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  • Charter Communications to hire 20K workers over 4 years

    March 24, 2017 11:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is praising a plan by cable company Charter Communications to invest $25 billion and hire 20,000 American workers over the next four years. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge joined Trump at the White House for the announcement. Rutledge says that... more »
  • Man charged with hate crime for seizure-inducing tweet

    March 21, 2017 10:30 PM

    DALLAS - A Maryland man has been indicted in Texas on a hate-crime charge after a Twitter message induced a seizure in a Newsweek reporter. A Dallas County grand jury on Tuesday indicted John Rayne Rivello of Salisbury, Maryland, on an aggravated assault charge enhanced as a hate crime. The... more »
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen's lawyers seek his release from jail

    March 21, 2017 10:24 AM

    FORT WORTH - Lawyers for a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck have turned to the Texas Supreme Court in an effort to secure his release from jail. The motion filed Friday on behalf of 19-year-old Ethan Couch argues that a judge had no... more »
  • Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

    March 20, 2017 8:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court says a Texas school board can continue to let students offer public prayers at its meetings. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit against the Birdville Independent School District. It was filed... more »
  • LSU womens hoops falls in opening round of NCAA Tournament

    March 19, 2017 12:08 AM

    WACO, TX - Raigyne Moncrief missed a desparation 3 point attempt at the buzzer, and the LSU women's basketball team bowed out of the 1st round of the NCAA tournament with a 55-52 loss to Cal on Saturday night. The Tigers trailed by 10 points in the first half,... more »
  • Rouses' stolen BBQ trailer 'Big Red' recovered in Texas

    March 16, 2017 4:10 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – The CEO of Rouses Markets announced Thursday that the custom BBQ trailer stolen from the company’s Donaldsonville location was recovered in Texas. According to a statement from Rouses, the trailer was located in Alvin, Texas, Tuesday about one hour south of Houston. The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department... more »
  • Texas executes man convicted of killing 2

    March 14, 2017 11:35 PM

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Texas prison officials have executed a Fort Worth man condemned for killing a father and his 4-month-old son during a Christmas Eve rampage nearly 30 years ago that also left two other men shot to death. James Bigby was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. Tuesday evening. He... more »
  • Texas lawmaker mocks abortion law with call for masturbation fines

    March 14, 2017 9:58 AM

    AUSTIN - A Texas lawmaker is making a point about legislation that restricts women's access to health care and abortions by proposing to fine men $100 when they masturbate. Alongside the penalty for wasting semen not resulting in a pregnancy, state Rep. Jessica Farrar's bill would require a "medically unnecessary... more »
  • Remaining victims from bus crash identified

    March 8, 2017 4:36 PM

    BILOXI - Authorities are releasing the names of the victims in a train-bus collision that killed four Texas tourists in Biloxi. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Wednesday that 79-year-old Clinton Havran of Sealy, Texas, died at the scene of the wreck, while 62-year-old Deborah Orr died after surgery at... more »
  • Texas police officials reassigned amid leaked video, records

    March 5, 2017 12:41 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Two police commanders in Texas have been temporarily replaced as investigators determine who leaked police video and other material in the controversial arrest of a black woman and her daughters by a white Fort Worth police officer. KXAS-TV in Dallas reports an assistant chief and deputy... more »
  • Texas court hears case to limit gay marriage legalization

    March 1, 2017 10:35 AM

    AUSTIN - The Texas Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that conservatives hope will provide an opening to challenge the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide. The all-Republican court initially refused to hear the lawsuit, which challenged Houston's decision to offer same-sex spousal benefits to municipal employees.... more »
  • Manhunt in Houston after burglary suspects shoot two police officers

    February 28, 2017 3:48 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - Houston police say two officers have been taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries after what authorities say was an officer-involved shooting. Police say the pair of officers was hurt during an altercation Tuesday on the city’s southwest side. Numerous officers have swarmed the neighborhood. ... more »
  • Lawyer: White House to no longer contest Texas' voter ID law

    February 27, 2017 4:01 PM

    AUSTIN, Tx. - An attorney for a voting rights group says President Donald Trump's administration has told her that the federal government no longer plans to challenge Texas' strict voter ID law. Danielle Lang, of the Washington-based Campaign Legal Center, said Monday that plaintiffs in the case were told by... more »
  • Transgender boy moves within 1 win of girls Texas title

