News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:46 PM CST

Former Prison Guard Pleads Guilty to Sex With Inmate

Former Prison Guard Pleads Guilty to Sex With Inmate

A former corrections officer at a privately run prison in Central Texas has pleaded guilty to having sex with an inmate she was guarding.

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Open Carry Not a Top Senate Priority: Lt. Gov.

Open Carry Not a Top Senate Priority: Lt. Gov.

After pledging in his campaign to fight for open carry of handguns in Texas, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick now says it's not a priority and doesn't have the votes to pass.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:58 AM CST

5 Hurt in Central Texas Chemical Spill

5 Hurt in Central Texas Chemical Spill

At least five people are hurt in a chemical spill in Central Texas.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM CST

Jury Selection Starts in Veterans Parade Crash Trial

Jury Selection Starts in Veterans Parade Crash Trial

Jury selection has begun in a civil trial involving people who were hurt or had family members killed when a freight train struck a veterans parade float in Midland two years ago.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 10:40 AM CST

BP Executive Takes Stand

BP Executive Takes Stand

A BP executive has taken the stand as lawyers for the oil giant make their case for a federal Clean Water Act penalty well under the $13.7 billion maximum for the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM CST

Texas Jockey Suspended After Win

Texas Jockey Suspended After Win

A Texas jockey has been suspended during a criminal inquiry into his victory in the $50,000 Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park.

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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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