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Monday, May 22, 2017 at 08:47 AM CDT

Houston Training Programs Target Construction Workers

Houston Training Programs Target Construction Workers

While local community colleges Houston, San Jacinto and Lone Star help prepare students entering the trades, C3 tries to rally contractors to work with the existing labor pool and make the industry more...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 05:49 AM CDT

Therapy Dog in Odessa Helps Children Relax, Read, Learn

Therapy Dog in Odessa Helps Children Relax, Read, Learn

A therapy dog named Clementine gives Burleson students a non-judgmental way to practice their reading skills through the Tail Waggin' Tutors program.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 09:06 PM CDT

Texas House Approves Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

Texas House Approves Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

The Texas House has approved safety standards for self-driving cars, hoping to better regulate technology that's already been tested on the streets of the state capital.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 08:58 PM CDT

Texas House OKs Counseling Grand Jury in Upsetting Cases

Texas House OKs Counseling Grand Jury in Upsetting Cases

The Texas House has approved offering up to 10 hours of psychological counseling for members of grand juries who are exposed to graphic or upsetting testimony, images and other materials as part of cases they...

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 08:51 PM CDT

House OKs Property Tax Limits Amid Special Session Flap

House OKs Property Tax Limits Amid Special Session Flap

The Texas House has advanced a contentious property tax bill, one of two proposals that the head of the Texas Senate threatened could spark a special legislative session if they fail to pass.

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Sheriff: DUI Suspect Hit 'Don't Drink and Drive' Patrol Cruiser

Sheriff: DUI Suspect Hit 'Don't Drink and Drive' Patrol Cruiser

A 63-year-old Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly damaged a newly unveiled "Don't Drink and Drive" patrol car in a crash.

$15 Flea Market Ring Turns Out to Be 26-Carat Diamond

$15 Flea Market Ring Turns Out to Be 26-Carat Diamond

Some people have all the luck. Consider the person who dropped about 10 pounds (about $15) around 30 years ago on what was thought to be a piece of costume jewelry — it turned out to be a 26.27 carat white...

Sisters Give Birth to Daughters an Hour Apart

Sisters Give Birth to Daughters an Hour Apart

Two Burleson sisters gave birth less than an hour apart right down the hall from each other at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.

‘T-Rex’ Spooks Horses on City Street

‘T-Rex’ Spooks Horses on City Street

A person in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume allegedly growled at a pair of horses pulling a carriage in Charleston, South Carolina. The horses were frightened and caused the carriage to jackknife, injuring the...

Thailand's Chunky Monkey on Diet After Gorging on Junk Food

Thailand's Chunky Monkey on Diet After Gorging on Junk Food

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught...

The Hottest Haircut Around

The Hottest Haircut Around

A barber in Cairo, Egypt, is using fire to style and straighten his clients' hair.

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