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Former Harris County clerk: No regrets over voting programs that sparked Texas legislative backlash


April 17, 2021

AUSTIN — The former Harris County Clerk who experimented with expanded voting programs during the November election says he has no regrets, even though those actions have led to a severe backlash from lawmakers who want to tighten voting rules in the state. “I certainly don’t have any regrets because I was trying to make elections more accessible and safe for people …

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Investor hoped to restore Western town in McKinney that hosted ‘Playboy’ shoots and was a movie set


April 17, 2021

McKINNEY — It was an eccentric developer’s private fantasyland — a multimillion-dollar replica Western town built from the ground up in the early 1980s on a patch of rural McKinney farmland. There were tales of Playboy magazine shoots, movie sets, private parties and famous guests. Antique furnishings came from English, Scottish and Irish estates. Building materials were harvested from Texas, …

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Cool and dry weekend


April 17, 2021

Our showery pattern is coming to an end, but the cool weather is going to stick around awhile. A cold front moved across North Texas Friday bringing beneficial rainfall, but as that moves away, the rain will go with it. The weekend will be dry and quite cool. Saturday will be rather cloudy with a gusty north wind and high …

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Missing 14-year-old was last seen on foot in Farmers Branch


April 17, 2021

Farmers Branch police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing teenager. Nikolas Hickman, 14, was last seen about 2 p.m. Friday leaving his home in the 4000 block of Sigma Road, near Midway and Alpha roads, on foot. Nikolas is described as 6 feet tall and 180 to 190 pounds, with curly black hair and brown eyes. He …

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FBI says it interviewed Indianapolis FedEx mass shooter last year


April 17, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday, as investigators searched for a motive in the latest mass shooting to rock the U.S. Coroners released …

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