State News

Houston police try to identify body discovered in junkyard

Houston police are trying to identify a body discovered in a junkyard by some people searching for scrap metal.

January 30, 2015

2 dead in gunfire in Rosenberg, police investigating 2 sites

Two people have been killed and another wounding during early-morning gunfire at a Houston-area apartment and an unoccupied high school stadium.

January 28, 2015

Man charged after police say he burned toddler in hot bath

A 26-year-old man is facing criminal charges after Georgetown police say he burned his girlfriend's toddler with hot water in a bathtub.

January 27, 2015

Man who shot Bexar County deputy gets 40 years in prison

A man who shot a sheriff's deputy as he tried to serve him with several warrants at a house outside of San Antonio has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

January 26, 2015

Austin police fatally shoot armed man after domestic call

A Central Texas police officer has fatally shot an armed man who allegedly aimed a gun at officers responding to a domestic disturbance call.

January 23, 2015

Officials ID body inside truck at bottom of Fort Worth lake

Authorities say a man found dead this week inside a truck at the bottom of a Fort Worth lake had been reported missing from Hurst.

January 22, 2015

Man sentenced to prison in transporting minor for sex

A New Jersey man will go to prison after authorities say he took a teenage girl across state lines for criminal sexual activity.

January 21, 2015

Girl, 4, dies after tree falls on her in East Texas accident

A 4-year-old girl has died after a dead pine tree fell on her in an accident during some burning in rural East Texas.

January 19, 2015

At least 1 hurt, car wedged under school bus in Houston

At least one person has been hurt as part of a car ended up wedged under a school bus in Houston.

January 16, 2015

Lafayette airport board selects new director

Louisiana native Steven Picou (PEE'-koo) has been selected from a field of more than 30 candidates to be the new director of the Lafayette Regional Airport.

January 15, 2015

Boy, 11, dies after shot while at Corpus Christi apartments

Police say an 11-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head at the South Texas apartment complex where he lived.

January 14, 2015

Judge delays Austin trial in 1988 slaying of woman

A man serving life in prison for a 1986 killing in which the victim's husband was wrongfully convicted is now expected to go on trial in Austin in September in the death of another woman.

January 13, 2015

Man charged in hit-and-run death of bicyclist in Texas City

A 76-year-old Texas City man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist whose body was dragged for a city block.

January 12, 2015

Texas man gets 37 years for pouring boiling water on wife

A Central Texas man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for attacking his wife by pouring boiling water over her head as they argued.

January 9, 2015

3 teens killed in fiery traffic accident south of Houston

Authorities say three high school students died when their car went out of control, hit a culvert and burst into flames in a Houston-area wreck.

January 8, 2015

Spokesman: 1 dead in Randall County shooting

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred south of Amarillo.

January 5, 2015

HealthSouth completes purchase of home health firm

Birmingham-based HealthSouth Corp. has completed the acquisition of a large home health company.

January 2, 2015

Jeb Bush sees son George P sworn into Texas office

Former President George H.W. Bush didn't make it, but Jeb Bush was on hand to see his son officially take office in Texas.

January 2, 2015

ND native to lead band during US All-American Bowl

A North Dakota native will lead a marching band of 125 high school seniors from across the country during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

January 2, 2015

Lowe's employee, 23, dies when wood falls on him

A federal workplace safety agency will investigate the death of a male employee at a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Lubbock who died after a stack of lumber fell on him.

January 2, 2015

Killer in 'Bernie' movie could still face scrutiny

The district attorney who agreed to release a convicted Texas killer whose story inspired the dark comedy "Bernie" said he's not ruling out a future prosecution of the man.

January 2, 2015

First U.S. Ebola Patient Dies

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

October 8, 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

New Boating Regulations

New regulations went into effect Tuesday for all boaters in Texas lakes.

July 3, 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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