    February 25, 2017 2:30 PM

    CYPRESS, Texas - A 17-year-old transgender boy has moved within one match of winning a Texas state girls wrestling title. Mack Beggs pinned Kailyn Clay to improve to 56-0, putting him in Saturday afternoon's championship match. Beggs is a junior from Euless Trinity in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His family... more »
  • Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

    February 21, 2017 9:53 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A federal judge has stopped Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015. The decision by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Tuesday preserves what Planned Parenthood says are non-abortion services to nearly 11,000 low-income women.... more »
  • Police responding to reports of gunfire at Houston hospital

    February 21, 2017 4:08 PM

    HOUSTON - Police in Houston are responding to reports of shots fired inside a hospital at Houston's Texas Medical Center. Houston police spokesman Kese Smith says authorities have no immediate word of anyone being wounded. He says authorities began receiving reports shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Smith says officers and... more »
  • Ex-Texas neurosurgeon sentenced to life for maiming patients

    February 20, 2017 8:37 PM

    DALLAS - A jury has sentenced a former neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries. The decision came Monday, almost a week after the Dallas County jury convicted 44-year-old Christopher Duntsch of first-degree felony injury to an elderly... more »
  • AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

    February 18, 2017 11:25 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas election officials acknowledge that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state's toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID. The chief election officers in two of Texas' largest counties... more »
  • Man initially held on $4 billion bond freed on reduced bond

    February 14, 2017 10:24 PM

    BELTON, Texas - A murder suspect who had been booked into a Central Texas jail with bond initially set at $4 billion bond has been released after he posted a reduced bond of $151,000. The Bell County Sheriff's Office says Antonio Marquis Willis of Killeen was released Monday afternoon. Bell... more »
  • Bond for Texas murder suspect set at whopping $4 billion

    February 9, 2017 11:43 AM

    KILLEEN - A Texas court official has imposed a $4 billion bond on a 25-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting. Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown recently set the bond for Antonio Marquis Willis, who is charged with murder in the December killing. County sheriff's Deputy Chief... more »
  • Remains confirmed as those of missing Texas college student

    February 6, 2017 8:37 PM

    ALPINE, Texas - Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of a missing college student. Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told reporters Monday that dental records helped confirm the identity of Sul Ross State University student Zuzu Verk. The 22-year-old... more »
  • Texas boy lifts toilet lid, finds rattlesnake hiding inside

    February 3, 2017 2:44 PM

    ABILENE - A snake removal expert says rattlesnakes often hide in rural Texas homes, but having one peer up from a toilet is an unusual occurrence. Nathan Hawkins said Friday that he was called to a home near Abilene last month after a boy lifted the toilet lid and was... more »
  • Texas mosque destroyed in early-morning blaze; cause unknown

    January 28, 2017 1:25 PM

    VICTORIA, Texas - An early-morning fire has destroyed a Texas mosque that had been a target of hatred in the past. The Victoria Advocate reports that a convenience store clerk spotted smoke and flames billowing from the Islamic Center of Victoria at around 2 a.m. Saturday and called the fire... more »
  • Storms cause severe flooding in Houston

    January 18, 2017 12:44 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - Severe storms have caused dangerous amounts of flood water in the Houston area. A flash flood warning has been issued for parts of Harris, Fort Bend, and Wharton counties. High water levels have slowed traffic on I-45 and multiple roadways are impassable due to the... more »
  • Texas, 12 other states sue to block Obama coal mining rule

    January 17, 2017 8:29 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned a Washington-based appeals court for an injunction Tuesday. Paxton said in a statement that... more »
  • 74-year-old Texas grandmother thwarts off armed intruder

    January 4, 2017 3:46 PM

    BOWIE COUNTY – A 74-year-old Texas grandmother thwarted off an armed intruder in her home on Sunday night. A man wearing a mask and gloves broke into 74-year-old Rebbie Roberson's home in Bowie County, Texas, CNN reported . "When I started to get up, he was in here... more »
  • Texas police launch criminal probe into poisoning

    January 3, 2017 1:42 PM

    AMARILLO - Police officials in Texas say a criminal investigation is underway into an accidental poisoning involving pesticide that killed four children and left their mother in critical condition. Amarillo Fire Capt. Larry Davis said Tuesday that the father told first responders he had spread a professional grade pest control... more »
  • 4 children die in Texas gas poisoning; others injured

