News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 05:35 AM CST

State of Texas is Set for Inauguration Tuesday

State of Texas is Set for Inauguration Tuesday

Tuesday, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Gov.-elect Dan Patrick will be sworn-in in Austin.

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 01:56 PM CST

Doubts Raised Over Texas' Inaugural Bible

Doubts Raised Over Texas' Inaugural Bible

Archivists now say it's possible that Texas governors have been duped for centuries over a bible used during gubernatorial inaugurations.

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 05:31 PM CST

Waco Meteorologist Back on TV After Being Shot

Waco Meteorologist Back on TV After Being Shot

A Texas meteorologist who was shot last month outside the Waco area TV station where he works has returned to the air -- wearing a Superman T-shirt.

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 01:07 PM CST

Guard Remains Critical After Deadly Prison Bus Crash

Guard Remains Critical After Deadly Prison Bus Crash

Just one person remains in critical condition following a prison bus wreck in West Texas that left 10 people dead and five hurt.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 04:14 PM CST

Deadly Helicopter Crash Near Houston

Deadly Helicopter Crash Near Houston

One person has been killed in the crash of a small helicopter north of the Montgomery County suburbs of Houston.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 02:04 PM CST

Deputies Responded to Custody Calls Before 4 TX Deaths

Deputies Responded to Custody Calls Before 4 TX Deaths

Investigators are trying to determine a motive in the deaths of a South Texas woman and her three children in an attack blamed on her husband.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 01:53 PM CST

26 Settle Suit in TX Parade Crash That Killed 4

26 Settle Suit in TX Parade Crash That Killed 4

An attorney for 26 people involved in an accident in which a freight train struck a veterans parade float in Midland says they have settled their lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 12:48 PM CST

Hagel Recalls His Army Roots and Vietnam Combat

Hagel Recalls His Army Roots and Vietnam Combat

With a stop at this desert Army post on the last leg of his farewell tour as Pentagon chief, Chuck Hagel came full circle.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 12:53 PM CST

No Room to House Sex Offenders After Prison Release

No Room to House Sex Offenders After Prison Release

Dozens of violent sex offenders are scheduled for release from Texas prisons in the coming months but a state program designed to keep them off the streets has no place to house them.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 10:57 AM CST

3 Injured, Car Wedged Under School Bus

3 Injured, Car Wedged Under School Bus

A traffic accident in Houston has left part of a car wedged under a school bus and sent both drivers and a student to the hospital.

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Sea Lion Invasion

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Michigan Man Tattoos Taco Truck Logo, Gets Free Food

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A Michigan man is now entitled to a lifetime of free tacos after he got a tattoo of a taco featuring the logo for Flint's new food truck, Vehicle City Tacos.

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Man Buys Lottery Tickets to Break $100 Bill, Wins $10M

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