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  • Texas confirms first West Nile cases of the year

    Texas confirms first West Nile cases of the year

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-07-18 06:32:20 GMT

    The Texas Department of State Health Services is confirming three cases of West Nile disease reported last week by local health departments in Austin, Dallas and Galveston.

    The Texas Department of State Health Services is confirming three cases of West Nile disease reported last week by local health departments in Austin, Dallas and Galveston.

  • Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

    Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-07-18 00:15:57 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black.   

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black.   

  • Texas woman accused of biting, swallowing part of nose

    Texas woman accused of biting, swallowing part of nose

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:10:03 GMT
    Jessica CollinsJessica Collins
    Jessica CollinsJessica Collins

    HOUSTON (AP) - A woman is accused of biting off and swallowing part of another woman's nose after being asked to leave the victim's home in Southeast Texas. 

    HOUSTON (AP) - A woman is accused of biting off and swallowing part of another woman's nose after being asked to leave the victim's home in Southeast Texas. 

  • Man described by sheriff as serial killer suspect arrested

    Man described by sheriff as serial killer suspect arrested

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-07-17 14:01:26 GMT
    Jose Gilberto RodriguezJose Gilberto Rodriguez
    Jose Gilberto RodriguezJose Gilberto Rodriguez
    HOUSTON (AP) - A man suspected in three fatal shootings has been arrested in Houston.    Authorities say 46-year-old Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was taken into custody Tuesday.    Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez have said Rodriguez is wanted in connection with three killings since Friday. Gonzalez described Rodriguez as a possible serial killer .    Rodriguez is suspected in the shooting death of 62-year-old Pamela Jo...
    HOUSTON (AP) - A man suspected in three fatal shootings has been arrested in Houston.    Authorities say 46-year-old Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was taken into custody Tuesday.    Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez have said Rodriguez is wanted in connection with three killings since Friday. Gonzalez described Rodriguez as a possible serial killer .    Rodriguez is suspected in the shooting death of 62-year-old Pamela Jo...
  • Endangered white lion cub on display at Texas sanctuary

    Endangered white lion cub on display at Texas sanctuary

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:32:35 GMT

    TYLER, Texas (AP) - A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas.

    TYLER, Texas (AP) - A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas.

  • West Texas woman charged with capital murder for baby death

    West Texas woman charged with capital murder for baby death

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:23:09 GMT

    ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A 19-year-old West Texas woman has been jailed and held on $250,000 bond on a capital murder charge for the death of her 3-month-old daughter. 

    ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A 19-year-old West Texas woman has been jailed and held on $250,000 bond on a capital murder charge for the death of her 3-month-old daughter. 

  • Santa Fe 10-year class reunion becomes victims' fundraiser

    Santa Fe 10-year class reunion becomes victims' fundraiser

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:22:27 GMT

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Months ago, Rachel Lyons assumed her 10-year high school reunion would be a low-key affair. Perhaps she and other members of Santa Fe High School's class of 2008 would go to Top Golf in Webster, she thought, or rent out a restaurant near the small Galveston County community.  

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Months ago, Rachel Lyons assumed her 10-year high school reunion would be a low-key affair. Perhaps she and other members of Santa Fe High School's class of 2008 would go to Top Golf in Webster, she thought, or rent out a restaurant near the small Galveston County community.  

  • White Rattlesnake spotted in El Paso state park

    White Rattlesnake spotted in El Paso state park

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:49:26 GMT

    A picture posted on a Texas Parks & Wildlife Facebook page is starting to go viral in Texas because it shows a white rock rattlesnake.

    A picture posted on a Texas Parks & Wildlife Facebook page is starting to go viral in Texas because it shows a white rock rattlesnake.

  • 2 dead in crash of small plane southeast of Houston

    2 dead in crash of small plane southeast of Houston

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:34:59 GMT

    LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say two people have died in the crash of a small experimental aircraft as it was trying to land in Southeast Texas. 

    LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say two people have died in the crash of a small experimental aircraft as it was trying to land in Southeast Texas. 

  • Man shooting shotgun in South Texas park killed by police

    Man shooting shotgun in South Texas park killed by police

    Sunday, July 15 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-07-15 18:54:46 GMT
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    DILLEY, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by police at a South Texas park. Authorities say the man was firing a shotgun at a public park in Dilley when he was shot and killed by officers in the city about 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. 

    DILLEY, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by police at a South Texas park. Authorities say the man was firing a shotgun at a public park in Dilley when he was shot and killed by officers in the city about 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. 

  • Louisiana couple arrested for sex in courthouse stairwell

    Louisiana couple arrested for sex in courthouse stairwell

    Sunday, July 15 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-07-15 17:00:39 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A couple caught having sex in the stairwell of a Louisiana courthouse is facing obscenity charges. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Miguel Glorioso, of Alexandria, and 19-year-old Jamie Lee Coutee, of Pineville, were arrested after a courthouse employee investigating a report of a commotion in the stairwell found the couple having sex.

