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Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 08:31 PM CDT

Texas Official Uses Slur to Describe Prosecutors, Apologizes

Texas Official Uses Slur to Describe Prosecutors, Apologizes

A city official in southern Texas has apologized for using a racial slur to describe two black assistant district attorneys.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 09:30 PM CDT

USDA, House Agriculture Staff Stable After Car Accident

USDA, House Agriculture Staff Stable After Car Accident

An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee are in stable condition after a car accident south of El Campo, Texas.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 08:27 PM CDT

New Potential Burden for Houston Homeowners: Higher Taxes

New Potential Burden for Houston Homeowners: Higher Taxes

Mayor Sylvester Turner has proposed a one-time increase in the city's property tax rate to help pay for mounting hurricane expenses, particularly the cost of cleaning up debris and replenishing an emergency...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 08:30 PM CDT

Former State Judge Named Insurance Commissioner After Harvey

Former State Judge Named Insurance Commissioner After Harvey

Gov. Greg Abbott has named a former state appeals court judge as Texas' new insurance commissioner -- a powerful post that will have a higher-than-usual profile following Harvey's destruction.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:18 AM CDT

Reported Shooting Leads to Standoff in Temple

Reported Shooting Leads to Standoff in Temple

A person is holding police at bay after a reported shooting near a school and church in Temple.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 09:40 AM CDT

2 Workers Die When Crane Topples on Dock in Southeast Texas

2 Workers Die When Crane Topples on Dock in Southeast Texas

Authorities say two workers were killed and another hurt when a crane fell on a marine dock in Southeast Texas.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 08:53 PM CDT

2 Cited in Texas Boating Collision That Left Child Dead

2 Cited in Texas Boating Collision That Left Child Dead

Texas game wardens say the operators of two boats have been cited for failing to maintain a proper lookout after a collision earlier this month on a Lubbock-area lake that left a 1-year-old child dead and...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 08:45 PM CDT

Brady, Belichick Donate to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Relief Fund

Brady, Belichick Donate to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Relief Fund

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has donated $100,000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund started by Texans pass-rusher J.J. Watt, and New England coach Bill Belichick has pitched in $50,000.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:37 PM CDT

More Charges, New Defendant in Texas Human Smuggling Case

More Charges, New Defendant in Texas Human Smuggling Case

The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 05:30 PM CDT

Girl, 10, Dies After Kick by Horse

Girl, 10, Dies After Kick by Horse

Authorities say a 10-year-old Central Texas girl has died after the horse she was leading kicked her in the head.

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