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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 05:59 PM CDT

Gov. Abbott Reflects on Legislature's Special Session

Gov. Abbott Reflects on Legislature's Special Session

Gov. Greg Abbott says the state of Texas is better off because of the special session that just concluded. Although just 10 of the 20 items he called a priority actually made it to his desk, Abbott...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:37 PM CDT

Calls to Remove Confederate Markers Return to Texas Capitol

Calls to Remove Confederate Markers Return to Texas Capitol

A top Texas Republican wants the accuracy of memorials around the state Capitol reviewed amid calls to remove Confederate monuments.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:24 PM CDT

Execution Set for Mexican National on Texas Death Row

Execution Set for Mexican National on Texas Death Row

A Mexican national on Texas death row for the rape-slaying of his 16-year-old cousin in the Rio Grande Valley more than 20 years ago has received an execution date.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:27 PM CDT

Texas Man Drowns in Southeastern Oklahoma Lake

Texas Man Drowns in Southeastern Oklahoma Lake

Authorities say a Texas man has drowned while swimming in Broken Bow Lake in southeastern Oklahoma.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:14 PM CDT

Texas' '100 Years' Plates Available Sept. 1

Texas' '100 Years' Plates Available Sept. 1

Texas will issue special license plates to mark the 100th year license plates have been used in the state.

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Man Accused of Spraying Manure on Border Patrol Car

Man Accused of Spraying Manure on Border Patrol Car

A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court.

Olympians Share Their Most Embarrassing School Memories

Olympians Share Their Most Embarrassing School Memories

From bad school pictures to awkward first day wardrobes, Team USA members can now look back on some of their most embarrassing school moments and laugh.

Beachgoers Accidentally Kill Baby Dolphin in Spain

Beachgoers Accidentally Kill Baby Dolphin in Spain

A Spanish environmental group has called on beachgoers to refrain from crowding around, touching or taking photos of stray sea animals following the death of a baby dolphin last week. Images on Spanish media...

Call the Fashion Cops: 'Jorts-Wearing Bandit' Hits St. Louis

Call the Fashion Cops: 'Jorts-Wearing Bandit' Hits St. Louis

Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police." St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing...

Escape Artist Llama Makes Bid for Freedom on NH Golf Course

Escape Artist Llama Makes Bid for Freedom on NH Golf Course

Golfers in New Hampshire say they were joined by a llama on the green, after he escaped from his enclosure to the sixth fairway at Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Jackson.

Long-Lost Diamond Ring Turns Up on a Carrot

Long-Lost Diamond Ring Turns Up on a Carrot

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary...

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