News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 07:53 AM CDT

2 Acres of Marijuana Seized in South Texas

2 Acres of Marijuana Seized in South Texas

It took agents two days to pluck the 11,500 plants from the soil in South Texas.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 07:45 AM CDT

40 Percent of Texas Graduates Took ACT

40 Percent of Texas Graduates Took ACT

A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 07:22 AM CDT

Ex-South Texas Teacher Gets 25 Years in Porn Case

Ex-South Texas Teacher Gets 25 Years in Porn Case

A former first-grade teacher in South Texas caught with more than 1,100 sexually explicit images of children has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 06:33 AM CDT

Trucks Targeted Most by Thieves in Texas

Trucks Targeted Most by Thieves in Texas

Trucks rule in Texas, not just on the roadways but with thieves as well.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 04:31 PM CDT

Conviction Upheld in Fatal Day Care Fire

Conviction Upheld in Fatal Day Care Fire

A Texas appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a woman serving 80 years in prison for a fire that killed four children at the Houston day care center she operated.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 05:38 AM CDT

Anna Nicole Smith Final Estate Case Bid Rejected

Anna Nicole Smith Final Estate Case Bid Rejected

Anna Nicole Smith's estate has lost its final bid for her late husband's millions.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 02:35 PM CDT

Defiant Texas Gov. Perry Coming to New Hampshire

Defiant Texas Gov. Perry Coming to New Hampshire

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will visit the first-in-the-nation primary state this weekend after his indictment on charges he abused the power of his office.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 02:27 PM CDT

Texas Regents Expected to Keep Tuition Flat

Texas Regents Expected to Keep Tuition Flat

The University of Texas System's Board of Regents is expected to vote this week on a plan to avoid tuition increases for in-state students.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 01:18 PM CDT

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boater

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boater

The U.S. Coast Guard says it's suspending the search for a man who fell from a shrimp boat when it overturned in the Houston Ship Channel.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 01:13 PM CDT

Sunken Vessel is World War II-Era USS Houston

Sunken Vessel is World War II-Era USS Houston

Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia have confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for...

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Man Named Stoner Arrested on Pot Charges

Man Named Stoner Arrested on Pot Charges

A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.

W Takes Ice Bucket Challenge; Clinton's Next

W Takes Ice Bucket Challenge; Clinton's Next

Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

A Maine man who reported for a jail sentence showed up in some odd attire.

Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25

Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25

Got $25? You could just buy yourself a sailboat, thanks to the U.S. Navy. As part of a government liquidation, the U.S. Department of Defense is auctioning off a 50-foot sailboat to the highest bidder.

Woman Stole Wine for Love: Police

Woman Stole Wine for Love: Police

A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.

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