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  • Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuana

    Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuana

    Friday, December 15 2017 12:26 PM EST2017-12-15 17:26:55 GMT
    MANCHACA, Texas (AP) - When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it.    Texas is the last big state to allow some form of medical marijuana, albeit an oil extract so low in the psychoactive component, THC, that it couldn't get a person high. Though it might seem that Texas policymakers ...
    MANCHACA, Texas (AP) - When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it.    Texas is the last big state to allow some form of medical marijuana, albeit an oil extract so low in the psychoactive component, THC, that it couldn't get a person high. Though it might seem that Texas policymakers ...
  • Texas official out after post disparaging 'pathetic' women

    Texas official out after post disparaging 'pathetic' women

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:37 AM EST2017-12-15 15:37:32 GMT
    Andrew Leonie, left, with Ken Paxton. (Facebook/Andrew Leonie)Andrew Leonie, left, with Ken Paxton. (Facebook/Andrew Leonie)
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A top aide to Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton resigned Thursday after reports surfaced of him disparaging the stories of sexually harassed women as "pathetic" on Facebook.    Paxton spokesman Mark Rylander said views expressed by associate deputy attorney general Andrew Leonie on social media "do not reflect our values." The announcement came hours after The Dallas Morning News reported comments posted on Leonie's page a...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A top aide to Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton resigned Thursday after reports surfaced of him disparaging the stories of sexually harassed women as "pathetic" on Facebook.    Paxton spokesman Mark Rylander said views expressed by associate deputy attorney general Andrew Leonie on social media "do not reflect our values." The announcement came hours after The Dallas Morning News reported comments posted on Leonie's page a...
  • 2 men crushed when house being raised falls on them

    2 men crushed when house being raised falls on them

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:25 AM EST2017-12-15 15:25:13 GMT
    Photo/Twitter- KPRCPhoto/Twitter- KPRC
    HOUSTON (AP) - Two men working to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them.    Harris County emergency officials say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the house collapsed in a suburban Houston subdivision near Bush Intercontinental Airport.    The house dropped about three feet onto the men. Assistant Chief Al Sterkx of the Harris County Em...
    HOUSTON (AP) - Two men working to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them.    Harris County emergency officials say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the house collapsed in a suburban Houston subdivision near Bush Intercontinental Airport.    The house dropped about three feet onto the men. Assistant Chief Al Sterkx of the Harris County Em...
  • San Antonio teen detained after campus lockdown

    San Antonio teen detained after campus lockdown

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:19 PM EST2017-12-15 04:19:47 GMT
    Image: MGNImage: MGN

    (AP) - A teenager has been detained after officials say he threatened his ex-girlfriend in text messages that prompted a lockdown at a San Antonio high school.

    (AP) - A teenager has been detained after officials say he threatened his ex-girlfriend in text messages that prompted a lockdown at a San Antonio high school.

  • For a third time in 3 days, men rob Houston hotels of ATMs

    For a third time in 3 days, men rob Houston hotels of ATMs

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:46 AM EST2017-12-14 15:46:35 GMT
    Houston Courtyard MarriottHouston Courtyard Marriott
    HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say that for the third night in a row, masked men have stolen an automated cash machine that wasn't bolted down from a lobby of a Marriott hotel.    Lt. Larry Crowson says a group of four or five men stormed the lobby of the Marriott near George Bush Intercontinental Airport early Thursday, grabbed an ATM machine and fled in a vehicle.    Crowson says that when a valet yelled at the men as they fled, one of the men lifted his shirt t...
    HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say that for the third night in a row, masked men have stolen an automated cash machine that wasn't bolted down from a lobby of a Marriott hotel.    Lt. Larry Crowson says a group of four or five men stormed the lobby of the Marriott near George Bush Intercontinental Airport early Thursday, grabbed an ATM machine and fled in a vehicle.    Crowson says that when a valet yelled at the men as they fled, one of the men lifted his shirt t...
  • Funeral held for slain San Marcos police officer

    Funeral held for slain San Marcos police officer

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-12-14 04:39:45 GMT

    (AP) - A Texas police officer who was fatally shot last week was remembered as a compassionate man who loved being a police officer and a father at his funeral Wednesday.

