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  • Study: Texas birth control fell after Planned Parenthood cut

    February 3, 2016 5:40 PM

    AUSTIN - A new study finds that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013, which researchers say may explain an increase in births among some poor families. The research examined the effects of... more »
  • Anti-abortion activist indicted in Texas turns herself in

    February 3, 2016 1:09 PM

    HOUSTON - One of the anti-abortion activists indicted after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood has turned herself in to Texas authorities. Sandra Merritt appeared in a Houston courtroom Wednesday and posted bond, which was reduced from $10,000 to $2,000. The other indicted activist, David Daleiden, is scheduled to turn... more »
  • Johnny Manziel being investigated following altercation

    January 30, 2016 4:08 PM

    FORT WORTH - Police in Texas are investigating allegations that troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel might have assaulted his former girlfriend. Fort Worth police issued a statement saying officers went to an apartment complex at about 2 a.m. Saturday to investigate a report of a possible assault. The... more »
  • Texas dad who took away daughter's phone not guilty of theft

    January 27, 2016 11:49 AM

    DALLAS - A Texas father who was accused of theft after he confiscated his 12-year-old daughter's cellphone over an inappropriate text has been acquitted of the misdemeanor charge. A judge in Dallas found Ronald Jackson not guilty Tuesday, citing insufficient evidence. Grand Prairie police arrested Jackson a few hours after... more »
  • Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

    January 25, 2016 5:47 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood has indicted two anti-abortion activists who covertly shot videos of the organization. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Monday that Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record... more »
  • Texas dispute over nearly $1B Benson estate trust settled

    January 23, 2016 3:29 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A legal battle in Texas involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and control of a nearly $1 billion family estate trust has been settled. The San Antonio Express-News reports a settlement in the lawsuit involving control of the estate trust was reached Friday. Terms... more »
  • Attorneys: 'Affluenza' teen to return to Texas within weeks

    January 20, 2016 7:12 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Attorneys for a teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck say he'll return to Texas from Mexico within weeks. Ethan Couch has been challenging his deportation. But attorneys Scott Brown and Reagan Wynn said in a statement Wednesday that paperwork was... more »
  • Who let the dog out? Chihuahua from Texas found in Georgia

    January 16, 2016 5:22 PM

    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Humane Society says a lost dog from Texas has been reunited with its owner after being found 800 miles away in Georgia. Local news media report that the five-pound Chihuahua named Coco was reunited Friday evening with his owner Amanda Benton, who traveled from Arlington,... more »
  • Grand jury indicts trooper in Sandra Bland traffic stop

    January 6, 2016 5:47 PM

    HEMPSTEAD - A Texas state trooper has been charged with perjury for conduct related to a contentious traffic stop of a black woman who was eventually arrested for assault and then died three days later in jail. A grand jury indicted Trooper Brian Encinia on Wednesday with the misdemeanor charge.... more »
  • New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

    December 30, 2015 12:29 PM

    TRENTON- Laws taking effect in the new year illustrate how states are diverging on some hot-button issues. Texas will allow licensed owners to carry handguns openly in public places, while California will allow people to ask a judge to have weapons taken away from relatives who are believed to pose... more »
  • Nearly 900 flights canceled, 500 delayed in US

    December 28, 2015 10:01 AM

    UNDATED- Nearly 900 flights have been canceled across the U.S. and another 500 have been delayed due to the large storm system moving through the middle part of the country. Flight-tracking service FlightAware showed that more than a third of the cancellations were at Chicago's two main airports. Another large... more »
  • Activists predict abortion will be a hot issue in campaigns

    December 27, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEW YORK - The divide between Republicans and Democrats over abortion is deeper than ever. Activists on both sides foresee a 2016 presidential campaign in which the nominees tackle the volatile topic more aggressively than in past elections. Friction over the issue also is likely to surface in key Senate... more »
  • 'Jesus Christian' pleads guilty to bringing cocaine to La.

