News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 12:38 PM CST

Connecticut Trooper Killed in Texas Hunting Accident

Connecticut Trooper Killed in Texas Hunting Accident

Connecticut state police say a veteran trooper has died after being shot during a hunting trip in Texas.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 08:14 AM CST

School Bus Driver Locked Up for Porn

School Bus Driver Locked Up for Porn

A Southeast Texas school bus driver who went by "Mr. Happy" on an adult website must serve nearly 42 years in prison in a child pornography case.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 09:06 PM CST

Judge Again Denies TX Efforts to Block Syrian Refugees

Judge Again Denies TX Efforts to Block Syrian Refugees

A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks,...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 06:11 PM CST

Demonstration at Baylor Against Sexual Violence

Demonstration at Baylor Against Sexual Violence

Activists are planning a candlelight vigil outside the home of Baylor University's president to protest what they regard as the university's weak policing of sexual misconduct.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 04:07 PM CST

Activists to Demonstrate Against Sexual Violence at Baylor

Activists to Demonstrate Against Sexual Violence at Baylor

Activists are planning a candlelight vigil outside the home of Baylor University's president to protest what they regard as the university's weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 03:06 PM CST

Unarmed Nude Teen Fatally Shot By Austin Officer

Unarmed Nude Teen Fatally Shot By Austin Officer

Austin police say an unarmed nude teenager was fatally shot by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 01:57 PM CST

Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 84-Year-Old Texas Woman

Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 84-Year-Old Texas Woman

A man has been arrested in the stabbing death of an 84-year-old woman who was found dead in her home in rural Southeast Texas.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 06:53 PM CST

Texas School District Switches to 4-Day Week

Texas School District Switches to 4-Day Week

The weekend will start a day early for children in a West Texas school district that's adopted a four-day week.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 12:47 PM CST

Many Chemicals Used in Texas Fracking Remain a Mystery

Many Chemicals Used in Texas Fracking Remain a Mystery

A biochemist and researchers at UTA have identified drilling water wells with high levels of chlorinated solvents, alcohols and compounds commonly found in petroleum products.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 08:46 AM CST

Four Dead in Texas Shooting

Four Dead in Texas Shooting

A 19-year-old killed his mother and two neighbors before turning his gun on himself in a shooting that brought SWAT and various emergency vehicles to a rural area in Texas, authorities said Sunday.

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