News from around the state of Texas

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM CDT

Bar None? Not After $1M Gift for Texas Campus Pub

Bar None? Not After $1M Gift for Texas Campus Pub

Wealthy alumni usually finance new football stadiums or libraries at their old colleges. Tom and Leti Contreras are donating nearly $1 million to build a bar.

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM CDT

Democrat in Houston DA Race Says No Jail for Pot

Democrat in Houston DA Race Says No Jail for Pot

The Democratic nominee for district attorney in Houston says if elected she won't jail people for small amounts of marijuana.

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 11:44 AM CDT

Vote on Houston Anti-Bias Ordinance Still Possible

Vote on Houston Anti-Bias Ordinance Still Possible

Houston city leaders still don't know whether opponents of new anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents have enough signatures to force a repeal vote in November.

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 01:24 PM CDT

Fertilizer Makers Put Blame for West Blast on City

Fertilizer Makers Put Blame for West Blast on City

Two fertilizer companies sued following a deadly Texas explosion are claiming the small town deserves blame for failing to properly train volunteer firefighters and first responders, who made up most of the...

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 09:30 AM CDT

Gas Leak Forces Closure of Houston Ship Channel

Gas Leak Forces Closure of Houston Ship Channel

The Coast Guard says ammonia that leaked from a vessel forced the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and nearby bridges while sending four workers to a hospital.

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 10:10 AM CDT

Gas Station Clerk Uses MMA to Surprise Robbers

Gas Station Clerk Uses MMA to Surprise Robbers

A group of robbers got more than they bargained for when they messed with the wrong clerk at a Houston gas station.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 05:54 PM CDT

Former Texas Geologist Sentenced for Child Porn

Former Texas Geologist Sentenced for Child Porn

A Texas judge has sentenced a former state geologist to 60 years in prison for promotion and possession of child pornography.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 05:45 PM CDT

UT Regents to Meet on Chancellor Search

UT Regents to Meet on Chancellor Search

University of Texas System regents have set a Tuesday meeting to possibly name a finalist in their search for a new chancellor to oversee the 15-campus system.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 01:59 PM CDT

Former Astronaut Hank Hartsfield Dies at 80

Former Astronaut Hank Hartsfield Dies at 80

Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 01:36 PM CDT

2 Sisters Found Dead in East Texas Apartment

2 Sisters Found Dead in East Texas Apartment

Two young sisters have been found dead in their East Texas apartment and an evidence tampering charge was filed against a man who allegedly was at the home.

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Famed Two-Headed Turtle Dies at San Antonio Zoo

Famed Two-Headed Turtle Dies at San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo officials say Thelma and Louise, a two-headed turtle that drew broad attention and had her own Facebook page, has died.

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clowns to the rescue!

A woman who had just finished performing at a clown show in New Jersey has some fellow clowns to thank after she crashed her car into a utility pole.

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch Cartoons

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch Cartoons

Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening...

Surgeons Remove 232 "Teeth" From Teen's Mouth

Surgeons Remove 232 "Teeth" From Teen's Mouth

Boy from a small village in western India had been suffering from jaw pain and swelling for more than 18 months.

Wanted Man Taunts Police Online, Gets Arrested the Next Day

Wanted Man Taunts Police Online, Gets Arrested the Next Day

An Edgewater, Maryland, man was arrested for violating his probation one day after he taunted Anne Arundel County officers on Facebook. Anne Arundel County Police posted a picture of Roger Ray Ireland on their...

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