News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 03:23 PM CDT

Paid Leave for New Austin Parents Proves Popular

Paid Leave for New Austin Parents Proves Popular

Paid leave for new Austin parents who are city employees is proving more popular than officials had expected.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:15 PM CDT

Thieves Make Off With Hair Extensions

Thieves Make Off With Hair Extensions

Houston police are investigating a hair heist by thieves who stole pricey extensions used for weaves.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:55 AM CDT

Texas Worker Dies, Another Injured From Poison Gas

Texas Worker Dies, Another Injured From Poison Gas

San Marcos fire officials say two incidents of carbon monoxide exposure have killed one worker and hospitalized another.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:52 AM CDT

Obese Doberman Rescued in Texas, Given New Diet

Obese Doberman Rescued in Texas, Given New Diet

San Antonio animal care officials say an obese Doberman taken in last week is being transferred to Conroe for further care.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:25 AM CDT

Texas Town Turns Drug Path Into Bike Trail

Texas Town Turns Drug Path Into Bike Trail

Officials in a Texas border city have repurposed a suspected drug and human trafficking path as a bike trail.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:14 AM CDT

Police: 14 Arrested in Galveston Drug Bust

Police: 14 Arrested in Galveston Drug Bust

Galveston Police say they've arrested 14 people on felony drug charges after an extensive narcotics investigation.

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Zoo Animals Given Thousands of Squished Bananas After Fruit Truck Flips on Highway

Zoo Animals Given Thousands of Squished Bananas After Fruit Truck Flips on Highway

Talk about not letting roadkill go to waste. The elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo got to nosh on African jackfruit and bananas Wednesday thanks to a overturned big rig that dumped 60,000...

Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch

Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch

A Coral Springs couple who heard a knocking on their door got the surprise of a lifetime when they found a 9-foot gator on their front porch.

Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches

Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches

Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean

Lab Cancels Class to Reduce Southern Accents

Lab Cancels Class to Reduce Southern Accents

A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised complaints, managers said Tuesday. An Oak Ridge National Laboratory spokesman said the class "probably...

Famed Two-Headed Turtle Dies at San Antonio Zoo

Famed Two-Headed Turtle Dies at San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo officials say Thelma and Louise, a two-headed turtle that drew broad attention and had her own Facebook page, has died.

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clowns to the rescue!

A woman who had just finished performing at a clown show in New Jersey has some fellow clowns to thank after she crashed her car into a utility pole.

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