    December 24, 2015 11:38 AM

    SHREVEPORT - U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says two men from Brownsville, Texas, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell more than 60 pounds of powder cocaine. She says in a news release that 28-year-old Ricardo Garcia and 34-year-old Jesus Christian Martinez pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to... more »
  • Hundreds of leads in search for 'affluenza' teen

    December 21, 2015 1:06 PM

    DALLAS - Authorities say they've received hundreds of leads in their search for a Texas teen who disappeared after video surfaced showing he may have violated his probation from a deadly drunken car crash. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Monday that the tips about 18-year-old Ethan Couch's disappearance... more »
  • Texas extends National Guard order amid new border crossings

    December 15, 2015 1:17 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is extending the deployment of the National Guard troops at the border with Mexico due to a spike in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing into the state. Abbott, a Republican, criticized federal officials Tuesday in the wake of U.S. Border Patrol figures... more »
  • Supreme Court torn over Texas affirmative action program

    December 9, 2015 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information. Several justices asked about the value of ordering more hearings in a case from Texas that they've now heard twice. Additional evidence might... more »
  • Syrian refugees in New York await Texas decision

    December 4, 2015 4:45 PM

    AUSTIN - Three Syrian refugee families have arrived in New York City after Texas sued to try to stop their resettlement there. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday New York "will welcome them with open arms" during what's expected to be a temporary stay, until the outcome of the Texas... more »
  • Expert says 'almost impossible' for Texas refugee lawsuit to succeed

    December 3, 2015 2:26 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is suing the U.S. government in an attempt to block six Syrian refugees from being resettled in Dallas this week. Here's what preceded the lawsuit and what it means: WHAT'S THE SIGNIFICANCE? Texas is the first state in the nation to ask a federal court to... more »
  • Texas sues feds to block resettlement of 6 Syrian refugees

    December 2, 2015 6:22 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has sued the U.S. government in an effort to block six Syrian refugees from resettling in Dallas this week. The lawsuit filed Wednesday comes after the nonprofit International Rescue Committee defied orders from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to halt the arrival of Syrian refugees in Texas... more »
  • Miles gets win in LSU home finale, 19-7 over Texas A&M

    November 28, 2015 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leonard Fournette ran for 159 yards and a touchdown and LSU beat Texas A&M 19-7 on Saturday night to give embattled coach Les Miles a victory in what might have been his last game with the Tigers. After the game, the players lifted Miles on their shoulders... more »
  • Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars

    November 23, 2015 2:16 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Planned Parenthood is suing Texas over attempts to block Medicaid dollars, beginning another courtroom fight between the nation's largest abortion provider and a Republican-controlled state. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Monday the lawsuit aims to protect health care access for 13,500 patients statewide. Texas moved to... more »
  • 8 Syrian refugees turn themselves in at US-Mexico border

    November 19, 2015 3:09 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Federal officials say eight Syrians have turned themselves over to immigration authorities along the Texas-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that two families - two men, two women and four children - presented themselves Tuesday in Laredo and are being held by U.S. Immigration... more »
  • Texas rejects letting academics vet public school textbooks

    November 18, 2015 5:45 PM

    AUSTIN - Texas has rejected allowing university experts to fact-check its public-school textbooks in the wake of a 9th grade world geography book mistakenly calling African slaves "workers." The Republican-controlled Board of Education approves textbooks for statewide use. It defeated 8-7 on Wednesday a proposal that would have included scrutiny... more »
  • Cruz says he, not Trump, is race's true conservative

    November 12, 2015 3:58 PM

    CONCORD - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is making a more forceful case that he - not Donald Trump - is the candidate true conservative voters will coalesce behind in the 2016 presidential race. Cruz worked to align himself with Trump earlier in the campaign and isn't smacking the billionaire with... more »
  • Alligator torments Texas shoppers

    November 9, 2015 8:37 AM

    Houston, TX.- A massive alligator spent the weekend terrorizing some shoppers in Texas. Parks and Wildlife officials had to be called to remove the reptile from a Home Depot parking lot. The animal was so big it had to be lifted out of the shopping center with a forklift. Texas... more »
  • More bodies found after severe Texas storms

    October 31, 2015 1:15 PM

    HOUSTON - The death toll from flooding in Texas has reached at least six after authorities found the body of an elderly woman who had been swept away from her home in the Austin area. Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block says the woman's body was found Saturday afternoon.... more »
  • Texas teen arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

    October 20, 2015 6:24 PM

    DALLAS - The family of a 14-year-old Muslim student from Texas who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb has announced they're moving to the Middle East for him to attend school there. Ahmed Mohamed's family said in a statement... more »
  • Texas cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

