Fifteen women who reported they were sexually assaulted while students at Baylor University have settled their federal lawsuits against the university, culminating a protracted scandal that tarnished the Baptist school’s image and led to the ousters of its disgraced head football coach and prominent president.
The historic impeachment trial of suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton is underway in the Texas Senate. He faces 16 articles of impeachment that accuse him of misusing the powers of the attorney general’s office to help his friend and donor Nate Paul, an Austin real estate investor who was under federal investigation.
Under rules previously adopted by the Texas Senate, the trial will feature crucial votes on dismissing articles of impeachment as well as testimony under oath, private deliberations by senator-jurors and votes conducted without debate or discussion.
North Texas leaders are advancing high-speed train plans along Interstate 30, linking the DFW Metroplex to the proposed Texas Central Dallas-Houston line. These leaders envision a comprehensive statewide system connecting cities including Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, and College Station.