News from around the state of Texas

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 01:32 PM CST

Chief Says Guns Pointed at Texas Firefighters at Prison

Chief Says Guns Pointed at Texas Firefighters at Prison

Federal prison authorities will investigate whether guards at a South Texas lockup pointed guns at firefighters amid a "heightened security level" days after a riot.

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 12:46 PM CST

Judge: Austin Housing Vouchers Ordinance to Proceed

Judge: Austin Housing Vouchers Ordinance to Proceed

A judge has refused to delay an Austin ordinance that would prevent apartment complexes from turning away applicants who rely on federal vouchers to pay their rent.

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 08:13 AM CST

Houston-Area Boy, 3, Dies After Shooting Self in Head

Houston-Area Boy, 3, Dies After Shooting Self in Head

Authorities say a 3-year-old Houston-area boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while at home.

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 08:09 AM CST

Corpus Christi Man Gets Life in Prison for Killing 2 Girls

Corpus Christi Man Gets Life in Prison for Killing 2 Girls

A South Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the drive-by shooting deaths of two girls who were attending a birthday party.

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 08:05 AM CST

Houston Boy, 16, Dies After Falling, Hitting Head During Gym

Houston Boy, 16, Dies After Falling, Hitting Head During Gym

Authorities say a 16-year-old Houston boy has died after falling and hitting his head during a gym class basketball game.

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 05:05 PM CST

Ex-Dewhurst Aide Gets 7-Year Sentence for Taking Funds

Ex-Dewhurst Aide Gets 7-Year Sentence for Taking Funds

An ex-top adviser to former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in federal prison for stealing more than $2.8 million in campaign funds from the then-powerful Republican.

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Man Smokes Weed With Strangers, Gets Clothes Stolen

Man Smokes Weed With Strangers, Gets Clothes Stolen

A 35-year-old man was robbed of his clothing and valuables after he agreed to smoke marijuana with two men in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood early Thursday morning, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

NY Man Used Wooden Passenger to Drive in Carpool Lane: Police

NY Man Used Wooden Passenger to Drive in Carpool Lane: Police

A Long Island man allegedly used a wooden figure in a hooded sweatshirt to get away with driving solo in the Long Island Expressway's HOV lane, police said. A Suffolk County Highway Patrol officer noticed...

What Color Is This Dress? No One Can Agree

What Color Is This Dress? No One Can Agree

Is this dress blue and black… or gold and white? The debate is raging, and no one seems to agree.

Woman Had Cheating Ex Robbed: Authorities

Woman Had Cheating Ex Robbed: Authorities

A South Florida woman was arrested after authorities say she arranged to have her cheating ex-boyfriend robbed at gunpoint. Sarah Nicole Matherly, 22, is facing robbery with a firearm and extortion charges...

Famous Sports Memorabilia Sold at Auction

Famous Sports Memorabilia Sold at Auction

A rare century-old signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston fetched over $1.1 million at an auction in New York City.

Nightmare Fuel: Stolen Clown Statue Found

Nightmare Fuel: Stolen Clown Statue Found

A missing life-sized, ceramic clown recovered in the home of a convicted sex offender.

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