News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 07:46 AM CDT

8-Year-Old Fatally Shot after Playing with Gun: Police

8-Year-Old Fatally Shot after Playing with Gun: Police

Police say an 8-year-old boy was fatally shot after he and an 11-year-old boy were playing with a gun at a Houston home.

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 06:20 AM CDT

7 Rescued from Sinking Boat in Gulf of Mexico

7 Rescued from Sinking Boat in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard rescues seven people, including three children, from a sinking boat in the Gulf of Mexico near the Texas-Louisiana border Thursday night.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 07:38 PM CDT

TX Trooper's Boss Says He Had Reason to Stop Bland

TX Trooper's Boss Says He Had Reason to Stop Bland

The top boss over the Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland said there was reason to pull her over for failing to signal a lane change and told lawmakers Thursday that the trooper remains on the state payroll...

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 08:35 PM CDT

Texas Energy Grid Operator ERCOT Urges Conservation on Hot Days

Texas Energy Grid Operator ERCOT Urges Conservation on Hot Days

The grid operator for Texas said electric demand set a new July record Thursday, as the high temperature reached 104 degrees.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 04:10 PM CDT

Texas A&M Announces Land Deal for Student Housing

Texas A&M Announces Land Deal for Student Housing

The Texas A&M University System has announced a public-private project for more student housing serving the flagship campus in College Station.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 03:07 PM CDT

7 More Sentenced in Nat'l Guard Recruiting Scam in TX

7 More Sentenced in Nat'l Guard Recruiting Scam in TX

Seven more National Guard members in Texas are going to prison or must serve probation in a scam to collect recruiting bonuses.

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Raccoons Invade Garland Home

Raccoons Invade Garland Home

A total of six raccoons were captured on a nightvision camera stealing catnip from inside a Garland home. They're cute and frightening at the same time! Thanks to NBC 5 viewer Pat Stone who sent us this...

Meth Pills Were in In-n-Out Drink, Man Claims in Lawsuit

Meth Pills Were in In-n-Out Drink, Man Claims in Lawsuit

In-n-Out Burger has been sued by a man who alleges he found meth in his drink, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles. Two capsules allegedly found at the bottom of the cup later tested positive for meth.

Wandering Turkey at University of Michigan

Wandering Turkey at University of Michigan

A wandering turkey is causing a stir at the University of Michigan. The Ann Arbor News reports that a turkey has captured the attention of university students and staff as it roams wooded areas, chases...

Texas Man Finds His Cellphone That Fell From Plane

Texas Man Finds His Cellphone That Fell From Plane

A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston.

#FeelTheBern: Brewery Creates Bernie Sanders Inspired Beer

#FeelTheBern: Brewery Creates Bernie Sanders Inspired Beer

Support for Vermont’s presidential hopeful is showing up from some of the state’s independent businesspeople

Baby Falls From Stroller as Dad Steals Electronics: Police

Baby Falls From Stroller as Dad Steals Electronics: Police

Police say a Texas man had his baby along as he stole electronics from a Walmart, but she fell out of the stroller as they fled.

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