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  • New flooding death reported near Dallas

    May 29, 2015 1:07 PM

    DALLAS, TX - Authorities say a man drowned after his truck was swept into a culvert near Dallas, raising the death toll from recent storms in Texas and Oklahoma to 25 people. Mesquite Fire Department Capt. Kelly Turner says first responders found the dead man early Friday morning in his... more »
  • Governor calls flood damage 'devastating'

    May 25, 2015 6:59 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the damage caused by flash-flooding in Central Texas is "absolutely devastating." The governor flew over parts of the rain-swollen Blanco River on Monday, a day after heavy rains pushed the river out of its banks and into surrounding homes in the small... more »
  • 12 missing in Texas flash flooding

    May 25, 2015 1:32 PM

    SAN MARCOS, Texas - Authorities say a dozen people are missing after flash flooding along the Blanco River in Central Texas that damaged hundreds of homes. Kristi Wyatt, a spokeswoman for the city of San Marcos, said Monday that 12 people are now missing after the flooding Sunday, when three... more »
  • Police revise number of weapons found at Waco shootout

    May 20, 2015 4:47 PM

    WACO, TX - Police have again revised the number of weapons recovered from the scene of a Texas shootout last weekend where nine people were killed. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Wednesday the estimate now stands at about 500. Earlier Wednesday he had said 1,000 weapons were found.... more »
  • Police: 9 dead in shooting all members of rival biker gangs

    May 18, 2015 12:07 AM

    WACO, Texas - Authorities say the nine people killed in a shootout at a Central Texas restaurant were all members of rival biker gangs that had gathered for a meeting. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says 18 other gang members were taken to hospitals Sunday for injuries suffered in... more »
  • Perry announcing June 4 if he'll run again for president

    May 15, 2015 12:00 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will say next month whether he's running for president. Perry is the longest-serving governor in Texas history. He's been traveling in Iowa and other early-voting states to explore a second campaign for the White House. A spokesman says the Republican former governor... more »
  • Over 20 injured, homes destroyed after Texas storm

    May 11, 2015 6:33 AM

    VAN, TX- An emergency management official in a northeastern Texas county says about two dozen people are injured and homes have been completely destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van. The storm hit the east side of Van Zandt County and the city of Van around... more »
  • Texas child killed by falling tombstone

    May 9, 2015 1:20 PM

    ODESSA, Texas - A 4-year-old West Texas boy has died after he was struck in the head by a falling tombstone in a cemetery. Odessa Police spokesman Cpl. Steve LeSueur says Levi Driver was playing while his family was nearby visiting a gravesite at the Ector County Cemetery when a... more »
  • Shrimpers upset over mislabeled seafood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 8, 2015 6:08 PM

    DELCAMBRE - People in the Louisiana shrimp industry are upset after a Texas seafood company admitted to mislabeling 35,000 pounds of Mexican shrimp as wild-caught American shrimp. Delcambre, a town 20 miles south of Lafayette, was once known as the shrimp capital of the world. The town's currently trying... more »
  • Grandmother finds cocaine in granola bar wrapper

    May 7, 2015 2:03 PM

    SAN ANTONIO, TX - A Texas grandma was shocked to find a little something extra when she unwrapped a granola bar last month. In March, 60-year-old Cynthia Rodriguez of San Antonio found a small baggie in the bottom of the wrapper of a Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey crunchy... more »
  • 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

    May 4, 2015 9:01 AM

    GARLAND, TX - Police in Garland, Texas, say two men had opened fire with assault rifles on officers outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. Officer Joe Harn said Monday the men, killed by security officers, also had more ammunition. He said investigators searched... more »
  • Ice cream recalls raise questions

    April 24, 2015 8:51 AM

    WASHINGTON- Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants - and whether the discoveries are related. Blue Bell Creameries of Texas and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio both... more »
  • Caddo Parish deputies: Body recovered in river

    April 19, 2015 2:47 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Marine Unit has recovered a body of a man who authorities believe jumped from the Texas Street Bridge on Thursday. Sheriff Steve Prator says Deputy Casey Jones located the body around 9 a.m. Sunday, about one mile south of the Texas Street bridge, which... more »
  • Lady Antebellum tour bus catches fire along Texas interstate

