News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:03 PM CDT

City Council Works to Expand Synthetic Pot Ban

City Council Works to Expand Synthetic Pot Ban

Lubbock city officials want to expand a ban on synthetic marijuana.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 11:04 AM CDT

Spacecraft Developer and Houston Partner on Spaceport

Spacecraft Developer and Houston Partner on Spaceport

The private developer of a winged spacecraft concept called the Dream Chaser is partnering with the city of Houston on a proposed project to renovate historic Ellington Field into a spaceport.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:36 AM CDT

Cornyn Spent $5.5 Million During GOP Primary

Cornyn Spent $5.5 Million During GOP Primary

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn spent $5.5 million during crunch time of Texas' Republican primary.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 07:19 AM CDT

Man Arrested for Slashing $25,000 in Tires

Man Arrested for Slashing $25,000 in Tires

Harris County authorities are trying to determine why a man walked through a suburban Houston neighborhood and punctured the tires of dozens of cars.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 07:09 AM CDT

University of Texas Building ID Theft Web Site

University of Texas Building ID Theft Web Site

The University of Texas Center for Identity says it's using $5 million in state money for a resource center that will allow Texans to better deal with identity theft and online fraud.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 01:13 AM CDT

Jurors to Decide Sentence in Shoe Stabbing

Jurors to Decide Sentence in Shoe Stabbing

Jurors are set to start deliberating punishment for a Houston woman convicted of murder for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel of her shoe.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 03:15 PM CDT

Onlookers Find Consolation in Fort Hood Ceremony

Onlookers Find Consolation in Fort Hood Ceremony

Old wounds reopened for Kelli Heinz as the somber sounds of a trumpet echoed through the air.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 03:06 PM CDT

Armstrong Provides Names in Written Testimony

Armstrong Provides Names in Written Testimony

Lance Armstrong has given sworn testimony naming several people he says knew about his performance-enhancing drug use. He insists he didn't pay anyone or any organization to keep his doping secret.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 02:52 PM CDT

Woman Accused of Poisoning Child with Salt

Woman Accused of Poisoning Child with Salt

A Houston-area woman has been arrested for giving her daughter dangerously large amounts of salt that required the girl to be hospitalized.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 01:24 PM CDT

Shorter Red Snapper Season Ahead of Gulf Coast

Shorter Red Snapper Season Ahead of Gulf Coast

Charter boat and recreational fishermen will have only 11 days to reel in red snapper from the Gulf of Mexico this year.

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