    (AP) - A Texas police officer who was fatally shot last week was remembered as a compassionate man who loved being a police officer and a father at his funeral Wednesday.

  • Houston neighborhood cannot ban photo shoots in public areas

    Houston neighborhood cannot ban photo shoots in public areas

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:19 PM EST2017-12-13 17:19:03 GMT
    Photo: Broadacres neighborhood/The Cultural Landscape FoundationPhoto: Broadacres neighborhood/The Cultural Landscape Foundation
    HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston neighborhood known for its lush greenery and picturesque live oaks will not be allowed to ban photo shoots in public areas.    The Houston Chronicle reports city officials confirm esplanades (ES'-pluh-nods) targeted by the Broadacres Homeowners Association are in the public right of way.    Association officials last week posted signs saying: "Welcome to Broadacres. No Photo Shoots." The North, South and West boulevards - especi...
    HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston neighborhood known for its lush greenery and picturesque live oaks will not be allowed to ban photo shoots in public areas.    The Houston Chronicle reports city officials confirm esplanades (ES'-pluh-nods) targeted by the Broadacres Homeowners Association are in the public right of way.    Association officials last week posted signs saying: "Welcome to Broadacres. No Photo Shoots." The North, South and West boulevards - especi...
  • Studies: Warming made Harvey's deluge 3 times more likely

    Studies: Warming made Harvey's deluge 3 times more likely

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:59 AM EST2017-12-13 15:59:27 GMT
    PHOTO: National Guard members rescue animals from floods during the Hurricane Harvey storm, Photo Date: 9/1/2017PHOTO: National Guard members rescue animals from floods during the Hurricane Harvey storm, Photo Date: 9/1/2017
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Global warming's fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research.    While scientists say man-made climate change didn't trigger Harvey, new studies calculate that a warmer, wetter world made it at least three times more likely that the stalled storm over Houston would flood the fourth most populous U.S. city. Researchers also said global warming often goosed a...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Global warming's fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research.    While scientists say man-made climate change didn't trigger Harvey, new studies calculate that a warmer, wetter world made it at least three times more likely that the stalled storm over Houston would flood the fourth most populous U.S. city. Researchers also said global warming often goosed a...
  • US officials stop vessel carrying cocaine off Panama coast

    US officials stop vessel carrying cocaine off Panama coast

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:53 AM EST2017-12-13 12:53:33 GMT
    File photo.File photo.
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - U.S. officials intercepted a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3,800 pounds (1,700 kilograms) of cocaine last month after pursuing it in international waters off the coast of Panama.    Customs and Border Protection says the U.S. Coast Guard stopped the vessel Nov. 13. The three crew members were arrested.    Officials say such semi-submersible vessels are designed to navigate low in the water to avoid detection.   Offic...
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - U.S. officials intercepted a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3,800 pounds (1,700 kilograms) of cocaine last month after pursuing it in international waters off the coast of Panama.    Customs and Border Protection says the U.S. Coast Guard stopped the vessel Nov. 13. The three crew members were arrested.    Officials say such semi-submersible vessels are designed to navigate low in the water to avoid detection.   Offic...
  • Homeland Security chief lauds Texas 'sanctuary cities' ban

    Homeland Security chief lauds Texas 'sanctuary cities' ban

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 8:05 PM EST2017-12-13 01:05:48 GMT

    (AP) - New U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is decrying "sanctuary cities" in a state that recently approved strict laws banning them. President Donald Trump's former deputy White House chief of staff, Nielsen was confirmed by the Senate last week. She's visiting Austin, where county sheriff Sally Hernandez once promised not to comply with some "d...

    (AP) - New U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is decrying "sanctuary cities" in a state that recently approved strict laws banning them. President Donald Trump's former deputy White House chief of staff, Nielsen was confirmed by the Senate last week. She's visiting Austin, where county sheriff Sally Hernandez once promised not to comply with some "d...

