State News

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

Davis accuses Abbott of incentive fund 'cover up'

Democrat Wendy Davis is accusing Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott of a "cover up" involving economic incentive dollars on the eve of their final debate in the Texas governor's race.

September 29, 2014

Police: Texas 7-Eleven clerk helped plan robbery

Austin police say a 7-Eleven clerk helped orchestrate a robbery at the store.

September 29, 2014

Highland Park ISD reverses, drops ban of 7 books

A suburban Dallas school has reversed course and will let students read seven books removed from an approved list amid concerns about sex, abortion and rape references.

September 29, 2014

Fort Worth boy, 14, drowns trying to recover dove

A 14-year-old North Texas boy has drowned in a stock pond while trying to retrieve a dove that was shot during a hunting trip.

September 29, 2014

3 accused of 2nd-degree murder in Lafayette

Three people, including two Texans, have been indicted in Louisiana in connection with two separate cases of second-degree murder.

September 26, 2014

Perry: If energy is a weapon, US needs big arsenal

Gov. Rick Perry says the booming natural gas industry in Texas can ease U.S. allies' energy dependence on Russia.

September 25, 2014

Gay couples find hurdles to get driver's license

Some homosexuals have been denied a Texas driver's license because they took their same-sex spouse's name and the Department of Public Safety won't recognize documents reflecting the name change.

September 25, 2014

Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student is in custody in Texas.

September 25, 2014

Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

Mexico has overcome 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines.

September 25, 2014

South Texas teen gets 30 years for stabbing woman

A South Texas youth who was 15 when he stabbed a neighbor during a robbery attempt at her home has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

September 24, 2014

Texas requests for gun purchases plummet

The number of Texans seeking federal permission to purchase firearms has dropped 18 percent this year as fears of tougher regulations subside.

September 23, 2014

Testing of West Texas babies exposed to TB begins

West Texas health officials are testing some infants for tuberculosis after they revealed last week that more than 700 of the babies may have been exposed at an El Paso hospital to a hospital worker found to have TB.

September 22, 2014

Houston man sentenced for role in tax fraud scheme

A Houston man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his involvement in a scheme to file more than 250 fraudulent tax returns that claimed nearly $1.3 million in refunds.

September 22, 2014

Perry asks to miss court date citing overseas trip

Indicated Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to skip his next scheduled court appearance because he'll be out of the country.

September 22, 2014

3 charged in El Paso mortuary scheme

Three people have been arrested on dozens of charges in El Paso after authorities found five bodies in various stages of decomposition at a funeral home.

September 19, 2014

Federal inmate sentenced for deadly assault

A Missouri man incarcerated at a federal prison in Southeast Texas has been sentenced to more than 12 years for fatally beating another inmate who he mistakenly believed was in prison for molesting children.

September 18, 2014

Texas governor criticizes Mexico border "failure"

In a sharp criticism of Mexico's "failure" on immigration and crime policies, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has invited President Enrique Pena Nieto to visit his state and observe law enforcement efforts on the U.S. side of the border.

September 17, 2014

Fort Hood soldier sentenced for fatal shooting

A sergeant at Fort Hood has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting another man during a party last year at a home on the Central Texas post.

September 16, 2014

Houston doctor charged with poisoning her lover

Trial is getting underway for a 43-year-old breast cancer doctor based at Houston's famed Texas Medical Center who's accused of poisoning a fellow physician boyfriend with coffee laced with ethylene glycol.

September 15, 2014

Mexican president condemns Texas' guard deployment

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops along the border is "unpleasant" and "reprehensible."

September 12, 2014

5 students fall ill after eating unknown substance

School officials say five students at a middle school southwest of Houston were airlifted to a hospital when they became ill after ingesting an unknown substance given to them by another student.

September 10, 2014

Bond denied for suspected drug cartel courier

Federal authorities say a 28-year-old Texas man found in South Mississippi with more than $1.07 million hidden in a vehicle he was towing is a suspected courier for a Mexican drug cartel.

September 10, 2014

Pet project soothes those overcoming disability

Brian Boone is practicing his silly voice. The 39-year-old soldier, who lost his lower left leg while serving in Afghanistan, looks down at Brindle, a 2-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix — and highly trained service dog.

September 9, 2014

Texas man charged with kidnapping after standoff

Texas authorities have arrested a Van Zandt County man who they say held two women at gunpoint for hours while high on methamphetamines.

September 8, 2014

Austin officials review safety for SxSW festival

Officials in Austin say they're at a "critical point" to make the South by Southwest festival safer after a car crash earlier this year killed three people.

September 5, 2014

Security guard in Houston fatally shoots suspect

A security guard at a Houston strip mall has fatally shot a trespassing suspect who also allegedly attacked a police officer in the after-hours incident.

September 3, 2014

Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement

Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

September 2, 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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