State News

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

Suspected murder-suicide in 2 Fort Worth deaths

Police suspect a murder-suicide in the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in the bedroom of a Fort Worth house.

August 29, 2014

13-year-old drowns in Laredo lake

Authorities say the body of a 13-year-old boy who drowned while swimming in a Laredo lake has been found.

August 28, 2014

14 hurt in Houston school bus accident

More than a dozen passengers of a school bus were hurt when the bus appeared to strike a tree in Houston.

August 26, 2014

Police: Woman charged in kidnapping of neighbor

Corpus Christi police have arrested a woman they say kidnapped and tortured her neighbor for information about a missing debit card.

August 25, 2014

Plea deal ends Fort Worth trial in 1983 murder

A murder trial in a 31-year-old Fort Worth slaying case has ended with a plea deal.

August 22, 2014

Woman indicted for manslaughter for deadly wreck

A Southeast Texas grand jury has indicted a 40-year-old Kirbyville woman on manslaughter charges for a traffic wreck earlier this year that killed two sisters and an unborn baby.

August 22, 2014

Man, 52, sentenced for sex acts with teens

A 52-year-old man has been given concurrent 30- and 60-year sentences after pleading guilty in a San Antonio court to first-degree felony charges of child sex abuse.

August 22, 2014

Possible weapon in border agent's slaying found

A South Texas sheriff says a gun's been found that may be the weapon used to kill an off-duty Border Patrol agent shot while fishing with his family earlier this month.

August 21, 2014

Man arrested for double slaying was high on LSD

The son of a Hill Country constable is charged with capital murder for the shooting deaths of two friends.

August 21, 2014

More ashes found at former Fort Worth mortuary

A cleaning crew has found another box of ashes at a Fort Worth building that was used a mortuary and where the remains of eight unrefrigerated corpses were discovered last month.

August 21, 2014

Texas Gulf Coast ranch to become state park

A new state park and wildlife management area will be created with the almost $38 million purchase of a more than 17,000-acre ranch along the Texas Gulf Coast between Port O'Connor and Port Lavaca.

August 21, 2014

1 man dead in alleged Houston road rage incident

An apparent road rage incident in the Houston area has left a man shot to death after he allegedly followed another driver home and the two men argued.

August 20, 2014

3 injured in Corpus Christi business fire

Two Corpus Christi firefighters and one civilian have been injured in a three-alarm store fire.

August 18, 2014

809-pound tiger shark fed to Texas poor, homeless

An 809-pound tiger shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month has been cooked and served to more than 90 poor and homeless Texans.

August 15, 2014

6 workers suffer burns in East Texas mine accident

Six workers at an East Texas coal mine have suffered burns from falling debris.

August 14, 2014

Texas energy company says worker slaying isolated

Texas-based energy company Apache Corp. says it believes the carjack-slaying of one of its supervisors in the western Egyptian desert was an isolated incident.

August 12, 2014

Prosecutor in S. Texas scandal loses law license

A former top prosecutor in South Texas has lost his law license after his sentencing to 13 years in federal prison for taking bribes.

August 11, 2014

4 Texas teachers accused of cheating take deals

Four Houston teachers accused in a cheating scandal have agreed to resignation packages that include a year's salary.

August 8, 2014

Houston-area standoff ends with suspect's death

Authorities say a man who barricaded himself in his home after shooting his wife in the shoulder apparently killed himself during a standoff with Harris County sheriff's deputies.

August 8, 2014

Light rail goes on ballot in Austin

The Austin City Council has unanimously decided to ask voters in November to authorize the city to borrow $600 million toward the cost of a $1.4 billion, 9.5-mile light rail line in central and southeast Austin.

August 8, 2014

Dayton boy, 3, dies after being kicked by a horse

Investigators say a 3-year-old boy has died after being kicked by a horse while at his family's rural Houston-area home.

August 7, 2014

Rail system worker at Houston airport falls, dies

A contract worker at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston has died after falling about 45 feet from the rail system's elevated tracks.

August 6, 2014

Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

Nancy Writebol certainly wasn't planning for her 15 years of mission work to result in contracting the Ebola virus.

August 4, 2014

Officer shoots, kills Houston-area robbery suspect

A deputy has fatally shot a Houston-area bank robbery suspect who refused to drop his gun and then pointed the weapon at officers.

August 4, 2014

2 held after off-duty agent in South Texas slain

Two suspects have been detained after an off-duty Border Patrol agent was fatally shot and another man wounded during a fishing trip in South Texas.

August 4, 2014

American nurse with Ebola to leave Liberia Tuesday

A second American medical missionary stricken with the often deadly Ebola virus is expected to be flown Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

August 4, 2014

Authorities: 4-year-old injured in Kansas crash

A four-year-old boy has been critically injured after being ejected from a SUV rollover near Wichita.

August 4, 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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