  • Man outside Houston gun range killed when rifle discharges

    Man outside Houston gun range killed when rifle discharges

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:31 PM EST2017-12-12 21:31:41 GMT
    photo: KPRCphoto: KPRC

    (AP) - Harris County authorities say a 36-year-old man walking toward a building that houses a suburban Houston gun range has been shot and killed after a rifle being worked on inside the building discharged. Sheriff's spokesman Thomas Gilliland says the bullet from the hunting rifle went through a wall and struck the man who had just got out of his car. A medical helicopter took the man to a Houston hospital where he died later T...

    (AP) - Harris County authorities say a 36-year-old man walking toward a building that houses a suburban Houston gun range has been shot and killed after a rifle being worked on inside the building discharged. Sheriff's spokesman Thomas Gilliland says the bullet from the hunting rifle went through a wall and struck the man who had just got out of his car. A medical helicopter took the man to a Houston hospital where he died later T...

  • Dallas-area school district cancels classes due to flu

    Dallas-area school district cancels classes due to flu

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:44 PM EST2017-12-12 17:44:48 GMT
    SUNNYVALE, Texas (AP) - A Dallas-area school district has canceled classes to try to prevent further cases of the flu as more and more students were absent because of illness.    Sunnyvale Independent School District Sunnyvale Independent School District officials announced Monday that Tuesday and Wednesday classes were canceled. The district has about 1,820 students and includes an elementary, middle school and high school, all located on the same site.    ...
    SUNNYVALE, Texas (AP) - A Dallas-area school district has canceled classes to try to prevent further cases of the flu as more and more students were absent because of illness.    Sunnyvale Independent School District Sunnyvale Independent School District officials announced Monday that Tuesday and Wednesday classes were canceled. The district has about 1,820 students and includes an elementary, middle school and high school, all located on the same site.    ...
  • Pricey Houston neighborhood prohibits elaborate photo shoots

    Pricey Houston neighborhood prohibits elaborate photo shoots

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:37 AM EST2017-12-12 11:37:07 GMT
    Photo: Broadacres neighborhood/The Cultural Landscape FoundationPhoto: Broadacres neighborhood/The Cultural Landscape Foundation
    HOUSTON (AP) - Avynn Ramos stood by her mother's car on Parkway Drive in Broadacres, the disappointment written all over her face. She'd been up since 6:15 a.m. Saturday getting false eyelashes applied and her hair and makeup done for the quinceañera photos she hoped would be taken on a sun-dappled esplanade.    But when her mother, Carliss Ramos, and photographer, Oscar Herrera, saw signs the Broadacres Homeowners Association recently posted prohibiting photos, they...
    HOUSTON (AP) - Avynn Ramos stood by her mother's car on Parkway Drive in Broadacres, the disappointment written all over her face. She'd been up since 6:15 a.m. Saturday getting false eyelashes applied and her hair and makeup done for the quinceañera photos she hoped would be taken on a sun-dappled esplanade.    But when her mother, Carliss Ramos, and photographer, Oscar Herrera, saw signs the Broadacres Homeowners Association recently posted prohibiting photos, they...
  • FBI says Houston teen tried to join ISIS, plan terror attack

    FBI says Houston teen tried to join ISIS, plan terror attack

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:08 AM EST2017-12-12 11:08:09 GMT
    Houston home where Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested on terrorism charges.Houston home where Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested on terrorism charges.
    A Houston teenager has been arrested after he allegedly made attempts to join ISIS, according to the FBI. 18-year-old was arrested Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested Friday at his home in Houston. FBI agents returned to his home Monday to gather evidence. The FBI released the criminal complaint Monday that states Damlarkaya was attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group. The FBI said the Houston native tried twice, and failed, to travel to Syria. His first attemp...
    A Houston teenager has been arrested after he allegedly made attempts to join ISIS, according to the FBI. 18-year-old was arrested Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested Friday at his home in Houston. FBI agents returned to his home Monday to gather evidence. The FBI released the criminal complaint Monday that states Damlarkaya was attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group. The FBI said the Houston native tried twice, and failed, to travel to Syria. His first attemp...
  • Man suspected of killing 3 in Houston captured in Dallas