    April 16, 2015 12:36 PM

    GARLAND, TX - A tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum has caught fire along an interstate near Dallas, but no one was injured. Singer Hillary Scott posted on the group's Facebook page that she, her husband, their tour manager and the driver were on the Dallas-bound bus when... more »
  • LSU gymnastics enters final week preparations for nationals check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 13, 2015 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the NCAA gymnastics national championships just a few days away, the 4th seeded LSU Tigers are making their final preparations before they head to Ft. Worth, Texas. "Stay mentally sharp, stay physically rested, because we're not going to do a lot of numbers this week,"... more »
  • Nearly 2 dozen charged in Texas, Louisiana drug ring

    March 25, 2015 10:41 AM

    DALLAS - More than 20 people have been arrested in a Texas and Louisiana prescription drug ring allegedly using the homeless to pose as patients. Federal prosecutors in North Texas on Wednesday announced the 23 suspects are from Houston, Austin and Dallas, plus Lafayette and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. An indictment... more »
  • Ted Cruz set to announce 2016 presidential bid on Monday

    March 22, 2015 5:27 PM

    LYNCHBURG, Va. - First-term Texas senator, Ted Cruz, will announce he is running for the Republican presidential nomination Monday. He is the first candidate to do so in what is expected to be a competitive GOP primary. He is one in over a dozen other Republicans expressing interest in... more »
  • Butler uses late surge to put away Texas 56-48

    March 19, 2015 4:29 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Kellen Dunham scored 20 points, including a pivotal 3-pointer with 1:18 to play, to lift sixth-seeded Butler to a 56-48 victory over 11th-seeded Texas in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The Bulldogs (23-10) advanced to play third-seeded Notre Dame on Saturday. The Longhorns (20-14) added to a miserable... more »
  • Cruz hones pitch as he visits rural voters

    March 16, 2015 2:45 AM

    LINCOLN, N.H. - As he prepares for of his expected presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz is hoping voters from rural New Hampshire and his home state of Texas share a similarly dour view of government. The Republican is promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service and scrap the Education Department.... more »
  • US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

    February 23, 2015 11:00 AM

    HOUSTON - The federal government has filed a notice of appeal of a ruling that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. The three-page notice was filed Monday with U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas. The appeal will be handled by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court... more »
  • Strike set for Shell, Motiva plants in La.

    February 21, 2015 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first nationwide, oil refinery strike in more than 30 years is growing to encompass four new plants, including the largest U.S. refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The United Steelworkers union says workers at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur started their strike at midnight Friday.... more »
  • Texas AG: 'Legal chaos' if same-sex marriage not deemed void

    February 20, 2015 1:52 PM

    AUSTIN, TX - Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the state's gay marriage ban has been "needlessly cast into doubt" after a judge gave a lesbian Austin couple permission to tie the knot. Paxton on Friday asked the Texas Supreme Court to declare the marriage license issued to Suzanne... more »
  • Attorney general argues gay couple's marriage is void

    February 20, 2015 2:15 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - As a newlywed lesbian couple in Texas celebrates defying a statewide ban on gay marriage, the state's Republican attorney general is preparing to tell a court why it should rule their nuptials void. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is expected to elaborate Friday on why he believes... more »
  • Guard troops to stay on border

    February 20, 2015 2:09 AM

    McALLEN, Texas - On the highway that hugs the southern stretch of the Texas-Mexico border, law enforcement is everywhere, patrolling the pavement, pulling over vehicles and even keeping watch from a helicopter over the Rio Grande. Less visible are hundreds of Texas National Guard troops who arrived last summer and... more »
  • Texas appeals order allowing one same-sex marriage

    February 19, 2015 10:46 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas attorney general is appealing a county court ruling that allowed a wedding to take place today in Austin between two women. The state's ban on gay marriage remains in effect as the state appeals a federal court ruling that the ban is unconstitutional. But the... more »
  • Man dead after plane crashes into TV tower

