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  • 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 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 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 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 »
  • Second SEC-Big12 Challenge to be held in December

    May 7, 2014 4:41 PM

    BRISTOL, Ct. - National runner-up Kentucky will face Texas and Florida will play Kansas in the 2nd annual SEC-Big 12 Challenge. All 10 Big 12 teams and 10 of the 14 Southeastern Conference teams will play in the event from Dec. 3-6, it was announced Wednesday. Auburn and Texas Tech,... more »
  • Pot not up to snuff

    April 7, 2014 7:26 PM

    LUFKIN, TEXAS- A woman who called police in East Texas to complain about the quality of marijuana she bought from a dealer was busted for possession. When an officer went to Evelyn Hamilton's house after she called to complain, she pulled out a small amount of marijuana from her... more »
  • Texas Co. plans plastic RR tie plant in Springhill

    March 31, 2014 3:02 PM

    SPRINGHILL- Gov. Bobby Jindal says a Texas company plans a $20 million plant to make plastic railroad ties and other railroad products near Springhill. IntegriCo Composites also will move its corporate headquarters from Temple, Texas, to Webster Parish. The company plans to hire 300 people with an average salary of... more »
  • Loupe looms near top of Texas Open leaderboard

    March 28, 2014 9:49 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Former LSU standout Andrew Loupe fired a 70 on day 2 of the Valero Texas Open, and remains in the hunt for a championship just one shot behind the leader. Loupe shot a 67 in a first round effort that spanned two days. He then returned... more »
  • Texas must tell attorneys execution drug supplier

    March 27, 2014 11:56 AM

    HOUSTON - A state judge has ordered the Texas prison agency to disclose to attorneys for two inmates its supplier of a new batch of execution drugs. The ruling Thursday in Austin comes one day after attorneys for two death row inmates filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of... more »
  • Heisman winning RBs Salaam, Williams up for Hall

    March 6, 2014 2:34 PM

    DALLAS - Heisman Trophy winning running backs Rashaan Salaam of Colorado and Ricky Williams of Texas are among the stars making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year. Some of the other notable first-timers are Iowa State running back Troy Davis, a two-time Heisman... more »
  • Obama plans Texas fundraiser in April

    March 1, 2014 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to Houston in April to raise money for House and Senate candidates. That's according to an invitation to the event obtained by The Associated Press. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California are scheduled to... more »
  • Knockout game becomes hate crime

    January 23, 2014 7:42 PM

    HOUSTON, TEXAS- A white man accused of cold-cocking an elderly black man was indicted by a federal grand jury on a hate crime charge for an attack known as the "knockout game". Twenty-seven year-old Conrad Barrett is accused of slugging a 79-year-old man who had his jaw broken in... more »
  • High-end purse burglary

    January 16, 2014 7:25 PM

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- A man was arrested in Baltimore for stealing eight Hermes handbags from a house in Texas that are worth $200,000. Edward Bryant is held on a fugitive warrant and authorities in Texas made moves to have him extradited. The purses were stolen last month in University... more »
  • Florida St coach Fisher signs new deal

    December 31, 2013 2:45 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fl. - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher will remain with the program through 2018 after signing a three-year contract extension. The university made the announcement on Tuesday. Texas reportedly had interest in Fisher replacing coach Mack Brown. The top-ranked Seminoles face Auburn in the BCS championship game Jan. 6.... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "You Thought Texas was Big!"

    December 28, 2013 11:09 AM

    Alaska holds the distinction as the largest state in area; almost twice the size of Texas. It is also home to America's tallest peak, Mount McKinley at 20,320 feet, and its glaciers cover 29,000 square miles. In Barrow, the sun is below the horizon from November 20th through January 22nd.... more »
  • BP sues lawyer over oil spill claims

    December 17, 2013 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP is suing a Texas lawyer, saying he fraudulently claimed to represent 40,000 deckhands who lost money because of the 2010 oil spill. The lawsuit claims more than half of the Social Security numbers on Mikal Watts' client list were fake. BP says the fraud... more »
  • Saban's staying put

