State News

Man shot by Hidalgo County deputies in drug investigation

Three Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies are on administrative leave after they shot and wounded a man authorities say rammed his pickup truck into their patrol cars.

September 4, 2015

Fire breaks out at gas plant in rural North Texas

About a dozen homes in a rural area of North Texas were evacuated as a precaution after a fire broke out at a natural gas facility. There have been no reports of injuries.

September 3, 2015

Houston not enforcing school-zone phone law

Houston has the state's largest school district but city officials and educators say they don't have the funding needed to install signs about a ban on texting and talking with cellphones in school zones.

September 2, 2015

Inmate accused in 1990 Tyler double-slaying gets 50 years

A convicted kidnapper linked to a 1990 East Texas double-slaying has pleaded guilty to one death and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

September 2, 2015

Eastern Iowa pipe plant cutting production, workforce

Officials for a Houston-based company say it will cease production and cut jobs this month at an eastern Iowa plant.

September 2, 2015

Texas inmate who died in custody overdosed on medication

Officials say a convicted felon facing trial in the 2014 deaths of a Texas woman and her father killed himself by overdosing on a prescription drug.

September 2, 2015

Worker's body found beneath under-construction Austin house

Authorities say the body of a construction worker has been found under a house being built in Austin.

September 2, 2015

Blue Bell's Broken Arrow facility resumes production

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed production at its Broken Arrow facility a day after the company's products returned to select locations in Texas and Alabama.

September 2, 2015

Suspect in Texas officer's death had 2nd mental commitment

A defense attorney for the man accused of fatally shooting a suburban Houston officer says his client was committed to a county psychiatric center in 2010.

September 1, 2015

Energy grid operator says Texas users OK for fall, winter

The grid operator for Texas says electric users should have sufficient supply into the winter.

September 1, 2015

Man arrested after allegedly punching Austin police horse

Austin police have arrested a man accused of punching a patrol horse during a fight in the downtown area.

September 1, 2015

Texas A&M on lookout for package with radioactive item

Texas A&M University and a shipping company are trying to locate a sealed box contacting radioactive material that never reached an off-campus office.

September 1, 2015

Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes

A state inquiry has found that an oil and gas company's disposal well operations likely did not cause a series of North Texas earthquakes.

September 1, 2015

Dallas police officers to begin wearing body cameras

Police officers in select parts of Dallas are set to start wearing body cameras.

September 1, 2015

Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains

As the Black Lives Matter movement gains more public attention, there are questions being raised about who's in charge of the movement and what its long-term goals are.

September 1, 2015

Police: Dallas guard shoots wife after fight over infidelity

A security guard at a Dallas office tower is accused of murder after allegedly calling 911 and saying he shot his wife because he feared for his life.

August 31, 2015

Man who killed fellow oil worker wants to be free man

A Texas man who stabbed to death a fellow oil field worker in a North Dakota hotel about four years ago is seeking to be released from state supervision.

August 28, 2015

Off-duty Dallas policeman helps catch alleged fake officer

Police have nabbed a driver accused of flashing law enforcement-style red and blue lights behind a vehicle being driven by an off-duty Dallas officer.

August 27, 2015

Man charged in 2013 slaying flees San Antonio murder trial

A man charged with murder over a 2013 slaying in San Antonio has fled the start of his trial after stepping outside court to speak with relatives.

August 26, 2015

Texas Vehicle Registration Renewal Available Online

Online vehicle registration renewal helps you avoid hassle of long lines.

August 25, 2015

Woman gets 4 years in prison for posing as hospice caregiver

A 34-year-old woman has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for stealing the identity of a registered nurse and treating hospice patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

August 25, 2015

Man gets 60 years in prison in Texas child pornography case

A man who worked at children's shelters and as a tumbling coach and a nanny has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in San Antonio to six counts of producing child pornography.

August 24, 2015

Dog Severely Burned from Chemical Burn

A dog picked up by animal care services in San Antonio last week is blind and it's face is severely burned.

August 21, 2015

Girlfriend charged with shooting Texas retired judge, 70

Investigators say the girlfriend of a 70-year-old retired judge has been charged with shooting him in the head while at his Corpus Christi home.

August 21, 2015

Police: Pilot of plane that crashed near Las Cruces has died

The pilot of T-28 vintage Navy plane that crashed last week near the Las Cruces International Airport has died.

August 20, 2015

Butte girl missing, may be with non-custodial mother

The state of Montana has issued a missing and endangered person alert for a 13-year-old Butte girl who was reportedly taken from her residence by her non-custodial mother.

August 20, 2015

Texas man drowns in Mountain Fork River in McCurtain County

A Texas man's body has been found in the Mountain Fork River in McCurtain County.

August 20, 2015

Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School

A pilot of attack helicopters who competed in triathlons and a wilderness enthusiast who became a military police officer because it was the closest she could get to a combat job are the first women to finish the Army's elite Ranger School.

August 20, 2015

1 man killed, 1 wounded in Webster parking lot shooting

Police say one man has been fatally shot and another wounded when they were attacked while in the parking lot of a Houston-area restaurant.

August 20, 2015

Texas refinery fire blamed on lightning strike, no injuries

Emergency management officials blame a lightning strike for a fire at a refinery near Houston.

August 20, 2015
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