    February 5, 2015 2:06 AM

    LUBBOCK, TX - One man is dead after the small aircraft in which he was flying crashed into a TV tower while approaching an airport in West Texas. Lubbock Fire Department Division Chief Steve Holland said the area surrounding the KCBD-TV tower in southeastern Lubbock was still being searched Wednesday... more »
  • Suspected Texas gang member arrested after La. police chase

    January 8, 2015 10:25 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A man and woman from Texas face charges after a morning police chase that, when it ended, turned up $940 in counterfeit $20 bills inside the pair's Mercedes. State Police said troopers initially tried to pull the vehicle over on I-10 east near Highway 415. The... more »
  • New Texas abortion restrictions before US appeals court

    January 7, 2015 2:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of a Texas requirement that abortion clinics meet the same standards as the state's ambulatory surgical centers. A federal judge had said the requirement - part of broad abortion legislation passed in Texas in... more »
  • Gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinic

    January 6, 2015 11:26 PM

    EL PASO, Texas - Officials say a gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas, killing one other person. Fort Bliss Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty announced Tuesday night that the shooter is also dead. Twitty did not say whether the gunman was shot by responding officers.... more »
  • 'Active shooter' reported at El Paso military hospital

    January 6, 2015 5:32 PM

    EL PASO, Texas - The Army is searching for a suspect after an "active shooter" was reported at a West Texas military hospital. Fort Bliss spokesman Gil Telles says an "active shooter" has been confirmed at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. Telles says he has no... more »
  • Texas theater schedules showing of 'Team America'

    December 18, 2014 5:17 PM

    RICHARDSON, TX - If it's a comedy featuring a North Korean leader that moviegoers want, that's what they'll get. After Sony canceled the release of "The Interview," which depicts a hapless assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a Dallas-area theater pledged to screen "Team America: World Police,"... more »
  • Former New Orleans forecaster shot outside TV station

    December 17, 2014 12:57 PM

    TEMPLE, Texas - A former New Orleans weatherman is recovering after he was shot Wednesday morning outside the Texas TV station where he currently works. KCEN said meteorologist Patrick Crawford exchanged words with the shooter before the man pulled a gun and shot him several times. The station... more »
  • 3 states join 17 states fighting immigration order

    December 6, 2014 10:24 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Three more states have joined a Texas-led multistate coalition suing over the Obama administration's recently announced executive actions on immigration. The addition of Arizona, Florida and Ohio brings to 20 the number of states fighting the order in a federal district court in Brownsville. Many top Republicans... more »
  • University of Texas: Missing brains were destroyed

    December 3, 2014 2:47 PM

    HOUSTON - School officials say dozens of human brains reported missing from a University of Texas research lab in Austin were actually destroyed about 12 years ago because they were in poor condition. The university released a statement Wednesday saying environmental workers disposed of between 40 and 60 jars, some... more »
  • Multistate coalition sues over immigration order

    December 3, 2014 2:27 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is leading a multistate coalition in suing over the Obama administration's recently announced executive actions on immigration. Many top Republicans have denounced the president's unilateral move designed to spare as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation. But Texas Gov.-elect... more »
  • Father didn't abuse boy kept in a box

    November 20, 2014 7:45 PM

    GALVESTON, TEXAS- A jury says a man is not guilty of abusing his eleven-year-old son by keeping him locked in a wooden box. The jury says he didn't injure his child and use unlawful restraint. The boy testified he was allowed out of the box for school, meals and... more »
  • 5 die in crash on way to Disney World, police say

    November 20, 2014 11:27 AM

    CALHOUN - Louisiana State Police say three children and two adults from a family in Texas were killed when their vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over in northeast Louisiana. State police spokesman Michael Reichardt says the car was driven by a 16-year-old who likely fell asleep at the... more »
  • Texas governor to campaign with GOP candidate Bill Cassidy

    November 20, 2014 3:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy. Perry is scheduled to attend three early voting rallies with Cassidy next week, on Tuesday in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Covington. He'll be... more »
  • Man claims medical blunders cost him his legs

