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‘Affluenza’ Teen Quietly Moved to Adult Jail

North Texas officials quietly transferred “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, 18, from a Fort Worth juvenile detention facility to an adult jail in a surprise move on Friday. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson likened the situation to Couch having a “different landlord” because the case remains under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court system, for now.


Texans Respond Passionately to Obama’s $10 Oil Tax

President Barack Obama called for a $10 tax on every barrel of crude oil. The response from Texans and their friends, not unsurprisingly, has been swift and impassioned. The President has proposed an oil tax he says, to help fund new

Byron Chism, a mosquito technician with Dallas County, sets a mosquito trap to capture subjects for testing in Dallas, Friday, May 11, 2007. With the arrival of spring rainstorms and steamy weather, mosquito-control workers in Texas and across the nation are gearing up for another round in their battle against West Nile Virus. The mosquito-borne virus, which killed 177 people in the United States last year, has prompted health departments to revamp the way they fight mosquitoes and monitor viruses. Last year, Dallas confirmed 59 human cases of neuroinvasive West Nile, the form of the disease that can cause meningitis or encephalitis. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Many Texas Counties Ill-Equipped for Zika Fight

The responsibility for protecting our communities in Texas from the Zika virus is local and municipal, say mosquito experts. The problem is that poorer areas do not have the expertise or the manpower because of their low tax base. Texas counties without formal mosquito districts or like services are ill-equipped to address Zika virus concerns.

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South Texas Town’s City Hall Shut Down by FBI

A multi-agency law enforcement task force raided and shut down the city hall building of the town of Crystal City, Texas, on Thursday. Five city officials and a Texas businessman were arrested on corruption charges.

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Texas DPS Considering Use of Surveillance Blimps

The U.S. military and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have been using surveillance blimps, known as aerostats, for many years. However, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) may be considering using them as well, based upon an agency request for information.

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Dallas Task Force Takes on Zika Virus

Dallas County officials plan to take on the Zika virus with a task force, created in response to this week’s announcement of two confirmed cases of the illness in the Big D. Twenty-six officials from cities within the county attended the group’s first meeting on Feb. 3.

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Zika Virus Hits Mexican Border City near Texas

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — The appearance of the Zika virus in Mexico has kept Mexican health officials on alert after the country has seen more than 34 cases in recent weeks. In the border city of Reynosa, authorities have confirmed one case.