News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:13 AM CDT

Austin Bans Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving

Austin Bans Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving

The Austin City Council has approved a law banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving.

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:37 AM CDT

Youth Minister Charged with Sexual Assault

Youth Minister Charged with Sexual Assault

The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office says they charged a youth minister with three counts of sexual assault.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 03:13 PM CDT

A Timeline of Texas School Finance Court Battles

A Timeline of Texas School Finance Court Battles

This is a look at major dates in Texas' school finance debate.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 03:07 PM CDT

Texas School Funding Again Declared Unconstitutional

Texas School Funding Again Declared Unconstitutional

A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer the state still fails...

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 02:00 PM CDT

Guns Found at Galveston Jail Facility

Guns Found at Galveston Jail Facility

The Galveston County sheriff's office says they discovered two unloaded handguns on top of an 18-foot-tall shed at a facility used for an inmate work program.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 01:55 PM CDT

Retail Gasoline Prices Drop 2 Cents Across Texas

Retail Gasoline Prices Drop 2 Cents Across Texas

Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.

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Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate

Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate

The giant rubber duck that had been on display in Southern California since last week was forced to deflate Thursday because of damaging winds.

1964 Time Capsule Opened in Fort Worth

1964 Time Capsule Opened in Fort Worth

A time capsule interred in 1964 near the entrance of a Fort Worth bank has been opened.

Human Skull Donated to Thrift Store

Human Skull Donated to Thrift Store

Austin police say they're looking into who donated a human skull to a thrift store.

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