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Suspect in Officer Attack Had History of Mental Illness

Suspect in Officer Attack Had History of Mental Illness

A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney.

3 hours ago

Garland ISD Superintendent Apologizes for Muslim Comments

Garland ISD Superintendent Apologizes for Muslim Comments

A Texas educator has apologized for his Muslim remarks at the same site where two gunmen were killed trying to ambush police during a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest.

3 hours ago

Low-Lying Flood Pool in Cameron County to be Drained

Low-Lying Flood Pool in Cameron County to be Drained

A low-lying flood pool in South Texas will be drained after causing high-water problems during Hurricane Dolly in 2008.

6 hours ago

Man Arrested, Accused of Punching Austin Police Horse

Man Arrested, Accused of Punching Austin Police Horse

Austin police arrest a 23-year-old man accused of punching a patrol horse during a fight outside a downtown club.

3 hours ago

Southwest Flight Diverted After Passengers Became Disorderly

Southwest Flight Diverted After Passengers Became Disorderly

Southwest Airlines says a Chicago-bound flight has been diverted to Texas after a group of passengers became disorderly.

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 11:16 PM CDT

Texas Racing Commission's Funding Unclear

Texas Racing Commission's Funding Unclear

Texas Senate leaders have announced a deal to keep the Texas Racing Commission open for at least three months despite its authorization of a new form of betting.

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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

She might be a bit shaggy, but Lucy Lou wants to run for president — and she comes with political experience. The border collie has served as mayor of Rabbit Hash, an unincorporated community of 135 residents...

Ind. Man Hooks Fish With Human-Looking Teeth

Ind. Man Hooks Fish With Human-Looking Teeth

A fish native to South America being caught in Peru isn't unusual — unless it happens in Peru, Indiana. Glen Salyer of the northern Indiana community tells the Kokomo Tribune he caught a fish with human-looking...

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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