    Man suspected of killing 3 in Houston captured in Dallas

    Monday, December 11 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-12-12 01:27:12 GMT
    DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say police in Dallas have captured a 35-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of three people in a Houston home.      Jeffery Noble was booked late Sunday into the Dallas County jail and is being held on a charge of capital murder. Online jail records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.      The Harris County sheriff's office on Monday confirmed Noble's arrest but didn't offer details.      Investigators sa...
    DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say police in Dallas have captured a 35-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of three people in a Houston home.      Jeffery Noble was booked late Sunday into the Dallas County jail and is being held on a charge of capital murder. Online jail records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.      The Harris County sheriff's office on Monday confirmed Noble's arrest but didn't offer details.      Investigators sa...
  • Gov. Abbott posthumously awards Texas Legislative Medal Of Honor

    Gov. Abbott posthumously awards Texas Legislative Medal Of Honor

    Monday, December 11 2017 2:35 PM EST2017-12-11 19:35:52 GMT
    Gov. Abbot presents the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to the great grandson of Master Sgt. Travis WatkinsGov. Abbot presents the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to the great grandson of Master Sgt. Travis Watkins

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Travis Earl Watkins of the United States Army. "May we always remember Travis Watkins’ courage and heroism in the face of true evil," said Governor Abbott. "By posthumously presenting him with this honor, we will ensure that his legacy continues to endure and that future generations of Americans can find inspiration from his st...

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Travis Earl Watkins of the United States Army. "May we always remember Travis Watkins’ courage and heroism in the face of true evil," said Governor Abbott. "By posthumously presenting him with this honor, we will ensure that his legacy continues to endure and that future generations of Americans can find inspiration from his st...

  • Texas man sentenced for illegally making guns sent to Mexico

    Texas man sentenced for illegally making guns sent to Mexico

    Sunday, December 10 2017 1:40 PM EST2017-12-10 18:40:21 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas man has been sentenced to 6½ years in federal prison for illegally making hundreds of firearms - some of which ended up in Mexico. Gary Busby was sentenced Friday during a federal court hearing in Dallas. 

    DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas man has been sentenced to 6½ years in federal prison for illegally making hundreds of firearms - some of which ended up in Mexico. Gary Busby was sentenced Friday during a federal court hearing in Dallas. 

  • Officials: Patients at risk in Dallas psychiatric hospital

    Officials: Patients at risk in Dallas psychiatric hospital

    Sunday, December 10 2017 1:23 PM EST2017-12-10 18:23:09 GMT
    (Courtesy: Dallas Morning News)(Courtesy: Dallas Morning News)

    (AP) - Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators first threatened to close the facility for severe safety problems.

    (AP) - Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators first threatened to close the facility for severe safety problems.

  • Police believe deaths of father, 2 kids was murder-suicide

    Police believe deaths of father, 2 kids was murder-suicide

    Saturday, December 9 2017 6:54 PM EST2017-12-09 23:54:37 GMT

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - Authorities in North Texas are investigating the shooting deaths of a man and his two small children as an apparent murder-suicide. Police in North Richland Hills say the shooting took place on Saturday.

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - Authorities in North Texas are investigating the shooting deaths of a man and his two small children as an apparent murder-suicide. Police in North Richland Hills say the shooting took place on Saturday.

  • Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 parishioner slaying

    Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 parishioner slaying

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:25 PM EST2017-12-09 03:25:32 GMT
    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.      The same jurors in Hidalgo County in South Texas found John Bernard Feit guilty of murder Thursday night. Prosecutors asked jurors Friday for a 57-year prison term - one year for each year he had walked free since killing Irene Garza after she went to him for confes...
    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.      The same jurors in Hidalgo County in South Texas found John Bernard Feit guilty of murder Thursday night. Prosecutors asked jurors Friday for a 57-year prison term - one year for each year he had walked free since killing Irene Garza after she went to him for confes...
  • Retired Texas teachers leaving state health plan

    Retired Texas teachers leaving state health plan

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:49 PM EST2017-12-09 02:49:42 GMT
    Lawmaker Wants The True Costs of All Those BondsLawmaker Wants The True Costs of All Those Bonds

    (AP) - Thousands of retired Texas teachers are abandoning the health insurance program the state created for them, a concerning move for a health care system that faces a $700 million funding shortfall.      About 7,800 retirees have requested to leave the health insurance program housed under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. The number of requests to opt out of the program has been about 1,500 or less per year in the past, the Austin American-State...