    December 13, 2013 8:45 PM

    TUSCALOOSA- Nick Saban is breaking rumors, signing an extension at Alabama, and staying put. Friday night, the school announced on its Twitter account that the coach reached "a longterm agreement" to remain with the Crimson Tide. The agreement quells speculation that Saban would take over at Texas if... more »
  • Tigers say please, be nice Saturday

    November 20, 2013 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU coaches and football players are asking fans- especially students- to refrain from using profanity and distasteful lyrics when the band plays fan favorite songs at Saturday's game against Texas A & M. "Neck" and "Tiger Rag" were shelved in recent years because of crude chants done... more »
  • Lafayette bank robbery suspect arrested in Texas

    November 20, 2013 11:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A man wanted for a bank robbery in Lafayette has been arrested in Texas. 20-year-old Tre Lamar Bookard was arrested during a traffic stop near El Paso. Police say Bookard entered a bank on November 8 and gave the teller a note demanding cash. The suspect then... more »
  • We're not the "worst," but our neighbors are

    November 19, 2013 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisianans can rejoice since no city was listed as the most miserable in a recent publication. Business Insider ranked the eleven worst places to live based on a well-being index. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas, was the closest metro area to the capital region on the list. ... more »
  • Plea to avoid death

    November 19, 2013 7:36 PM

    CONROE, TEXAS- A woman pleaded guilty to murdering a mom and kidnapping her baby to avoid a possible death sentence. Verna McClain made the plea in return for life without parole. She shot 28-year-old Kala Golden-Schuchardt last year outside a pediatric clinic in a suburb of Houston and... more »
  • National College Baseball Hall of Fame to carry Bush name

    November 15, 2013 2:16 PM

    LUBBOCK, Tx - A National College Baseball Hall of Fame complex planned for West Texas will be named after America's 41st president. Groundbreaking for the George H.W. Bush National College Baseball Hall of Fame will be held next June in Lubbock. Hall officials on Thursday announced plans to name the... more »
  • Texas county adopts policy to protect LGBT inmates

    November 14, 2013 8:40 AM

    HOUSTON - The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates. It includes allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex. The Harris... more »
  • No. 15 Texas Tech hosts No. 18 Oklahoma State

    November 1, 2013 8:57 AM

    LUBBOCK, Texas- First-year coach Kliff Kingsbury thinks the past two games against Oklahoma State are motivation enough for Saturday night. Last year the Red Raiders lost at No. 18 Oklahoma State 59-21. Two years ago in Lubbock the Cowboys left with 66-6 win. Kingsbury has plastered the number 98 on... more »
  • Court reinstates most Texas abortion restrictions

    November 1, 2013 8:23 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - More than a third of Texas clinics that perform abortions won't be able to do so today. A federal appeals court says the state's tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately while they're being challenged. Twelve of the 32 Texas clinics that perform abortions... more »
  • Texas abortion clinics to stay open

    October 29, 2013 8:17 AM

    LUBBOCK, Texas - The only abortion clinic in a 300-mile swath of West Texas can resume business after a federal judge struck down new restrictions that would have effectively shuttered it. Lubbock's Planned Parenthood Women's Health Center stopped making appointments last week, bracing for this week's scheduled enforcement of a... more »
  • Serial rape suspect from Texas arrested in BR

    September 10, 2013 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The US Marshals nabbed a man here who is suspected of raping four women in Texas. Van Draylan Dixson, 38, was arrested about 2 p.m. Tuesday at a motel on Florida Boulevard after Marshals learned he was in the area and had arrived on a bus. ... more »
  • AL West showdown between Rangers, A's

    September 3, 2013 10:39 AM

    UNDATED - By the end of the day, there will be a sole leader in the American League West. Oakland and Texas will break their first-place tie when the meet tonight as part of a full 15-game slate in the majors. The Athletics have won seven of eight, including last... more »
  • Earthquake reported near LA/TX state line

    September 2, 2013 10:56 PM

    TIMPSON, Texas- A magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattled an area known as East Texas Monday. Aftershocks were felt along the Louisiana-Texas state line. Authorities said there were no injuries or major damage reported. The ground shook about 5 p.m. People in this area have been reporting earthquakes since... more »
  • LSU ready to hit the road for season opener

