News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:56 PM CDT

South Texas Bridge Reopens After Barge Crash

South Texas Bridge Reopens After Barge Crash

A bridge in South Texas has reopened following a temporary closure after it was struck by a barge.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM CDT

Man Caught in Texas Poker Game Fatal Shooting

Man Caught in Texas Poker Game Fatal Shooting

One man has been arrested and another remains at large in the slaying of a Houston-area man during a robbery at a private poker game.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:18 PM CDT

$700M Housing Project Set for Austin Watershed

$700M Housing Project Set for Austin Watershed

Crews are doing prep work on a $700 million project in a watershed area that's expected to bring more housing and commercial space to Austin.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 08:50 AM CDT

Street Flooding Reported in Houston After Storms

Street Flooding Reported in Houston After Storms

Some street flooding has been reported in Houston after storms dumped several inches of rain and cut power to thousands of homes and businesses.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 08:46 AM CDT

East Texas Sisters Died of Blunt Force Trauma

East Texas Sisters Died of Blunt Force Trauma

A coroner has determined two young sisters whose bodies were found in an East Texas apartment died of blunt force injuries.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 07:57 AM CDT

Texas Agency Offers Private Wind Coverage Details

Texas Agency Offers Private Wind Coverage Details

The Texas Department of Insurance says home insurance in the Coastal Bend would be about 70 percent cheaper without private wind coverage.

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Man Put Needles in Supermarket Meat: Prosecutors

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Rare Yellow Lobster Spared From Dinner Plate After Landing at Grocery Store

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A rare yellow lobster nearly wound up on a dinner plate after being delivered in a Publix grocery store's daily seafood shipment.

Cop Who Failed Drug Tests Blames Sex Cream

Cop Who Failed Drug Tests Blames Sex Cream

A Miami Beach homicide detective will get his job back and back pay after he successfully argued that he tested positive for cocaine last year because he had used a sexual aid cream a few days before the...

Zoo Animals Given Thousands of Squished Bananas After Fruit Truck Flips on Highway

Zoo Animals Given Thousands of Squished Bananas After Fruit Truck Flips on Highway

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Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch

Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch

A Coral Springs couple who heard a knocking on their door got the surprise of a lifetime when they found a 9-foot gator on their front porch.

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