News from around the state of Texas

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 07:05 PM CST

Baylor Wins Over WVU 78-66

Baylor Wins Over WVU 78-66

No. 19 Baylor won its fourth consecutive game, leading throughout in a 78-66 victory over injury-plagued No. 20 West Virginia on Saturday.

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 03:56 PM CST

New Art Exhibit in Fort Worth

New Art Exhibit in Fort Worth

The public will get a look at art from the private collection of some late Texas philanthropists.

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 01:32 PM CST

Chief Says Guns Pointed at Texas Firefighters at Prison

Chief Says Guns Pointed at Texas Firefighters at Prison

Federal prison authorities will investigate whether guards at a South Texas lockup pointed guns at firefighters amid a "heightened security level" days after a riot.

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 12:46 PM CST

Judge: Austin Housing Vouchers Ordinance to Proceed

Judge: Austin Housing Vouchers Ordinance to Proceed

A judge has refused to delay an Austin ordinance that would prevent apartment complexes from turning away applicants who rely on federal vouchers to pay their rent.

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 08:13 AM CST

Houston-Area Boy, 3, Dies After Shooting Self in Head

Houston-Area Boy, 3, Dies After Shooting Self in Head

Authorities say a 3-year-old Houston-area boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while at home.

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 08:09 AM CST

Corpus Christi Man Gets Life in Prison for Killing 2 Girls

Corpus Christi Man Gets Life in Prison for Killing 2 Girls

A South Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the drive-by shooting deaths of two girls who were attending a birthday party.

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 08:05 AM CST

Houston Boy, 16, Dies After Falling, Hitting Head During Gym

Houston Boy, 16, Dies After Falling, Hitting Head During Gym

Authorities say a 16-year-old Houston boy has died after falling and hitting his head during a gym class basketball game.

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 05:05 PM CST

Ex-Dewhurst Aide Gets 7-Year Sentence for Taking Funds

Ex-Dewhurst Aide Gets 7-Year Sentence for Taking Funds

An ex-top adviser to former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in federal prison for stealing more than $2.8 million in campaign funds from the then-powerful Republican.

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:16 AM CST

Man Who Killed Deputy Gets Life in Prison

Man Who Killed Deputy Gets Life in Prison

A sexual assault suspect has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a West Texas deputy as he tried to serve a warrant.

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 09:24 AM CST

Lawyers: Detained Immigrant Families Issued Bonds

Lawyers: Detained Immigrant Families Issued Bonds

Immigration attorneys say the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has begun issuing bonds for Central American immigrant families detained in Karnes County.

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Fla. Widow Finds WWII Grenade in Husband’s Storage

Fla. Widow Finds WWII Grenade in Husband’s Storage

A widow who was cleaning out her husband's storage found a World War II-era grenade in Pembroke Pines, Fla., Wednesday. A bomb squad was called in and the grenade was secured and safely removed.

Man Can't Sue Applebee's Over Burns He Got Praying Over Fajitas

Man Can't Sue Applebee's Over Burns He Got Praying Over Fajitas

A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a Burlington County Applebee's.

Naked Woman High on Drugs Crashes Car: Cops

Naked Woman High on Drugs Crashes Car: Cops

A naked woman allegedly high on drugs crashed her car and ended up on the front lawn of an apartment building in South Los Angeles. The woman hit several parked cars before driving across the sidewalk and...

Toy Company Unveils Girl Scout Cookie Oven

Toy Company Unveils Girl Scout Cookie Oven

Children will soon be able to make Girl Scout cookies at home.

NH Woman Admits She Dug Up Dad's Grave in Search of "Real Will"

NH Woman Admits She Dug Up Dad's Grave in Search of "Real Will"

A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes has pleaded guilty. Melanie Nash was one of four accused in the plan to...

Man Smokes Pot With Strangers, Gets Clothes Stolen

Man Smokes Pot With Strangers, Gets Clothes Stolen

A 35-year-old man was robbed of his clothing and valuables after he agreed to smoke marijuana with two men in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood early Thursday morning, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

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