    August 30, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The No. 12 Tigers will hit the road this afternoon in preparation for their season opening game Saturday night in Texas. LSU takes on No. 20 Texas Christian University tomorrow at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Tigers are 8-0 in season opening matchups, and are... more »
  • Feds announce dog fighting charges in 4 states

    August 26, 2013 11:10 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday the 12 are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting... more »
  • Death row air conditioning rare in South

    August 24, 2013 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Triple-digit heat indexes experienced by three convicted murderers suing officials at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are similar to the conditions endured by inmates on Death Row in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. But condemned prisoners in Arkansas have air conditioning and Arkansas prison policy calls... more »
  • 2 arrested in Texas slaying, body in burning truck

    August 18, 2013 4:30 PM

    LUFKIN, Texas - Two people have been arrested and authorities are seeking a third suspect after a body was found in a burning truck in East Texas. Lufkin police say Kristine Maldonado Garcia was arrested Saturday by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • U-High product Patrick Reed claims first PGA Tour win

    August 18, 2013 3:19 PM

    GREENSBORO, NC. - Former U-High Cub Patrick Reed claimed his first PGA Tour win at the Wyndham Championship Sunday, defeating Jordan Spieth in the second playoff hole. The 23-year old rookie led the field by two strokes after ten holes, but Spieth came charging back to tie the two... more »
  • Astros send LHP Blackley to Rangers

    August 14, 2013 3:01 PM

    HOUSTON - The Houston Astros have traded minor league left-hander pitcher Travis Blackley to the Texas Rangers for cash and a player to be named later. The 30-year-old Blackley went 1-1 with a 4.89 ERA in 42 relief appearances for Houston this season before being designated for assignment on Aug.... more »
  • Entergy, ITC to refile Texas merger application

    August 9, 2013 4:11 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Faced with likely rejection because of procedural reasons, Entergy Corp. and ITC Holdings Corp. have withdrawn their Texas application to merge transmission systems. The move came at the end of an hours-long hearing Friday in Austin, Texas, before the state's Public Utility Commission. New Orleans-based Entergy and... more »
  • Prosecutor: Hasan wanted to kill many soldiers

    August 6, 2013 9:27 AM

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A military prosecutor says an Army psychiatrist accused of the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation planned to "kill as many soldiers as he could." The trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan began Tuesday under heavy security at Fort Hood. The 42-year-old Hasan... more »
  • Big 12 Media Days: Ash the answer for UT, no starting QB yet for OU

    July 23, 2013 7:03 PM

    DALLAS - Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was quick to point out Tuesday that there still is no final decision on who will be the Sooners' starting quarterback this season. It has been quite a while since that has been a question for Stoops. Landry Jones is gone after starting 50... more »
  • Perry says Texas abortion bill constitutional

    July 13, 2013 5:17 PM

    WEST, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry says the abortion bill awaiting his signature to become Texas law is constitutional and will withstand court challenges by those who oppose it. Perry told reporters Saturday, hours after the bill passed, that "we wouldn't have passed it if we didn't think it was... more »
  • Texas Senate convenes to debate abortion bill

    July 12, 2013 2:20 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Senate has convened to begin debate and ultimately vote on a bill to implement some of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions. Demonstrators on either side of the issue filled the Senate chamber Friday afternoon, with state police lining the gallery to stop anyone from disrupting... more »
  • Surgeons working to reduce pressure on Randy Travis' brain

    July 10, 2013 8:44 PM

    PLANO- Singer Randy Travis is in surgery after suffering a stroke at a Texas hospital his publicist said late Tuesday. Doctors are trying to relieve pressure on his brain. Travis has been in critical condition since being admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure due to a... more »
  • Texas House passes abortion bill; Senate next stop

    July 10, 2013 11:24 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House has approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks after Senate Republicans failed to finish work on the bill amid a filibuster and raucous protests. A final vote could be held as early as Friday in the Senate, where... more »
  • Fisheries officials: Below-average shrimp season

    July 10, 2013 10:58 AM

    HOUMA - Federal fisheries officials are predicting a below-average brown shrimp season for the next year in waters off Louisiana and federal waters off Louisiana and Texas. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issue an annual prediction of brown shrimp catches based on monitoring juvenile population numbers, growth... more »
  • Singer Randy Travis remains in critical condition

