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  • New charges declined against woman who lied about Texas trooper

    New charges declined against woman who lied about Texas trooper

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-05-26 04:35:44 GMT

    WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) - New charges won't be filed against a woman who accused a Texas trooper of sexual assault during a traffic stop.

    WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) - New charges won't be filed against a woman who accused a Texas trooper of sexual assault during a traffic stop.

  • Border Patrol seizes over $2M worth of marijuana

    Border Patrol seizes over $2M worth of marijuana

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:25:57 GMT
    (Courtesy: US Border Patrol)(Courtesy: US Border Patrol)

    Agents assigned to the Harlingen Border Patrol station discovered over 2,700 pounds of marijuana. US Border Patrol agents made the seizure Thursday after they say they received a report of several subjects loading bundles of narcotics into a vehicle near Los Indios, Texas. 

    Agents assigned to the Harlingen Border Patrol station discovered over 2,700 pounds of marijuana. US Border Patrol agents made the seizure Thursday after they say they received a report of several subjects loading bundles of narcotics into a vehicle near Los Indios, Texas. 

  • Texas military veteran arrested for allegedly mailing bombs

    Texas military veteran arrested for allegedly mailing bombs

    Friday, May 25 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-05-25 20:04:47 GMT

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Federal authorities say a 40-year-old military veteran has been arrested in connection with two explosive devices found in southeast Texas in recent weeks. 

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Federal authorities say a 40-year-old military veteran has been arrested in connection with two explosive devices found in southeast Texas in recent weeks. 

  • Military mom surprises son on last day of Pre-K

    Military mom surprises son on last day of Pre-K

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:27 AM EDT2018-05-25 10:27:36 GMT
    Grab the tissues. A military mom in the Austin area pulled off a big surprise on her son's last day of Pre-K. Air Force Staff Sergeant Mariana Chapman showed up at his school in Taylor on Thursday. 4-year-old John Michael Savarese had no idea his mom was coming home. His teachers were in on the plan, making sure that Chapman came in when he was on stage. Sergeant Chapman was deployed to South Korea in December, but she arranged a last-minute trip home for her son's last day of...
    Grab the tissues. A military mom in the Austin area pulled off a big surprise on her son's last day of Pre-K. Air Force Staff Sergeant Mariana Chapman showed up at his school in Taylor on Thursday. 4-year-old John Michael Savarese had no idea his mom was coming home. His teachers were in on the plan, making sure that Chapman came in when he was on stage. Sergeant Chapman was deployed to South Korea in December, but she arranged a last-minute trip home for her son's last day of...
  • Texas waves passing rules, fines firm after testing glitches

    Texas waves passing rules, fines firm after testing glitches

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:15:37 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After glitches during statewide standardized testing, Texas is excusing students affected from some passing requirements and fining the firm that administers the exams.      Last month, 41,702 students were booted for about 20 minutes from the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR exam. Then, earlier this month, 29,307 students taking it were affected by about 90 minutes of connectivity slowdowns.      Education Co...

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After glitches during statewide standardized testing, Texas is excusing students affected from some passing requirements and fining the firm that administers the exams.      Last month, 41,702 students were booted for about 20 minutes from the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR exam. Then, earlier this month, 29,307 students taking it were affected by about 90 minutes of connectivity slowdowns.      Education Co...

  • SeaWorld offers free admission to U.S. veterans and families

    SeaWorld offers free admission to U.S. veterans and families

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:47:04 GMT
    Beginning today through July 4, 2018, U.S. veterans and up to three guests may enjoy free admission to SeaWorld San Antonio as well as other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties across the U.S.  This new offer joins the ongoing Waves of Honor program that offers complimentary admission to any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman once per year, for the military personnel and as many as three direct dependents. "As Memoria...
    Beginning today through July 4, 2018, U.S. veterans and up to three guests may enjoy free admission to SeaWorld San Antonio as well as other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties across the U.S.  This new offer joins the ongoing Waves of Honor program that offers complimentary admission to any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman once per year, for the military personnel and as many as three direct dependents. "As Memoria...
  • State owes counties $2.6 billion for indigent defense costs

