State News

Texas employee fired over breast-feeding photos

A Jason's Deli employee in San Antonio has been fired after taking photos of a woman breast-feeding her 2-month-old son inside of the restaurant.

October 29, 2014

Man faces charges in 2 South Texas slayings

A man charged last week in South Texas with capital murder in the December 2012 fatal shooting of a man in Mission was arraigned this week on capital murder charges in a shooting at a family gathering a month earlier.

October 28, 2014

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

While the federal government is trying to enforce a strategy for properly handling Ebola, some state governors and Army officials are planning the kinds of quarantines the White House has opposed and that scientists call an ill-conceived overreaction.

October 28, 2014

Repairs begin on vandalized headstones in Texas

Work has started to repair nearly 90 headstones damaged by vandals at an East Texas cemetery.

October 28, 2014

Man found guilty in 1980 slaying

A man has been found guilty of capital murder in the 1980 death of a 73-year-old Williamson County woman.

October 28, 2014

Man shot when gun falls to floor, picked up by boy

A man was shot in the face when he lunged for a handgun after it fell from his pocket while he slept and was picked up by a 3-year-old boy.

October 27, 2014

Transgender lawyer in Texas embraces change

When lawyer Katie Sprinkle works at the Frank Crowley Courts Building, she occasionally runs into an acquaintance who, trying to place her, asks whether she has a brother who once worked in the public defender's office.

October 27, 2014

Land appraisals disputed as drought shrinks lake

Property valuations along a Central Texas lake continue to rise even though many properties no longer have waterfront as the drought draws down water lines.

October 27, 2014

Hospital hit by Ebola scare to alter procedures

The Dallas hospital where two nurses were infected with Ebola after treating a Liberian man says it's instituted new procedures for treatment of infectious diseases.

October 24, 2014

South Texas pre-K student, 4, takes gun to school

Nobody has been hurt after a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student took a loaded gun in his backpack to a South Texas elementary school.

October 24, 2014

Remains of French ship to be reassembled in Texas

Archaeologists are beginning to reassemble the remains of a French ship recovered more than 300 years after it was lost in a storm off the Texas coast.

October 24, 2014

Houston police nab 14 suspected in US illegally

A report of a pickup truck with a flat tire has led Houston police to 14 people believed to be in the U.S. illegally.

October 23, 2014

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."

October 22, 2014

Texas man charged in Minnesota sex abuse case

Authorities have charged a Texas man who they say engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Twin Cities boy who he met online.

October 20, 2014

Trooper: 2 dead, 2 injured in East Texas crash

East Texas authorities say two people have died and two others have been injured after a motorcycle slammed into the back of an SUV.

October 17, 2014

Texas law firm target of BP lawsuit

Three Mississippi businessmen argue in a federal lawsuit that Texas attorneys owe them $7.9 million for steering to them thousands of people seeking to resolve claims against BP from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

October 16, 2014

2 boys survive East Texas lightning strike

Two boys have survived a lightning strike in East Texas while both were in a metal deer stand in the Angelina National Forest.

October 14, 2014

La. AG tries to keep Ebola waste out of state

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says he will take legal action to stop the incinerated personal belongings of a Dallas Ebola victim from being disposed of in a landfill in Calcasieu Parish.

October 13, 2014

Texas woman charged with leaving infant in truck

A Baytown woman has been charged with child endangerment after authorities say another woman found her baby left in a hot truck.

October 10, 2014

South Texas man gets 18 years for killing cyclist

A South Texas man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after fatally hitting a bicyclist while drunk and driving off with the body in the bed of his truck.

October 9, 2014

First U.S. Ebola Patient Dies

Dallas hospital says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died.

October 8, 2014

Jailed woman dies after being shot with stun gun

The Texas Rangers are investigating after a 37-year-old woman died hours after being shot with a stun gun while deputies took her into custody at a Waco courthouse.

October 8, 2014

Next steps for $1 billion Corpus Christi bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation has released its request for proposals for what could be as much as a $1 billion project to replace Corpus Christi's more than mile-long Harbor Bridge.

October 7, 2014

Schools under Ebola scrutiny to use fever scanners

Electronic scanners to check for fevers are set to be used at five Dallas schools where students are under an Ebola watch.

October 6, 2014

3 injured in South Texas helicopter crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety says three men have been injured in a commercial helicopter crash in South Texas.

October 3, 2014

New arraignment date for ex-BP exec

A former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been granted a delay in his arraignment on recently updated charges in the case.

October 2, 2014

EMS crew exposed to Ebola victim tests negative

Three members of the ambulance crew that transported a man diagnosed with Ebola to a Dallas hospital have tested negative for the virus and are restricted to their homes as health officials monitor their conditions.

October 1, 2014

Deputy: Texas man cut father-in-law with machete

Authorities in southeast Texas say a man and his father-in-law have been arrested after a domestic dispute that involved a machete attack and shooting.

September 30, 2014

Texas State Aquarium Nominated for Top 10 List

Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi nominated for Top 10 list of best aquariums in North America.

July 25, 2014

Keep Cool Paddling Texas Trails

Now, finding a place to put in or take out a kayak or canoe is a lot easier since Texas Parks and Wildlife has added several new paddling trails so folks can stay cool this summer and see nature up close.

July 17, 2014
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