseated by Arizona’s Maricopa County and lost thousands of residents to other parts of the country, new census figures show. 

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Texas employers added 51,300 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in January, according to a news release from the Texas Workforce Commission on Friday.

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DALLAS — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked a judge to allow the state to join Dallas County officials in a federal lawsuit brought by immigrants alleging their civil rights were violated when they were held in the county jail on immigration holds.

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Saying there needs to be more transparency in how property taxes are assessed in Texas, the head of the House Ways and Means Committee unveiled legislation Friday that would reduce the maximum increase allowed in taxes on individual properties.

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PASADENA — Police in the Houston suburb of Pasadena said the man who fatally shot his estranged wife at a restaurant has died of injuries suffered when he later shot himself.

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AUSTIN — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can’t cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.

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A quarter of Texas public school districts offered no sex education at all during the 2015-2016 school year, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Texas Freedom Network. Nearly 60 percent of districts used abstinence-only education programs over the same period. 

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Reports of immigration raids swept across Texas and the rest of the nation Friday, sparking protests and press conferences. But in Austin and elsewhere, it was difficult to find hard evidence of actual raids, and federal officials insisted their agents were simply conducting routine enforcement. 

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FORT WORTH — A Texas police chief said he is standing by a 10-day suspension given to a white officer who was filmed wrestling a black mother and her daughter to the ground during a December incident.

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The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Texans took part in women's marches across the state, flooding the streets around the state Capitol in Austin, striding through downtown Dallas and congregating at Houston City Hall. They carried signs that said t…

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A grand jury has indicted state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, on abuse-of-office charges, the Travis County District Attorney's office said Wednesday. She could face up to 28 years in jail and fines of up to $138,000. 

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AUSTIN — Bell County’s newest members of the Texas House of Representatives are taking a wait-and-see approach to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s controversial bill that would prohibit transgender people from being allowed to use bathrooms aligned with their gender identity.

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On Tuesday, Scott Cosper will be sworn in as the District 54 representative in the Texas House. The realization started to sink in a few weeks earlier, when he brought some of his family members to Austin.

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ARLINGTON — North Texas was freezing during a three-day stretch last month, but Mary Garcia refused to turn on the heat in her cramped apartment. She feared that doing so would too quickly drain her pay-as-you-go account with Penstar Power, a Dallas-based electricity provider. 

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Tuesday to impose term limits on members of Congress.

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A new Texas education commissioner vowed to crack down on district and campus accountability, a drawn-out court case over school finance ended and federal officials began investigating an alleged cap on special education services in Texas school districts — those are among the highlights of …

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