News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 03:27 PM CDT

TX Will Comply with Fed. Prison Rape Act: Gov. Abbott

TX Will Comply with Fed. Prison Rape Act: Gov. Abbott

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has told federal officials that Texas will now comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act after his predecessor spent years fighting the requirement.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 03:13 PM CDT

Houston Zoo Opening New $28 Million Home for Gorillas

Houston Zoo Opening New $28 Million Home for Gorillas

Houston Zoo will hold the grand opening of its Gorilla at the Houston Zoo exhibit on Friday, May 22.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 02:49 PM CDT

Houston Zoo Giraffe Dies After Short Illness

Houston Zoo Giraffe Dies After Short Illness

An 8-year-old giraffe at the Houston Zoo has died after a brief intestinal illness.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 02:30 PM CDT

Dallas, Fort Worth Among Top 10 Cities in Population Gain

Dallas, Fort Worth Among Top 10 Cities in Population Gain

The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 01:36 PM CDT

Family of Man Killed at Ft. Hood to Get Purple Heart

Family of Man Killed at Ft. Hood to Get Purple Heart

The family of a nurse practitioner from Wisconsin killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting is set to receive his Purple Heart.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 06:20 PM CDT

Texan Who Paid $350K Kills Endangered Black Rhino in Africa

Texan Who Paid $350K Kills Endangered Black Rhino in Africa

A Texan who bid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in Africa has killed one of the endangered animals.

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Large Stuffed Tiger Atop SUV Generates 911 Call

Large Stuffed Tiger Atop SUV Generates 911 Call

The sight of a stuffed tiger — a very large stuffed tiger — lashed to the top of an SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it...

NJ Police Find Stolen Trailer Full of Pasta

NJ Police Find Stolen Trailer Full of Pasta

Four men are under arrest after police recovered a stolen trailer loaded with pasta products in Linden.

Texas Man Wins Big With Losing Lotto Ticket

Texas Man Wins Big With Losing Lotto Ticket

A losing ticket brought a huge win in a Texas Lottery second-chance drawing in McKinney

"Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail

"Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail

Authorities in Southern California are searching for a 23-year-old woman who escaped police custody several hours after being arrested. Officials say Kelly Smith was sitting in the booking area of the Ventura...

PETA Posts Alleged Student Video of Dancing Dead Cats

PETA Posts Alleged Student Video of Dancing Dead Cats

WARNING: DISTURBING VIDEO.

Stripper Seeks Protective Order Against TX Sen.

Stripper Seeks Protective Order Against TX Sen.

An apparent stripper in Oklahoma has filed for a protective order against a Texas Republican state senator who likened what he called America's "spiritual battle" to the Holocaust.

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