    November 19, 2014 7:51 PM

    FORT WORTH, TEXAS- A man claims of series of blunders during weight-loss surgery led to the amputation of both of his legs and he's suing for medical malpractice. Carlos Saucedo claims doctors mistakenly cut his aorta, which led to blood loss and a lack of circulation in his legs during... more »
  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities

    November 18, 2014 4:35 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. The governor's defense team had sought to have the proceedings dismissed, arguing that the special... more »
  • Official: Ebola waste not ending up in Louisiana

    October 31, 2014 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general says two waste disposal companies have agreed not to bring ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings into Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said on Friday that Veolia Environmental Services and Chemical Waste Management signed a court agreement saying they would... more »
  • Alamo artifacts and a pop star

    October 28, 2014 7:39 PM

    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS- A vast collection of Alamo artifacts is being returned to the shrine in Texas courtesy of British pop star Phil Collins who donated his vast collection. Collins' collection was considered the world's largest private collection and included a fringed leather pouch and a gun used by... more »
  • Congressman's corp. loses Texas charter over taxes

    October 21, 2014 6:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A business co-owned by U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister has lost its right to do business as a Texas corporation after missing deadlines to pay state franchise taxes. Chris Ryan with the Texas Comptroller's Office said Tuesday that Texas Coastal Energy Co. LLC could have its corporate charter... more »
  • Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

    October 20, 2014 12:32 PM

    DALLAS - Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas. Officials said Monday that 43 of 48 people on an original watch list had passed... more »
  • US cruise ship carrying health care worker returns

    October 19, 2014 10:18 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas - Carnival Cruise Lines says a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for signs of Ebola has disembarked the Carnival Magic with her husband after the ship returned to port in Galveston, Texas, early this morning and headed home. The cruise line and federal officials have... more »
  • Texas health workers receiving orders to stay home

    October 16, 2014 6:38 PM

    DALLAS - Texas officials are asking dozens of health care workers who had contact with the man who died of Ebola in Dallas to sign legal documents agreeing to stay home. The top administrator for Dallas County says the documents ask the 75 health care workers to agree not to... more »
  • LSU, Miami to open 2018 season at home of Cowboys

    October 16, 2014 5:52 PM

    ARLINGTON, TX - LSU and Miami will open the 2018 season at the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys. The 10th contest in the season-opening Cowboys Classic will be the first regular-season meeting between the schools since 1988. The Labor Day weekend date for the game is Sept. 1,... more »
  • 2nd Texas health worker with Ebola was on flight

    October 15, 2014 12:34 PM

    NEW YORK - A top federal health official say a Texas health worker should not have been flying aboard a commercial airline after being exposed to Ebola. The worker has now been diagnosed with the virus, and officials are contacting other passengers on the plane. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of... more »
  • Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

    October 14, 2014 5:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has blocked Texas from enforcing key parts of a 2013 law that would close all but eight of the state's abortion facilities. The justices largely granted the request of abortion providers Tuesday. With three dissenting votes, the court suspended a ruling by the 5th U.S.... more »
  • Nurse infected with Ebola says she's 'doing well'

    October 14, 2014 11:48 AM

    DALLAS - The Texas nurse infected with Ebola says in a statement that she's "doing well," and her hospital remains optimistic about her recovery. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas released a statement on Nina Pham's behalf Tuesday as she is treated for Ebola that she contracted while caring for... more »
  • Landfill rejects ash from Ebola victim's belongings

    October 13, 2014 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana waste disposal site says it won't accept the ashes generated when a Texas Ebola victim's belongings from his apartment were incinerated and a judge has signed an order temporarily blocking the disposal in the state. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell had sought the order. Caldwell's office... more »
  • La. facility won't accept ash from Ebola victim apartment check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 12, 2014 8:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana waste disposal facility says it will not accept the ashes generated when a Texas Ebola victim's belongings were incinerated, at least not until state officials agree that it would pose no threat to the public. Chemical Waste Management Inc.-Lake Charles said in news release Monday... more »
  • State health officials: 2nd Ebola case in Texas