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A couple caught having sex in the stairwell of a Louisiana courthouse is facing obscenity charges. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Miguel Glorioso, of Alexandria, and 19-year-old Jamie Lee Coutee, of Pineville, were arrested after a courthouse employee investigating a report of a commotion in the stairwell found the couple having sex.

  • Man with assault weapon shot by Harris County deputy

    Man with assault weapon shot by Harris County deputy

    Sunday, July 15 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-07-15 16:06:15 GMT
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    HOUSTON (AP) - Harris County sheriff's officials say a man has been shot and wounded by a deputy responding to a call about a disturbance between a boyfriend and girlfriend.  

    HOUSTON (AP) - Harris County sheriff's officials say a man has been shot and wounded by a deputy responding to a call about a disturbance between a boyfriend and girlfriend.  

  • Santa Fe school leaders could OK use of metal detectors

    Santa Fe school leaders could OK use of metal detectors

    Saturday, July 14 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-07-15 01:23:36 GMT

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a Houston-area school district where 10 people were shot to death in May are expected to consider whether to install metal detectors and change the dress code.  

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a Houston-area school district where 10 people were shot to death in May are expected to consider whether to install metal detectors and change the dress code.  

  • Charges dropped against Texas woman in deaths of parents

    Charges dropped against Texas woman in deaths of parents

    Saturday, July 14 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-07-15 01:17:29 GMT
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    ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Charges have been dismissed against a woman in the 2016 shooting deaths of her parents after her brother pleaded guilty to the West Texas killings.   

    ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Charges have been dismissed against a woman in the 2016 shooting deaths of her parents after her brother pleaded guilty to the West Texas killings.   

  • Woman sentenced for trying to prostitute out toddler

    Woman sentenced for trying to prostitute out toddler

    Saturday, July 14 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-07-14 17:51:37 GMT
    Sarah Peters booking photo: Montgomery County Sheriff's OfficeSarah Peters booking photo: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
    Sarah Peters booking photo: Montgomery County Sheriff's OfficeSarah Peters booking photo: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

    CONROE, Texas (AP) - A Houston woman accused of offering to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex at a cost of $1,200 has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.  

    CONROE, Texas (AP) - A Houston woman accused of offering to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex at a cost of $1,200 has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.  

  • Baylor settles lawsuit with woman who said players raped her

    Baylor settles lawsuit with woman who said players raped her

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:24:17 GMT

    WACO, Texas (AP) - Baylor University on Friday settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012.     

    WACO, Texas (AP) - Baylor University on Friday settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012.     

  • 8 MS-13 gang members in US illegally indicted in Texas

    8 MS-13 gang members in US illegally indicted in Texas

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:38:18 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say eight MS-13 members in the U.S. illegally have been indicted in Texas on charges tied to alleged gang activities including racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder and assault. 

    DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say eight MS-13 members in the U.S. illegally have been indicted in Texas on charges tied to alleged gang activities including racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder and assault. 

  • City criticized for seeking money from fallen firefighters

    City criticized for seeking money from fallen firefighters

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:02:10 GMT
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    HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for the families of a group of firefighters who died after battling a 2013 Houston hotel fire says the city is "heartless" for trying to recoup medical costs and other expenses from the families by filing liens against them. 

    HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for the families of a group of firefighters who died after battling a 2013 Houston hotel fire says the city is "heartless" for trying to recoup medical costs and other expenses from the families by filing liens against them. 

  • 3 charged in Texas vandalism after Melania Trump jacket flap

    3 charged in Texas vandalism after Melania Trump jacket flap

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:45:15 GMT
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Three people have been indicted in Texas on vandalism charges after slogans were found spray-painted on historic missions in San Antonio.    One message said: "I dont care. Do you."    The vandalism showed up hours after first lady Melania Trump on June 21 wore a jacket with the words "I really don't care, do u?" while traveling to and from South Texas to visit a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents...
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Three people have been indicted in Texas on vandalism charges after slogans were found spray-painted on historic missions in San Antonio.    One message said: "I dont care. Do you."    The vandalism showed up hours after first lady Melania Trump on June 21 wore a jacket with the words "I really don't care, do u?" while traveling to and from South Texas to visit a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents...
  • Top Texas appeals court won't stop next week's execution

    Top Texas appeals court won't stop next week's execution

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:21 PM EDT2018-07-12 03:21:34 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused to stop the scheduled execution next week of an inmate convicted of fatally shooting a San Antonio convenience store owner nearly 14 years ago.    

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused to stop the scheduled execution next week of an inmate convicted of fatally shooting a San Antonio convenience store owner nearly 14 years ago.    

  • Houston VHS swap meet attracts fans of the old format

    Houston VHS swap meet attracts fans of the old format

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:20:12 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) - For Rick Carruth, it started with "Star Wars."      A lifelong fan of the franchise, he wanted to watch the original three films in their unaltered, theatrical versions. But those versions have never been released on DVD, so Carruth, 39, sought out what he wanted on VHS.     

