News from around the state of Texas

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 09:31 PM CDT

TX House Passes Biker Safety Bill Days After Shooting

TX House Passes Biker Safety Bill Days After Shooting

Texas lawmakers have approved motorcycle safety legislation that supporters say was going to be discussed at the biker's meeting in Waco where a deadly shootout erupted.

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10:08 AM CDT

Suspect in Kidnapping, Death of Texas Clerk Indicted

Suspect in Kidnapping, Death of Texas Clerk Indicted

A Brazos County jury indicts a man accused of beating a College Station store clerk, kidnapping him and driving to Fort Worth in March.

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 09:40 AM CDT

High School Students Face Charges After Food Fight

High School Students Face Charges After Food Fight

Authorities say 10 San Antonio high school students could be charged after a food fight Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 04:44 PM CDT

TX Lawmakers Approve Fertilizer Safety Bill

TX Lawmakers Approve Fertilizer Safety Bill

Texas lawmakers have sent to Gov. Greg Abbott a bill meant to strengthen regulations for storing the chemical fertilizer that caused a fatal explosion in West in 2013.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 04:24 PM CDT

Neighbor Restaurant Sues Twin Peaks After Shooting

Neighbor Restaurant Sues Twin Peaks After Shooting

A Texas restaurant that was the scene of a motorcycle club conference that ended in gunfire is being sued by a restaurant next door.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 04:28 PM CDT

Slain Purple Heart Biker Not an Outlaw: Family

Slain Purple Heart Biker Not an Outlaw: Family

Military records show one of the nine bikers killed outside a Texas restaurant was a Purple Heart recipient who served in Vietnam.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 03:27 PM CDT

TX Will Comply with Fed. Prison Rape Act: Gov. Abbott

TX Will Comply with Fed. Prison Rape Act: Gov. Abbott

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has told federal officials that Texas will now comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act after his predecessor spent years fighting the requirement.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 03:13 PM CDT

Houston Zoo Opening New $28 Million Home for Gorillas

Houston Zoo Opening New $28 Million Home for Gorillas

Houston Zoo will hold the grand opening of its Gorilla at the Houston Zoo exhibit on Friday, May 22.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 02:49 PM CDT

Houston Zoo Giraffe Dies After Short Illness

Houston Zoo Giraffe Dies After Short Illness

An 8-year-old giraffe at the Houston Zoo has died after a brief intestinal illness.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 02:30 PM CDT

Dallas, Fort Worth Among Top 10 Cities in Population Gain

Dallas, Fort Worth Among Top 10 Cities in Population Gain

The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

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