News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 04:30 PM CST

NFL Owner Buys Texas' Historic Waggoner Ranch

NFL Owner Buys Texas' Historic Waggoner Ranch

A billionaire sports mogul has purchased a Texas mega-ranch that has been operated by one family for nearly a century.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 01:09 PM CST

Man Found Incompetent for Trial in Houston Deputy's Death

Man Found Incompetent for Trial in Houston Deputy's Death

A Houston man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy at a gas station last summer has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial for capital murder.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 12:49 PM CST

Ailing Dolphin, 12, Dies at SeaWorld San Antonio

Ailing Dolphin, 12, Dies at SeaWorld San Antonio

An ailing 12-year-old dolphin has died at SeaWorld San Antonio in the park's fourth animal death since last summer.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 03:03 PM CST

Texas Couple Charged With Forcing Nanny to Work for No Pay

Texas Couple Charged With Forcing Nanny to Work for No Pay

A Houston-area couple is accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay for two years and seizing her passport.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 12:38 PM CST

Connecticut Trooper Killed in Texas Hunting Accident

Connecticut Trooper Killed in Texas Hunting Accident

Connecticut state police say a veteran trooper has died after being shot during a hunting trip in Texas.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 08:14 AM CST

School Bus Driver Locked Up for Porn

School Bus Driver Locked Up for Porn

A Southeast Texas school bus driver who went by "Mr. Happy" on an adult website must serve nearly 42 years in prison in a child pornography case.

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