    (AP) - Thousands of retired Texas teachers are abandoning the health insurance program the state created for them, a concerning move for a health care system that faces a $700 million funding shortfall.      About 7,800 retirees have requested to leave the health insurance program housed under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. The number of requests to opt out of the program has been about 1,500 or less per year in the past, the Austin American-State...

  • Man alleges Texas police officers lied, shot him in the back

    Man alleges Texas police officers lied, shot him in the back

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:20 PM EST2017-12-09 02:20:26 GMT

    (AP) - A man shot twice by police in Texas is suing several officers and the city of Fort Worth, alleging an officer shot him in the back without cause and several other officers colluded to cover up what he says are flaws in the shooting.      The civil rights lawsuit, filed Dec. 5, centers on a 2015 shooting that happened when officers responded to a report that Jeremi Rainwater had fired several shotgun rou...

    (AP) - A man shot twice by police in Texas is suing several officers and the city of Fort Worth, alleging an officer shot him in the back without cause and several other officers colluded to cover up what he says are flaws in the shooting.      The civil rights lawsuit, filed Dec. 5, centers on a 2015 shooting that happened when officers responded to a report that Jeremi Rainwater had fired several shotgun rou...

  • 3rd Zika infection by Texas mosquito reported this year

    3rd Zika infection by Texas mosquito reported this year

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:14 PM EST2017-12-09 02:14:57 GMT
    Corpus Christi Vector Contril crews are stepping up efforts to combat mosquitoes after Hurricane Harvey blew in last week.Corpus Christi Vector Contril crews are stepping up efforts to combat mosquitoes after Hurricane Harvey blew in last week.

    (AP) - Health officials say a person in Texas appears to have been infected with Zika after being bitten by a local mosquito, the third such instance this year.      Officials said Thursday that a McAllen resident appears to have been infected by a mosquito in Hidalgo County, located on the border with Mexico. Previously this year, another local transmission was reported in Hidalgo County and one in neighboring Cameron County.      The Tex...

    (AP) - Health officials say a person in Texas appears to have been infected with Zika after being bitten by a local mosquito, the third such instance this year.      Officials said Thursday that a McAllen resident appears to have been infected by a mosquito in Hidalgo County, located on the border with Mexico. Previously this year, another local transmission was reported in Hidalgo County and one in neighboring Cameron County.      The Tex...

  • Three Dallas Cowboys baptized at team training facility

    Three Dallas Cowboys baptized at team training facility

    Friday, December 8 2017 3:37 PM EST2017-12-08 20:37:44 GMT

    The Dallas Cowboys team chaplain baptized three Cowboys players at the team's practice facility this week.  KXAN reports team chaplain Jonathan Evans posted a video online of safety Kavon Frazier, linebacker Anthony Hitchens, and linebacker Justin March-Lillard, getting baptized in the training room pool. Jonathan Evans

    The Dallas Cowboys team chaplain baptized three Cowboys players at the team's practice facility this week.  KXAN reports team chaplain Jonathan Evans posted a video online of safety Kavon Frazier, linebacker Anthony Hitchens, and linebacker Justin March-Lillard, getting baptized in the training room pool. Jonathan Evans

  • Customer fatally shoots robber at San Antonio restaurant

    Customer fatally shoots robber at San Antonio restaurant

    Thursday, December 7 2017 10:44 AM EST2017-12-07 15:44:38 GMT
    Photo: MGN OnlinePhoto: MGN Online
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Officials say a man eating with his family at a San Antonio fast food restaurant fatally shot a man who threatened his family and employees with a gun.    Police Capt. Michael Starnes told the San Antonio Express-News that the citizen, who is licensed to carry a gun, used his handgun to "take down the robber" on Wednesday evening.    Starnes said that employees were also threatened by the robber and they ran out the back of the restau...
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Officials say a man eating with his family at a San Antonio fast food restaurant fatally shot a man who threatened his family and employees with a gun.    Police Capt. Michael Starnes told the San Antonio Express-News that the citizen, who is licensed to carry a gun, used his handgun to "take down the robber" on Wednesday evening.    Starnes said that employees were also threatened by the robber and they ran out the back of the restau...
  • PHOTOS: Snow blankets Texas Hill Country

