News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 05:52 PM CDT

Texas House Technicality Halts 'Open Carry' for Now

Texas House Technicality Halts 'Open Carry' for Now

Democratic state lawmakers have used a technical objection to temporarily derail a high-profile push to overturn Texas' post-Civil War ban on the open carry of handguns.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 08:13 AM CDT

Authorities Seek 2 Inmates Who Escaped Halfway House

Authorities Seek 2 Inmates Who Escaped Halfway House

Authorities say they're looking for two inmates who walked out of a Central Texas halfway house.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 06:06 AM CDT

Hutto Man Accused of Trying to Run Over Salesman

Hutto Man Accused of Trying to Run Over Salesman

A Hutto man is arrested after police said he tried to run over a door-to-door magazine salesman.

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 06:02 PM CDT

TX House Votes to Raise State Retirement Contributions

TX House Votes to Raise State Retirement Contributions

State employees are set to see an increase in how much they contribute to their retirement plans -- a move lawmakers say would shore up the chronically underfunded Employee Retirement System of Texas.

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 05:55 PM CDT

15 Hurt in Houston School Bus Crash

15 Hurt in Houston School Bus Crash

Officials say 14 students and one adult have been taken to Houston hospitals after suffering minor injuries when two school buses collided.

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 02:25 PM CDT

Woman Stole ID Info From Public Computers at TX Hotels

Woman Stole ID Info From Public Computers at TX Hotels

A woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing personal information from people who used public computers at some Texas hotels.

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 02:20 PM CDT

Nolan Ryan's Hall of Fame Plaque Headed to TX

Nolan Ryan's Hall of Fame Plaque Headed to TX

Nolan Ryan's Hall of Fame plaque is taking a road trip.

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 01:43 PM CDT

TX Agency to No Longer Give Ringside Seats to Lawmakers

TX Agency to No Longer Give Ringside Seats to Lawmakers

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is ending its practice of giving ringside seats to boxing matches and other combative sporting events to lawmakers and agency employees

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:26 PM CDT

United Jet Slips Off Taxiway in Houston

United Jet Slips Off Taxiway in Houston

Nobody has been hurt when a United Airlines jet slipped off the taxiway after landing in Houston during rainy weather.

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 02:16 PM CDT

Big Bend Ranchers, Landowners Will Fight Planned Pipeline

Big Bend Ranchers, Landowners Will Fight Planned Pipeline

West Texas ranchers and landowners are up in arms over plans to build a natural gas pipeline through pristine lands of the state's Big Bend region.

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