    July 9, 2013 2:40 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Randy Travis remains in critical condition in a Texas hospital after doctors used a pump to stabilize his heart. A news release from Travis' publicist on Tuesday says he underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a... more »
  • Texas judge allows Armstrong lawsuit to proceed

    July 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss an insurance company's lawsuit seeking $3 million in bonuses it paid him from 1999 to 2001. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Holdings sued Armstrong, saying he cheated by using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. Armstrong's attorneys... more »
  • Federal agency finds lax regulation of chemicals

    June 27, 2013 7:57 AM

    HOUSTON - A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant says the regulation of dangerous chemicals falls under a "patchwork" of U.S. standards that are decades old and weaker than those used elsewhere. The U.S Chemical Safety Board will present preliminary findings Thursday to the U.S.... more »
  • Texas gov. calls 2nd special session on abortion

    June 26, 2013 4:20 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry is calling for the Texas Legislature to meet in a second special session to pass restrictions on abortion. The first such effort died following a filibuster and rollicking late Tuesday night protest. The announcement gives Republicans another crack at passing sweeping anti-abortion rules that... more »
  • "People's filibuster" stops Texas abortion measure

    June 26, 2013 7:38 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - It's being called the "people's filibuster" at the Texas State Capitol. Demonstrators against tough restrictions on abortions in the state shouted at deafening levels in the Senate chamber late last night, preventing lawmakers from voting on those restrictions before the midnight deadline. They created a ruckus... more »
  • Texas senator filibusters against abortion bill

    June 25, 2013 11:54 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Democratic state senator has begun a filibuster to block passage of a proposal that would effectively close most abortion clinics in the state. Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth began the filibuster at 11:18 a.m. CDT Tuesday. To derail a vote in the GOP-dominated Senate, she... more »
  • Court continues to allow affirmative action in college admissions

    June 24, 2013 12:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - For now, affirmative action in college admissions can still survive the scrutiny of the Supreme Court. In a ruling that avoided some difficult constitutional issues, the justices said a court may approve the use of race as a factor in admissions -- but only after it concludes that... more »
  • LSU's Chris Simpson falls in first round of NCAA's

    May 22, 2013 4:30 PM

    URBANA, Il. - LSU's lone men's singles tennis player, #42 Chris Simpson, fell Wednesday afternoon to the University of Texas' #37 Soren Hess-Olesen in three sets(4-6, 7-5, 3-6). It was the sophomore Tiger's first trip to the NCAA Championships. Simpson had taken down nine ranked opponents throughout the year... more »
  • Officials to give Texas explosion probe results

    May 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    WEST, Texas - Federal and state officials say they're poised to announce findings of their investigation into a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people. Officials from the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are scheduled to... more »
  • Deaths reported in Wednesday night TX twisters

    May 15, 2013 10:37 PM

    DALLAS- A serious storm spawned two tornadoes and killed multiple people Wednesday night. There are reports of hospitals being put on alert to handle an influx of patients. Damage, injuries, and more extreme reports began after strong storms ripped through Hood County, Texas, southwest of Fort Worth. ... more »
  • Paramedic who responded to Texas blast charged

    May 10, 2013 2:43 PM

    WACO, Texas- A Texas paramedic who helped evacuate people on the night of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas is charged with possessing bomb-making materials including a pipe and chemicals. Bryce Reed has been charged with possession of a destructive device. Law enforcement officials haven't connected the... more »
  • Texas launches criminal probe into plant explosion

    May 10, 2013 10:53 AM

    WACO, Texas - Texas law enforcement officials are launching a criminal investigation into last month's deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Investigators have up to now largely treated the West Fertilizer Co. blast that killed 14 people as an industrial accident. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a Friday statement... more »
  • Tigers lose series opener to Aggies after delays

    May 10, 2013 10:46 AM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - After rain delayed the start of their game against Texas A&M, the Tigers lost their series opener to the Aggies 2-1 in a soaked College Station matchup. Aggies pitcher Daniel Mengden held No. 3 LSU to five hits in the game, and reliever Jason Jester... more »
  • George W. Bush library dedication begins in Dallas