    January 2, 2017 5:47 PM

    AMARILLO - Officials in Texas say four children have died from gas poisoning believed to have been caused by a pesticide sprayed under their Amarillo home. Amarillo Fire Department officials say other people who were in the home are "not out of the woods" yet. Fire officials say a chemical... more »
  • Small planes collide mid-air in Texas, killing 3

    January 1, 2017 11:30 AM

    McKINNEY, Texas - Three people have been killed after two small planes collided in midair near McKinney, Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration says the collision occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. near Aero Country Airport. The private airport is about 35 miles north of downtown Dallas. The FAA says it was... more »
  • Texas to launch massive youth-athlete concussion study

    December 11, 2016 2:52 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is about to launch what state officials believe is the nation's largest effort to track brain injuries among middle and high school athletes. The governing body for public high school sports in Texas is partnering with the O'Donnell Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center to... more »
  • Texas group to save Fort Polk horses

    December 10, 2016 12:28 PM

    FORT POLK - A Texas animal welfare group has stepped forward to take in hundreds of horses that roam Fort Polk in hopes of saving their lives. The Humane Society of North Texas is relocating nearly 400 horses from the Vernon Parish Army post to its location in Decatur, Texas.... more »
  • Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions

    December 7, 2016 3:10 PM

    AUSTIN - Texas could host the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as its rates of schoolchildren who refuse to get shots for non-medical reasons rises. The number of Texas kindergarten through 12th grade students who reported filing conscientious exemptions for at least one immunization last school... more »
  • Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

    December 5, 2016 6:22 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Officials say an off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the victim as 69-year-old Deputy Dora Linda Nishihara, who was a courthouse bailiff. A... more »
  • Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes

    December 3, 2016 11:54 AM

    BIG SPRING, Texas - Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas. The Iraan-Sheffield bus carrying the cheerleaders crashed in Howard County after a football game late Friday night. Amanda Duforat with Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big... more »
  • Texas governor vows to cut funds to 'sanctuary' campuses

    December 1, 2016 7:40 PM

    AUSTIN - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is promising to cut funds to public universities that become what he described as "sanctuary" campuses for immigrant students. The Republican provided no other details. Abbott tweeted the vow Thursday in response to a story about Texas State University students urging school leaders to... more »
  • AP Source: Houston's Herman leaving for Texas

    November 26, 2016 2:25 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A person with direct knowledge of the discussions says Houston coach Tom Herman has told the school he is leaving to become the next coach of the Texas Longhorns. Herman would replace Charlie Strong, who was fired Saturday after three consecutive losing seasons at Texas. The person... more »
  • Texas has 'let go' coach Charlie Strong after 3 seasons

    November 26, 2016 11:32 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has "let go" football coach Charlie Strong after a 16-21 record in three seasons. Strong had two years left on a guaranteed contract that pays more than $5 million per year. Strong was hired from Louisville in 2014 to replace Mack Brown, who won the 2005... more »
  • 7 years for man who followed teen to Louisiana for sex

    October 22, 2016 12:40 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Federal prosecutors say an Arizona man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after his July guilty plea on a charge that he traveled from Texas to Louisiana to engage in sexual activity with a minor. A Friday news release from U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says 26-year-old... more »
  • Texas mascot shows support to Mike VI

    October 11, 2016 11:09 AM

    TEXAS- The University of Texas Silver Spurs showed their support to LSU's Mike VI when the news broke that the tiger has cancer. The Texas Longhorns' mascot along with the Texas Silver Spurs, Bevo XV, sent Mike VI a purple and gold flower arrangement to show their support and... more »
  • Texas mattress company apologizes for 'tasteless' 9/11 ad

    September 9, 2016 11:28 AM

    HOUSTON - The owner of mattress company in Texas has apologized for a "tasteless" advertisement promoting a 9/11 anniversary sale featuring a woman screaming as two towers of mattresses fall to the ground. Miracle Mattress owner Mike Bonanno apologized Thursday, saying the online ad was produced without his knowledge by... more »
  • Sheriff: School shooter was 14-year-old freshman

