News from around the state of Texas

Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 at 10:18 AM CST

Aledo Tops Temple 49-45 on Late TD for 5A-I Title

Aledo Tops Temple 49-45 on Late TD for 5A-I Title

Quarterback Luke Bishop scored on the winning touchdown on 6-yard run in the final minute and defending champion Aledo won its fifth state title in six years, beating Temple 49-45 in the Class 5A Division...

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 03:51 PM CST

Tum Tum Among New Names for Live Oaks

Tum Tum Among New Names for Live Oaks

Tum Tum, Brother Joseph, God's Wonder, and Shady Eden are among the newest members of a national registry of grand, gnarly live oaks -- evergreen oaks found around the South and in California.

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 03:12 PM CST

Texas Gains 109 Troopers for Statewide Assignment

Texas Gains 109 Troopers for Statewide Assignment

The Texas Department of Public Safety has added more than 100 troopers as other officers carry out increased patrols during the holiday period.

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 03:09 PM CST

Tips Sought After Texas TV Meteorologist Shot

Tips Sought After Texas TV Meteorologist Shot

More than 130 tips have been left on a telephone hotline in the search for a man who shot a Central Texas meteorologist outside the TV station.

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 03:02 PM CST

List of Worst Texas Schools Increases

List of Worst Texas Schools Increases

The number of campuses on the annual list of the worst public schools in Texas is up more than a third from last year.

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 01:39 PM CST

Ennis Wins Fifth State Football Title

Ennis Wins Fifth State Football Title

Donta Thompson scored the winning touchdown on a 36-yard pass with 21 seconds remaining, and Ennis won its fifth state title with a 38-35 victory against Cedar Park in the Class 5A Division II championship game...

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Mountain Lion Spotted in SoCal Backyard

Mountain Lion Spotted in SoCal Backyard

A mountain lion creeping alongside a woman's backyard wall in Southern California forced road closures as wildlife officials tried to capture it.

Woman's Luggage Found 20 Years Later

Woman's Luggage Found 20 Years Later

Many travelers fear having their luggage lost at the airport. One Arizona woman had the fear become a reality, though her story has a happy ending — two decades later.

Caught on Camera: Thief Fakes Heart Attack so Friend Can Steal Toys

Caught on Camera: Thief Fakes Heart Attack so Friend Can Steal Toys

Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a central Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys. The men - 30-year-old Tarus Scott and 27-year-old Genard Dupree - were arrested Tuesday on grand...

Cards Against Humanity Sells 30,000 Boxes of Bull Poop

Cards Against Humanity Sells 30,000 Boxes of Bull Poop

The creators of the popular game Cards Against Humanity, protested Black Friday by removing their products from their website and instead only offering one item—a box of “Bulls*@t” for $6. The box, which quickly

Special Forces, Black Helicopters Training in DFW

Special Forces, Black Helicopters Training in DFW

If you think you've spotted low-flying black helicopters around Downtown Dallas in recent days, you likely have.

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