Texas ready to sue to defend voter ID law

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The Texas attorney general's office says it likely would go to federal court to defend its voter identification law if the U.S. Justice Department blocks it.

Supreme Court to review Texas districts

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a challenge by Texas state officials to redistricting maps ordered by a federal appeals court in San Antonio.

Texas challenges court's redistricting map

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Texas' top lawyer went to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to try to head off a court-ordered redistricting map that may help Democrats' congressional fortunes.

Mistake in Texas license plate law found

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A Texas law mistakenly omitting a $200 fine for driving a vehicle without license plates possibly jeopardizes the enforcement of related laws, officials said.
BP settles Texas suit for $50 million

BP settles Texas suit for $50 million

HOUSTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Oil industry giant BP has agreed to pay Texas $50 million to settle the allegations of air pollution from a deadly 2005 explosion at its Texas City refinery.

Texas sues 'naturopathic' doctor

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Texas authorities said they're suing a Fort Worth "naturopathic doctor," accusing her of unlawfully marketing and promoting dietary supplements.

Texas asks court to approve redistricting

AUSTIN, Texas, July 21 (UPI) -- Texas has asked a three-judge panel in Washington to declare its congressional redistricting complies with the federal Voting Rights Act.

Texas says supplement designed to deceive

AUSTIN, Texas, May 7 (UPI) -- A dietary supplement sold in Texas is deliberately packaged to look like an antibiotic sold over the counter in Mexico, the state attorney general says.

Texas sues clinic for selling cheaper IUD

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the state is suing a women's clinic for offering unauthorized birth-control devices from Canada.

'Under God' not First Amendment violation

DALLAS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court says the phrase "under God" inserted into the Texas Pledge of Allegiance is not a First Amendment violation.

Texas probing Google on antitrust matters

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Internet giant Google said it would cooperate with an antitrust investigation conducted by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Texas wants drilling moratorium blocked

Texas wants drilling moratorium blocked

HOUSTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A six-month moratorium on deep-water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is illegal and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed a lawsuit to end it.

Texas goes after alleged 'past due' scam

AUSTIN, Texas, June 9 (UPI) -- Texas is accusing Bally Total Fitness Corp. of "false, misleading and deceptive acts and practices" for allegedly mailing false "past due" notices to customers.

Texas A.G. loses gay divorce case

AUSTIN, Texas, April 1 (UPI) -- The judge who allowed a married lesbian couple to divorce in Texas has rejected the state attorney general's move to overturn his decision.

Texas sought to block gay divorce

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The attorney general of Texas says a divorce granted recently to a pair of lesbians is invalid because state law does not recognize their same-sex marriage.

Ruling clouds Texas gay marriage ban

DALLAS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Texas judge ruled two men married elsewhere can divorce in the Lone Star state and that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

Texas: FCC flip-flops on phone jamming

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Texas officials say the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is flip-flopping on the legality of a cell phone jamming device it wants to test in a prison.

Texas sues chain of tanning salons

HOUSTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Texas attorney general is suing the Houston-based Darque Tan salon chain for allegedly suggesting its tanning beds provide health benefits.

Texas school Bible classes not required

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Texas school districts aren't required to offer Bible classes if fewer than 15 students in a school are interested in the course, a state official ruled.

Polygamist sect leader Jeffs indicted

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 22 (UPI) -- Jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and four other members were indicted on charges of child sexual assault Tuesday by a grand jury in Texas.

Polygamist probe extends to Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, April 18 (UPI) -- A Colorado woman charged with making a false report to police may be tied to the raid on the polygamist ranch where Texas authorities removed 416 children.

Lawyers file complaint against Texas judge

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A group of Texas lawyers has filed a complaint against the head of the state appeals court, arguing that a man executed recently was denied due process.

Sales halted for Cocaine energy drink

DALLAS, May 3 (UPI) -- A Dallas judge has halted sales of the energy drink Cocaine in Texas, due to its image and alleged bad influence on children and teens.

CVS admits customer data went in Dumpster

AUSTIN, Texas, April 17 (UPI) -- CVS/Caremark Corp. Tuesday acknowledged one of its Texas drugstores discarded personal records in a Dumpster, exposing customers to possible identity theft.

Motel sued for overcharging refugees

WACO, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A motel owner in Waco, Texas, allegedly exploited Hurricane Rita by charging double the normal rates to people who fled their homes.
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