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Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 01:00 PM CDT

Park Ranger Discovers Mysterious 'Dr. Seuss' Plant

Park Ranger Discovers Mysterious 'Dr. Seuss' Plant

Texas park rangers at Atlanta State Park, southwest of Texarkana, shared a photo showing a pink and white fluffy ball on the park's Facebook page Tuesday. The post, which has been shared more than 1,600 times, explained the ball is created when a woll sower wasp lays its eggs in a white oak. The eggs hatch in spring, and chemicals on the grubs stimulate the plant to produce the growth seen in the picture.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 09:23 PM CDT

Ex-Soldier Accused of Threatening Fort Hood Rampage

Ex-Soldier Accused of Threatening Fort Hood Rampage

A former soldier from Texas has been accused of making threats to go on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 06:48 PM CDT

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Clears Senate, Heads to the House

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Clears Senate, Heads to the House

The Texas Senate passed a controversial "bathroom bill" Wednesday targeting transgender people, but the proposal still faces big obstacles before becoming a law.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:53 AM CDT

Texas Chief: Recommit to Safety Following Firefighter Death

Texas Chief: Recommit to Safety Following Firefighter Death

The Houston fire chief is urging a renewed commitment to firefighter safety in response to the death of a comrade from injuries he suffered four years ago.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:23 AM CDT

5 Houston Firefighters Fired for Hazing Rookie Colleague

5 Houston Firefighters Fired for Hazing Rookie Colleague

Five Houston firefighters are unemployed and one suspended after a video surfaced of them hazing a rookie firefighter.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:25 AM CDT

Second Person Charged in West Texas Woman's Murder

Second Person Charged in West Texas Woman's Murder

The remains of a West Texas woman found buried at a former speedway have led to another arrest.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:03 AM CDT

Texas Woman Struck by Train During Modeling Shoot

Texas Woman Struck by Train During Modeling Shoot

The mother of a 19-year-old woman says her daughter was killed when she was struck by a train while having photos taken of her on the tracks in a bid to launch a modeling career.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 09:51 AM CDT

Funeral Procession Held for Fallen Houston Firefighter

Funeral Procession Held for Fallen Houston Firefighter

A funeral procession for Houston Fire Captain Bill Dowling is currently underway.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 06:09 PM CDT

Ex-Guard at Private Immigrant Detention Center Pleads Guilty

Ex-Guard at Private Immigrant Detention Center Pleads Guilty

A former guard has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a detainee during her time at a private immigrant detention center in San Antonio.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 08:09 PM CDT

'Bathroom Bill' Poised to Clear Texas Senate

'Bathroom Bill' Poised to Clear Texas Senate

A North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" in Texas won preliminary approval Tuesday in the state Senate over the objections of big businesses.

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