News from around the state of Texas

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 10:10 AM CDT

Gas Station Clerk Uses MMA to Surprise Robbers

Gas Station Clerk Uses MMA to Surprise Robbers

A group of robbers got more than they bargained for when they messed with the wrong clerk at a Houston gas station.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 05:54 PM CDT

Former Texas Geologist Sentenced for Child Porn

Former Texas Geologist Sentenced for Child Porn

A Texas judge has sentenced a former state geologist to 60 years in prison for promotion and possession of child pornography.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 05:45 PM CDT

UT Regents to Meet on Chancellor Search

UT Regents to Meet on Chancellor Search

University of Texas System regents have set a Tuesday meeting to possibly name a finalist in their search for a new chancellor to oversee the 15-campus system.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 01:59 PM CDT

Former Astronaut Hank Hartsfield Dies at 80

Former Astronaut Hank Hartsfield Dies at 80

Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 01:36 PM CDT

2 Sisters Found Dead in East Texas Apartment

2 Sisters Found Dead in East Texas Apartment

Two young sisters have been found dead in their East Texas apartment and an evidence tampering charge was filed against a man who allegedly was at the home.

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM CDT

Texas Family Gives Forgotten Flag to Marine's Mom

Texas Family Gives Forgotten Flag to Marine's Mom

A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market will return it to his mother this weekend, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. The flag has about two...

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 12:17 PM CDT

Thousands of Birds Nest Near Abandoned Austin Mall

Thousands of Birds Nest Near Abandoned Austin Mall

Outside an abandoned Austin shopping mall is a little-known visual phenomenon to rival the bat flights from the downtown Congress Avenue bridge.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:16 AM CDT

Sheriff's Top Staffer Gets Prison

Sheriff's Top Staffer Gets Prison

The former chief of staff to former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino has been sentenced to 11 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to failing to report a crime.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 05:12 PM CDT

No Changes in Texas Execution Procedure

No Changes in Texas Execution Procedure

Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 04:10 PM CDT

18 Austin Officers Sue After Reassignments

18 Austin Officers Sue After Reassignments

Austin police officers are suing the city for what they say was race and age discrimination in job assignments.

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