News from around the state of Texas

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:48 PM CDT

Texas Launches Anti-Assault Program for High School Athletes

Texas Launches Anti-Assault Program for High School Athletes

Texas state officials and high school coaches are launching a program aimed at student athletes on awareness and prevention of sexual assault and domestic abuse.

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 07:48 AM CDT

House Mulls 1st Major Chemical Bill Since '13 West Blast

House Mulls 1st Major Chemical Bill Since '13 West Blast

The Texas House is to debate the first major proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations more than two years after the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion.

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 04:24 PM CDT

Federal Judge Upholds Texas' Alamo Trademark

Federal Judge Upholds Texas' Alamo Trademark

A federal judge has ruled that as the owner of the Alamo, the state of Texas also owns the shrine's image and can challenge those who use its likeness.

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 05:49 PM CDT

Guns, Ammo to Be Included in Tax-Free Weekend

Guns, Ammo to Be Included in Tax-Free Weekend

The Texas Senate has approved a plan that would allow shoppers to buy guns, ammunition and hunting supplies without having to pay sales taxes during the last weekend in August.

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 04:49 PM CDT

Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Texas Test Flight

Bezos'  Blue Origin Launches Texas Test Flight

A private space company founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has launched an unmanned spaceship in its first test flight, the latest development in the commercial space race.

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 04:22 PM CDT

Sen. Cruz Discusses Missing Lynch Vote for AG

Sen. Cruz Discusses Missing Lynch Vote for AG

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a declared presidential candidate, has a new defense for missing Attorney General Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote last week.

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Man Sues Hospital After His Own Leg Was Found in Trash

Man Sues Hospital After His Own Leg Was Found in Trash

A Key Largo man is suing a hospital after his amputated leg was found in the trash.

Sea Lion Snaps at Fisherman in Incredible Snapshot

Sea Lion Snaps at Fisherman in Incredible Snapshot

A sea lion, looking for a bite to eat, instead bit a San Diego man’s hand and dragged him off the side of a boat — a terrifying moment perfectly caught on camera.

Teen Wears Fake Bomb to Promposal, Gets Suspended

Teen Wears Fake Bomb to Promposal, Gets Suspended

A Washington teen who was suspended after he strapped a fake bomb to himself in a stunt to ask a date to prom says his school's administration overreacted because he is Middle Eastern. “It was really unfair, and

HS Drops Policy to Approve Prom Dresses

HS Drops Policy to Approve Prom Dresses

A Houston-area high school says it will no longer ask girls to submit a photo of them wearing their prom dress before the night of the dance.

Distillery to Launch Bottle of Moonshine Into Space

Distillery to Launch Bottle of Moonshine Into Space

A Connecticut distillery plans to launch a 750-milliliter bottle of moonshine 22 miles into space next month. It will be the first time a full-sized bottle of liquor leaves the earth’s atmosphere.

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