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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 05:46 PM CDT

Ex-Border County Commissioner, Ex-Judge Confess To Bribery

Ex-Border County Commissioner, Ex-Judge Confess To Bribery

A former county commissioner and a former justice of the peace have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution for bribery in an ongoing probe of public corruption in their corruption-plagued South...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:02 AM CDT

About 500 Attend Funeral of Slain 11-Year-Old Texas Boy

About 500 Attend Funeral of Slain 11-Year-Old Texas Boy

About 500 mourners filled a Houston church to capacity Tuesday for the funeral for an 11-year-old boy who was stabbed to death as he walked home from school.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 06:19 PM CDT

Complaint Alleges Texas Charter Schools Abusing Visa Program

Complaint Alleges Texas Charter Schools Abusing Visa Program

A formal complaint filed with Texas education officials alleges that a charter-school network is abusing a visa program to import large numbers of Turkish teachers and violating state and federal laws by paying...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 07:55 PM CDT

Baylor Won't Respond to Reports That Starr Was Fired

Baylor Won't Respond to Reports That Starr Was Fired

Baylor University officials say regents are still reviewing an investigation into how the Texas school handled reports of rape and assault by football players and expect to announce any actions by June 3.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 03:51 PM CDT

Airlines Want To Increase Their Fares

Airlines Want To Increase Their Fares

Enjoy lower airfares while you can. Airlines are taking steps to push prices higher by next year.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 01:03 PM CDT

Park Service Identifies Texas Woman Killed In Yellowstone

Park Service Identifies Texas Woman Killed In Yellowstone

The National Park Service has released the name of the Texas woman who died last week in Yellowstone National Park when she was hit by a vehicle.

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Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Fla. Flintstones Car Parked Illegally

Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Fla. Flintstones Car Parked Illegally

Authorities in Key West spent Thursday trying to meet the Flintstones, or at least the owner of an illegally parked car that looks like the modern Stone Age family's. City officials said they found the vintage...

Robot Smartphone Getting Smarter

Robot Smartphone Getting Smarter

Electronics maker Sharp released the world's first robot smartphone Thursday. It will promote it at a cafe in Tokyo for two weeks. Robohon is a smartphone. It can send and receive e-mails and be used to...

Video Shows Hundreds Of Texas Stingrays Migrating

Video Shows Hundreds Of Texas Stingrays Migrating

Most of us have seen video of various types of migrating animals, but one migration is catching the eye of beach goers along the Texas coast. Stingrays! Hundreds of them at the surface and thousands more below!...

Expert Explains How Gator Got Close to Dallas School

Expert Explains How Gator Got Close to Dallas School

How did a big, healthy six-foot-long gator end up near the front doorsteps of a Dallas middle school?

Tortoises Turn On The Turbos

Tortoises Turn On The Turbos

It's a tortoise race to predict the Indy 500. Think Jimmy Fallon's 'Puppy Bowl' before the Super Bowl but a lot slower. If the Zoopolis 500 is any predictor, it looks like the pole sitter for the 100th...

African Lions Lick Tent With Campers Inside

African Lions Lick Tent With Campers Inside

Two South African campers had a close encounter with lions who licked the tent they were in at a campsite in Botswana. Danie and Fransie Lubbe said Wednesday that they were in their tent at the Kgalagadi...

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