    October 19, 2015 11:34 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue - potentially triggering legal battles like the one unfolding in neighboring Louisiana. In a letter Monday, Texas health officials informed Planned Parenthood affiliates statewide that all Medicaid funding was... more »
  • Gun advocates challenge zoos' bans on possession around US

    October 12, 2015 11:16 AM

    DALLAS - Visitors to the Houston Zoo can now pack a little something extra besides a camera. The nearly century-old institution recently lifted its longtime firearms ban amid a broader push by gun-rights advocates who are pressuring zoos in Texas and elsewhere around the U.S. to do the same.... more »
  • El Paso abortion clinic reopens amid Texas court battles

    September 29, 2015 11:21 AM

    AUSTIN - An El Paso clinic closed by Texas' tough abortion law is the state's first to reopen since the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked some key restrictions in June. The reopening of the Reproductive Services clinic Tuesday brings the number of Texas abortion clinics to 20. That's down from... more »
  • Principal: Texas football coach says he ordered hit on ref

    September 23, 2015 5:06 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A high school principal in Texas says the school's assistant football coach has acknowledged directing two players to a hit a referee during a game earlier this month. In an internal school district statement first reported by ESPN, John Jay High School Principal Robert Harris says assistant... more »
  • White House says Texas teen 'failed' by teachers

    September 16, 2015 3:59 PM

    IRVING, Texas - The White House says a 14-year-old Muslim boy was "failed" by his Texas teachers who thought a clock made by the teen was possibly a bomb. White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the episode involving Ahmed Mohamed a "teachable moment." Earnest's comments followed a... more »
  • Hundreds of invasive lionfish removed from Gulf of Mexico

    September 10, 2015 2:28 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas - Marine experts and trained volunteers have removed hundreds of lionfish from the Gulf of Mexico off Texas in a continuing effort to control the invasive population. The Galveston County Daily News reported Thursday that the effort is meant to protect the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.... more »
  • Second death reported in nationwide salmonella outbreak

    September 9, 2015 6:29 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A second person has died in a salmonella outbreak that U.S. health officials believe stems from tainted cucumbers sold by a California company. Texas health officials on Wednesday blamed salmonella for the death of a woman in late August who had serious underlying health conditions. A 99-year-old... more »
  • Texas school district suspends 2 from school after ref hit

    September 7, 2015 12:46 PM

    MARBLE FALLS, Texas - A San Antonio school district has suspended two football players from the team and from school after one of them ran into the back of a referee watching a play and the other dove into the official. The district's athletic director Stan Laing told The Associated... more »
  • Texas police cars labeled with 'In God We Trust' decals

    September 6, 2015 11:58 AM

    DALLAS - A police department in a rural Texas Bible Belt community has placed large "In God We Trust" decals on its patrol vehicles in response to recent violence against law enforcement officers. But a national watchdog group is contesting the decals as an unlawful endorsement of religion. The decision... more »
  • Texas HS football players target referee during play

    September 6, 2015 11:46 AM

    MARBLE FALLS, Texas - A San Antonio School district is investigating after a football player ran into the back of a referee watching a play and another player then dove into the official after he fell. Both players were ejected from the game. Northside Independent School District athletic director Stan... more »
  • Louisiana Police pay tribute to slain Houston deputy Play Video

    September 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    SLIDELL – Multiple Louisiana law enforcement agencies paid tribute to a fallen Texas sheriff’s deputy by lining a street in Slidell Friday. Police from around the nation were among thousands of people gathered at a Houston church for the funeral of slain Harris County Sherriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. ... more »
  • Woman accused of trying to hire hit man to kill husband

    September 3, 2015 7:42 AM

    TANGIPAHOA- Authorities say a woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband was arrested as she tried to climb out the rear window of a mobile home in the village of Tangipahoa. The state Attorney General's Office and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Wednesday... more »
  • Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream in Texas and Alabama

    August 31, 2015 8:34 AM

    BRENHAM, TX - Blue Bell ice cream is back. Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination. Blue Bell ice cream is now available at stores in the Houston and Austin areas, including in... more »
  • Jefferson Davis statue removed from University of Texas

    August 30, 2015 12:41 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near... more »
  • Teenager faces murder charges after pushing boy in pond

