News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 10:09 AM CDT

Town of Bikinis, Texas Renamed Over Noise Concerns

Town of Bikinis, Texas Renamed Over Noise Concerns

The town of Bikinis, Texas is no more. The privately owned 1.6-acre town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith.

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 08:01 PM CDT

Funeral Services Monday for Officer Killed in SUV Crash

Funeral Services Monday for Officer Killed in SUV Crash

The funeral for a West Texas police sergeant killed when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle will be held Monday.

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 04:26 AM CDT

Paxton: State Workers Can Deny Same-Sex Licenses

Paxton: State Workers Can Deny Same-Sex Licenses

Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling."

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 01:41 PM CDT

Funeral Planned For Cop Ran Over By Own Car

Funeral Planned For Cop Ran Over By Own Car

A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday for an Austin-area police sergeant who was killed when a fleeing suspect commandeered the sergeant's patrol car and ran him over.

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 03:44 PM CDT

Texas Divers Rescued From Gulf of Mexico

Texas Divers Rescued From Gulf of Mexico

Two divers from San Antonio missing in the Gulf of Mexico for more than three hours have been rescued after being spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 07:17 PM CDT

Texas A&M Launches Engineering Academies

Texas A&M Launches Engineering Academies

Texas A&M University has partnered with an energy company to try to get more students at two-year colleges to study engineering.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 07:13 PM CDT

TX Police Chief Demoted Days After Federal Probe

TX Police Chief Demoted Days After Federal Probe

The police chief in Lubbock, Texas, was demoted to captain just a day after an assistant police chief overseeing a murder investigation was reassigned, according to a newspaper report.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 04:25 PM CDT

Pilot Dies in Ultralight Crash in Houston-Area Field

Pilot Dies in Ultralight Crash in Houston-Area Field

Authorities say a pilot has died when his ultralight crashed in a field northwest of Houston.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 01:48 PM CDT

4 Injured in Texas Gas Line Explosion

4 Injured in Texas Gas Line Explosion

A natural gas pipeline explosion and fire in a Texas Panhandle town has left four workers hurt, including two in critical condition.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 11:49 AM CDT

Texas Fugitive Found in Venezuela After 2008 Slaying

Texas Fugitive Found in Venezuela After 2008 Slaying

A Houston man sought after his pregnant girlfriend was found slain in 2008 has been arrested in Venezuela and returned to Texas.

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NY Woman Uses Twin's ID to Spend $12K

NY Woman Uses Twin's ID to Spend $12K

State police allege a 28-year-old Long Island woman used her twin sister's Social Security number to open several credit cards and charged more than $12,000 on them.

Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake

Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake

What began as a burger chain's April Fools Day trick might soon be a mainstay on the menu. Cricket milkshake, anyone?

South Texan Stung to Death by Bees

South Texan Stung to Death by Bees

A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.

Texans Perpetually Plugged In

Texans Perpetually Plugged In

If you look to your left and to your right, there's a good chance someone is using their smartphone to text, email or play Candy Crush.

Man Forgets Glasses, Mistakenly Buys Winning Lottery Ticket

Man Forgets Glasses, Mistakenly Buys Winning Lottery Ticket

A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier.

Town of Bikinis, Texas Renamed Over Noise Concerns

Town of Bikinis, Texas Renamed Over Noise Concerns

The town of Bikinis, Texas is no more. The privately owned 1.6-acre town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith.

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