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Blue Bell Hometown Gets Nearly $1.4M Federal Jobs Grant

Blue Bell Hometown Gets Nearly $1.4M Federal Jobs Grant

The Texas hometown of Blue Bell Creameries received a nearly $1.4 million federal grant the same day ice cream sales resumed after cleanup from listeria contamination.

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 01:14 PM CDT

7 Texas A&M Mascots Buried Outside Updated Kyle Field

7 Texas A&M Mascots Buried Outside Updated Kyle Field

The remains of seven Texas A&M canine mascots have been buried outside Kyle Field following $485 million in renovations to the football stadium.

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:48 PM CDT

Vandals Damage Track, Play Clock at High School

Vandals Damage Track, Play Clock at High School

Vandals using heavy-duty construction equipment have damaged the track, a play clock and an athletics fence at a Southeast Texas school.

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:04 PM CDT

Pork Truck Roasted in San Antonio

Pork Truck Roasted in San Antonio

A fiery truck crash in South Texas has destroyed about 20 tons of ham in an unintended pork roast along the side of a road.

4 hours ago

Houston Deputy Shot 15 Times: District Attorney

Houston Deputy Shot 15 Times: District Attorney

A man charged with killing a suburban Houston officer first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 times, authorities said Monday.

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 04:24 AM CDT

Two Texans Killed in Illinois Plane Crash

Two Texans Killed in Illinois Plane Crash

Authorities say two Texas residents have died in a plane crash in northern Illinois that left a third person injured.

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No Bones About It: Dog Mayor Plans to Run for President

No Bones About It: Dog Mayor Plans to Run for President

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Ind. Man Hooks Fish With Human-Looking Teeth

Ind. Man Hooks Fish With Human-Looking Teeth

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Monk Relaxing Atop Wind Turbine Spotted by Drone

Monk Relaxing Atop Wind Turbine Spotted by Drone

A Benedictine monk at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. A drone camera took video of Brother Joseph Byron hanging out on top of a wind...

Weird Lights Spotted Over El Paso

Weird Lights Spotted Over El Paso

Strange lights seen near El Paso have turned out to be not so mysterious and more of a military nature.

Texas Couple Rushes Marriage Vows to Beat the Stork

Texas Couple Rushes Marriage Vows to Beat the Stork

It could have been the plot of a movie: A Houston couple improvises a hospital wedding in less than an hour after the bride goes into labor early.

Japan Shoots Whiskey Up to Space Station – for Science

Japan Shoots Whiskey Up to Space Station – for Science

Five types of distilled spirits, including whiskey, have arrived at the International Space Station, but the astronauts on board won't be sneaking a sip. It's all for science. A Japanese company sent the liquor...

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