Wade Goodwyn

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New Texas Law Makes Local Fracking Bans Illegal

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Legislation was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott after the city of Denton voted to restrict fracking. Denton officials say oil companies should not wield more power than citizens.


Texas Sen. Doesn't Want Clergy 'Coerced' Into Officiating Same-Sex Marriages

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In Texas, state legislators are considering a number of bills disapproving of same-sex marriage. They are also learning some lessons from the "religious freedom" controversy in Indiana.


Texas Police Were Warned About Gunmen At Muhammad Cartoon Event — And They Weren't

Monday, May 11, 2015

The FBI sent a bulletin that key people never saw, and police say they were already guarding the event as they'd have done if they had seen it.


About That Texas Takeover...

Friday, May 08, 2015

The latest conspiracy theory that an upcoming military exercise in Texas is cover for a military takeover is now part of political debate. How should journalists cover crazy? 

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Texas Governor Backtracks After Pentagon Denies Takeover Plot

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor U.S. military training exercises scheduled for his state. Some had feared the government was preparing to impose martial law in Texas.


Texas Shooting Sheds Light On Murkiness Between Free, Hate Speech

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The organizers of Sunday's contest for cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad specifically chose Garland, Texas, for their event. The Curtis Culwell Center also hosted a Muslim group's meeting in January.


FBI Searches Phoenix Home Connected To Garland, Texas, Gunman

Monday, May 04, 2015

Investigators are trying to learn more about the two men shot and killed Sunday night in Garland, Texas, outside an event featuring a contest for cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.


Police Near Dallas Kill 2 Armed Men At Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Monday, May 04, 2015

Two men were shot and killed on Sunday after they open fired outside an event featuring a contest to draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammad near Dallas. A security guard was shot during the attack.


Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Texas' GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it's just a cover for the president's plan to put Texas under martial law.


Jean Nidetch, Founder Of Weight Watchers, Dies At 91

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers, has died. Nidetch started the program in 1963 after successfully losing weight with diet advice from a local health clinic. She and her partners sold the company in 1978 for $71 million.


CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Started In 2010

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Texas ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all its products over Listeria concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has been going on for five years.


Fort Hood Casualties To Receive Purple Heart In Friday's Ceremony

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Army will award Purple Hearts to those killed and wounded during the 2009 attack at Fort Hood. The wounded civilians and the families of those who died will receive the Defense of Freedom Medal.


Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On Recovery

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Center for Students in Recovery at the University of Texas is one of a small but growing number of programs catering to former addicts at U.S. colleges and universities.


Ex-Marine Found Guilty In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Texas jury reached a unanimous guilty verdict in the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the ex-Marine charged with killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper.


Sniper Trial Could Be In Jury's Hands Soon

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Eddie Ray Routh has been charged with killing former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the subject of the film American Sniper, and another man. Routh has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity


One Night Only: The Streets Meet The Opera House

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Dallas Street Choir recently performed to a sold-out house. The group, comprised of homeless people, sang with renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.


'American Sniper' Trial Opens In Texas

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wade Gooydwn has a wrap-up of Wednesday's opening arguments in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine accused of killing Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Kyle is the subject of the film American Sniper.


Proceedings Underway In 'American Sniper' Trial

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Opening statements are being heard Wednesday in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine accused of killing Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Kyle is the subject of the movie American Sniper.


Botched Lethal Injection Executions Reignite Death Penalty Debate

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Capital punishment and lethal injection were in the news quite a bit in 2014. Unable to secure certain drugs, states began using new ones, and that caused a number of executions to go awry.


Attorneys For Oklahoma Death Row Inmates Seek To Halt Executions

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lawyers will be in federal court to argue that the state should not be allowed to resume executions in January, as planned. Last spring, a botched execution caused the state to revise its protocols.