    October 12, 2014 1:00 PM

    DALLAS - Texas health officials say a health care worker who provided hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition. Dr. Daniel Varga, of the Texas Health Resource, says the worker was in full protective gear when they... more »
  • CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

    October 12, 2014 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - A top federal health official says the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital shows there was a clear breach of safety protocol. Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the worker had... more »
  • Colts hold on for 33-28 win over Texans

    October 10, 2014 9:14 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts had a great first quarter and did just enough the rest of the way to hold on for a 33-28 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday night. The Colts (4-2) raced to a 24-0 lead after one quarter, but allowed... more »
  • Appeals court lets Texas enforce anti-abortion law

    October 2, 2014 5:21 PM

    AUSTIN, TX - An appeals court is allowing Texas to enforce parts of a tough new law that would close all but seven of the state's abortion facilities. A panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court ruled Thursday that Texas can immediately enforce a rule making abortion clinics... more »
  • Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    September 30, 2014 4:07 PM

    DALLAS - Health officials say a patient at a Dallas hospital who has tested positive for Ebola arrived in Texas from Liberia earlier this month and showed no symptoms while on the plane. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Tuesday that officials "don't believe there... more »
  • TX hospital isolates patient who might have Ebola

    September 29, 2014 9:49 PM

    DALLAS, Texas - Doctors could know as early as Tuesday if a patient that has been placed in isolation has the Ebola virus. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a statement Monday night that the patient's symptoms and travel history suggest the patient may have Ebola, the virus... more »
  • Suspect in student's disappearance caught

    September 24, 2014 7:49 PM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA- A man wanted in the disappearance of the University of Virginia student is now behind bars. Jesse Matthew was caught on a beach near Galveston, Texas on Tuesday. Police say he was the last person seen with Hannah Graham before she vanished more than a week ago in... more »
  • Texas asks NO court to allow closure of most clinics

    September 12, 2014 1:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state of Texas has asked a federal appeals court for an order that would let the state close 13 of 20 abortion clinics operating there. Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell on Friday asked a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New... more »
  • Number of child immigrants at border declining

    September 3, 2014 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The number of immigrant children caught alone illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States is continuing to drop. Officials of the Customs and Border Protection agency, a part of the Homeland Security Department, say agents apprehended 3,129 unaccompanied child immigrants in August. In July, agents found... more »
  • Texas voter I.D. trial

    September 2, 2014 7:54 PM

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS- A federal prosecutor told a judge in Texas that state's new voter ID law is motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down since it could disenfranchise some 800,000 people and keep them away from the polls. It was in opening statements in a trial... more »
  • Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

    August 29, 2014 4:56 PM

    AUSTIN, TX - A federal judge has thrown out new abortion restrictions that would have banned the procedure at most Texas facilities where women can legally end a pregnancy. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Friday sided with abortion clinics that challenged one of the most disputed measures of a... more »
  • Houston stadium will enforce bag policy on LSU fans

    August 27, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans will be met by stricter security enforcing a new bag law implemented this year by the NFL at all NFL-affiliated stadiums. Those attending the season opener against Wisconsin will be must follow tighter rules concerning what they can bring into the Houston Texans' NRG... more »
  • Gamecocks LB Moore won't start opener

    August 26, 2014 9:46 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore, the team's leading tackler last season, won't start the season opener against Texas A&M on Thursday night after missing a treatment session for a shoulder injury. Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said sophomore Jonathan Walton would start over Moore, who led... more »
  • Latest Astrodome proposal: massive indoor park

    August 26, 2014 5:17 PM

    HOUSTON - The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park. The pitch comes from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official. He revealed his idea at a news conference Tuesday on... more »
  • Perry attorneys want indictment dismissed

    August 25, 2014 11:04 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. Perry's attorneys filed the motion Monday in district court in Austin. They say the law being used to... more »
  • East Texas city honors native Y.A. Tittle

    August 21, 2014 10:41 AM

    MARSHALL, TX - The Marshall school board has voted unanimously to name its high school football field house in honor of hometown sports legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle. Tittle is 87 and lives in Atherton, California. He was born and raised in the East Texas city,... more »
  • Prosecution witnesses help man on trial

