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Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 01:31 PM CDT

Four Governors Seek Grazing Assistance Because of Wildfires

Four Governors Seek Grazing Assistance Because of Wildfires

The governors of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and New Mexico are seeking temporary suspension of grazing restrictions for farmers and ranchers because of wildfires.

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 12:10 PM CDT

Texas Lawmakers Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

Texas Lawmakers Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

Texas lawmakers are discussing a bill that would decriminalize marijuana.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 09:01 AM CDT

Something Good: Stephenville FFA

Something Good: Stephenville FFA

The Stephenville High School Future Farmers of America and Erath County 4-H collected donations for West Texas and Panhandle wildfire victims.

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 11:30 AM CDT

States Scramble to Upgrade Aging Voting Machines

States Scramble  to Upgrade Aging Voting Machines

At least once a year, staffers in one of Texas' largest election offices scour the web for a relic from a bygone technology era: Zip disks.

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 11:38 AM CDT

House Minority Leader Pelosi Criticizes Trump in Texas Trip

House Minority Leader Pelosi Criticizes Trump in Texas Trip

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's push to expand a border wall in Texas is an "immoral initiative" that must be stopped.

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 10:48 AM CDT

Houston Man Killed in Front of Family in Carjacking Attempt

Houston Man Killed in Front of Family in Carjacking Attempt

A Houston man has been shot and killed in front of his wife and child by young men who attempted to steal the family's car only to find out it was a manual transmission that they didn't know how to drive.

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 08:05 PM CST

Ex-Tent Prison in South Texas, Site of 2015 Riot, to be Sold

Ex-Tent Prison in South Texas, Site of 2015 Riot, to be Sold

A former tent-city prison largely destroyed in a 2015 inmate riot will be sold by a South Texas county to a private prison company in a move that could boost area employment.

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 07:57 PM CST

Man Who Fled Texas Trial Convicted, Gets 50 Years, Caught

Man Who Fled Texas Trial Convicted, Gets 50 Years, Caught

Prosecutors say a man who fled from his 2016 South Texas murder trial during a bathroom break and was convicted in absentia has been caught and formally sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 02:45 PM CST

Missed Opportunities Led to 2016 Texas Balloon Crash: Report

Missed Opportunities Led to 2016 Texas Balloon Crash: Report

U.S. regulators ignored expert warnings that hot-air balloons like one that crashed in July in Texas, killing 16 people, have higher accident rates than other aircraft and similar fatality rates, the San Antonio...

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 02:29 PM CST

6 Texas Counties Disasters After Wildfires

6 Texas Counties Disasters After Wildfires

Gov. Greg Abbott has declared six Texas Panhandle counties disaster areas following deadly wildfires.

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