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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:14 PM CDT

Texas' '100 Years' Plates Available Sept. 1

Texas' '100 Years' Plates Available Sept. 1

Texas will issue special license plates to mark the 100th year license plates have been used in the state.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 03:16 PM CDT

Parole Hearing for Convict in 1986 Galveston-Area Abduction

Parole Hearing for Convict in 1986 Galveston-Area Abduction

Galveston County authorities say they'll oppose possible parole of one of two men sentenced to life in prison for the abduction of a 19-year-old Texas City woman more than 30 years ago.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 03:14 PM CDT

Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Austin

Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Austin

State scientists say zebra mussels have been found at Lake Austin, the latest indication the invasive species is continuing to spread along Texas waterways.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 02:56 PM CDT

Retail Gas Prices Decline Ahead of Solar Eclipse

Retail Gas Prices Decline Ahead of Solar Eclipse

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country declined 2 cents per gallon this week.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 03:45 PM CDT

Family Killed Man to Gain Custody of Child

Family Killed Man to Gain Custody of Child

Court records say three members of a West Texas family conspired to kill an Abilene man and kidnap his daughter in an effort to gain custody of her.

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Man Accused of Spraying Manure on Border Patrol Car

Man Accused of Spraying Manure on Border Patrol Car

A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court.

Olympians Share Their Most Embarrassing School Memories

Olympians Share Their Most Embarrassing School Memories

From bad school pictures to awkward first day wardrobes, Team USA members can now look back on some of their most embarrassing school moments and laugh.

Beachgoers Accidentally Kill Baby Dolphin in Spain

Beachgoers Accidentally Kill Baby Dolphin in Spain

A Spanish environmental group has called on beachgoers to refrain from crowding around, touching or taking photos of stray sea animals following the death of a baby dolphin last week. Images on Spanish media...

Call the Fashion Cops: 'Jorts-Wearing Bandit' Hits St. Louis

Call the Fashion Cops: 'Jorts-Wearing Bandit' Hits St. Louis

Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police." St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing...

Escape Artist Llama Makes Bid for Freedom on NH Golf Course

Escape Artist Llama Makes Bid for Freedom on NH Golf Course

Golfers in New Hampshire say they were joined by a llama on the green, after he escaped from his enclosure to the sixth fairway at Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Jackson.

Long-Lost Diamond Ring Turns Up on a Carrot

Long-Lost Diamond Ring Turns Up on a Carrot

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary...

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