    State owes counties $2.6 billion for indigent defense costs

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-05-24 11:34:33 GMT
    SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Texas county commissioners say the state of Texas owes its 254 counties about $2.6 billion for the cost of providing indigent defendants a proper trial defense. The San Angelo Standard-Times reported the figure was highlighted by Tom Green County Precinct Commissioner Ralph Hoelscher, who mentioned it at a Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday and told commission colleagues that the West Texas county alone is owed $18.5 million dating to the 2001 start of the s...
    SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Texas county commissioners say the state of Texas owes its 254 counties about $2.6 billion for the cost of providing indigent defendants a proper trial defense. The San Angelo Standard-Times reported the figure was highlighted by Tom Green County Precinct Commissioner Ralph Hoelscher, who mentioned it at a Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday and told commission colleagues that the West Texas county alone is owed $18.5 million dating to the 2001 start of the s...
  • Border Patrol agent involved in fatal shooting of illegal alien, 3 others arrested

    Border Patrol agent involved in fatal shooting of illegal alien, 3 others arrested

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:31:37 GMT
    Photo: US Customs and Border PatrolPhoto: US Customs and Border Patrol
    Photo: US Customs and Border PatrolPhoto: US Customs and Border Patrol

    A Laredo-area Border Patrol agent was reportedly involved in the fatal shooting of an illegal alien, according to officials.

    A Laredo-area Border Patrol agent was reportedly involved in the fatal shooting of an illegal alien, according to officials.

  • Prominent Baptist leader removed as head of Texas seminary

    Prominent Baptist leader removed as head of Texas seminary

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:33:13 GMT
    Photo: Paige Patterson/YouTubePhoto: Paige Patterson/YouTube
    Photo: Paige Patterson/YouTubePhoto: Paige Patterson/YouTube
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of "unbiblical teaching" through sexist and demeaning comments to women who he suggests should tolerate abuse.    The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary board of trustees said in a statement that 75-year-old Paige Patterson was dismissed following a 13-hour meeting "to move in the direction of new leader...
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of "unbiblical teaching" through sexist and demeaning comments to women who he suggests should tolerate abuse.    The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary board of trustees said in a statement that 75-year-old Paige Patterson was dismissed following a 13-hour meeting "to move in the direction of new leader...
  • Lupe Valdez becomes first Latina Texas gubernatorial candidate

    Lupe Valdez becomes first Latina Texas gubernatorial candidate

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-05-23 10:36:15 GMT
    Lupe Valdez/FacebookLupe Valdez/Facebook

    Results are in for the 2018 Primary Runoff Election, and Texas Democrats nominated a candidate for governor who breaks barriers but is expected to struggle while going against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in November. Lupe Valdez is the first Latina and openly gay gubernatorial candidate in Texas. Valdez beat Democrat Andrew White with 53.05% of the vote.  "Tonight is a victory for all of us who are fighting for a stronger and fairer Texas. A tolerant and diverse Texas. A T...

    Results are in for the 2018 Primary Runoff Election, and Texas Democrats nominated a candidate for governor who breaks barriers but is expected to struggle while going against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in November. Lupe Valdez is the first Latina and openly gay gubernatorial candidate in Texas. Valdez beat Democrat Andrew White with 53.05% of the vote.  "Tonight is a victory for all of us who are fighting for a stronger and fairer Texas. A tolerant and diverse Texas. A T...

  • Astros players wear 'We play for Santa Fe' t-shirts

    Astros players wear 'We play for Santa Fe' t-shirts

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:12:08 GMT

    In a show of support for the victims of a school shooting, Houston Astro baseball players wore t-shirts that said: "We play for Santa Fe."

    In a show of support for the victims of a school shooting, Houston Astro baseball players wore t-shirts that said: "We play for Santa Fe."

  • Texas governor convenes new discussions on school safety

    Texas governor convenes new discussions on school safety

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:44:41 GMT
    Photo: Office of the Governor of Greg AbbottPhoto: Office of the Governor of Greg Abbott

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response to last week's shooting near Houston, "We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children." 

