News from around the state of Texas

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 12:52 PM CDT

Court Blocks Texas Execution Set For This Week

Court Blocks Texas Execution Set For This Week

A man set for execution this week for the slaying of a 64-year-old suburban Dallas grandmother during a burglary of her home more than 18 years ago has won a reprieve.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11:02 AM CDT

Texas School District Uses Stadium Lights To Deter Vandals

Texas School District Uses Stadium Lights To Deter Vandals

School officials in an El Paso district where high school stadiums are getting new artificial turf are keeping the stadium lights on at night to deter thieves and vandals.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10:55 AM CDT

Boil-Water Alerts On The Rise For Many Reasons

Boil-Water Alerts On The Rise For Many Reasons

A glass of drinking water hasn't been easy to come by lately for the 320,000 people in Corpus Christi.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 05:06 AM CDT

Texas Gorilla Killed After Boy Falls into Enclosure

Texas Gorilla Killed After Boy Falls into Enclosure

The Cincinnati Zoo has temporarily closed its gorilla exhibit after a special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into a moat.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 02:19 AM CDT

Deadly Floods Overwhelm Southeast Texas

Deadly Floods Overwhelm Southeast Texas

In Texas, at least four people were killed and two others missing after downpours, with the state expecting more rain through Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 02:02 PM CDT

3 Sentenced In West Texas Construction Bribery Scheme

3 Sentenced In West Texas Construction Bribery Scheme

Three people have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme in which bribes were paid to steer construction projects at a West Texas military base to one company.

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Reporter Spots Slithery Snake Swimming

Reporter Spots Slithery Snake Swimming

NBC 5 reporter, Brian Scott, caught this video on camera: "Just spotted this swimming on Lewisville Lake. Barely got the cam on it in time. Big guy."

Strip Club Wants to Hire New High School Grads

Strip Club Wants to Hire New High School Grads

Miceli's Strip Club in Clare County, Michigan has this on the marquee "Now hiring, Class of 2016."

Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Fla. Flintstones Car Parked Illegally

Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Fla. Flintstones Car Parked Illegally

Authorities in Key West spent Thursday trying to meet the Flintstones, or at least the owner of an illegally parked car that looks like the modern Stone Age family's. City officials said they found the vintage...

Robot Smartphone Getting Smarter

Robot Smartphone Getting Smarter

Electronics maker Sharp released the world's first robot smartphone Thursday. It will promote it at a cafe in Tokyo for two weeks. Robohon is a smartphone. It can send and receive e-mails and be used to...

Video Shows Hundreds Of Texas Stingrays Migrating

Video Shows Hundreds Of Texas Stingrays Migrating

Most of us have seen video of various types of migrating animals, but one migration is catching the eye of beach goers along the Texas coast. Stingrays! Hundreds of them at the surface and thousands more below!...

Expert Explains How Gator Got Close to Dallas School

Expert Explains How Gator Got Close to Dallas School

How did a big, healthy six-foot-long gator end up near the front doorsteps of a Dallas middle school?

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