News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 04:42 PM CDT

U.S. Gov't Sells 400,000 Acres Off Texas Shore

U.S. Gov't Sells 400,000 Acres Off Texas Shore

The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the western Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM CDT

Livestrong Gives $50M Gift to UT

Livestrong Gives $50M Gift to UT

Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM CDT

Police: Man Dead After Road Rage Incident

Police: Man Dead After Road Rage Incident

Police say a man was fatally shot after following another man home in a road rage incident in Houston.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 09:30 AM CDT

Colleges Add Luxury Touches to New Stadiums

Colleges Add Luxury Touches to New Stadiums

Schools are trying to lure fans with their next-generations stadiums in an era where good seats are not enough.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 07:53 AM CDT

2 Acres of Marijuana Seized in South Texas

2 Acres of Marijuana Seized in South Texas

It took agents two days to pluck the 11,500 plants from the soil in South Texas.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 07:45 AM CDT

40 Percent of Texas Graduates Took ACT

40 Percent of Texas Graduates Took ACT

A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.

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Man Named Stoner Arrested on Pot Charges

Man Named Stoner Arrested on Pot Charges

A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.

W Takes Ice Bucket Challenge; Clinton's Next

W Takes Ice Bucket Challenge; Clinton's Next

Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

A Maine man who reported for a jail sentence showed up in some odd attire.

Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25

Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25

Got $25? You could just buy yourself a sailboat, thanks to the U.S. Navy. As part of a government liquidation, the U.S. Department of Defense is auctioning off a 50-foot sailboat to the highest bidder.

Woman Stole Wine for Love: Police

Woman Stole Wine for Love: Police

A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.

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