State News

Woman charged in death of man, body at Texas recycling unit

A homeless woman has been charged in the slaying of another transient whose body was found on the conveyor belt of a Central Texas recycling center.

April 17, 2015

Son, 26, charged with killing parents at their Houston home

Houston police say a 26-year-old man has been charged in the shooting deaths of his parents whose bodies were found in their bedroom.

April 16, 2015

Acting fire chief leads Texas unit after sex assault charges

A North Texas volunteer fire chief will lead a neighboring department where some firefighters are charged in the alleged sexual assault of a recruit.

April 14, 2015

7 hurt in North Texas attack by 2 dogs, police kill 1 canine

Authorities say seven people have been hurt by two aggressive dogs in a biting attack that ended when a North Texas officer shot and killed one of the canines.

April 13, 2015

Feb. trial date in manslaughter case from 2010 BP disaster

A trial date of Feb. 16 has been set in the complicated case against two BP supervisors charged in the deaths of workers killed when the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

April 10, 2015

City of San Antonio, state teaming up on Alamo makeover plan

The city of San Antonio is teaming up with state officials to create a master plan for a sweeping makeover of the Alamo and its surrounding plaza.

April 10, 2015

Teen will not be tried as adult in drowning death of infant

A judge in Dallas has ruled that a 14-year-old girl won't be tried as an adult in the January drowning death of an infant.

April 10, 2015

Man, woman found dead at rural home near Texas Panhandle

Authorities near the Texas Panhandle are searching for a suspect they say killed two people whose bodies were found at a rural home.

April 10, 2015

Fort Hood survivors of 2009 rampage to receive Purple Hearts

Dozens of survivors and relatives of soldiers who died in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting are finally getting the Purple Hearts they have felt were long overdue.

April 10, 2015

Houston-area man held in stabbing death of fiancee

Authorities say a suburban Houston woman was fatally stabbed by her fiance just hours after law officers had gone to her home on a family violence call.

April 9, 2015

Woman arrested after 35 bogus calls to 911 from Texas motel

Corpus Christi police have arrested a woman accused of making 35 bogus calls to 911 in one day from a motel when she did not need help.

April 8, 2015

South Texan gets nearly 19 years in prison for child porn

A San Antonio man has been sentenced to nearly 19 years in federal prison for swapping child pornography images with more than 100 people.

April 7, 2015

Report: Hundreds of firearm violations at Texas Army post

Over a 10-year period there have been more than 230 instances of soldiers violating Army regulations by bringing an unregistered firearm on to a Central Texas post.

April 6, 2015

North Texas jury awards man nearly $34M in skylight lawsuit

A Tarrant County jury has awarded a man almost $34 million for injuries he sustained after falling through a skylight while working on a roof.

April 6, 2015

Police: Suspect injured after shot by South Texas officers

Corpus Christi authorities say police shot an armed suspect who had pointed a gun at officers.

April 6, 2015

Central Texas woman charged in mother's strangulation death

Central Texas authorities say they have charged a woman with murder in the strangulation death of her mother.

April 6, 2015

Boy, 12, dies in South Texas mobile home fire, cause sought

Investigators say a 12-year-old boy has died in a South Texas mobile home fire.

April 6, 2015

At 50, Houston Astrodome remains building in limbo

Happy 50th birthday to the Houston Astrodome.

April 6, 2015

2 men slain at Houston apartments, no immediate arrests

Houston police say two men have been fatally shot at an apartment complex.

April 3, 2015

Pierce Burnett next president of Huston-Tillotson University

Longtime higher-education administrator Colette Pierce Burnette has been named president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin.

April 2, 2015

New boyfriend fatally shoots Houston-area woman's ex-beau

A Houston-area woman's ex-boyfriend has been shot to death outside her home after he allegedly tried to use a brick to attack her new beau.

April 1, 2015

South Texas man accused of portraying self as officer

A South Texas man has been accused of pretending to be a law officer to collect money owed to a bail bonds company.

April 1, 2015

Houston-area woman faces up to 85 years for financial fraud

A Houston-area woman faces up to 85 years in prison for a tax scam and other financial fraud since 2005.

April 1, 2015

Texas House OKs $210B budget after 17-hour floor debate

The first state budget under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has passed the Texas House after a pre-dawn vote to spend $210 billion over the next two years.

April 1, 2015

A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:

April 1, 2015

Police: Fight over lottery winnings led to murder-suicide

Fort Worth police say a man who won $500 on a scratch-off lottery ticket fatally shot his live-in girlfriend and then himself after an argument over him not wanting to share the winnings with her.

April 1, 2015

Police: Mother leaves daughter to sleep in Dallas trash bin

A mother has been charged with leaving her 7-year-old daughter to sleep overnight in a dumpster outside a spa in Dallas, police said.

March 31, 2015

San Antonio-area man gets 3 years for stealing postal metal

A South Texas man who hauled mail for the U.S. Postal Service must serve three years in prison for stealing more than 200 tons of metal and selling it for scrap.

March 31, 2015

Fort Worth police officer cleared in December fatal shooting

A Tarrant County grand jury has declined to indict a Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot a robbery suspect in December.

March 31, 2015

Report: Almost 3K undelivered mail found at Texas airport

A report says an internal inspection of a U.S. Postal Service facility at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has found almost 3,000 pieces of undelivered mail.

March 31, 2015
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