    September 8, 2016 11:19 AM

    ALPINE, Texas -Authorities say the girl who shot and injured a female student at a West Texas high school was 14-year-old freshman. Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said during a news conference Thursday afternoon that a motive behind the shooting at Alpine High School remains unclear. Dodson says the 14-year-old... more »
  • A look at how Texas' guns on campus law will work

    July 31, 2016 3:32 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms starting Monday, which is also the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting at the University of Texas' landmark clock tower. The campus-carry law pushed by Gov. Greg Abbott and... more »
  • Texas hot air balloon crash leaves no apparent survivors

    July 30, 2016 1:25 PM

    LOCKHART, Texas - A hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas, and authorities say it appears no one survived. Erik Grosof with the National Transportation Safety Board says a full-bore investigation was to begin Sunday after more federal officials arrive. Authorities would not... more »
  • Police shootings touch nerve among military veterans

    July 20, 2016 10:54 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have struck a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement. Veterans and active-duty troops started posting messages on social media almost immediately after the news broke last weekend that a... more »
  • Texas governor shuns a 'Texit' but buys UK ads after Brexit

    July 2, 2016 11:23 PM

    AUSTIN - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott isn't on board with a "Texit" but is seizing a chance to take advantage of Brexit. Abbott announced Saturday the state will run digital ads on British websites over the July 4th weekend urging companies to "declare independence from high taxes" and relocate to... more »
  • Texas abortions fell sharply under law Supreme Court voided

    July 1, 2016 11:26 AM

    AUSTIN - Abortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down - a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state. The health department... more »
  • Health officials preparing for any locally transmitted Zika

    June 29, 2016 1:12 PM

    HOUSTON - Public health officials in Texas have spent months preparing for what they are certain will be at least some locally transmitted cases of mosquito-borne Zika. Major Texas cities have sophisticated mosquito screening programs and years of dealing with other mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue and West Nile virus. But... more »
  • 1 injured, 3 missing in Texas train wreckage

    June 28, 2016 11:19 AM

    AMARILLO - A BNSF Railway spokesman says emergency personnel are searching for three crew members missing in the wreckage of a two-train collision in the Texas Panhandle. Spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that each train was carrying two crew members. He says one man jumped before the trains collided and... more »
  • Mother kills two daughters, one was to be married Monday

    June 27, 2016 6:28 PM

    KATY – Monday was going to be Taylor Sheats’ wedding day but she, along with her sister, were shot and killed by their mother last week outside of their Ft. Bend County home. The shooting happened Friday afternoon in Ft. Bend County near Katy, Texas. Investigators say that 22-year-old... more »
  • Abortion rights group celebrates court win

    June 27, 2016 10:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - An abortion rights group says the Supreme Court is sending a "loud and clear message that politicians cannot use deceptive means to shut down abortion clinics." The Center for Reproductive Rights represented some Texas clinics that achieved a big victory today, as the court struck down Texas... more »
  • 2 dead, several hurt after Fort Worth dance studio shooting

    June 25, 2016 3:19 PM

    FORT WORTH - Texas authorities say two people are dead and at least five others were injured following a shooting outside a nonprofit dance studio in Fort Worth. Fort Worth Police Spokesman Daniel Segura says in a statement Saturday that East Division officers responded to reports of a shooting at... more »
  • Louisiana and Texas authorities working to find info on abandoned cattle trailer

    June 23, 2016 1:42 PM

    FORT WORTH – Texas authorities are now joining Louisiana law enforcement in seeking information about an abandoned trailer containing 18 head of cattle . The trailer was found on June 20 along I-12 heading east near Hammond. The trailer the cattle were abandoned in is a gray 24-foot 1997 Circle... more »
  • LSP: Texas man had child porn on his cell phone

    June 21, 2016 10:07 PM

    HOUMA - State Police arrested a Texas Man in Terrebonne Parish Tuesday and charged him with possession of child pornography. The investigation began earlier this month when law enforcement began searching for Thomas Walker, 20, for violating the terms of his probation. After troopers arrested Walker, he was extradited... more »
  • Restoration done on vessel that sank more than 300 years ago

    June 18, 2016 3:44 PM

    AUSTIN - A team of archeologists has finished restoring the partial remains of a frigate that was carrying French colonists to the New World when it sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago. Texas A&M University released a statement saying the restoration of the... more »
  • Parents of black girl, 12, with rope burn sue Texas school

