Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Texas House passes court security bill

The bill is named in honor of state District Judge Julie Kocurek. Her assailant shot at her several times outside her home, and she suffered serious injuries from shattered glass and shrapnel.

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Zandra Anderson

Texas Supreme Court Rules on Who Owns Dog

The dog days are over for a Houston family who successfully affirmed their ownership rights over a German Shepherd after a three-year legal battle that ended up at the Texas Supreme Court.

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Texas Supreme Court Upholds Tax on "Small Tobacco"

A state tax that imposes a 55-cent fee on each pack of cigarettes produced by small tobacco manufacturers is constitutional, even though Big Tobacco manufacturers do not pay the tax, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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