News from around the state of Texas

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 12:06 PM CST

Remains Found in Western Ohio Sent to UNT for Analysis

Remains Found in Western Ohio Sent to UNT for Analysis

Human skeletal remains found near Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio have been sent to Texas for analysis after initial testing on DNA evidence yielded only a partial profile.

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 12:01 PM CST

Texas Standardized Test Panel Asked to Consider Online Exam

Texas Standardized Test Panel Asked to Consider Online Exam

A panel considering updates to the standardized test for Texas high school students has received suggestions ranging from offering the exam online to no longer requiring passing to graduate.

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 04:12 PM CST

Gov. Abbott Supports Cross on Patrol Vehicles

Gov. Abbott Supports Cross on Patrol Vehicles

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott supports Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson’s decision to allow his officer’s to display a cross with a thin blue line on their patrol vehicles.

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 03:12 PM CST

Transgender Inmates Can Start Hormone Therapy

Transgender Inmates Can Start Hormone Therapy

A change in Texas prison system policy means transgender inmates can start hormone therapy while behind bars after a confirmed diagnosis.

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 11:27 AM CST

Idaho Contract Given to Texas Based Flour Corporation

Idaho Contract Given to Texas Based Flour Corporation

A Texas-based company has been awarded a five-year nuclear cleanup contract for a U.S. Department of Energy site in the Idaho desert.

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 11:23 AM CST

Bob Barker Part of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Anniversary

Bob Barker Part of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Anniversary

Former "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker will return to a Texas military installation where he became a Navy fighter pilot to help celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 09:38 PM CST

H-E-B Recalls Ice Cream Over Possible Wood Slivers

H-E-B Recalls Ice Cream Over Possible Wood Slivers

H-E-B supermarkets have issued a voluntary recall for its Creamy Creations Caramel Pecan Turtle ice cream over possible wood pieces in the product.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 03:48 PM CST

5 from Mexico Face Charges in Texas in $9M Tax Scam

5 from Mexico Face Charges in Texas in $9M Tax Scam

Investigators say five people from Mexico have been indicted in Texas over a $9 million income tax refund scam with ties to Georgia.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 06:41 PM CST

Activist Behind Planned Parenthood Video Offered Probation

Activist Behind Planned Parenthood Video Offered Probation

An attorney for an anti-abortion activist said Thursday that his client does not plan to accept a proposed plea deal for charges related to making undercover Planned Parenthood videos.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 03:42 PM CST

Berkshire Hathaway Increases Stake in Phillips 66

Berkshire Hathaway Increases Stake in Phillips 66

Berkshire Hathaway has purchased nearly 1.7 million more shares of Phillips 66 to give it ownership of almost 14 percent of the oil refiner.

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