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Texas Senate Committee Passes ‘Bathroom Bill’ After 10 Hours of Testimony

As part of state lawmakers’ second attempt at passing a bathroom bill this year, a panel of Senate lawmakers voted Friday to advance a measure to restrict bathroom use for transgender Texans. (more…)

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Judge Orders ‘Buffer Zone’ Outside of Kentucky Abortion Clinic Ahead of Anti-Abortion Protests

Anti-abortion activists were ordered by a judge on Friday to stay away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic, which is bracing for protests from a national group. (more…)

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ICE Arrests 123 Immigrants With Criminal Records in Texas

Federal immigration agents in Texas say they've arrested 123 immigrants with criminal records or who were living in the country illegally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement Friday that the people were apprehended during an eight-day operation that ended Wednesday. (more…)

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LISTEN: Texas Pastor Dies in Plane Crash (UCNN 07/17/17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/texas-pastor-dies-in-plane-crash-ucnn-071717 1. CP - A doting father of five and Marine Corps veteran who served as pastor of an East Texas church died tragically Thursday morning when a plane in which he was traveling crashed near Tyler Pounds Regional airport shortly after takeoff. Pastor Trevor Morris, 40, led Union Hill Baptist

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WATCH: Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin Opens State-of-the-Art Recording Studio For Fo Yo Soul Entertainment In Downtown Arlington, Texas

Multi-platinum gospel artist Kirk Franklin recently completed the transformation of a vacant furniture warehouse in Downtown Arlington into a $2 million, state-of-the-art recording studio unlike any in the country today. (more…)

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15 Marines, 1 Navy Sailor Killed in Mississippi Military Plane Crash Mourned by FamiliesMarines and a Navy sailor

The 15 Marines and a Navy sailor killed in a military plane crash earlier this week in Mississippi came from around the country. Six of the Marines and the sailor were from an elite Marine Raider battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (more…)

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Virginia Set to Execute Man Convicted of 2006 Killings Under More Secretive Protocol

When Virginia carries out its next execution, more of the process will be shrouded in secrecy. (more…)

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Texas Supreme Court Rules Homosexual Spouses May Not be Entitled to Workplace Benefits

Gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday in a unanimous decision that was quickly condemned by gay-rights groups. (more…)

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Andrew C. Bice, 34, was identified as the gunman involved in the shooting of two San Antonio police officers on June 29, 2017.

Andrew C. Bice, Man Who Shot 2 Police Officers in San Antonio, Had Extensive Criminal History in Louisiana and Texas

The gunman who shot two San Antonio Police Department officers, killing one and critically wounding another, before killing himself on Thursday had an extensive criminal history in Texas and Louisiana, according to court records and law enforcement authorities. (more…)

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