News from around the state of Texas

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 09:30 AM CDT

Gas Leak Forces Closure of Houston Ship Channel

Gas Leak Forces Closure of Houston Ship Channel

The Coast Guard says ammonia that leaked from a vessel forced the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and nearby bridges while sending four workers to a hospital.

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 10:10 AM CDT

Gas Station Clerk Uses MMA to Surprise Robbers

Gas Station Clerk Uses MMA to Surprise Robbers

A group of robbers got more than they bargained for when they messed with the wrong clerk at a Houston gas station.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 05:54 PM CDT

Former Texas Geologist Sentenced for Child Porn

Former Texas Geologist Sentenced for Child Porn

A Texas judge has sentenced a former state geologist to 60 years in prison for promotion and possession of child pornography.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 05:45 PM CDT

UT Regents to Meet on Chancellor Search

UT Regents to Meet on Chancellor Search

University of Texas System regents have set a Tuesday meeting to possibly name a finalist in their search for a new chancellor to oversee the 15-campus system.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 01:59 PM CDT

Former Astronaut Hank Hartsfield Dies at 80

Former Astronaut Hank Hartsfield Dies at 80

Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 01:36 PM CDT

2 Sisters Found Dead in East Texas Apartment

2 Sisters Found Dead in East Texas Apartment

Two young sisters have been found dead in their East Texas apartment and an evidence tampering charge was filed against a man who allegedly was at the home.

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM CDT

Texas Family Gives Forgotten Flag to Marine's Mom

Texas Family Gives Forgotten Flag to Marine's Mom

A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market will return it to his mother this weekend, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. The flag has about two...

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 12:17 PM CDT

Thousands of Birds Nest Near Abandoned Austin Mall

Thousands of Birds Nest Near Abandoned Austin Mall

Outside an abandoned Austin shopping mall is a little-known visual phenomenon to rival the bat flights from the downtown Congress Avenue bridge.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:16 AM CDT

Sheriff's Top Staffer Gets Prison

Sheriff's Top Staffer Gets Prison

The former chief of staff to former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino has been sentenced to 11 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to failing to report a crime.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 05:12 PM CDT

No Changes in Texas Execution Procedure

No Changes in Texas Execution Procedure

Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.

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Lab Cancels Class to Reduce Southern Accents

Lab Cancels Class to Reduce Southern Accents

A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised complaints, managers said Tuesday. An Oak Ridge National Laboratory spokesman said the class "probably...

Famed Two-Headed Turtle Dies at San Antonio Zoo

Famed Two-Headed Turtle Dies at San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo officials say Thelma and Louise, a two-headed turtle that drew broad attention and had her own Facebook page, has died.

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clowns to the rescue!

A woman who had just finished performing at a clown show in New Jersey has some fellow clowns to thank after she crashed her car into a utility pole.

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch Cartoons

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch Cartoons

Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening...

Surgeons Remove 232 "Teeth" From Teen's Mouth

Surgeons Remove 232 "Teeth" From Teen's Mouth

Boy from a small village in western India had been suffering from jaw pain and swelling for more than 18 months.

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