    August 29, 2015 6:59 PM

    LUFKIN, Texas - Officials say an East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend's 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home. Seventeen-year-old Bobby Woods faces a charge of capital murder of a person... more »
  • Texas child predator arrested in Alexandria

    August 26, 2015 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fugitive wanted for sexually assaulting a child in Texas was captured in Alexandria by the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit. 32-year-old Christopher Pryor is currently awaiting extradition to Texas in the Rapides Parish Jail after he was arrested by agents at an Alexandria business. ... more »
  • Texas teen has deadly infection after contact with amoeba

    August 26, 2015 1:34 PM

    HOUSTON - A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition in a hospital after coming into contact with a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake north of Houston. Relatives say Michael Riley Jr. developed a headache and fever, and later became disoriented, after swimming with friends Aug. 13. In online... more »
  • Fugitive sex offender arrested in Shreveport

    August 20, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General “Buddy” Caldwell’s office announced Thursday that a fugitive with a history of evading sex offender registration in Texas and Louisiana was captured in Shreveport. Agents with the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit captured Kentrell Debose, 27, Tuesday in Shreveport. Caldwell’s office said Debose... more »
  • Sentenced to marriage

    August 14, 2015 8:59 PM

    AUSTIN, TEXAS- A complaint was filed against a judge who ordered a man to marry his girlfriend as a condition of probation. The Freed From Religion group filed the complaint against Smith County Court-at-Law Judge Randall Rogers with the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct. That group advocates the... more »
  • $140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico

    August 13, 2015 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico - from Florida to Texas - are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill. This money comes from... more »
  • East Texas man guilty of assault gets life...in matrimony

    August 7, 2015 6:02 PM

    TYLER, TX - An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life - in matrimony. KLTV-TV reports 21-year-old Josten Bundy pleaded guilty on July 2 to assault with bodily injury for a February fistfight with the ex-boyfriend of 19-year-old Elizabeth Jaynes.... more »
  • Texas AG faces contempt hearing over gay marriage rights

    August 5, 2015 5:53 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A federal judge has ordered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to explain why he should not be held in contempt for enforcing state laws that impede gay marriage rights. Paxton has been ordered to appear in a federal court next Wednesday after a Houston gay man... more »
  • Sandra Bland family sues Texas sheriff for information

    August 4, 2015 11:22 AM

    HOUSTON - The family of a black motorist who died while in custody says they've filed a lawsuit against a Texas sheriff's office and others because they still haven't received enough answers from authorities. The family of Sandra Bland held a news conference Tuesday in Houston announcing the wrongful... more »
  • Donald Trump loved and hated by Hispanics in border city

    July 24, 2015 4:24 PM

    LAREDO - A day after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's visit, some residents of Laredo, Texas, are calling the billionaire businessman a racist, while others are cheering his hardline immigration views. Interviews with more than a dozen local residents highlighted deep divisions in the small border city, where Hispanics represent... more »
  • Prosecutors say Sandra Bland's injuries consistent with suicide

    July 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    HEMPSTEAD - Investigators say no injuries consistent with a violent homicide were found during an autopsy of a woman who was found dead in a Texas jail. Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam on Thursday discussed details of the autopsy of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in... more »
  • DA says Texas jail death needs 'thorough review'

    July 21, 2015 8:45 AM

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas- The prosecutor in a Texas county where authorities say a woman hanged herself in a jail cell is calling for a "thorough review" of the case, saying it's too soon to rule her death a suicide. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said at a news conference Monday... more »
  • No charges over death of alligator that killed Texas swimmer

    July 9, 2015 1:37 PM

    ORANGE, TX - Texas wildlife officials will not pursue charges against a man who fatally shot an 11-foot alligator days after the reptile killed a swimmer. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department announced Thursday that the man, who had no permit to hunt alligators, was issued a warning. The man,... more »
  • Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim

    July 3, 2015 11:19 AM

    ORANGE, TX - A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina. Police in Orange, near the state line with Louisiana, say 28-year-old Tommie Woodward was swimming in a bayou early Friday morning when the attack occurred. Orange County sheriff's deputies... more »
  • Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion-clinic rules

    June 29, 2015 3:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close. The justices voted 5-4 on Monday granting an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations and refused to keep them on hold while... more »
  • 2nd round of Red River flooding likely to be less severe

