State News

Drilling rig accident in West Texas leaves 1 dead

Officials say an equipment-related drilling rig accident in West Texas has left an oilfield worker dead.

April 22, 2014

San Antonio officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

A San Antonio police officer has fatally shot a robbery suspect during a struggle.

April 21, 2014

Dallas-area serial bank robber gets 20 years

A gunman who pleaded guilty to five bank robberies in the Dallas area has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

April 18, 2014

Retail gasoline prices up 6 cents across Texas

Retail gasoline prices continue to creep upward as they've risen 6 cents this week across Texas.

April 17, 2014

Houston schools ditch 'Indians,' other mascots

Four Houston schools are saying goodbye to the Indians, Redskins, Rebels and Warriors.

April 16, 2014

Woman fatally attacked by dog in San Antonio

An 83-year-old woman has died almost two weeks after being mauled by a neighbor's dog as while feeding her cats in her backyard.

April 15, 2014

Storm damage in East Texas to be examined

The National Weather Service will determine whether it was a tornado that caused damage to several buildings in the small East Texas town of Lovelady, destroying at least three mobile homes.

April 14, 2014

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

As the fourth anniversary of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster approaches, workers who cleaned up oil in the Gulf of Mexico are able to file claims for medical problems they developed after the spill.

April 11, 2014

2 teens, 14, detained in Texas slaying, victim 17

Two 14-year-old boys have been detained in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old East Texas youth whose body was found in a vehicle.

April 10, 2014

Police: Men burglarized more than 150 apartments

Police say they suspect two men are responsible for more than 150 apartment burglaries in the Austin area.

April 9, 2014

Texas shoe stabbing trial wrapping up

Jurors are expected to soon get the case of a Houston woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe.

April 8, 2014

Chili's backs off autism event after backlash

Chili's is backing away from plans to donate funds to a group that says autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position that has been widely discredited by the medical community.

April 7, 2014

Body found at Denny's after shootings leave 3 dead

Police are investigating the shooting deaths of three people in East Texas.

April 7, 2014

At least 5 hurt in North Texas thunderstorms

Five people have been slightly hurt and hundreds of homes and businesses lost power after North Texas thunderstorms destroyed some structures.

April 4, 2014

Fort Hood shooter was from Puerto Rico

Military officials say the Fort Hood gunman blamed for killing three people and wounding 16 others before taking his own life was from Puerto Rico.

April 3, 2014

Food supplier recalling 8,700 lbs of chicken

A food supplier with operations in Oklahoma is recalling more than 8,700 pounds of frozen chicken products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens.

April 2, 2014

Larger areas of Texas fall into severe drought

Large areas of Texas have fallen into severe drought as a typically wet season remains relatively dry.

April 1, 2014

Man gets 20 years in 1984 Galveston County slaying

A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 1984 slaying of a woman in Galveston County.

April 1, 2014

Northeast Texas man on trial for officer's death

A 22-year-old Northeast Texas man faces up to life in prison is he's convicted of murder for the hit-and-run death of Texarkana police officer last year.

March 31, 2014

Driver fleeing Houston police dies in car crash

Officials say a 22-year-old man has died after he lost control of his car and slammed into trees and a parked car while fleeing from police trying to pull him over for incorrect license plates.

March 28, 2014

Police: 4th death from South By Southwest crash

Austin police say a fourth person has died after being struck by a suspected drunken driver earlier this month during the South By Southwest festival.

March 27, 2014

Texas woman pleads guilty to neglecting daughter

An East Texas woman who authorities say tried to starve her severely disabled 17-year-old daughter to death in order to get access to the girl's $2.8 million trust fund has pleaded guilty to neglect.

March 27, 2014

Suspect in 2001 Galveston slaying caught in Mexico

A suspect in a 2001 slaying in Southeast Texas who was captured in Mexico has been returned to Galveston.

March 26, 2014

FCC: Thousands of hotels don't offer direct 911

A federal official says tens of thousands of hotels don't allow guests to directly reach emergency services when dialing 911 from their room phones.

March 25, 2014

Woman cleaning Houston strip club found slain

Houston police say a woman cleaning a strip club has been found slain following an apparent robbery and investigators are seeking the public's help in finding the attacker.

March 24, 2014

Family Raises Thousands For Joe Cavazos

Joe Cavazos has been battling small cell cancer and bone cancer for almost three years now.

October 20, 2013

The Best Ways To Enjoy The State Fair

This weekend, the State Fair Of Texas in downtown Dallas will close its doors with an estimated 2.5 million people vising during its 24-day operation. But before the biggest fair in the country shuts its doors, KAVU News Anchor John Estrada took a visit to tell you what you shouldn’t miss.

October 18, 2013

Texans Leaning Toward Legalizing Pot

Polls shows 58 percent of Texas voters support legalizing marijuana and allowing the government to regulate it like alcohol.

October 8, 2013

Group Issues Travel Alert For San Antonio

A travel Alert has been issued by "Get Equal Texas" for members of the LGBT community.

August 22, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz holding meetings across Texas

Sen. Ted Cruz is touring the state this week holding meetings with Republican and tea party groups.

August 20, 2013
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