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response to last week's shooting near Houston, "We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children." 

  • Border Patrol stops 75-year-old woman smuggling heroin

    Border Patrol stops 75-year-old woman smuggling heroin

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:40:49 GMT
    Photo: Cropped photo of heroin discovered by agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office (Courtesy: CBP))Photo: Cropped photo of heroin discovered by agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office (Courtesy: CBP))

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers say they discovered a woman trying to smuggle almost 17 pounds of heroin. 

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers say they discovered a woman trying to smuggle almost 17 pounds of heroin. 

  • Private jet from Texas crashes in Honduras, all survive

    Private jet from Texas crashes in Honduras, all survive

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:02:21 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A private jet traveling from Austin, Texas, crashed off the end of the runway of the Honduran capital's international airport and broke in half Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger. 

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A private jet traveling from Austin, Texas, crashed off the end of the runway of the Honduran capital's international airport and broke in half Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger. 

  • Gov. Abbott to host roundtable events, discuss school safety

    Gov. Abbott to host roundtable events, discuss school safety

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:01 AM EDT2018-05-22 07:01:14 GMT

    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott will host a series of roundtable sessions to generate solutions that improve safety and security at Texas schools and in our communities.

    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott will host a series of roundtable sessions to generate solutions that improve safety and security at Texas schools and in our communities.

  • Kleberg County warns residents about a phone scam

    Kleberg County warns residents about a phone scam

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:10:30 GMT

    The Kleberg County Sheriff's Office is warning its residents about a phone scam. Detectives say the scammers call in the late evening time hours and request a ransom for the release of a kidnapped relative.

    The Kleberg County Sheriff's Office is warning its residents about a phone scam. Detectives say the scammers call in the late evening time hours and request a ransom for the release of a kidnapped relative.

  • Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

    Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:09:45 GMT

    Christina Delgado had been dreading the next school shooting for months, since a gunman stormed a high school 1,000 miles away in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. Her 13-year-old daughter watched it unfold on television and said she was afraid to go to school. So Delgado had taken an unpopular stand in her home state of Texas, with some of the most permissible gun laws in America.

    Christina Delgado had been dreading the next school shooting for months, since a gunman stormed a high school 1,000 miles away in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. Her 13-year-old daughter watched it unfold on television and said she was afraid to go to school. So Delgado had taken an unpopular stand in her home state of Texas, with some of the most permissible gun laws in America.

  • Man, 89, arrested on murder charge for running over woman

    Man, 89, arrested on murder charge for running over woman

    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:21:43 GMT

    (AP) - San Antonio authorities say an 89-year-old man is charged with murder after a woman was run over with a car several times.

    (AP) - San Antonio authorities say an 89-year-old man is charged with murder after a woman was run over with a car several times.

  • Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams releases statement

    Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams releases statement

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:27:43 GMT
    PHOTO: Terrance Williams, NFL wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, Photo Date: December 7, 2015 (Photo: Keith Allison / CC BY-SA 2.0 )PHOTO: Terrance Williams, NFL wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, Photo Date: December 7, 2015 (Photo: Keith Allison / CC BY-SA 2.0 )
    PHOTO: Terrance Williams, NFL wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, Photo Date: December 7, 2015 (Photo: Keith Allison / CC BY-SA 2.0 )PHOTO: Terrance Williams, NFL wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, Photo Date: December 7, 2015 (Photo: Keith Allison / CC BY-SA 2.0 )

    Following his arrest early Saturday morning, Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams released a statement surrounding allegations he was publically intoxicated.

    Following his arrest early Saturday morning, Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams released a statement surrounding allegations he was publically intoxicated.

  • Man shot by police in Fort Worth after chase

    Man shot by police in Fort Worth after chase

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:05 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:05:13 GMT
    file photofile photo
    file photofile photo

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth police say officers have shot and wounded a man who opened fire at them during a chase. Authorities say the man initially shot at police in White Settlement, just west of Fort Worth, then drove to Fort Worth with officers in pursuit.

