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Princeton Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Sexual Assault

Princeton Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Sexual Assault

32-year-old Matthew Allen from Princeton, Texas will serve 35 years without parole for the continuous sexual assault of a minor.

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Houston Police Chief: No Injuries Amid Gunfire Reports

Houston Police Chief: No Injuries Amid Gunfire Reports

No one was found injured and there was no evidence that a shooting happened amid reports of gunfire Tuesday inside a hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 02:35 PM CST

Texas Wildflower Forecast: Hold onto Your Hats!

Texas Wildflower Forecast: Hold onto Your Hats!

It's nearly March, which means Texas' annual bluebonnet/wildflower season is right around the corner.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 01:42 PM CST

Texas Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Texas Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Violence on College Campuses

An Austin Democratic state senator has filed a package of bills requiring Texas colleges to adopt "affirmative consent" policies for sexual contact and create anonymous online reporting tools for assault...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 01:32 PM CST

Texas Easing out of Oil Downturn: Report

Texas Easing out of Oil Downturn: Report

Texas' oil and natural gas industry added 4,700 new jobs between September and December last year and is starting to "ease out of the dramatic downturn."

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