    HOUSTON (AP) - For Rick Carruth, it started with "Star Wars."      A lifelong fan of the franchise, he wanted to watch the original three films in their unaltered, theatrical versions. But those versions have never been released on DVD, so Carruth, 39, sought out what he wanted on VHS.     

  • Appeals court hears challenge to Texas campus carry law

    Appeals court hears challenge to Texas campus carry law

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:45:57 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for three University of Texas professors asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive their challenge of a law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses.

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for three University of Texas professors asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive their challenge of a law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses.

  • Texas police shoot, kill man who swung machetes at vehicles

    Texas police shoot, kill man who swung machetes at vehicles

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-07-11 03:26:47 GMT

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) - Police in North Texas have shot and killed a man who witnesses said was armed with two machetes that he swung at passing vehicles.      

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) - Police in North Texas have shot and killed a man who witnesses said was armed with two machetes that he swung at passing vehicles.      

  • Trial for suspected mosque arsonist underway

    Trial for suspected mosque arsonist underway

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-07-11 03:09:17 GMT

    A federal prosecutor says a "rabid hatred" of Muslims led a 26-year-old man to set fire to a  mosque in Victoria. 

    A federal prosecutor says a "rabid hatred" of Muslims led a 26-year-old man to set fire to a  mosque in Victoria. 

  • Hidalgo, Cameron County residents receive tax relief for severe storms, flooding

    Hidalgo, Cameron County residents receive tax relief for severe storms, flooding

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:15 AM EDT2018-07-10 07:15:54 GMT

    The President has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas.

    The President has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas.

  • Texas girl electrocuted reaching behind dryer for kittens

    Texas girl electrocuted reaching behind dryer for kittens

    Monday, July 9 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-07-10 00:25:34 GMT

    NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) - Authorities in East Texas are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who was apparently electrocuted as she was reaching behind a clothes dryer to retrieve her kittens.

    NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) - Authorities in East Texas are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who was apparently electrocuted as she was reaching behind a clothes dryer to retrieve her kittens.

  • Cowboys cornerback indicted following road-rage incident

    Cowboys cornerback indicted following road-rage incident

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:09:06 GMT
    Dallas CowboysDallas Cowboys
    Dallas CowboysDallas Cowboys

    PLANO, Texas (AP) - Dallas Cowboys cornerback Marquez White has been indicted on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in what he described as a road-rage incident in suburban Dallas.   

    PLANO, Texas (AP) - Dallas Cowboys cornerback Marquez White has been indicted on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in what he described as a road-rage incident in suburban Dallas.   

  • Dietary supplement recalled due to undeclared allergens

    Dietary supplement recalled due to undeclared allergens

    Monday, July 9 2018 3:58 AM EDT2018-07-09 07:58:29 GMT
    (MGN Online) A recall has been issued.(MGN Online) A recall has been issued.

    LL’s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas is recalling all lots of Prescript-Assist (still within expiration date), a dietary supplement it marketed until late 2017, because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, milk, casein, eggs, and peanuts.

    LL’s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas is recalling all lots of Prescript-Assist (still within expiration date), a dietary supplement it marketed until late 2017, because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, milk, casein, eggs, and peanuts.

  • More South Texas land owners getting letters on border wall

    More South Texas land owners getting letters on border wall

    Sunday, July 8 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-07-08 17:24:40 GMT

    ROMA, Texas (AP) - More property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas say they've received notices from the federal government asking to review their land, which could be used for border wall construction.      KENS-TV reports residents in the town of Escobares received letters from the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection a few weeks ago to get their consent to survey their land.      Rio Grande City School Distric...

    ROMA, Texas (AP) - More property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas say they've received notices from the federal government asking to review their land, which could be used for border wall construction.      KENS-TV reports residents in the town of Escobares received letters from the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection a few weeks ago to get their consent to survey their land.      Rio Grande City School Distric...

  • 25 years later - cult leader and followers killed in FBI siege on Branch Davidian

    25 years later - cult leader and followers killed in FBI siege on Branch Davidian

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 3:30 AM EST2018-02-28 08:30:51 GMT

    The event is currently the subject of a Paramount Network series, "Waco."

    The event is currently the subject of a Paramount Network series, "Waco."

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  • Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

    Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-07-18 00:15:57 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black.   

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black.   

  • SUV plows into Westside home

    SUV plows into Westside home

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-07-18 02:35:51 GMT

    No one was hurt after an SUV plowed into a west-side home Monday night.  

    No one was hurt after an SUV plowed into a west-side home Monday night.  

  • Texas woman accused of biting, swallowing part of nose

    Texas woman accused of biting, swallowing part of nose

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:10:03 GMT
    Jessica CollinsJessica Collins
    Jessica CollinsJessica Collins

    HOUSTON (AP) - A woman is accused of biting off and swallowing part of another woman's nose after being asked to leave the victim's home in Southeast Texas. 

    HOUSTON (AP) - A woman is accused of biting off and swallowing part of another woman's nose after being asked to leave the victim's home in Southeast Texas. 

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