News from around the state of Texas

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 07:29 AM CDT

Marge Boatright, Longtime UPI Regional Executive, Dies at 86

Marge Boatright, Longtime UPI Regional Executive, Dies at 86

Marge Boatright, whose 29-year career at United Press International took her to the top of the news service's Dallas-based Southwest Division, has died at a Texas Hill Country hospital. She was 86.

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 06:58 AM CDT

Pilot Who Yelled During Flight Sues Airline for $16M

Pilot Who Yelled During Flight Sues Airline for $16M

A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida in 2012 has sued the airline for $16 million, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 08:55 PM CDT

Wisc. Gov. Walker Tours Border in Texas

Wisc. Gov. Walker Tours Border in Texas

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 07:54 PM CDT

Clerics Urge US to End Family Detention of Immigrants

Clerics Urge US to End Family Detention of Immigrants

Faith leaders from around the country have signed a letter to President Barack Obama asking that the government stop detaining immigrant women and children at family detention facilities.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 01:12 PM CDT

US Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Drops By 21 to 1,048

US Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Drops By 21 to 1,048

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 21 this week to 1,048 amid falling oil prices.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 01:16 PM CDT

Abbott Noncommittal on Pulling Guard From Border

Abbott Noncommittal on Pulling Guard From Border

Gov. Greg Abbott remains noncommittal on a timeline for pulling the National Guard off the Texas-Mexico border after hundreds of police officers applied for jobs to effectively replace those troops.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 01:49 PM CDT

Police Filming Bill Likely Doomed

Police Filming Bill Likely Doomed

A Republican Texas lawmaker's bill limiting bloggers who film police looks to be on life support after reaping strong opposition from the state's largest police officers' union.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 03:40 PM CDT

Texas Wants Private Campus Police Records Public

Texas Wants Private Campus Police Records Public

A violent arrest at Rice University has prompted a bill that would require private campus police to release certain records to the public.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:51 AM CDT

Texas Unemployment Rate Down Again

Texas Unemployment Rate Down Again

The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth month in a row of declines.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 04:32 PM CDT

Houston Road Rage Victim Speaks Out

Houston Road Rage Victim Speaks Out

A woman who was shot in the head during a road rage incident is now speaking out about her experience.

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Intoxicated Man Arrived by Taxi to Rob Florida Bank: Police

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