News from around the state of Texas

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM CDT

5 Things to Know About the Texas Elections

5 Things to Know About the Texas Elections

The results of Texas' Nov. 4 election will kick off the state's largest political shakeup in a generation because not a single statewide incumbent is on the ballot. Here are five things to watch.

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 10:42 AM CDT

Weekend Sorted High School Football Scores: Aug. 29-30

Weekend Sorted High School Football Scores: Aug. 29-30

Here are the sorted high school football scores from Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29-30, 2014.

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 09:58 AM CDT

Sesame Catching on in Southeast US Farms

Sesame Catching on in Southeast US Farms

Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in...

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 12:59 PM CDT

Border Patrol Agent Fires at Armed Militia Member

Border Patrol Agent Fires at Armed Militia Member

The Border Patrol says an agent shot at someone near the Texas-Mexico border who later identified himself as a militia member.

Monday, Sep 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM CDT

Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law

Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law

A federal judge has thrown out new abortion restrictions that would have banned the procedure at most Texas facilities where women can legally end a pregnancy.

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 04:31 PM CDT

Abbott Says Plastic Bag Bans are Illegal

Abbott Says Plastic Bag Bans are Illegal

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says municipal bans on single-use plastic bags are illegal.

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 09:09 AM CDT

New Longhorns License Plates

New Longhorns License Plates

Longhorns fans, there's a new way to flaunt your "hook 'em horns" loyalty.

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 06:17 PM CDT

KXAS to Carry Live Governor's Debate

KXAS to Carry Live Governor's Debate

After backing out of a statewide televised debate with Democrat Wendy Davis that was set to air live on WFAA, Abbott accepted an invitation from KERA, NBC 5/KXAS-TV, Telemundo 39 and The Dallas Morning News...

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:21 AM CDT

Police: Man Charged in Puppy's Death

Police: Man Charged in Puppy's Death

San Antonio authorities say a man who bludgeoned a Shar-Pei puppy to death has turned himself in.

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:13 AM CDT

Austin Bans Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving

Austin Bans Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving

The Austin City Council has approved a law banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving.

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San Antonio Police Enacts Visible Tattoo Ban

San Antonio Police Enacts Visible Tattoo Ban

Beginning this month, the San Antonio Police Department is banning officers from having visible tattoos.

Utah Suspect Swallows Stolen Ring: Police

Utah Suspect Swallows Stolen Ring: Police

Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it.

Armored Truck Accident Sends Money Flying

Armored Truck Accident Sends Money Flying

An armored truck overturned on a Rhode Island highway, spilling bags of money that quickly drew passers-by. Deputy Fire Chief Paul Valletta Jr. told the The Providence Journal that the Garda truck was driving on...

Slice of Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Auctioned for $1,375

Slice of Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Auctioned for $1,375

A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday...

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