News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 06:47 AM CDT

Texas Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault of a Child

Texas Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault of a Child

An East Texas man has been sentenced to three 99-year prison sentences for sexually abusing a 14-year-old female relative.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 07:41 AM CDT

Charge with Life Sentence for Pot Brownies Dropped

Charge with Life Sentence for Pot Brownies Dropped

Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree felony drug charge that could have imprisoned a 19-year-old Texas man for life over brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil he's accused of making and selling.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 07:49 AM CDT

Officials: Man Deliberately Ruined His $1M Car

Officials: Man Deliberately Ruined His $1M Car

Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 03:27 PM CDT

Sheriff: Man Left 'Selfie' at Site of Pot Farm

Sheriff: Man Left 'Selfie' at Site of Pot Farm

Authorities near Houston are searching for a man who left a selfie on a cell phone abandoned at a marijuana farm.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 10:22 AM CDT

20 Hurt in Houston School Bus Crash

20 Hurt in Houston School Bus Crash

Nearly two-dozen passengers of a school bus were hurt when the bus veered off a Houston road and struck a tree.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 07:16 AM CDT

Texas Sec. of State Getting Out the Vote

Texas Sec. of State Getting Out the Vote

There may be a higher turn out at the polls this fall due to a tour taken by Secretary of State Nandita Berry.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 06:54 AM CDT

Wendy Davis Spends $4M on Texas Attack Ads

Wendy Davis Spends $4M on Texas Attack Ads

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis, lagging behind in both polling and campaign finances, spent about $4 million in August to attack Republican opponent Greg Abbott on television.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 06:49 AM CDT

Astrodome Announcement Expected Tuesday Afternoon

Astrodome Announcement Expected Tuesday Afternoon

Harris County's top executive plans to reveal to the public his proposal for the future use of the Houston Astrodome.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 06:51 AM CDT

US Judge Rules on Oil Tanker Anchored Near Galveston

US Judge Rules on Oil Tanker Anchored Near Galveston

A federal judge ruled in favor of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Monday by tossing out an order for U.S. marshals to seize and turn over to Iraq crude oil from a tanker anchored off of Galveston.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 07:26 AM CDT

Stephen King Book Tour to Coming to Texas

Stephen King Book Tour to Coming to Texas

Horror writer Stephen King has released dates for his tour to promote his book "Revival."

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