News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 06:43 AM CDT

Officer Uses Stun Gun on Round Rock Student

Officer Uses Stun Gun on Round Rock Student

Police are investigating after a resource officer at a Central Texas high school used a stun gun on a student after being called to break up a fight.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 04:20 PM CDT

2 Texas Firefighters Hurt When Fire Trucks Collide

2 Texas Firefighters Hurt When Fire Trucks Collide

The firefighters were taken from treatment and were not seriously hurt.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 04:05 PM CDT

Texas Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge

Texas Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge

A former South Texas sheriff whose office has attracted the attention of federal investigators pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 02:08 PM CDT

Artificial Reef for Oysters Completed on Texas Coast

Artificial Reef for Oysters Completed on Texas Coast

An artificial reef that conservationists hope will repopulate Matagorda Bay with oyster beds was completed over the weekend by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 04:32 PM CDT

Grand Jury to be Seated in Perry Ethics Case

Grand Jury to be Seated in Perry Ethics Case

A Texas judge is expected to seat a grand jury in an investigation into whether Republican Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:17 AM CDT

3 Teens Killed, 5 Injured in Truck Crash

3 Teens Killed, 5 Injured in Truck Crash

Three teenagers from the East Texas town of Paris were killed in a one-vehicle crash that sent five others to hospitals.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM CDT

Drought Could Put Toilet Water on Tap

Drought Could Put Toilet Water on Tap

Grappling with a 3-year drought, Wichita Falls is awaiting word on whether to re-use wastewater.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM CDT

Pseudo-Slots Coming to Texas Bingo Halls?

Pseudo-Slots Coming to Texas Bingo Halls?

The Texas Lottery Commission is set to consider this week letting bingo halls in the state use electronic devices similar to slot machines.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 08:40 PM CDT

Ex-Top Staffer to South Texas Sheriff Takes Plea

Ex-Top Staffer to South Texas Sheriff Takes Plea

The former chief of staff to former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino has pleaded guilty to a federal count of misprision of a felony for failing to report a crime.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 04:11 PM CDT

Woman Gets Life in Prison in Shoe-Stabbing Death

Woman Gets Life in Prison in Shoe-Stabbing Death

A jury has sentenced a Houston woman to life in prison for killing her boyfriend by stabbing him at least 25 times in the face and head with the 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel of her shoe.

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