News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 07:31 PM CST

5 Children Killed in Texas House Fire

5 Children Killed in Texas House Fire

Five children were killed after their South Texas mobile home caught on fire and its roof partially collapsed, making rescue attempts impossible, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 02:14 PM CST

Investigator: Family Killed in Fire Were Hoarders

Investigator: Family Killed in Fire Were Hoarders

A woman and her two adult children who died in a house fire lived among so much clutter that it prevented their escape, an investigator said Tuesday.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 02:03 PM CST

South Texas Mother Surrenders After Infant Dies

South Texas Mother Surrenders After Infant Dies

A South Texas woman charged with child abandonment in the death of her infant son has turned herself in to authorities.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 08:40 AM CST

Police: Texas Man Sets Fire to House, Punches Wife

Police: Texas Man Sets Fire to House, Punches Wife

Austin-area police have arrested a man who they say assaulted his ex-wife and set a house fire that killed his daughter's dog.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 08:13 AM CST

Amarillo Police Investigate Weekend Killings

Amarillo Police Investigate Weekend Killings

Amarillo police are investigating unrelated homicides after two men were found slain over the weekend.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 07:57 AM CST

South Texas Man Sentenced in Fatal Crash

South Texas Man Sentenced in Fatal Crash

A South Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years of probation for killing a 54-year-old woman in a car crash after his brakes and accelerator malfunctioned.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 07:38 AM CST

Police: East Texas Man Claims He Killed His Wife

Police: East Texas Man Claims He Killed His Wife

Police in East Texas say a woman has been released from the hospital after her husband called 911 and said he choked her to death.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM CST

No Federal Charges in Texas Stun Gun Case

No Federal Charges in Texas Stun Gun Case

Federal prosecutors won't seek criminal charges against two Central Texas sheriff deputies involved in a stun gun shooting that left a 17-year-old student with a severe brain injury.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 07:54 PM CST

George P. Bush Plans Office Reorganization, Job Cuts

George P. Bush Plans Office Reorganization, Job Cuts

Texas Land Commissioner-elect George P. Bush plans to consolidate three of the agency's previous divisions into a new entity in charge of generating energy-related revenue -- a move that will mean staff cuts.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 05:37 PM CST

Texas Woman Cleared in Fatal Wreck in GM Car

Texas Woman Cleared in Fatal Wreck in GM Car

A Texas judge cleared a woman Monday for a car accident that killed her fiance in 2004, after General Motors acknowledged that her car would have been among millions being recalled for a problem that may...

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