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Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 04:34 PM CST

Texas Man Transporting Rescue Dogs to Colorado Dies in Crash

Texas Man Transporting Rescue Dogs to Colorado Dies in Crash

The Pikes Peak Humane Society picked up more than 20 dogs that had been in the van. Some of them had suffered minor injuries. The Houston-based Rescued Pets Movement said four dogs were missing after the crash.

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 02:55 PM CST

Police Kill Man Who Fired Gun Outside Austin Church

Police Kill Man Who Fired Gun Outside Austin Church

Man killed by police in Austin after firing assault-style weapon into the air.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 05:14 PM CST

Teacher Gets 10 Years for Sex with Student, 13

Teacher Gets 10 Years for Sex with Student, 13

A Houston-area middle school English teacher was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for having a long-term sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student who impregnated her.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:16 PM CST

GOP Wants to End 'Californiazation' of Texas

GOP Wants to End 'Californiazation' of Texas

Republican lawmakers who decry the "Californiazation" of Texas are hoping court action will end bag bans many cities have adopted while stemming other local laws that they believe erode individual and economic...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:08 AM CST

Sub Crickets for Meat? Insects Make Leap in Demand

Sub Crickets for Meat? Insects Make Leap in Demand

Farmers raising crickets for human consumption say there are a lot of benefits to eating insects instead of meat.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:18 AM CST

Man Guilty of Murder in Twins' Miscarriage Caused by Beating

Man Guilty of Murder in Twins' Miscarriage Caused by Beating

A jury has found a San Antonio-area man guilty of capital murder for the 2015 beating of his pregnant girlfriend that resulted in the miscarriage of twins.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 02:54 PM CST

Freezing Rain Causes Accidents, Closures in Southern Plains

Freezing Rain Causes Accidents, Closures in Southern Plains

A thick glaze of ice covered roads from Oklahoma to southern Illinois on Friday amid a winter storm that caused numerous wrecks, forced cancellation of schools, grounded flights and prompted dire warnings for...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 08:25 PM CST

Guitarist Who Avoided Buddy Holly Plane Crash Dies at 85

Guitarist Who Avoided Buddy Holly Plane Crash Dies at 85

Tommy Allsup, a guitarist best known for losing a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 01:10 PM CST

Texas Attorney General's Criminal Fraud Trial Set for May

Texas Attorney General's Criminal Fraud Trial Set for May

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is set to stand trial on criminal securities fraud charges in May.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 01:05 PM CST

7 Cities, Including Austin, Added to Bloomberg 'Innovation Team' Grant List

7 Cities, Including Austin, Added to Bloomberg 'Innovation Team' Grant List

Seven cities in the U.S., Canada and Israel stand to get up to $1.5 million apiece from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation to create "innovation teams."

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Wyoming School Says No Guns for Grizzly Bears

Wyoming School Says No Guns for Grizzly Bears

Grizzly bears near Wyoming schools got national attention after Donald Trump's education secretary nominee mentioned them in a Senate hearing this week. Betsy DeVos suggested teachers in Wapiti, Wyoming, may...

7-Eleven Launches Breakfast Pizza

7-Eleven Launches Breakfast Pizza

7-Eleven is offering a breakfast pizza. The convenience store chain says that it combines the convenience of eating leftover pizza for the first meal of the day with traditional breakfast foods.

Goat Wanders TX Highway with Feed Bag Stuck on Head

Goat Wanders TX Highway with Feed Bag Stuck on Head

Kerrie Brinkman White and her daughter, Kailie, helped free a goat that was wandering on Highway 152 with a feed bag over its head near Pampa, Texas.

What Are the Odds? Mom, Dad, Son All Share a Birthday

What Are the Odds? Mom, Dad, Son All Share a Birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday. After all, the husband and wife were born the same day. And so was their son, 27 years later this past December. The odds of...

Teen Calls Mom, a 911 Dispatcher, When House Catches Fire

Teen Calls Mom, a 911 Dispatcher, When House Catches Fire

An emergency call a 911 dispatcher in Texas recently answered turned out to be from the dispatcher's daughter who was reporting that their house was burning.

Beachcomber in Galveston Finds Foreign Coins Believed Stolen

Beachcomber in Galveston Finds Foreign Coins Believed Stolen

A beachgoer hunting treasure found more than 100 foreign coins buried in the sand along the Galveston coast.

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