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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 01:01 PM CDT

3 Dead in Houston-Area Flooding

3 Dead in Houston-Area Flooding

Authorities say three people have died in Harris County due to widespread flooding after nearly a foot of rain fell on the city Monday into early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:56 AM CDT

Flooding Overwhelms Popular B&B Region

Flooding Overwhelms Popular B&B Region

The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived.

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Texas, Okla. Flooding Kills 19, More Rain Expected

Texas, Okla. Flooding Kills 19, More Rain Expected

Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:23 AM CDT

Evacuations, Rescues in Austin Due to Flooding

Evacuations, Rescues in Austin Due to Flooding

Days of heavy rainfall triggered more flash flooding in Austin forcing evacuations and rescues as rising water threatened homes.

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 05:10 PM CDT

12 Missing, Hundreds of Homes Damaged Sunday

12 Missing, Hundreds of Homes Damaged Sunday

One person is dead and a dozen are reported missing along the Blanco River in Hays County Sunday.

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 07:36 PM CDT

TX Proposal Would Limit Media Access to Public Records

TX Proposal Would Limit Media Access to Public Records

The Texas lawmaker who wanted to bar media access to the names of people involved in traffic accidents now says it probably won't survive a court challenge and will likely be dropped.

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 07:31 PM CDT

Alamo Preservation Bill Heads to Gov. Abbott

Alamo Preservation Bill Heads to Gov. Abbott

It's now up to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to determine how visitors remember the Alamo -- the site of the famous Texas Revolution battle where 180 defenders died.

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 06:50 PM CDT

Two Gun Rights Bills Expected to Get Final Votes

Two Gun Rights Bills Expected to Get Final Votes

The top two gun rights bills expected to shoot through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature.

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 04:34 PM CDT

Texas Senate Slogs Through Teen Abortion Restrictions Debate

Texas Senate Slogs Through Teen Abortion Restrictions Debate

A hotly debated tightening of abortion rules for Texas teenagers -- which has already cleared the state House -- is slowing activity to a crawl in the Senate, where Democrats are using logistical tactics...

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:23 AM CDT

10 Kids Treated After Houston Fire

10 Kids Treated After Houston Fire

Houston fire officials say 10 children have been taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries and smoke inhalation after a house fire.

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