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Would you let someone who’s not a dentist pull your teeth?
dailytribune.net / Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:24:15 -0600
BOSTON (AP) — Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting "dental therapists," professionals with a lower level of training, do t

Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines
dailytribune.net / Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:30:31 -0600
In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay thei

HISD board approves resolution in support of immigrant students
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:16:15 UT

The resolution passed reads, in part: "… the Board understands the stress endured by families whose integrity is threatened by the imposition of travel bans, especially if the family member directly impacted is a parent of an HISD student." Another part of the resolution groused over bills proposed by Texas legislators, including SB 4 that would allow state law enforcement to take a more active role in immigration enforcement and the potential repeal of Texas' version of the DREAM Act, which allows students to qualify for in-state tuition at state colleges and universities, regardless of their immigration status.

BPD: Fake $100 bills a problem for Beaumont businesses
beaumontenterprise.com / Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:55:20 UT
Six local businesses have come across suspects trying to use $100 "motion picture" bills that can legally be bought online. Since Thursday, Beaumont Police Department has opened six cases on suspects attempting to make purchases with movie money, which Officer Haley Morrow said is different than counterfeit money.

Texas teacher’s riddles had one answer - suspension
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:48:01 UT

A Texas teacher posted riddles around her classroom. For the school district, they had one answer - administrative leave.

Harris County sheriff’s deputy died on duty of natural causes
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:45:39 UT

A Harris County sheriff's deputy who was found dead in his cruiser late Monday appears to have died of natural causes, according to the sheriff's office and media reports.

The sheriff's office on Valentine's Day identified the fallen lawman as Senior Deputy T. Faughtenbery, who had served 26 years with the agency.

Man hospitalized after West Gulf Bank stabbing
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:14:12 UT

Around 8:30 p.m., a suspect - who police did not identify - flagged down officers to say he stabbed a man in self-defense.

Pasadena won’t fight voting rights order; elections will proceed as planned
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:05:31 UT

The city of Pasadena will not fight an appellate court ruling over its election system, a decision that will allow the upcoming May council elections to proceed with eight-single member district seats, according to the lead attorney for the city in the closely watched voting rights case.

Austin police car set on fire during immigration protest
dailytribune.net / Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:57:13 -0600
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One person has been arrested in Austin for throwing lit fireworks into a city police car, setting it on fire, during a protest at an intersection where immigrants illegally in the

President Trump’s approval ratings grow in Texas
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:16:26 UT

AUSTIN -- President Donald Trump's favorability ratings in Texas have improved, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.

State appeals court reverses ruling on murder of Vidor teen
beaumontenterprise.com / Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:02:16 UT
According to the state appeals court's opinion, Roy's blood alcohol level was below the legal limit, but tested positive for three other substances. Based on the evidence presented in the trial, including Roy's own statements about his intoxication, "a jury could rationally find that Roy did not intend to harm Brown (his girlfriend) and that his reckless behavior caused Bertrand's death," the opinion said.

Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access pipeline work
dailytribune.net / Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:25:09 -0600
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is hearing arguments on whether to stop work on the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline until a legal battle with American Indian tribes is

Brown’s 35 points lead Baylor over Texas in key Big 12 win
dailytribune.net / Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:24:12 -0600
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown put Baylor on her big shoulders and gave the Lady Bears a huge boost toward yet another Big 12 title.

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