News from around the state of Texas

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.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:50 PM CST

Telethons, Hotlines Set Up for Texas Immigrants

Telethons, Hotlines Set Up for Texas Immigrants

Attorneys and immigration groups in Texas are setting up telethons and hotlines to serve immigrants who may qualify under a new White House plan to protect them from deportation.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:51 PM CST

Obama to Spare 5M From Deportation

Obama to Spare 5M From Deportation

President Barack Obama says the immigration plan he's unveiling Thursday night is a commonsense, middle ground approach. To Republicans who oppose his action, he has a three-word challenge: "Pass a bill."

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM CST

Man Spends Stolen $340K at Strip Clubs

Man Spends Stolen $340K at Strip Clubs

A man has pleaded guilty to stealing $400,000 from a San Antonio company and spending the majority of it at strip clubs.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 04:11 PM CST

FSU Gunman was TX Tech Law School Grad: Officials

FSU Gunman was TX Tech Law School Grad: Officials

Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press the Florida State University alumnus who shot three people at the school's library before being killed by police was a graduate of Texas Tech University's law...

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Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video

Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video

A mysterious "black sea devil" anglerfish was videotaped in its natural habitat for the first time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announced Wednesday.

Hot Dog Champ Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey to Win Contest

Hot Dog Champ Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey to Win Contest

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

City's "Ugly" Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

City's "Ugly" Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce...

Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates

Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates

Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

Lost New Mexico Kitten Found 2,300 Miles Away in Maine

Lost New Mexico Kitten Found 2,300 Miles Away in Maine

A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League...

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