News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 01:57 PM CDT

Driver Charged in TX Attack That Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Hurt

Driver Charged in TX Attack That Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Hurt

Investigators say a driver has been charged in a tire-iron attack that left a Houston-area man dead and his father hurt in a traffic argument.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 10:57 PM CDT

Teen Has Deadly Infection After Contact With Amoeba

Teen Has Deadly Infection After Contact With Amoeba

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition in a hospital after coming into contact with a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake north of Houston.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 01:52 PM CDT

Texas Holds Off on Therapy Cuts in Medicaid Program

Texas Holds Off on Therapy Cuts in Medicaid Program

Texas health officials are postponing a $350 million cut in Medicaid payments to therapists after being pushed to the brink of legal action in state court.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 01:47 PM CDT

Environmentalists Threaten to Sue EPA Over Fracking Waste

Environmentalists Threaten to Sue EPA Over Fracking Waste

Critics have notified the Environmental Protection Agency of their intent to sue if regulators do not update their rules on fracking waste in 60 days.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 01:41 PM CDT

Couple Accused of Sex Trafficking Through Texas

Couple Accused of Sex Trafficking Through Texas

A Missouri couple is accused of orchestrating a cross-country prostitution ring involving at least five girls.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 01:29 PM CDT

Inmate Who Fled Kentucky Prison in April Caught in Texas

Inmate Who Fled Kentucky Prison in April Caught in Texas

An inmate who escaped from a minimum-security prison in Kentucky has been caught in Texas after nearly five months on the run.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 01:26 PM CDT

Man Charged in Slaying Flees Murder Trial

Man Charged in Slaying Flees Murder Trial

A man charged with murder over a 2013 slaying in San Antonio has fled the start of his trial after stepping outside court to speak with relatives.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 07:10 AM CDT

Man Arrested for Pouring Acid on Pit Bull

Man Arrested for Pouring Acid on Pit Bull

A 45-year-old man is arrested after police say he poured acid on a 5-year-old pit bull in San Antonio.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 08:54 PM CDT

Dr. 'Red' Duke, Once-Familiar TV Doctor, Dies at 86

Dr. 'Red' Duke, Once-Familiar TV Doctor, Dies at 86

Dr. James "Red" Duke, a trauma surgeon who attended to Texas Gov. John Connally on the day of the Kennedy assassination, has died in Houston. He was 86.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 09:06 PM CDT

Road to Sandra Bland's Alma Mater Named for Her

Road to Sandra Bland's Alma Mater Named for Her

A small Texas university town where a black Chicago-area woman was arrested during a traffic stop, launching a chain of events that ended in her death in a jail cell, has renamed for her the road to her...

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Monk Relaxing Atop Wind Turbine Spotted by Drone

Monk Relaxing Atop Wind Turbine Spotted by Drone

A Benedictine monk at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. A drone camera took video of Brother Joseph Byron hanging out on top of a wind...

Weird Lights Spotted Over El Paso

Weird Lights Spotted Over El Paso

Strange lights seen near El Paso have turned out to be not so mysterious and more of a military nature.

Texas Couple Rushes Marriage Vows to Beat the Stork

Texas Couple Rushes Marriage Vows to Beat the Stork

It could have been the plot of a movie: A Houston couple improvises a hospital wedding in less than an hour after the bride goes into labor early.

Japan Shoots Whiskey Up to Space Station – for Science

Japan Shoots Whiskey Up to Space Station – for Science

Five types of distilled spirits, including whiskey, have arrived at the International Space Station, but the astronauts on board won't be sneaking a sip. It's all for science. A Japanese company sent the liquor...

Gunshots, Bagpipes Heard from Elementary School Grounds

Gunshots, Bagpipes Heard from Elementary School Grounds

Fort Bend County authorities say one man has been arrested after police received reports of gunfire from the roof of an elementary school about 25 miles southwest of Houston.

SoCal Couple Dives Head First into Marriage

SoCal Couple Dives Head First into Marriage

One San Diego couple took the plunge Saturday morning, marrying twenty feet underwater.

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