State News

Man throws chain saws at deputy during East Texas chase

Police in Lufkin say an East Texas man is in custody after he was involved in an hour-long chase that involved eight law enforcement agencies, covered three counties and included chain saws being tossed at an officer by the fleeing driver.

August 3, 2015

About 200 neglected horses to remain in Houston SPCA care

About 200 neglected horses seized from a Houston-area ranch will remain with an animal protection group and the owners must pay $485,000 in care costs.

July 31, 2015

Stores, shoppers prepare for annual Texas sales tax holiday

The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 7-9 as children prepare to return to school.

July 30, 2015

Search of vehicle at Laredo border crossing leads to $482K

Agents at the South Texas border have seized nearly $482,000 hidden in a vehicle attempting to enter Mexico.

July 29, 2015

Jail to release more Sandra Bland footage before her death

Texas authorities say they will release more video of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail.

July 28, 2015

Nobody hurt when bull roams Texas State University campus

Learning about livestock took on new meaning at Texas State University when a bull wandered onto the campus.

July 23, 2015

Dashcam video shows confrontational Texas traffic stop

Police dashcam video shows a Texas state trooper tried to pull Sandra Bland out of her car, then drew his stun gun and threatened her after the woman who authorities say later killed herself in a jail cell refused to follow his orders.

July 22, 2015

Wrong-way driver, 2 others die in I-45 head-on collision

Three people have died on Interstate 45 in a head-on collision caused by a driver traveling the wrong way on the highway.

July 21, 2015

Austin police: More than 400 officers needed over 5 years

Police leaders in Austin want to add more than 400 officers to the force over the next five years, which is more than double what city officials anticipated adding just a year ago.

July 20, 2015

Sanford man wanted in deaths of wife, child, caught in Texas

The FBI says a Sanford man wanted in the deaths of his wife and stepdaughter earlier this week has been arrested in Texas.

July 17, 2015

Texas man accused of raping teen pleads to sex trafficking

A 31-year-old Texas man accused of raping a teenage girl in a Nebraska motel has pleaded no contest to a count of sex trafficking of a minor in a deal with prosecutors.

July 16, 2015

State data shows fewer Texans taking computerized GED exam

State data shows that fewer people are taking and passing a computer-based GED exam in Texas.

July 15, 2015

Texas corrections officer killed in inmate attack

A corrections officer has been killed in an altercation with an inmate in northeast Texas.

July 15, 2015

South Texas judge accused of bribery suspended without pay

A South Texas judge arrested in a drugs and bribery investigation has been suspended without pay.

July 15, 2015

More than 70 test positive for tuberculosis in El Paso

More than 70 people at a West Texas school and a halfway house have tested positive for tuberculosis.

July 15, 2015

Man with puncture wounds on arm dies in Texas, snake seized

Investigators say a man found with puncture wounds on his wrist and a snake in his vehicle has died at a Texas hospital.

July 15, 2015

3 get nearly 22-year prison terms over Texas stash house

Three men linked to a South Texas stash house must each serve nearly 22 years in prison for holding Mexican immigrants for ransom.

July 15, 2015

Suspected robber killed in struggle with Houston store clerk

A man accused of attempting to rob a north Houston liquor store has been killed during a struggle with a store employee.

July 15, 2015

Federal agents in Texas rescue 3 immigrants from Rio Grande

Border Patrol agents in Texas have rescued three immigrants who were struggling to swim across the Rio Grande.

July 15, 2015

2 killed in crash of small plane south of Houston

Two men have been killed in the crash of a small plane near the San Bernard River in Brazoria County.

July 15, 2015

Jade Helm 15 begins Wednesday in Bastrop

A summer military training exercise that has aroused alarm among archconservative Texans begins Wednesday outside the Central Texas town of Bastrop.

July 15, 2015

Fugitive killer arrested in India returned to South Texas

A man arrested in India last year after seven years on the run from a 2007 murder conviction in the killing of a South Texas mother of three has been returned to South Texas.

July 15, 2015

Immigrant families released faster from detention centers

Immigration attorneys say mothers with children are being released on bond more quickly from immigrant detention centers in Texas, and they've seen a sharp increase in the use of ankle-bracelet monitoring.

July 15, 2015

Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi damaged by illegal fireworks

Corpus Christi police have used a drone with a camera to check the Harbor Bridge for damage blamed on illegal fireworks set off July Fourth.

July 14, 2015

Honeybees moved from exterior of 11th floor of Austin hotel

Some honeybees have a penthouse view from an Austin hotel after their hive was moved from outside the 11th floor to atop the building.

July 13, 2015

Texas regulators say more costly alcohol not always served

Regulators say customers at some Texas establishments apparently paid for pricier alcohol but were not served the better booze.

July 10, 2015

Texas man fatally shoots intruder, then collapses, dies

Police say a North Texas homeowner collapsed and died after fatally shooting an intruder he found in his garage.

July 9, 2015

Bodies of 4 drowning victims recovered from East Texas lake

Four people have drowned in Houston County Lake in East Texas over the weekend in what authorities believe was a canoeing accident.

July 8, 2015

Texan charged in baseball bat attack, grandma's neck broken

An East Texas man has been accused in a baseball bat attack that left his 77-year-old grandmother with a broken neck and his aunt hurt.

July 7, 2015

Brownsville museum celebrates 80th anniversary

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its grassroots beginnings with an exhibit from its permanent collection.

July 6, 2015
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