    April 25, 2013 10:37 AM

    DALLAS - The dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center has begun. After a performance of "God Bless America," former Commerce Secretary Don Evans gave welcoming remarks. He chairs the George W. Bush Foundation. Bush and President Barack Obama, along with former Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and... more »
  • Czechs help to rebuild West, Texas after blast

    April 24, 2013 8:01 PM

    PRAGUE- To honor thousands of Czechs who settled in Texas more than a hundred years ago, the Czech Republic will donate about $200,000 to help rebuild the town of West, Texas after a fertilizer plant explosion nearly leveled the town. The government says a significant number of people in the... more »
  • DPS: 12 bodies recovered after Texas plant blast

    April 19, 2013 8:51 AM

    WEST, Texas - A Texas law enforcement official says 12 bodies have been recovered following a massive explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes said Friday that about 200 people were injured in the explosion at facility Wednesday night in the small... more »
  • Police: 5 to 15 people killed in Texas explosion

    April 18, 2013 7:11 AM

    WEST, Texas - Police in Texas say between five and 15 people were killed in a fertilizer plant explosion that also injured more than 160 others. Waco police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton said early Thursday morning that the death toll is only an estimate as search and rescue operations... more »
  • Texas wife of ex-judge charged with capital murder

    April 17, 2013 10:16 AM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - The wife of a former judge is charged with capital murder in connection with the slayings of a North Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor. The charge Wednesday against Kim Lene Williams is the latest twist in an investigation that had recently focused on... more »
  • Elderly prisoner in murder-for-hire plot

    April 15, 2013 7:22 PM

    CONROE, TEXAS- An 84-year-old woman in jail on theft charges is now accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a prosecutor and maim his boss and to make it look like a copy-cat killing. Authorities say Dorothy Canfield sought to have the Montgomery County D-A hurt and... more »
  • At least 2 dead in Texas charter bus wreck

    April 11, 2013 10:49 AM

    IRVING, Texas - State troopers say at least two are dead after a charter bus overturned along a North Texas highway. The crash happened Thursday just east of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Irving. Emergency workers are pulling passengers from emergency exits in the roof. Las Colinas Medical Center in... more »
  • More than a dozen hurt in Texas college stabbing

    April 9, 2013 5:21 PM

    CYPRESS, Texas - Authorities have a suspect in custody in today's stabbing attack at a Texas college campus that left more than a dozen people wounded. They say he's a student at the school. They initially believed that there might be a second suspect -- but they now say there... more »
  • Google to pick Austin for ultra-fast internet

    April 9, 2013 11:27 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Google Inc. is expected to name tech-savvy Austin as the second city where the search giant will offer its ultra-fast home Internet service. Google and Texas Gov. Rick Perry scheduled a Tuesday morning announcement in Austin. Industry groups and observers are widely expecting Austin to receive Google's... more »
  • Extra security after Texas prosecutor, wife shot

    April 1, 2013 1:12 PM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - Deputies have been escorting some county employees into the courthouse today in Kaufman County, Texas. The extra security is in place two days after the county's district attorney and his wife were found shot to death in their home. The shooting came two months after an assistant... more »
  • Texas prosecutors on high alert after DA's killing

    April 1, 2013 8:20 AM

    KAUFMAN, Texas- Law enforcement is beefing up security for prosecutors in Texas following the killing of a district attorney and his wife. Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found shot to death Saturday in their home near Forney, about 20 miles east of Dallas. Their... more »
  • Astros strong in AL debut, top Rangers in MLB opener

    March 31, 2013 10:46 PM

    HOUSTON - Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros made an impressive debut in the American League, trouncing the Texas Rangers 8-2 Sunday in the major league opener and giving Bo Porter a win in his first game as manager. Ankiel launched a pinch-hit three-run shot for the first homer this... more »
  • New AL West foes Astros, Rangers open 2013 season

    March 30, 2013 5:26 PM

    HOUSTON - The Houston Astros make their move to the American League official after 50 years in the NL when they open the season against the Texas Rangers on Sunday night. Houston has the league's lowest payroll and is coming off consecutive 100-loss seasons. The Astros get an early look... more »

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