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth police say officers have shot and wounded a man who opened fire at them during a chase. Authorities say the man initially shot at police in White Settlement, just west of Fort Worth, then drove to Fort Worth with officers in pursuit.

  • Texas lieutenant governor calls for 'hardening' of schools

    Texas lieutenant governor calls for 'hardening' of schools

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:14:31 GMT

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a "hardening" of the nation's school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at a high school near Houston.

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a "hardening" of the nation's school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at a high school near Houston.

  • Boy, 12, bitten by rattlesnake after crashing four-wheeler

    Boy, 12, bitten by rattlesnake after crashing four-wheeler

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:36:03 GMT

    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Central Texas say a 12-year-old boy involved in the wreck of a four-wheeler also has been bitten by a rattlesnake. Few details are available about the Saturday evening incident in Georgetown in Williamson County, just north of Austin. 

    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Central Texas say a 12-year-old boy involved in the wreck of a four-wheeler also has been bitten by a rattlesnake. Few details are available about the Saturday evening incident in Georgetown in Williamson County, just north of Austin. 

  • Police search for motive in Texas school shooting

    Police search for motive in Texas school shooting

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:57:13 GMT
    Dimitrios PagourtzisDimitrios Pagourtzis
    Dimitrios PagourtzisDimitrios Pagourtzis

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter, Shana Fisher, had made clear that she was not interested in Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter, Shana Fisher, had made clear that she was not interested in Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

  • Company says gas leak led to explosion at Houston-area plant

    Company says gas leak led to explosion at Houston-area plant

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-05-20 04:19:44 GMT
    (AP) - Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers.      Kuraray America says in a news release that ethylene escaping from a safety valve caught fire Saturday at the company's EVAL plan in Pasadena where 266 workers were on site.      Ethylene is a gas that is not harmful to humans and is used in the production of plastic.  ...
    (AP) - Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers.      Kuraray America says in a news release that ethylene escaping from a safety valve caught fire Saturday at the company's EVAL plan in Pasadena where 266 workers were on site.      Ethylene is a gas that is not harmful to humans and is used in the production of plastic.  ...
  • J.J. Watt to pay for funerals

    J.J. Watt to pay for funerals

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:30:20 GMT

    (NBC) Houston Texans star JJ Watt is once again assisting people in the Houston area in a time of need. The defensive end will pay for the funerals of those killed in Friday's shooting at Santa Fe High School about 30 miles from downtown Houston.

    (NBC) Houston Texans star JJ Watt is once again assisting people in the Houston area in a time of need. The defensive end will pay for the funerals of those killed in Friday's shooting at Santa Fe High School about 30 miles from downtown Houston.

  • 4 injured in North Texas helicopter crash

    4 injured in North Texas helicopter crash

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:05:49 GMT

    STONEBURG, Texas (AP) - Authorities say four people have been hurt in a helicopter crash during a hunting trip to North Texas.

    STONEBURG, Texas (AP) - Authorities say four people have been hurt in a helicopter crash during a hunting trip to North Texas.

  • 17 hurt after blast at Texas chemical plant

    17 hurt after blast at Texas chemical plant

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-05-19 19:26:54 GMT

    (NBC) At least 17 people have been injured in a flash fire incident at the Kurary plant in La Porte.

    (NBC) At least 17 people have been injured in a flash fire incident at the Kurary plant in La Porte.

  • Hospital says 2 school attack victims critical

    Hospital says 2 school attack victims critical

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-05-19 15:22:15 GMT

    (AP) - A hospital treating three of the people injured in the mass shooting at a Texas high school says one patient, who is a minor, is in good condition and the other two patients are in critical condition.

    (AP) - A hospital treating three of the people injured in the mass shooting at a Texas high school says one patient, who is a minor, is in good condition and the other two patients are in critical condition.

  • Sub with 'lust for life,' school resource officer, exchange student among Texas victims

    Sub with 'lust for life,' school resource officer, exchange student among Texas victims

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:04:53 GMT
    Photo: HCSO TexasPhoto: HCSO Texas
    Photo: HCSO TexasPhoto: HCSO Texas

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - A substitute teacher who relatives say had a "lust for life" and a foreign exchange student from Pakistan are among the first confirmed victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Texas high school.