    June 24, 2015 3:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service says the Red River will flood again in northwest Louisiana over the July 4 weekend, but it won't be as bad as floods earlier this month. Hydrologist C.S. Ross says the crest moving downriver from Texas is 3 to 5 feet lower than the... more »
  • 2 Texas women killed in Baton Rouge had criminal history

    June 21, 2015 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two women found dead in quiet Baton Rouge neighborhood both had criminal histories. The 23-year-olds Brandy Gilbert and Corrine Rayford were shot to death and discovered in a car on Boone Drive near Kenileworth parkway. Both women are from the Dallas area. Gilbert had been previously... more »
  • 2 Texas women found shot to death in Baton Rouge

    June 20, 2015 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a double shooting that took the life of two women from Texas. Around 11 pm, Brandi Gilbert, 23, and Corrin Rayford, 23, were both found shot to death in a parked vehicle in the 8100 block of Boone Ave. However,... more »
  • Remnants of Bill still causing flooding in Texas

    June 18, 2015 12:34 PM

    NACOGDOCHES - Although the center of a tropical depression has moved into Oklahoma, a trailing band of the storm system continues to bring rain and flooding to portions of Texas. Police in the East Texas city of Nacogdoches said Thursday that residents are being told to evacuate an apartment complexes... more »
  • Tropical Storm Bill begins to weaken in Texas

    June 16, 2015 1:59 PM

    PORT ARANSAS, TX - Tropical Storm Bill has begun to weaken as it moves deeper into Texas, but threats of severe flooding and possible tornadoes remain. At 4 p.m., the National Hurricane Center narrowed its tropical storm warning to the coastline from Port Aransas to San Luis Pass, the inlet... more »
  • 'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears

    June 15, 2015 5:20 PM

    DALLAS - The historic rainfall that inundated Texas in May continues to leave the soil saturated and rivers engorged. But it also could strengthen a storm in the Gulf of Mexico as it moves over land. A broad area of low pressure that developed near the Yucatan Peninsula could brew... more »
  • Texas man & dog found dead inside Corvette

    June 11, 2015 1:02 PM

    PORT ARTHUR, TX - A spokesperson from the Port Arthur Police Department said a man found dead Monday afternoon inside of a Chevrolet Corvette parked outside of a restaurant appeared to have struggled to get out before he died. Maj. Raymond Clark of Port Arthur PD said 72-year-old James... more »
  • Blue Bell: Listeria source likely ID'd at Oklahoma plant

    June 10, 2015 3:25 PM

    HOUSTON - Blue Bell Creameries says it has likely identified the source of listeria contamination at its Oklahoma plant, but it may not be able to pinpoint a single source for the problem at its Texas plant. The Texas-based company gave the information the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in... more »
  • Officer who pulled gun on black teens at pool party resigns

    June 9, 2015 6:19 PM

    McKINNEY, Texas - The police officer whose video-recorded actions at a North Texas pool party have drawn national attention and comment has resigned from the police force. Officer David Eric Casebolt resigned Tuesday from the McKinney Police Department after almost 10 years on the force. His resignation was confirmed by... more »
  • Officials identify officer suspended in Texas pool incident

    June 8, 2015 6:57 PM

    MCKINNEY -A city spokeswoman has confirmed the identity of a white police officer seen in a cellphone video subduing a teenage black girl at a pool party in suburban Dallas. McKinney city spokeswoman Anna Clark said Monday the officer under administrative leave is David Eric Casebolt. A viral video shows... more »
  • Waco shooting - biker protest

    June 7, 2015 6:45 PM

    WACO, Texas- Several hundred bikers have protested outside a courthouse in Waco over the continued jailing of more than 100 bikers, friends and family members three weeks after a deadly shootout at a restaurant. Bikers proclaimed their constitutional rights and held signs Sunday outside the McLennan County courthouse. The protest... more »
  • Houston man accused of killing son over potty training

    June 3, 2015 1:05 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston police accused a father of beating his 3-year-old son to death over the boy's potty training accidents. Harris County jail records show 24-year-old Anthony Trakemon Powell was being held without bond Wednesday on a capital murder charge. His son died Friday at a hospital. Court... more »
  • 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 »

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