State News

Suspect sought after stealing Magnolia police patrol car

Officers in the Houston area are seeking a man who stole a police car in a chase that ended near some railroad tracks.

February 26, 2015

North Texan gets life term for soliciting girl, 16, for sex

A registered sex offender from North Texas must serve life in prison for molesting a 16-year-old Houston-area girl he met online and nicknamed "wifey."

February 26, 2015

Some West Texas students accused in fatal beating of emu

Some West Texas teenagers have been accused in the beating death of an emu during a party on private property.

February 26, 2015

Men wanted for gambling tax trick nabbed at different casino

This gamble didn't pay off.

February 26, 2015

South Texas police chief charged with tampering with records

A South Texas police chief is charged with 14 counts of tampering with governmental records.

February 26, 2015

San Antonio man gets 66 years for killing sister's boyfriend

A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 66 years in prison for killing his sister's boyfriend and forcing her to help clean up the blood.

February 25, 2015

Texas seeks input on new bass conservation license plate

It's all about the bass, as in fish.

February 25, 2015

About 90 flights canceled at DFW airport amid winter weather

About 90 flights have been canceled at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport amid sleet and light snow from the second winter storm system this week.

February 25, 2015

Department of Public Safety again warns against Mexico trips

The Texas Department of Public Safety has again warned students looking forward to spring break to avoid Mexico due to drug-related violence.

February 25, 2015

Lawyer: White House fence jumper expected to take plea deal

A man who the Secret Service says scaled a White House fence and dashed into the executive mansion before being caught inside carrying a folding knife is expected to take a plea deal.

February 24, 2015

About 225 more flights canceled in North Texas winter storm

About 225 flights have been canceled a day after a North Texas winter storm left behind freezing temperatures and icy conditions.

February 24, 2015

Authorities ID body found on beach near High Island

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has identified the man whose body was found with several gunshot wounds on a beach near High Island.

February 24, 2015

Killeen: Fort Hood soldier fatally shoots 3, kills self

A Central Texas soldier has been blamed for killing his wife and two other people, wounding another person then taking his own life in an off-post dispute.

February 24, 2015

Plane slips off taxiway at North Texas airport

Officials say an American Airlines jet slid off a taxiway and got stuck in the grass after landing at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

February 24, 2015

Houston surgeons separate 10-month-old conjoined twin girls

Doctors say they're optimistic 10-month-old conjoined twin girls named Faith and Hope will survive surgery that has now separated them.

February 23, 2015

4 dead, 1 wounded in Central Texas domestic disturbance

Four people have been shot to death in Killeen in Central Texas and another is hospitalized in what police are calling a murder-suicide.

February 23, 2015

Man accused of shocking Austin officer with Taser

A man is accused of grabbing an Austin police sergeant's Taser during a struggle and shocking him with it.

February 23, 2015

Body found bound, with gunshot wounds on South Texas beach

South Texas authorities are investigating after a man's body was found bound and with gunshot wounds on a beach near High Island.

February 23, 2015

Arlington woman dead after test-driving, crashing motorcycle

Carrollton police say a 43-year-old woman has died after crashing a motorcycle that she was test-driving.

February 23, 2015

Inmate gets 80 more years for plotting to kill Texas judge

A Central Texas man in prison for not registering as a sex offender must serve 80 more years for trying to hire a hit man to kill the judge in his case.

February 20, 2015

Inmate convicted of trying to have Central Texas judge slain

An inmate serving time for not registering as a sex offender has been convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill the Texas judge who sent him to prison.

February 19, 2015

Port of Corpus Christi to pay $15M toward new Harbor Bridge

The Port of Corpus Christi will pay the state $15 million and grant Texas right of way authorization for a new Harbor Bridge.

February 18, 2015

Lubbock man gets 45 years for strangling wife, body dumped

Prosecutors say a Lubbock man sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his wife slept beside her corpse before dumping her body in Big Spring.

February 17, 2015

Man accused of using wrench to beat another man to death

A 38-year-old Abilene man is accused of beating a man to death using a wrench and then later burying his body.

February 16, 2015

Dallas police body camera shows water rescue, driver unhurt

Dallas police have saved a driver trapped in his upside-down car in a creek during a water rescue captured by an officer's body camera.

February 13, 2015

South Texas oil worker dies, fell from nearly 50-foot rig

An oil field worker in South Texas has died after falling while near the top of a 50-foot rig.

February 12, 2015

Toddler dies after being hit by vehicle in Dimmitt driveway

North Texas police are investigating after a 14-month-old girl died after being run over by a vehicle in a driveway.

February 11, 2015

Texas police searching for suspect in ice pick stabbing

San Antonio police are investigating after they say a 41-year-old man was stabbed in the back of his head with an ice pick.

February 9, 2015

Central Texas woman arrested in death of 2-year-old daughter

A Central Texas woman has been arrested after her 2-year-old daughter died this week from head and internal injuries.

February 6, 2015

'Texas 7' prison fugitive scheduled for execution

A former fugitive with the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners is set for execution for the slaying of a suburban Dallas police officer.

February 4, 2015
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