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  • Father didn't abuse boy kept in a box

    November 20, 2014 7:45 PM

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

    November 20, 2014 11:27 AM

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

    November 20, 2014 3:09 AM

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

    November 19, 2014 7:51 PM

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

    November 18, 2014 4:35 PM

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

    October 31, 2014 6:46 PM

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

    October 28, 2014 7:39 PM

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

    October 21, 2014 6:31 PM

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

    October 20, 2014 12:32 PM

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

    October 19, 2014 10:18 AM

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

    October 16, 2014 6:38 PM

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

    October 16, 2014 5:52 PM

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

    October 15, 2014 12:34 PM

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

    October 14, 2014 5:43 PM

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

    October 14, 2014 11:48 AM

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

    October 13, 2014 4:27 PM

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

    October 12, 2014 8:40 PM

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

    October 12, 2014 1:00 PM

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

    October 12, 2014 10:26 AM

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

    October 10, 2014 9:14 AM

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

    October 2, 2014 5:21 PM

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

    September 30, 2014 4:07 PM

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

    September 29, 2014 9:49 PM

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

    September 24, 2014 7:49 PM

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

    September 12, 2014 1:23 PM

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

    September 3, 2014 10:37 AM

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

    September 2, 2014 7:54 PM

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

    August 29, 2014 4:56 PM

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

    August 27, 2014 5:53 PM

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

    August 26, 2014 9:46 PM

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

    August 26, 2014 5:17 PM

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

    August 25, 2014 11:04 AM

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

    August 21, 2014 10:41 AM

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

    August 20, 2014 7:54 PM

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

    August 19, 2014 2:43 AM

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

    August 16, 2014 2:18 PM

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

    August 15, 2014 6:12 PM

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

    August 4, 2014 7:09 AM

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

    July 21, 2014 10:30 AM

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

    July 17, 2014 11:13 AM

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

    July 14, 2014 12:50 PM

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

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