News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 05:34 PM CDT

TX Senate Approves Rating Schools with Letter Grades

TX Senate Approves Rating Schools with Letter Grades

The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to rating public schools statewide by letter grades A through F.

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 07:59 PM CDT

Health Commissioner Still on Job After Scathing Report

Health Commissioner Still on Job After Scathing Report

A state contracting scandal that dealt Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the first crisis of his administration escalated Monday with a scathing state report about Texas' health commissioner, who responded by...

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 01:40 PM CDT

Man Dies in East Texas Mobile Home Fire

Man Dies in East Texas Mobile Home Fire

A 73-year-old man has died in a mobile home fire in a small East Texas town.

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 01:54 PM CDT

$8 Million in Illegal Honey Seized in Houston

$8 Million in Illegal Honey Seized in Houston

Almost $8 million in illegally imported honey from China has been seized by U.S. Customs and Homeland Security in Houston over the past two years.

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:56 AM CDT

Man Killed in Argument on San Antonio Bus

Man Killed in Argument on San Antonio Bus

San Antonio police say a homeless man accused of fatally shooting a man after an argument on a city bus has been arrested.

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 12:37 PM CDT

Texas Spent $30M on Tuition Under Program With Lax Rules

Texas Spent $30M on Tuition Under Program With Lax Rules

Texas agencies have spent millions on tuition payment programs for state workers in a program with lax rules and oversight.

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Purple Cat Up for Adoption

Purple Cat Up for Adoption

A bright purple cat is available for adoption at the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth.

Man Says He Released Pink Chickens to "Make People Smile"

Man Says He Released Pink Chickens to "Make People Smile"

Two chickens dyed pink were spotted roaming the Portland, Oregon, waterfront park on Thursday, leaving many wondering why were they pink and who let them loose. The mystery didn't last long.

Intoxicated Man Arrived by Taxi to Rob Florida Bank: Police

Intoxicated Man Arrived by Taxi to Rob Florida Bank: Police

Authorities say an intoxicated man arrived by taxi to rob a Tallahassee, Florida, bank. Stanley Geddie, 47, demanded $100,000 from a bank manager Wednesday afternoon at the Capital City Bank, claiming he had...

Assistant Barricaded Students, Took Off Clothes

Assistant Barricaded Students, Took Off Clothes

An after-school assistant in California was arrested after some bizarre behavior, including barricading several students into a classroom, taking off her clothes and upending desks, according San Diego...

Cardboard "Most Interesting Man" Fails as Carpool-Lane Ruse

Cardboard "Most Interesting Man" Fails as Carpool-Lane Ruse

A Washington State Patrol trooper parked along Interstate 5 near Tacoma on Monday afternoon spotted a driver and a rather unusual "passenger" pass by him in the carpool lane.

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