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Political Aide to Texas AG Commissioner Indicted

Political Aide to Texas AG Commissioner Indicted

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A longtime aide to the Texas Agriculture Commissioner has been indicted on charges of soliciting thousands of dollars in bribes from farmers in exchange for licenses to produce hemp. The Houston Chronicle reports that Todd Smith, a top aid to Commissioner Sid Miller, was indicted Tuesday by a Travis County grand…MORE

Texas Teen Charged with Shooting 16-Year-Old Girl 22 Times

Texas Teen Charged with Shooting 16-Year-Old Girl 22 Times

(WBAP/KLIF) — The suspected killer who shot a 16-year-old girl 22 times has been arrested. Police say an ex-boyfriend has been arrested and charged with murder in the killing of a 16-year-old Houston girl who was shot 22 times as she walked her dog. Diamond Alvarez was killed on January 11th at a park near…MORE

Devastated by Worst Wildfire in History, Bastrop in Danger Again

Devastated by Worst Wildfire in History, Bastrop in Danger Again

(WBAP/KLIF) — A wildfire has erupted in a Texas town devastated by a deadly blaze a decade ago. The blaze erupted in a Central Texas state park, forcing evacuations of residential areas in the city of Bastrop, the site of a deadly blaze a decade ago. The fire started in Bastrop State Park just before…MORE

FEMA to Open Drive-Thru Covid-19 Test Site Near Choctaw Stadium in Arlington

FEMA to Open Drive-Thru Covid-19 Test Site Near Choctaw Stadium in Arlington

ARLINGTON (WBAP/KLIF)- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the State of Texas, Tarrant County and the City of Arlington announce a partnership to open a temporary drive-thru COVID-19 test site near Choctaw Stadium. The testing site opens Wednesday, Jan. 19 for a three-week period in response to the rise of COVID-19 cases and the surge…MORE

McKinney Group Garnered over 23k Signatures Supporting Expanded Alcohol Sales

McKinney Group Garnered over 23k Signatures Supporting Expanded Alcohol Sales

MCKINNEY (WBAP/KLIF)- A group of citizens garnered over 23,000 signatures of McKinney voters to support changing the law to allow the expansion of current sales to include fine wine and package stores. The group consists of residents, business, and community leaders. The petition will allow a vote for the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages…MORE

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