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Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 04:46 PM CDT

Fort Worth Man on Death Row Loses Appeal

Fort Worth Man on Death Row Loses Appeal

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Fort Worth man on Texas death row for a 2010 convenience store holdup that left two men dead.

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 03:57 PM CDT

Jefferson Davis Statue Finishes Move at University of Texas

Jefferson Davis Statue Finishes Move at University of Texas

A statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the University of Texas in 2015 amid growing criticism of confederate symbols is back on display as part of a campus history exhibit.

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 03:30 PM CDT

Abbott: New Texas Anti-Gang Effort Separate from Immigration

Abbott: New Texas Anti-Gang Effort Separate from Immigration

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says his new effort to reduce Central American gang violence in Houston won't be affected by what local police say is rising fear among Latinos of being detained by immigration authoritie...

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 12:04 PM CDT

Gunman Who Killed Houston-Area Constable Kills Self: Police

Gunman Who Killed Houston-Area Constable Kills Self: Police

A man who fatally shot a Houston-area deputy constable outside a county courthouse last week killed himself the next day, police said Monday.

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 03:59 PM CDT

TV Show on Branch Davidian Shootout to Film in New Mexico

TV Show on Branch Davidian Shootout to Film in New Mexico

A six-part television series covering a deadly standoff between the federal government and the Branch Davidians spiritual sect in 1993 will be filming in New Mexico starting this month.

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 09:11 AM CDT

4 Killed in Crash after Driver Falls Asleep

4 Killed in Crash after Driver Falls Asleep

Four people are dead after a car and tractor-trailer accident in West Texas.

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 05:29 PM CDT

Man Upset Over Take-Out Beer Ban Shoots at Houston Officer

Man Upset Over Take-Out Beer Ban Shoots at Houston Officer

A Houston police officer has avoided serious injury after an angry restaurant customer shot at him when he told the man he couldn't take his beer outside.

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 01:31 PM CDT

Body Recovered From San Antonio River Walk

Body Recovered From San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio police are investigating the discovery of a man's body in the waters of the downtown San Antonio River Walk.

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 at 10:24 PM CDT

Torchy's Tacos Sues Over Phrase 'Damn Good Tacos'

Torchy's Tacos Sues Over Phrase 'Damn Good Tacos'

A battle over the phrase "damn good tacos" is headed to federal court in Colorado.

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 11:22 PM CDT

Appeals Court Stays Convicted Killer's Wednesday Execution

Appeals Court Stays Convicted Killer's Wednesday Execution

An appeals court has stayed the execution of a North Texas man until it can review whether he received a fair trial in the killing of a Fort Worth-area amusement center manager during a 2006 robbery.

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