News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 07:44 AM CDT

Input Sought on Reopening Drive at Texas Ocelot Refuge

Input Sought on Reopening Drive at Texas Ocelot Refuge

Concerns about protecting endangered ocelots from vehicles but allowing the public to view the cats could mean changing a road entrance at a South Texas refuge.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 07:27 PM CDT

Texas Executes Woman for Starvation of Boy, 9

Texas Executes Woman for Starvation of Boy, 9

A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 06:44 AM CDT

Bat at Texas School Tests Positive for Rabies

Bat at Texas School Tests Positive for Rabies

Hays County and state officials say a bat found at a junior high school has tested positive for rabies.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 06:49 AM CDT

San Antonio Councilman Investigated by Police, FBI

San Antonio Councilman Investigated by Police, FBI

San Antonio's police chief says local and federal authorities are investigating a city councilman over public corruption allegations.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 06:41 AM CDT

Texas Man Held for Alleged Attempt to Swim to N. Korea

Texas Man Held for Alleged Attempt to Swim to N. Korea

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:17 PM CDT

Justice Clarence Thomas Speaks in Tyler

Justice Clarence Thomas Speaks in Tyler

The U.S. Supreme Court justice best known for his silence on the bench stood before an East Texas audience to entertain questions.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 08:18 AM CDT

Texas Police K-9 Found Dead in Patrol Car

Texas Police K-9 Found Dead in Patrol Car

A Texas police department is mourning a devastating loss after a K-9 was found dead in the back of a patrol car last Friday.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 09:20 AM CDT

Attorney: Patti LaBelle Had Bodyguard Beat Cadet

Attorney: Patti LaBelle Had Bodyguard Beat Cadet

An ex-West Point cadet's attorney has told jurors that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet, who was waiting outside a Houston airport terminal for a ride home.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 04:46 PM CDT

History Books Spark Latest Texas Classroom Battle

History Books Spark Latest Texas Classroom Battle

The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance...

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 03:38 PM CDT

NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX to Ferry Astronauts

NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX to Ferry Astronauts

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

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