News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 01:30 PM CDT

Texas Releases Math, Reading STAAR Results

Texas Releases Math, Reading STAAR Results

Almost 80 percent of fifth- and eighth-graders passed the Texas standardized math test on their first try this month while more than 75 percent passed the reading exam.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM CDT

Gas Prices Across TX Hold Steady at $3.49

Gas Prices Across TX Hold Steady at $3.49

Retail gasoline prices across Texas held steady this week at $3.49 per gallon.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM CDT

Man Killed by TX Trooper Wanted on Warrants

Man Killed by TX Trooper Wanted on Warrants

Authorities say a driver who was fatally shot by a Texas trooper after falsely identifying himself during a traffic stop was wanted on felony warrants out of California and was a gang member.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM CDT

Texas Man Gets 11 Years for Party Slaying

Texas Man Gets 11 Years for Party Slaying

A West Texas man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a fatal shooting during a party in a pasture.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 07:50 PM CDT

Court Filing Says Ship in Texas Spill Was Speeding

Court Filing Says Ship in Texas Spill Was Speeding

The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a...

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM CDT

Perry Says He Needs More Preparation: Campaign 2016

Perry Says He Needs More Preparation: Campaign 2016

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016.

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Men Keep Underwear for 7 Years on Average: Study

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Texas Deacon Arrested for 1981 Pa. Murder

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A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.

Man Makes Deposit, Exposes Himself: Police

Man Makes Deposit, Exposes Himself: Police

An Arlington man was arrested Wednesday in Fort Worth after a bank teller reported that he exposed himself while making a deposit.

Yawning Suspect to Judge: "I Don't Care, Man"

Yawning Suspect to Judge: "I Don't Care, Man"

A yawning suspect earned a stern rebuke and a trip to jail after he told a South Florida judge, "I don't care, man." Joseph Butler was facing grand theft and resisting arrest charges when he appeared...

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