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - A substitute teacher who relatives say had a "lust for life" and a foreign exchange student from Pakistan are among the first confirmed victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Texas high school.

  • Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

    Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-19 01:33:18 GMT
    PHOTO: Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, was arrested following a shooting spree at Santa Fe High School in Texas, Photo Date: undatedPHOTO: Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, was arrested following a shooting spree at Santa Fe High School in Texas, Photo Date: undated

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - A gunman carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - A gunman carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

  • Man, armed with gun, shows up at high school shooting

    Man, armed with gun, shows up at high school shooting

    Friday, May 18 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-05-18 20:54:07 GMT
    (Courtesy: Scott McGrew/Twitter)(Courtesy: Scott McGrew/Twitter)
    (Courtesy: Scott McGrew/Twitter)(Courtesy: Scott McGrew/Twitter)

    As first responders and medics were busy tending to the wounded and searching for other possible suspects in the nation's latest high school shooting, reporters were stunned when a man carrying a flag and armed with a gun arrived at the scene.

    As first responders and medics were busy tending to the wounded and searching for other possible suspects in the nation's latest high school shooting, reporters were stunned when a man carrying a flag and armed with a gun arrived at the scene.

  • Student unsurprised by Texas school shooting

    Student unsurprised by Texas school shooting

    Friday, May 18 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-05-18 20:04:09 GMT
    photo: KPRCphoto: KPRC

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a local high school Friday morning.

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a local high school Friday morning.

  • Police: 2 explosive devices in Beaumont appear linked

    Police: 2 explosive devices in Beaumont appear linked

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:23:11 GMT
    (Courtesy: CNN)(Courtesy: CNN)
    (Courtesy: CNN)(Courtesy: CNN)

    (AP) - Police in Beaumont say two explosive devices recently discovered in the city appear to be linked and investigators are working to ensure the incidents don't "mirror the recent events of Austin."

    (AP) - Police in Beaumont say two explosive devices recently discovered in the city appear to be linked and investigators are working to ensure the incidents don't "mirror the recent events of Austin."

  • Governor directs flags to half staff in wake of school shooting

    Governor directs flags to half staff in wake of school shooting

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:19:42 GMT

    Governor Greg Abbott has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in memory of those who lost their lives in the Santa Fe High School Shooting. In a statement released today, Abbott says the devastating act sustained by the community has deeply touched the core of who we are as caring people. In the statement, Abbott directs the Texas flag to be immediately lowered to half staff, where they should remain through sunset, Tuesday, May 22.  Flags should return to full-staff the...

    Governor Greg Abbott has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in memory of those who lost their lives in the Santa Fe High School Shooting. In a statement released today, Abbott says the devastating act sustained by the community has deeply touched the core of who we are as caring people. In the statement, Abbott directs the Texas flag to be immediately lowered to half staff, where they should remain through sunset, Tuesday, May 22.  Flags should return to full-staff the...

  • $331K in meth discovered in canned produce

    $331K in meth discovered in canned produce

    Friday, May 18 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-05-18 17:57:27 GMT

    Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection report they arrested three people at the Laredo Port of Entry in connection with the seizure of alleged methamphetamine. 

    Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection report they arrested three people at the Laredo Port of Entry in connection with the seizure of alleged methamphetamine. 

  • Cajun Navy leader arrested on contractor fraud charge

    Cajun Navy leader arrested on contractor fraud charge

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:49:52 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man who founded Cajun Navy 2016, a volunteer flotilla renowned for responding to natural disasters, has been arrested on a charge he defrauded a customer who hired him to rebuild a home.      An attorney for Jon Bridgers says he was freed from jail on $10,000 bond after his arrest Wednesday on a residential contractor fraud charge.      Bridgers' group received national recognition for rescuing Texas residents during Hu...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man who founded Cajun Navy 2016, a volunteer flotilla renowned for responding to natural disasters, has been arrested on a charge he defrauded a customer who hired him to rebuild a home.      An attorney for Jon Bridgers says he was freed from jail on $10,000 bond after his arrest Wednesday on a residential contractor fraud charge.      Bridgers' group received national recognition for rescuing Texas residents during Hu...
  • Ammo box falls from military chopper, crashes into school

    Ammo box falls from military chopper, crashes into school

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-05-18 13:11:26 GMT
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    file photofile photo

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine how a box of ammunition fell from a military helicopter and crashed through the roof of an elementary school in Texas.

