News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:17 AM CDT

3 Teens Killed, 5 Injured in Truck Crash

3 Teens Killed, 5 Injured in Truck Crash

Three teenagers from the East Texas town of Paris were killed in a one-vehicle crash that sent five others to hospitals.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM CDT

Drought Could Put Toilet Water on Tap

Drought Could Put Toilet Water on Tap

Grappling with a 3-year drought, Wichita Falls is awaiting word on whether to re-use wastewater.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM CDT

Pseudo-Slots Coming to Texas Bingo Halls?

Pseudo-Slots Coming to Texas Bingo Halls?

The Texas Lottery Commission is set to consider this week letting bingo halls in the state use electronic devices similar to slot machines.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 08:40 PM CDT

Ex-Top Staffer to South Texas Sheriff Takes Plea

Ex-Top Staffer to South Texas Sheriff Takes Plea

The former chief of staff to former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino has pleaded guilty to a federal count of misprision of a felony for failing to report a crime.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 04:11 PM CDT

Woman Gets Life in Prison in Shoe-Stabbing Death

Woman Gets Life in Prison in Shoe-Stabbing Death

A jury has sentenced a Houston woman to life in prison for killing her boyfriend by stabbing him at least 25 times in the face and head with the 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel of her shoe.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 03:22 PM CDT

Texas City Using Goats Firefighting Tools

Texas City Using Goats Firefighting Tools

A South Texas city is looking to continue using goats to eliminate fire hazards by having the animals chomp away at heavy, dense brush.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 03:13 PM CDT

SeaWorld Violated Workplace Safety Law: Appeals Court

SeaWorld Violated Workplace Safety Law: Appeals Court

A federal appeals court has upheld a regulatory safety finding against SeaWorld in the drowning of a trainer at the theme park who was pulled under by a killer whale.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 02:59 PM CDT

Woman Gets 50 Years in Prison for Wreck that Killed 5

Woman Gets 50 Years in Prison for Wreck that Killed 5

A South Texas woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the drunken-driving deaths of five people last year.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 01:38 PM CDT

Texas Deputies Fired in Exam Cheating Scandal

Texas Deputies Fired in Exam Cheating Scandal

Eight South Texas sheriff's deputies have been fired after they were allegedly caught cheating on a civil service exam.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 01:22 PM CDT

Texas Burglar Who Takes Only Panties

Texas Burglar Who Takes Only Panties

The Lufkin area's "Panty Burglar" may have struck again.

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Man Makes Deposit, Exposes Himself: Police

Man Makes Deposit, Exposes Himself: Police

An Arlington man was arrested Wednesday in Fort Worth after a bank teller reported that he exposed himself while making a deposit.

Yawning Suspect to Judge: "I Don't Care, Man"

Yawning Suspect to Judge: "I Don't Care, Man"

A yawning suspect earned a stern rebuke and a trip to jail after he told a South Florida judge, "I don't care, man." Joseph Butler was facing grand theft and resisting arrest charges when he appeared...

Family Jumps From Runaway Carriage in "Terrifying" Ride

Family Jumps From Runaway Carriage in "Terrifying" Ride

Five New York vacationers visiting Savannah, Ga., had to jump from an out-of-control carriage Monday morning when horse pulling them got spooked and took off, galloping through busy intersections...

Fat Cats Need New Home

Fat Cats Need New Home

San Antonio animal welfare staff members say a 26-pound tomcat faces a long road to recovery after his rescue from a neglectful home.

Man Gets 18 Months for Peeing on Alamo

Man Gets 18 Months for Peeing on Alamo

A judge has ordered a 23-year-old El Paso man to spend 18 months in a state jail facility for urinating on the Alamo.

Drought Could Put Toilet Water on Tap

Drought Could Put Toilet Water on Tap

Grappling with a 3-year drought, Wichita Falls is awaiting word on whether to re-use wastewater.

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