    August 20, 2014 7:54 PM

    ANGLETON, TEXAS- There was boost for a man on trial for murdering a drunk driver who killed the man's two sons. David Barajas is accused of shooting Jose Banda two yeas ago. Prosecutors contend it was minutes after Banda plowed into a car Barajas and his sons were... more »
  • Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

    August 19, 2014 2:43 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. But as the potential 2016 presidential candidate plans trips to Washington and New Hampshire this week to continue courting GOP voters, it's unclear how much... more »
  • Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

    August 16, 2014 2:18 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he stands by his veto and called the indictment against him outrageous and an abuse of power Perry held a news conference Saturday afternoon, a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for... more »
  • Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    August 15, 2014 6:12 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The Republican governor's accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at... more »
  • Jindal goes to Mexico border for firsthand look

    August 4, 2014 7:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal visited Texas' border with Mexico to get a closer look at the nation's immigration crisis. The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate is getting a helicopter view of the area Monday, taking a boat tour up the Rio Grande River and speaking... more »
  • Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

    July 21, 2014 10:30 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Gov. Rick Perry says he's deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tied of "lip service" from the federal government. Perry said Monday that the National Guard will provide additional support to a state-funded border surge that is costing an... more »
  • Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

    July 17, 2014 11:13 AM

    GENEVA, Switzerland - Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his energetic performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70. His representative, Carla Parisi, confirms today that Winter died in a hotel room... more »
  • Bill would speed removals of Central American kids

    July 14, 2014 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Two Texas lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to speed removals of the unaccompanied Central American kids who've been arriving by the tens of thousands at the U.S.-Mexico border. The legislation by Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican, and Rep. Henry Cuellar (KWAY'-yar), a Democrat, would allow Border... more »
  • Obama heads to Texas with no plans to visit border check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2014 5:15 AM

    TEXAS - The humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability for President Barack Obama, giving Republicans a fresh opportunity to question his administration's competence and complicating the debate over the nation's fractured immigration laws. Still, Obama is resisting calls to visit the border during his... more »
  • Man terrified when owl refuses to leave his house check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2014 9:14 AM

    FORTWORTH, TX - A Texas man was terrified when he got an unwanted up-close interaction with an angry owl. The homeowners cat brought the owl into the house, and the bird didn't want to leave. After the owl flew around the living room, the bird and man locked in... more »
  • Cop saves woman from speeding train check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2014 7:38 AM

    RICHMOND, TX - A Texas woman is lucky to be alive after a police officer heroically pulled her from the path of a speeding train. Investigators say the woman laid down on the tracks Sunday, and planned to let the train hit her. The cop's dashboard came shows him... more »
  • SEC teams Vandy, Ole Miss both need wins Saturday to remain in CWS

    June 20, 2014 11:12 PM

    OMAHA, NE -The College World Series game between Virginia and Mississippi was suspended after a 93-minute lightning and rain delay at TD Ameritrade Park on Friday night, while Texas beat Vanderbilt 4-0 to set up a winner-take-all game between those two Saturday night. The game between the Rebels and... more »
  • Perry says he 'stepped right in it' with gay remarks

    June 20, 2014 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has acknowledged it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views. Perry said Thursday at a forum hosted by The Christian Science Monitor that he "stepped right in it" after being asked during a trip... more »
  • Perry sees link between alcoholism, homosexuality

    June 12, 2014 2:11 AM

    SAN FRANCSICO, CA - Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a comparison between alcoholism and homosexuality, during a talk Wednesday night that focused mainly on the economy. Perry's comments to the Commonwealth Club of California came after Texas' Republican Convention on Saturday sanctioned platform language allowing Texans to seek voluntary counseling... more »
  • Texas town shaken by officer shooting 93-year-old

    May 9, 2014 2:12 AM

    HEARNE, TX - Friends say 93-year-old Pearlie Golden still shopped at the grocery store in the small Texas town of Hearne. Now they and Hearne's mayor want the police officer who shot and killed her gone. Texas Rangers are investigating what led to a Hearne police officer fatally shooting Golden... more »

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