News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:08 PM CST

Military Judge Calls Hearing for Maj. Nidal Hasan

Military Judge Calls Hearing for Maj. Nidal Hasan

A military judge has called a hearing in the case of the Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for gunning down 13 people at Fort Hood six years ago.

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 02:58 PM CST

Waco Officer's Gun Accidentally Discharges While at Jail

Waco Officer's Gun Accidentally Discharges While at Jail

Waco police officer accidentally fires gun at jail.

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 03:35 PM CST

Men Linked to Austin Deaths

Men Linked to Austin Deaths

Two men who are suspects in the December death of an Austin choir director are being linked to the killings of an elderly couple about a week later

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 04:37 PM CST

Armed Teen Fatally Shot in Police Station

Armed Teen Fatally Shot in Police Station

Longview police say officers fatally shot a teenager who walked into the police department lobby and threatened them with a weapon.

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 01:37 PM CST

Texas Unemployment Rate Slips to 4.6 Percent in December

Texas Unemployment Rate Slips to 4.6 Percent in December

Statewide unemployment slipped to 4.6 percent in December for a fourth straight month of declines and the lowest jobless figure since May 2008.

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:33 PM CST

Texas Supreme Court to Hear School Finance Case

Texas Supreme Court to Hear School Finance Case

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear the state's sweeping school finance case.

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:07 PM CST

Pig Causes House Fire

Pig Causes House Fire

No humans or hogs have been hurt in a Central Texas house fire blamed on a pig.

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 06:37 PM CST

Fort Hood Lacked System to ID Threat of 2014 Rampage

Fort Hood Lacked System to ID Threat of 2014 Rampage

Fort Hood did not have a system in place that could have anticipated a deadly rampage last April that left four soldiers dead and 16 wounded, according to a U.S. Army report released Friday.

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 09:57 PM CST

TX Legislation Would Allow Guns Without Licenses

TX Legislation Would Allow Guns Without Licenses

A Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that does away with the need for Texans to have licenses to carry guns.

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 03:54 PM CST

Writer Tied to Anonymous Hackers Sentenced to 5 Years

Writer Tied to Anonymous Hackers Sentenced to 5 Years

An activist and writer linked to the hacking collective Anonymous was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for threatening an FBI agent and helping share stolen data, marking the end of a criminal...

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Sea Lion Invasion

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Michigan Man Tattoos Taco Truck Logo, Gets Free Food

Michigan Man Tattoos Taco Truck Logo, Gets Free Food

A Michigan man is now entitled to a lifetime of free tacos after he got a tattoo of a taco featuring the logo for Flint's new food truck, Vehicle City Tacos.

Man Sells "World's Largest BBQ Pit" on eBay

Man Sells "World's Largest BBQ Pit" on eBay

A Brenham man is selling the proclaimed "world's largest barbecue pit" on eBay for $350,000.

Man Buys Lottery Tickets to Break $100 Bill, Wins $10M

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