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine how a box of ammunition fell from a military helicopter and crashed through the roof of an elementary school in Texas.

  • Ex-Bandidos biker gang leaders found guilty of murder

    Ex-Bandidos biker gang leaders found guilty of murder

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:55:04 GMT
    Photo: CNNPhoto: CNN
    Photo: CNNPhoto: CNN

    (AP) - Two former leaders of the notorious Bandidos biker gang have been found guilty by a federal jury in Texas of racketeering charges alleging multiple murders, attempted murders and other crimes.

    (AP) - Two former leaders of the notorious Bandidos biker gang have been found guilty by a federal jury in Texas of racketeering charges alleging multiple murders, attempted murders and other crimes.

  • Police say baby accidentally left in parked car dies in Eagle Pass

    Police say baby accidentally left in parked car dies in Eagle Pass

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:31:50 GMT
    Photo: PixabayPhoto: Pixabay
    Photo: PixabayPhoto: Pixabay

    EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) - Police in South Texas say a 7-month-old girl has died after being left in a parked car amid triple-digit temperatures when her father apparently forgot to take her to daycare before going to work.

    EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) - Police in South Texas say a 7-month-old girl has died after being left in a parked car amid triple-digit temperatures when her father apparently forgot to take her to daycare before going to work.

  • Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

    Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-05-17 15:15:17 GMT
    photo: NBC DFWphoto: NBC DFW
    photo: NBC DFWphoto: NBC DFW

    DALLAS (AP) - Police say a 25-year-old man duped two Dallas high schools for nine months by posing as a 17-year-old student and Hurricane Harvey evacuee in order to play basketball.

    DALLAS (AP) - Police say a 25-year-old man duped two Dallas high schools for nine months by posing as a 17-year-old student and Hurricane Harvey evacuee in order to play basketball.

  • Officials: Multiple people dead in shooting at Texas home

    Officials: Multiple people dead in shooting at Texas home

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:19:50 GMT
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    file photofile photo

    PONDER, Texas (AP) - Authorities say multiple people have died in a shooting at a home in a rural town north of Fort Worth.  

    PONDER, Texas (AP) - Authorities say multiple people have died in a shooting at a home in a rural town north of Fort Worth.  

  • Texas House seeks to curb sexual harassment in Legislature

    Texas House seeks to curb sexual harassment in Legislature

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-05-16 17:02:53 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has established a working group to further try and prevent sexual harassment in the Legislature. 

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has established a working group to further try and prevent sexual harassment in the Legislature. 

  • One city's healthcare is divided by the two states it shares

    One city's healthcare is divided by the two states it shares

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:13 AM EDT2017-06-26 11:13:23 GMT

    The quality of Texarkana's healthcare comes down to what side of the state line residents live on because of the decisions of two states that share this small Southern town.

    The quality of Texarkana's healthcare comes down to what side of the state line residents live on because of the decisions of two states that share this small Southern town.

  • DNC Day 3: Speakers discuss change, endorse Hillary Clinton

    DNC Day 3: Speakers discuss change, endorse Hillary Clinton

    Thursday, July 28 2016 6:35 AM EDT2016-07-28 10:35:03 GMT
    Mary Alice Palacios is a Hillary Clinton delegate.Mary Alice Palacios is a Hillary Clinton delegate.

    The star power was in full force Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention with a theme of "Working Together."  President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden addressed the convention to support Hillary Clinton's candidacy. 

    The star power was in full force Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention with a theme of "Working Together."  President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden addressed the convention to support Hillary Clinton's candidacy. 

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