News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:14 AM CDT

Police: 14 Arrested in Galveston Drug Bust

Police: 14 Arrested in Galveston Drug Bust

Galveston Police say they've arrested 14 people on felony drug charges after an extensive narcotics investigation.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 09:35 AM CDT

Texas Search Group Resumes Drone Use

Texas Search Group Resumes Drone Use

A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 09:04 AM CDT

Austin Police Seek Person Who Threw Rocks at Cars

Austin Police Seek Person Who Threw Rocks at Cars

Austin police are searching for a person who they say has been hurling large rocks at cars on the interstate.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 05:57 PM CDT

Whole Foods Plans Major Marketing Push

Whole Foods Plans Major Marketing Push

Whole Foods is getting ready to launch its first national marketing campaign and expand home delivery as it looks to fend off bigger players muscling into the organic and natural foods category.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 05:48 AM CDT

McDonald's Ordered to Pay $27M in Deaths of Teens

McDonald's Ordered to Pay $27M in Deaths of Teens

A Central Texas jury on Wednesday ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in actual damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside...

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 07:12 PM CDT

Texas Sheriff Asks for Help in Probe of Family's Slaying

Texas Sheriff Asks for Help in Probe of Family's Slaying

Authorities are asking for the public's help in their investigation of the slayings six months ago of a family of four, including two children, at their suburban Houston home.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM CDT

Member of 'Swatting' Ring Pleads Guilty in Texas

Member of 'Swatting' Ring Pleads Guilty in Texas

Prosecutors in Dallas say a member of a "swatting" ring that made hoax 911 calls has pleaded guilty to computer-related conspiracy and retaliation counts.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM CDT

Texas Wildlife Employee Dies at Hatchery

Texas Wildlife Employee Dies at Hatchery

San Marcos police are investigating the death of a Texas Parks and Wildlife employee.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM CDT

At Least 20 Arrested in South Texas Gang Sweep

At Least 20 Arrested in South Texas Gang Sweep

At least 20 people have been arrested in a South Texas roundup of suspected gang members.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 08:01 AM CDT

AT&T Selects San Antonio for Faster Internet

AT&T Selects San Antonio for Faster Internet

AT&T has announced it will bring faster Internet service to the San Antonio area.

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