News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 01:49 PM CDT

TX Superintendent Arrested, Faces Bribery Charges

TX Superintendent Arrested, Faces Bribery Charges

The superintendent of a South Texas school district faces charges on accusations he and another official paid the school police chief to drop an investigation into theft and insurance fraud.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 01:43 PM CDT

East TX Man's Death Penalty Appeal Moves Forward

East TX Man's Death Penalty Appeal Moves Forward

A federal appeals court has agreed to consider an appeal from a 48-year-old East Texas man on death row for the 2002 slaying of his 2-year-old daughter.

4 hours ago

Flash Flood Watch in North TX Until Noon Saturday

Flash Flood Watch in North TX Until Noon Saturday

More flooding will likely hamper search efforts for 14 people still missing in Texas.

5 hours ago

Texas Storms a Reminder to Prepare for Disasters: Obama

Texas Storms a Reminder to Prepare for Disasters: Obama

President Barack Obama says the deadly flooding in Texas is a reminder that it is never too early to prepare for natural disasters.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:26 AM CDT

Swollen Texas Rivers Threaten Cities

Swollen Texas Rivers Threaten Cities

After a recent barrage of thunderstorms, many Texas cities remain in danger of flooding from swollen rivers.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 09:55 PM CDT

Texas' Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Scrapped

Texas' Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Scrapped

Texas Republicans have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized this summer.

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