News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 07:10 AM CDT

West Texas Man Sentenced for Stabbing Girlfriend

West Texas Man Sentenced for Stabbing Girlfriend

A 52-year-old West Texas man is sentenced to prison for stabbing his girlfriend during an argument in October 2013.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 06:21 AM CDT

Police: Pair Left Large Bag of Drugs at Day Care

Police: Pair Left Large Bag of Drugs at Day Care

Lufkin police say they arrested a man and a woman who left a large bag of marijuana in a day care trash can.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 07:44 PM CDT

Texas Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt Dies at 88

Texas Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt Dies at 88

Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 04:14 PM CDT

Texas Adds More Jobs Than Any State Last Month

Texas Adds More Jobs Than Any State Last Month

Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 04:06 PM CDT

Perry's 1st Court Appearance Delayed

Perry's 1st Court Appearance Delayed

Gov. Rick Perry's first court appearance to face abuse of power charges has been pushed back a week to Nov. 7.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 03:02 PM CDT

Crews Start Widening Port Freeport Channel

Crews Start Widening Port Freeport Channel

Crews have started to widen a Southeast Texas port to make way for bigger ships and more traffic.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 01:45 PM CDT

San Antonio Is Top Texas Destination: Survey

San Antonio Is Top Texas Destination: Survey

Readers of Texas Highways magazine have chosen San Antonio as their favorite destination in a countdown of the top 40 places to visit statewide.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 08:53 AM CDT

Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

A former Texas teacher is accused of sending a nude photo to and having sex with a student last summer, officials say.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 07:20 AM CDT

Texas State Trooper Injured in Wreck

Texas State Trooper Injured in Wreck

A Texas State Trooper is trapped in his cruiser between the vehicle that crashed into his and the semi-trailer he had pulled over Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 06:37 AM CDT

Texan Gets 10 Years, Stole Dead Father's Benefits

Texan Gets 10 Years, Stole Dead Father's Benefits

A Texan has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing Social Security benefits meant for her father whose body was found in a storage unit in Kentucky.

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