News from around the state of Texas

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.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 01:41 PM CDT

U of Texas Regents Name Fenves Lone Finalist for President

U of Texas Regents Name Fenves Lone Finalist for President

The University of Texas System Board of Regents named Austin campus Provost Gary Fenves as the sole finalist to be school president on Friday.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 09:10 AM CDT

Experts Say Predator Likely Killed Texas Whooping Crane

Experts Say Predator Likely Killed Texas Whooping Crane

Experts believe an endangered whooping crane found dead this year near a South Texas refuge was likely killed by a predator.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 09:04 PM CDT

Baylor Wins Over Iowa 81-66

Baylor Wins Over Iowa 81-66

Sune Agbuke had a career-high 23 points and Baylor advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight for the fifth time in six years with an 81-66 win over Iowa on Friday night.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 08:43 AM CDT

Taxidermist Pleads Guilty in Rhino Case

Taxidermist Pleads Guilty in Rhino Case

A Central Texas taxidermist has pleaded guilty to illegally selling horns from an endangered black rhinoceros.

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Purple Cat Up for Adoption

Purple Cat Up for Adoption

A bright purple cat is available for adoption at the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth.

Man Says He Released Pink Chickens to "Make People Smile"

Man Says He Released Pink Chickens to "Make People Smile"

Two chickens dyed pink were spotted roaming the Portland, Oregon, waterfront park on Thursday, leaving many wondering why were they pink and who let them loose. The mystery didn't last long.

Intoxicated Man Arrived by Taxi to Rob Florida Bank: Police

Intoxicated Man Arrived by Taxi to Rob Florida Bank: Police

Authorities say an intoxicated man arrived by taxi to rob a Tallahassee, Florida, bank. Stanley Geddie, 47, demanded $100,000 from a bank manager Wednesday afternoon at the Capital City Bank, claiming he had...

Assistant Barricaded Students, Took Off Clothes

Assistant Barricaded Students, Took Off Clothes

An after-school assistant in California was arrested after some bizarre behavior, including barricading several students into a classroom, taking off her clothes and upending desks, according San Diego...

Cardboard "Most Interesting Man" Fails as Carpool-Lane Ruse

Cardboard "Most Interesting Man" Fails as Carpool-Lane Ruse

A Washington State Patrol trooper parked along Interstate 5 near Tacoma on Monday afternoon spotted a driver and a rather unusual "passenger" pass by him in the carpool lane.

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