News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM CDT

Cleanup From Texas Bay Spill Could End This Week

Cleanup From Texas Bay Spill Could End This Week

Cleanup from last month's oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel could wrap up within days as officials try to determine blame for the barge and ship collision.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 09:57 AM CDT

Father of Accused Thief Found Mummified in Storage Unit

Father of Accused Thief Found Mummified in Storage Unit

Police have identified mummified remains of a man found in a Lexington storage unit and the man's daughter has been charged with stealing his Social Security checks.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM CDT

Ex-Defense Attorney in San Antonio Gets 10 Years

Ex-Defense Attorney in San Antonio Gets 10 Years

An ex-defense attorney in South Texas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a forgery scam involving legal payments and signatures of judges.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 08:33 AM CDT

El Paso Driver Gets 10 Years in Bicyclist Death

El Paso Driver Gets 10 Years in Bicyclist Death

A West Texas driver has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for striking and killing a bicyclist in a 2009 daytime wreck.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 01:01 PM CDT

Texas Deacon Arrested for 1981 Pa. Murder

Texas Deacon Arrested for 1981 Pa. Murder

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.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM CDT

Officer Accused of Tripping Students at Game

Officer Accused of Tripping Students at Game

A Central Texas police officer has been put on paid leave after video surfaced allegedly showing him tripping and pushing students after a state championship soccer game.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 04:50 PM CDT

TX Among 12 States to Continue Sodomy Ban

TX Among 12 States to Continue Sodomy Ban

A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 04:49 PM CDT

Texas EquuSearch Sues Over Drone Use

Texas EquuSearch Sues Over Drone Use

Texas EquuSearch files a lawsuit to stop an order prohibiting them from using drones while searching for missing people.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 04:42 PM CDT

Mercury Cleanup at Odessa School Costs Nearly $900K

Mercury Cleanup at Odessa School Costs Nearly $900K

The cost of cleaning up the school where a student brought a container of mercury has reached nearly $900,000

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 03:35 PM CDT

$5M Donated for Mounted Warrior Museum in Texas

$5M Donated for Mounted Warrior Museum in Texas

A supporter of the proposed Mounted Warrior Museum in Central Texas has donated $5 million for the project planned just outside the main gate of Fort Hood.

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Texas Deacon Arrested for 1981 Pa. Murder

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Man Makes Deposit, Exposes Himself: Police

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