    June 17, 2016 4:22 PM

    WACO - A lawsuit has been filed against a private school in Texas by the parents of a 12-year-old black girl who suffered severe rope burn around her neck during an overnight field trip. The Dallas Morning News reports that the family is seeking $3 million in damages. The lawsuit... more »
  • 5-year-old girl bitten by shark in Galveston

    June 15, 2016 3:06 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas - A young girl is recovering in Texas after she was bitten by a shark in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday evening. KIAH-TV reported Galveston EMS responded to the scene near Pirates Beach on the west side of Galveston Island to find a 5-year-old girl with significant... more »
  • Man faces attempted murder charges after wild chase from Texas

    June 5, 2016 9:32 PM

    LAKE CHARLES – Police say a Texas man is facing a slew of serious charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, after he led authorities on a chase from Texas into Louisiana Sunday. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers joined Orange County Sheriff’s Office in a pursuit around... more »
  • Texas teacher impregnated by student, 13, turns self in

    June 1, 2016 3:17 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston-area teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy who impregnated her has surrendered at a suburban jail. Harris County authorities had issued an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Alexandria Vera, an English teacher in the Aldine School District. The boy was an eighth-grader she... more »
  • Mother of 'Affluenza' teen charged with hindering apprehension, money laundering

    May 26, 2016 3:08 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Tonya Couch, the mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch, has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of hindering apprehension of a known felon and money laundering, court documents show. "The defendant did harbor or conceal Ethan Couch, or provide or aid... more »
  • Texas man sentenced for taking girl to La for prostitution

    May 8, 2016 11:01 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Prosecutors say a 27-year-old Texas man faces nearly 15 years in prison for bringing a 14-year-old Dallas girl to northwest Louisiana for prostitution. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says federal District Judge Elizabeth Foote sentenced Larry Bluitt of Dallas last week to 14 years and 10 months in prison.... more »
  • Teen who died after being ejected from carnival ride is identified

    May 2, 2016 10:34 PM

    EL PASO, TX - A teenage girl who was killed when she was ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival has been identified by police. El Paso police on Monday identified the 16-year-old girl as Samantha Aguilar. Police say Aguilar and two 17-year-old girls were at... more »
  • Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums

    April 29, 2016 2:16 PM

    DALLAS - A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium. Not to be outdone, school officials near Houston next year plan to unveil a $62 million stadium-development plan. And a district north of Dallas is considering... more »
  • No Soup For You: Man upset after restaurant runs out of soup

    April 23, 2016 9:14 PM

    MANSFIELD, Texas - A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn't provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he'll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup. Dwain Downing also is seeking $250 in attorney fees for the time spent drafting a... more »
  • Tiger wearing collar with leash caught in South Texas city

    April 22, 2016 10:30 AM

    CONROE, Texas - Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in a South Texas city. The Conroe Police Department says it received several phone calls Thursday from residents who saw the young, female tiger wandering around the city. Animal control officers... more »
  • Texas police say stolen steaks lead to high-speed chase

    April 21, 2016 11:36 AM

    LONGVIEW, Texas - Police say a man stole steaks from an East Texas Wal-Mart then tossed some of the meat from his vehicle as authorities pursued him in a high-speed chase. Police say the pursuit began around 11 a.m. Wednesday after the suspect fled the store in Longview, in Gregg... more »
  • Shell to move some jobs from New Orleans to Houston

    April 19, 2016 4:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Shell says it plans to move some jobs from New Orleans to Houston as part of plans to cut its global workforce. The company said that relocations this year would affect less than 5 percent of its New Orleans workforce. The oil company has about 1,900 workers based... more »
  • Man leaves anonymous $1,000 tip for college-bound waitress

    April 16, 2016 3:29 PM

    GUN BARREL CITY, Texas - A customer eating alone at a Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress - a $1,000 tip. Alesha Palmer says she was so stunned by the gift she began crying in the middle of Vetoni's Italian Restaurant in Gun Barrel City,... more »
  • 2 dead in shooting at Lackland Air Force base apparent murder/suicide

