News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 06:01 PM CDT

TX House OKs Cannabis Oil for Medicinal Purposes

TX House OKs Cannabis Oil for Medicinal Purposes

Marijuana supporters are on the brink of a small victory they say is nonetheless significant in the conservative Texas Legislature.

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 08:21 PM CDT

New TX Law Bans Cities From Banning Fracking, Drilling

New TX Law Bans Cities From Banning Fracking, Drilling

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 06:31 AM CDT

Shootout Puts Spotlight on Motorcycle Club Culture

Shootout Puts Spotlight on Motorcycle Club Culture

The more sinister side of biker culture was thrust into the spotlight after Sunday's biker gang melee outside a Texas restaurant. By Monday, authorities had charged about 170 gang members with engaging...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 08:16 AM CDT

TX Woman Gives Birth to Triplets, 2 Babies Conjoined

TX Woman Gives Birth to Triplets, 2 Babies Conjoined

Hospital officials say a South Texas woman has given birth to triplet girls with two of the babies conjoined.

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 03:12 PM CDT

Houston Officer Struck, Killed in Police Chase

Houston Officer Struck, Killed in Police Chase

A Houston police officer has been struck and killed by a fleeing suspect who later shot himself but survived.

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 04:22 PM CDT

Waco Has Long History of Memorable Events

Waco Has Long History of Memorable Events

Waco boasts some of the Lone Star State's most memorable recent history: the siege of the Branch Davidian compound, a tornado that leveled downtown and now a biker gang melee that left at least nine people dead...

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:42 AM CDT

Official: UT Football Could Play in Mexico

Official: UT Football Could Play in Mexico

University of Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson says the school could play football in Mexico City by 2020 in order to expand its brand internationally.

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 05:46 PM CDT

170 Held on $1M Bond After Biker Gang Shootout

170 Held on $1M Bond After Biker Gang Shootout

Approximately 170 outlaw motorcycle gang members are being charged with engaging in organized crime related to capital murder stemming from a deadly shootout that left nine dead and 18 injured in Waco Sunday.

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 04:25 PM CDT

9 Dead, Hundreds Charged in Biker Gang Shootout

9 Dead, Hundreds Charged in Biker Gang Shootout

Nine people were killed and others were injured in a shooting involving rival biker gangs at a Central Texas restaurant on Sunday.

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 08:44 PM CDT

Texas Tech Confers Honorary Degree on Tim Cole

Texas Tech Confers Honorary Degree on Tim Cole

Texas Tech University has conferred a posthumous diploma on a student who died in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of rape.

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Large Stuffed Tiger Atop SUV Generates 911 Call

Large Stuffed Tiger Atop SUV Generates 911 Call

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NJ Police Find Stolen Trailer Full of Pasta

NJ Police Find Stolen Trailer Full of Pasta

Four men are under arrest after police recovered a stolen trailer loaded with pasta products in Linden.

Texas Man Wins Big With Losing Lotto Ticket

Texas Man Wins Big With Losing Lotto Ticket

A losing ticket brought a huge win in a Texas Lottery second-chance drawing in McKinney

"Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail

"Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail

Authorities in Southern California are searching for a 23-year-old woman who escaped police custody several hours after being arrested. Officials say Kelly Smith was sitting in the booking area of the Ventura...

PETA Posts Alleged Student Video of Dancing Dead Cats

PETA Posts Alleged Student Video of Dancing Dead Cats

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Stripper Seeks Protective Order Against TX Sen.

Stripper Seeks Protective Order Against TX Sen.

An apparent stripper in Oklahoma has filed for a protective order against a Texas Republican state senator who likened what he called America's "spiritual battle" to the Holocaust.

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