Wayward former federal judge beats any further rap

A federal judge who retired in mid-September near the end of a year’s suspension for sexual misconduct apparently beat any further rap by leaving the bench. A judicial panel looking into new allegations dropped its probe because he is no longer a judge.

Noble Energy plans another round of layoffs

Noble Energy has warned employees that it's planning additional job cuts as part of the Houston oil company's efforts to "streamline" exploration operations and focus on its highest-performing oil fields.

Harris County considers shipping jailed teens to Central Texas

Harris County Sheriff's Office executives have been in talks with officials 170 miles north of Houston about possibly transferring 17-year-old inmates to a vacant Limestone County lockup to separate them from adults as required by the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Jenna Bush Hager visits local elementary, grants teachers $10k

A crowd of elementary students equipped with blue foam hands with the words “Celebrating our propane buses“ erupted into cheers as Jenna Bush Hager, NBC News correspondent and daughter of former President George W. Bush, entered the J.B. Passmore Elementary School outdoor patio Thursday morning.

The Texas-Shaped World

The shape of Texas is the Rorschach test deep in the heart of the Texas psyche: the singular, curiously drawn image that somehow encapsulates, with a few right angles and big bends, a state of 27 million people.

Ted Cruz might actually like being in the Senate

The Texas Republican, four months after withdrawing from the Republican presidential primary, has spent the past few weeks with his head down going about his work — relatively quietly, at least, by the standard he set in his first three years in the Senate.

2 lawmakers resuscitate a man on Capitol Hill

  • suggested by John Reynolds

GOP Reps. Tim Murphy and Michael Burgess helped resuscitate a man in the Rayburn House office building this afternoon after he was found on the floor of an elevator unconscious and not breathing.

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