    PHOTOS: Snow blankets Texas Hill Country

    Thursday, December 7 2017 8:23 AM EST2017-12-07 13:23:09 GMT
    Courtesy: Rebecca Flores/WOAICourtesy: Rebecca Flores/WOAI

    As we wait to see if our area will get some wintry precipitation overnight, folks in Bracketville in the Texas Hill Country woke up to a winter wonderland this morning!  Photo: Rebecca Flores/WOAI These photos were submitted to our sister station WOAI in San Antonio. Photo: Emily Santellano/WOAI Photo: Rebecca Flores/WOAI Photo: Philip Garcia (WOAI)

    As we wait to see if our area will get some wintry precipitation overnight, folks in Bracketville in the Texas Hill Country woke up to a winter wonderland this morning!  Photo: Rebecca Flores/WOAI These photos were submitted to our sister station WOAI in San Antonio. Photo: Emily Santellano/WOAI Photo: Rebecca Flores/WOAI Photo: Philip Garcia (WOAI)

  • Texas' first Hispanic female sheriff enters governor's race

    Texas' first Hispanic female sheriff enters governor's race

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:43 AM EST2017-12-06 13:43:47 GMT
    Photo: Lupe Valdez/Dallas CountyPhoto: Lupe Valdez/Dallas County
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' first Hispanic female sheriff says she will run against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2018.    Democrat Lupe Valdez has been the sheriff of Dallas County for 12 years. Her announcement Wednesday makes her the most prominent Democrat in the race after bigger names passed on trying to break Republicans' 22-year hold on the Texas governor's mansion.    The 70-year-old Valdez is an Army veteran and was Texas' first openly gay female sheri...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' first Hispanic female sheriff says she will run against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2018.    Democrat Lupe Valdez has been the sheriff of Dallas County for 12 years. Her announcement Wednesday makes her the most prominent Democrat in the race after bigger names passed on trying to break Republicans' 22-year hold on the Texas governor's mansion.    The 70-year-old Valdez is an Army veteran and was Texas' first openly gay female sheri...
  • Poll finds many Harvey victims saying they still need help

    Poll finds many Harvey victims saying they still need help

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 7:40 PM EST2017-12-06 00:40:05 GMT

    (AP) - More than three months after Hurricane Harvey walloped Texas, many affected residents say they're still not getting help they need and President Donald Trump is getting low marks for his handling of the disaster, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation survey released Tuesday.      The poll is another indication of how families along the Texas coast continue struggling...

    (AP) - More than three months after Hurricane Harvey walloped Texas, many affected residents say they're still not getting help they need and President Donald Trump is getting low marks for his handling of the disaster, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation survey released Tuesday.      The poll is another indication of how families along the Texas coast continue struggling...

  • Couple charged in girl's death denied access to living child

    Couple charged in girl's death denied access to living child

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 7:13 PM EST2017-12-06 00:13:03 GMT
    Sherin MathewsSherin Mathews

    DALLAS (AP) - A judge has ruled that a suburban Dallas couple facing charges after the death of their adopted 3-year-old daughter may not have any contact with their 3-year-old biological daughter.      District Judge Cheryl Lee Shannon issued the ruling Tuesday after two days of testimony in the case.      Wesley Mathews is charged with first-degree felony injury to a child in the death of Sherin Mathews, who was adopted from India. His wife is charged w...

    DALLAS (AP) - A judge has ruled that a suburban Dallas couple facing charges after the death of their adopted 3-year-old daughter may not have any contact with their 3-year-old biological daughter.      District Judge Cheryl Lee Shannon issued the ruling Tuesday after two days of testimony in the case.      Wesley Mathews is charged with first-degree felony injury to a child in the death of Sherin Mathews, who was adopted from India. His wife is charged w...

  • 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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