News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 08:28 AM CST

Police: 2 Fatally Stabbed in Apparent Drug Deal

Police: 2 Fatally Stabbed in Apparent Drug Deal

Beaumont police say two men were fatally stabbed when a possible drug deal turned into a robbery attempt Friday.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 07:55 AM CST

Driver Found Fatally Shot Crashes Into Yard

Driver Found Fatally Shot Crashes Into Yard

Houston police say a driver found fatally shot crashed his car into the back yard of a home Sunday.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 06:06 AM CST

Police Charge Homeless Man With Attempted Yacht Theft

Police Charge Homeless Man With Attempted Yacht Theft

Police near Houston say they arrested a homeless man and charged him with trying to steal a yacht and crashing into other boats.

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 11:51 AM CST

2 Texans Selected as Prestigious Rhodes Scholars

2 Texans Selected as Prestigious Rhodes Scholars

Two Texans have been selected as Rhodes Scholars and will attend the prestigious program at Oxford University in England beginning next fall.

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 09:41 AM CST

Storms Bring Flooding, Outages to Parts of Texas

Storms Bring Flooding, Outages to Parts of Texas

Powerful thunderstorms have flooded low-lying roads in Austin and knocked out power to thousands in San Antonio.

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 at 06:22 PM CST

Crash East of Texarkana Kills 3 College Students

Crash East of Texarkana Kills 3 College Students

A pre-dawn highway crash outside Texarkana has killed three college students.

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 07:55 PM CST

Texas OKs Most New History Textbooks Amid Outcry

Texas OKs Most New History Textbooks Amid Outcry

A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book.

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 01:03 PM CST

October Jobless Rate in Texas Slips to 5.1 Percent

October Jobless Rate in Texas Slips to 5.1 Percent

Texas' unemployment rate declined for the second month in a row to 5.1 percent in October as the state continues to add jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM CST

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Explosion on Gulf Platform

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Explosion on Gulf Platform

An explosion has occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing one person and injuring three.

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 10:23 AM CST

Police: Texas Man Killed Over Pool Game

Police: Texas Man Killed Over Pool Game

San Antonio police say they arrested a 79-year-old man accused of killing a 55-year-old man over a game of pool Wednesday night.

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