News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 04:20 PM CDT

Dallas-Based Company Halts Sales of Highway Guardrails

Dallas-Based Company Halts Sales of Highway Guardrails

A Texas company is stopping shipments of a common highway-guardrail system and conducting more crash tests after it lost a $175 million jury verdict.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 04:13 PM CDT

Report: CPS Didn't Follow Protocols in Death of TX Girl

Report: CPS Didn't Follow Protocols in Death of TX Girl

The Texas inspector general has found that four Child Protective Services workers failed to follow protocols in the case of an 8-year-old girl who died under their watch.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 04:09 PM CDT

Toddler Dies After Gunfire at Central Texas Home

Toddler Dies After Gunfire at Central Texas Home

A toddler has become the third person to die following gunfire at a Central Texas home blamed on the child's father.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 04:03 PM CDT

Texas Man Gets 50 Years for Scalding Child

Texas Man Gets 50 Years for Scalding Child

A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for forcing a 2-year-old boy into scalding water because the child urinated on himself.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 03:19 PM CDT

Additional Charges Filed in Death of 2-Year-Old

Additional Charges Filed in Death of 2-Year-Old

Austin police say additional charges have been filed in the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a shallow grave last month.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 02:55 PM CDT

US Rig Count up 9 to 1,927

US Rig Count up 9 to 1,927

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by nine this week to 1,927.

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Florida Man Accused of Stealing Restaurant Plumbing Parts

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