News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:06 AM CDT

Planned Parenthood Plans $3M TX Campaign

Planned Parenthood Plans $3M TX Campaign

The political arm of Planned Parenthood expects to spend $3 million on an aggressive campaign to support Texas Democrats in the 2014 general election.

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 10:03 AM CDT

Record-Breaking Seaweed in Galveston

Record-Breaking Seaweed in Galveston

A group of university students is spending the summer trudging through tons of stinky seaweed on Galveston's beaches, trying to figure out exactly how much has landed in this record-breaking year.

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 03:03 PM CDT

Texas Roof Falls, 10 Sent to Hospitals

Texas Roof Falls, 10 Sent to Hospitals

The roof of a privately run East Texas jail has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and injuring 20 — 10 of whom went to nearby hospitals. Warden David Driskell said 84 inmates were in the...

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM CDT

South Texas Man Saves 81-Year-Old Man Stuck in Railroad Tracks

South Texas Man Saves 81-Year-Old Man Stuck in Railroad Tracks

A South Texas man is hailed a hero after his commute to work turned into a rescue mission.

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 08:12 AM CDT

Man Guilty of Killing Houston-Area Police Officer

Man Guilty of Killing Houston-Area Police Officer

A jury has found a 23-year-old man guilty of capital murder in the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner.

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 02:43 PM CDT

Gay Marriage Legal Challenges: Where Things Stand

Gay Marriage Legal Challenges: Where Things Stand

State same-sex marriage bans have been falling around the country since June 2013, when the nation's highest court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages.

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 02:28 PM CDT

Houston Capital Murder Suspect Flees Jail, Caught

Houston Capital Murder Suspect Flees Jail, Caught

A capital murder suspect who escaped from a jail in Houston has been recaptured as investigators try to determine how he fled the lockup.

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 06:11 PM CDT

Man Gets Prison Time in Texas Fake Viagra Case

Man Gets Prison Time in Texas Fake Viagra Case

An Illinois man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for trafficking thousands of fake Viagra pills to Texas.

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 01:51 PM CDT

Texas Jobless Rate for June Steady at 5.1 Percent

Texas Jobless Rate for June Steady at 5.1 Percent

The statewide unemployment rate for June held steady at 5.1 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 02:33 PM CDT

Education Board OKs Paid Trips to Charter Schools

Education Board OKs Paid Trips to Charter Schools

A board with veto power over new charter schools in Texas voted unanimously Friday to allow its members to take privately-funded trips to such schools in other states, which critics say would lead to...

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Alligator Bites Man Fishing Golf Balls From Florida Lake

Alligator Bites Man Fishing Golf Balls From Florida Lake

A Pompano Beach man fishing golf balls out of a lake around the Bonaventure Country Club in Weston ended up with a lot more than he bargained for when an alligator bit him.

New Jersey Sues Florida Pizza Shop Over Logo

New Jersey Sues Florida Pizza Shop Over Logo

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.

McDonald's Worker Sold Crack During Shift: Police

McDonald's Worker Sold Crack During Shift: Police

An undercover sting at a McDonald's on suburban Philadelphia's swanky Main Line has led to the arrest of a fast food employee who police say was selling crack at the restaurant. Officers from Radnor...

Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Bay Area House

Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Bay Area House

One Bay Area couple can now say for certain their house is covered by insurance. A 4,000-square-foot Geico insurance banner being towed by a plane came loose and fell directly on their house Friday...

Firefighter Shows Up Drunk at Stranger's Apartment: Police

Firefighter Shows Up Drunk at Stranger's Apartment: Police

Connecticut firefighter Lamont Freeman, 44, showed up drunk at a multi-family apartment in Hartford while he was off duty around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Freeman does not live in the apartment and was not...

Multimillionaire Durst Urinates on Candy in Houston CVS: Police

Multimillionaire Durst Urinates on Candy in Houston CVS: Police

A New York City real estate heir acquitted of his neighbor's murder a decade ago is back in trouble, this time for a bizarre outburst in which police say he urinated on a rack of candy at a Texas drug store.

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