News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 08:49 AM CDT

Mexican-American Textbook Incites Controversy

Mexican-American Textbook Incites Controversy

A textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:26 PM CDT

Austin Police: Drug Deal Led To Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

Austin Police: Drug Deal Led To Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

A man was killed in the parking lot of an Austin grocery store during what police say was a drug deal gone wrong.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:25 AM CDT

Convicted Killer of Houston Girl, 2, Loses at Supreme Court

Convicted Killer of Houston Girl, 2, Loses at Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review an appeal from a 56-year-old Houston man on death row for the rape and fatal beating of his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter 16 years ago.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:07 AM CDT

Border Patrol Investigates Chase, Fatal Wreck

Border Patrol Investigates Chase, Fatal Wreck

The U.S. Border Patrol is investigating a chase in South Texas involving its agents that a TV station reports left one person dead and 10 injured.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 07:54 AM CDT

Tornadoes, Heavy Rain Batter Texas

Tornadoes, Heavy Rain Batter Texas

Parts of West Texas and the Panhandle deal with tornadoes, rain and hail.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 02:17 PM CDT

Cuban Open to Being Clinton's or Trump's VP

Cuban Open to Being Clinton's or Trump's VP

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he'd "absolutely" consider being Hillary Clinton's running mate if she's willing to move to the center of the political spectrum. In an interview with "Meet the Press"...

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 03:18 PM CDT

San Antonio Food Bank, Federal Parks Join To Provide Produce

San Antonio Food Bank, Federal Parks Join To Provide Produce

The San Antonio Food Bank and the National Park Service are joining forces for a project that will provide up to about 500,000 pounds of fresh produce annually to feed the hungry.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 01:35 PM CDT

3 More Bikers File Suit Over Waco Shooting Involving Police

3 More Bikers File Suit Over Waco Shooting Involving Police

Three bikers arrested after a shooting involving police outside a Waco restaurant have filed lawsuits against local officials, alleging civil rights violations.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 01:20 PM CDT

Texas Candidate Sent Nude Photos Using Work Email

Texas Candidate Sent Nude Photos Using Work Email

Documents show that a female El Paso candidate for county tax assessor-collector was once punished and reprimanded for sending pornographic emails from her county work account.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:09 AM CDT

West Texas Father Accused Of Spanking Son For Missed Goal

West Texas Father Accused Of Spanking Son For Missed Goal

A 31-year-old West Texas man faces a felony charge after allegedly spanking and leaving several welts on his 8-year-old son for missing a goal in a soccer match.

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Reporter Spots Slithery Snake Swimming

Reporter Spots Slithery Snake Swimming

NBC 5 reporter, Brian Scott, caught this video on camera: "Just spotted this swimming on Lewisville Lake. Barely got the cam on it in time. Big guy."

Strip Club Wants to Hire New High School Grads

Strip Club Wants to Hire New High School Grads

Miceli's Strip Club in Clare County, Michigan has this on the marquee "Now hiring, Class of 2016."

Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Fla. Flintstones Car Parked Illegally

Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Fla. Flintstones Car Parked Illegally

Authorities in Key West spent Thursday trying to meet the Flintstones, or at least the owner of an illegally parked car that looks like the modern Stone Age family's. City officials said they found the vintage...

Robot Smartphone Getting Smarter

Robot Smartphone Getting Smarter

Electronics maker Sharp released the world's first robot smartphone Thursday. It will promote it at a cafe in Tokyo for two weeks. Robohon is a smartphone. It can send and receive e-mails and be used to...

Video Shows Hundreds Of Texas Stingrays Migrating

Video Shows Hundreds Of Texas Stingrays Migrating

Most of us have seen video of various types of migrating animals, but one migration is catching the eye of beach goers along the Texas coast. Stingrays! Hundreds of them at the surface and thousands more below!...

Expert Explains How Gator Got Close to Dallas School

Expert Explains How Gator Got Close to Dallas School

How did a big, healthy six-foot-long gator end up near the front doorsteps of a Dallas middle school?

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