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Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:27 AM CDT

Prison System To Appeal Water Supply Replacement Order

Prison System To Appeal Water Supply Replacement Order

A Texas judge has ordered the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide safe drinking water to inmates amid concerns of rising arsenic levels.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:56 AM CDT

Infant Unresponsive At Day Care Dies: Police

Infant Unresponsive At Day Care Dies: Police

Police are investigating the death of a 9-week-old Texas boy who was found unresponsive at a day care facility.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 08:17 AM CDT

Texas Mayor Ignites Firestorm Over Sign

Texas Mayor Ignites Firestorm Over Sign

A South Texas mayor says he's ready to put up a fight to keep a popular sign in his town. The sign, which reads "this is God's country please don't drive through it like hell," is drawing fire from the...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 07:41 AM CDT

Starbucks Sued Over Hand Burn

Starbucks Sued Over Hand Burn

A Houston attorney is taking Starbucks to court over accusations she was burned by hot coffee at a drive-through.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 07:23 AM CDT

Texas Businesses Pressing for Cuba

Texas Businesses Pressing for Cuba

CNBC's Landon Dowdy joins NBC 5 with a look ahead in business news for Wednesday, June 21.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 07:08 AM CDT

El Paso Officer Charged With DWI in Fatal Crash

El Paso Officer Charged With DWI in Fatal Crash

An off-duty El Paso police officer has been charged with DWI in a fatal crash north of Austin early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 04:33 PM CDT

Report: Wait Times Manipulated at Houston-Area VA Clinics

Report: Wait Times Manipulated at Houston-Area VA Clinics

Staff at Houston-area Veterans Affairs facilities improperly manipulated wait times for Texas veterans wishing to make a medical appointment, according to a federal report released Monday.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 04:14 PM CDT

13-Ft. Gator Washes Up on TX Beach, Likely Drowned

13-Ft. Gator Washes Up on TX Beach, Likely Drowned

The body of a 13-foot alligator has washed up on a Southeast Texas beach and experts are trying to determine if recent flooding contributed to the death.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 11:17 AM CDT

Boy, 14, Fatally Stabbed in Houston: Police

Boy, 14, Fatally Stabbed in Houston: Police

A 14-year-old Houston boy was stabbed to death in a strip mall parking lot, according to police.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 10:47 AM CDT

Uber OK With Attorney General Deciding on Background Checks

Uber OK With Attorney General Deciding on Background Checks

After two ride-sharing companies pulled their service out of Austin, Texas, another state Attorney General is deciding what type of background checks drivers should use rather than lawmakers.

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Chesney Calls Apologizes for Saying Officer Died

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Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

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Texas Man Won't Face Charges in Elite Sneaker Trade

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A Fort Worth man involved in the selling of counterfeit sneakers will not be indicted by a grand jury.

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