    April 8, 2016 10:39 AM

    SAN ANTONIO- Texas authorities say that 2 are dead in apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force base in Texas after a shooting on Friday morning. Bexar County sheriff's spokesman James Keith said two bodies were found Friday morning inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Keith... more »
  • La steps up program after deer disease found in Texas, Ark

    April 7, 2016 4:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana is stepping up its program to test deer for a lethal, incurable brain disease that's been found in neighboring states. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries veterinarian Jim LaCour told the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday in Baton Rouge that the state should be on guard... more »
  • Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico

    April 2, 2016 5:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO - U.S. researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red crowned parrot - a species that has been adapting so well to living in cities in California and Texas after escaping from the pet trade that the population may now rival that in its native country. The research comes... more »
  • Missing Texas mom found dead in SUV; 3 children alive

    April 1, 2016 3:39 PM

    FRISCO, Texas - A Texas mother reported as missing with her children for three days has been found dead in her car with the three children alive beside her. Frisco police spokesman Colby Hill says detectives are trying to determine how long the children had been in the SUV with... more »
  • Flooded Interstate 10 near Beaumont closed through Monday

    March 17, 2016 11:21 AM

    BEAUMONT, Texas - Highway officials say flooded Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas will stay closed through the weekend. The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday said I-10 near Beaumont remains closed in both directions. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes because I-10 is not expected to reopen until Monday... more »
  • Third day of I-10 closure at Louisiana-Texas border

    March 17, 2016 8:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Interstate 10 remains closed at the Texas-Louisiana border. Traffic officials are keeping the interstate closed due to flooding from the Sabine River. This is the third consecutive day the road has been closed. The Department of Transportation and Development advises people traveling west to use I-49 North to... more »
  • I-10 remains closed at the Louisiana-Texas state line

    March 16, 2016 8:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- Louisiana State Police say Interstate 10 is closed in both directions at the Texas state line. Sgt. Gary Smith with Troop D in Lake Charles says rising flood water from the Sabine River is covering the interstate Wednesday morning on the Texas side. Troopers say drivers should use... more »
  • UPDATE: DOTD closes I-10 La./Texas state line

    March 15, 2016 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that is has closed I-10 West (before Texas/Louisiana State Line) to traffic due to flooding. The closure comes on the heels of a flood warning that was issued for the area by the National Weather Service. DOTD did not initially... more »
  • Federal appeals court to rehear Texas voter ID case

    March 9, 2016 7:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has decided to hold a new hearing on whether a Texas voter ID law has a discriminatory effect on minorities. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled in August that it does. But an order... more »
  • Supreme Court puts hold on Louisiana abortion clinic law

    March 4, 2016 4:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that could force all but one of the state's abortion clinics to close, a sign that a similar law in Texas also could be in peril. The justices on Friday are effectively reversing an order by the... more »
  • Texas IHOP receipt identifies customers as 'BLACK PPL'

    March 3, 2016 11:38 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas couple is outraged after they found the words “BLACK PPL” at the top of their International House of Pancakes receipt when they settled up for their meal early Monday morning. Rolman Sparkman and his girlfriend Arainia Brown said they were shock when they saw... more »
  • Nevada provides new test of Trump's unorthodox campaign

    February 23, 2016 6:13 AM

    LAS VEGAS- Donald Trump's efforts to build a get-out-the-vote effort in Nevada don't appear to match those put together by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who won Iowa's lead-off caucuses on the strength of his ground game. Nevada's caucus model demands more of a time commitment... more »
  • Texas private colleges are saying no to guns on campus

    February 21, 2016 3:02 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - When the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring public universities to allow concealed guns on campus, it gave private colleges the chance to follow suit. None has so far. The opposition announced by more than 20 private schools has not surprised top Texas Republicans who championed the... more »
  • 'Affluenza' teen's case moved to adult system

    February 19, 2016 11:12 AM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas judge says the case of a teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck will be moved to adult court. Ethan Couch was 16 at the time of the 2013 crash that killed four people near Fort Worth. During his... more »
  • Texas couple accused of waterboarding 13-year-old boy

    February 18, 2016 1:12 PM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - A North Texas woman and her boyfriend are accused of tying a rope around her 13-year-old son's genitals and subjecting him to waterboarding as a punishment. Kaufman County spokesman Fred Klingelberger said Thursday they each face a charge of felony injury to a child. The charge carries... more »
  • 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 »

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