News from around the state of Texas

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 12:02 PM CDT

Flooding Flushes Oil, Chemicals Into Texas Rivers

Flooding Flushes Oil, Chemicals Into Texas Rivers

Recent floods across Texas have inundated oil wells and fracking sites, flushing crude oil and toxic fracking chemicals into the state's rivers.

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 02:25 PM CDT

1 Teen Killed, 1 Hurt; Ejected From Carnival Ride

1 Teen Killed, 1 Hurt; Ejected From Carnival Ride

One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival.

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 05:34 PM CDT

Man Killed by Harris County Deputy on Tollway

Man Killed by Harris County Deputy on Tollway

Police say a man was killed by a Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constable in Houston.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 05:54 PM CDT

Tied-Up Children Rescued From Texas Home

Tied-Up Children Rescued From Texas Home

Authorities say they've rescued eight unsupervised children from a San Antonio home where a 2-year-old boy was chained to the ground in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl was tied to a door with a dog leash.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 02:02 PM CDT

Texas Schools Pay for Lavish Football Stadiums

Texas Schools Pay for Lavish Football Stadiums

A Texas school district may soon become the third in the state to build a football stadium costing more than $50 million.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 04:16 AM CDT

Video of Boy's Slip in Roller Coaster Seat Goes Viral

Video of Boy's Slip in Roller Coaster Seat Goes Viral

A roller coaster ride in the Texas Panhandle took a scary turn for a father and son last week when the boy's seat belt broke, according to the father. The incident took place Friday at the Amarillo amusement...

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Black Cat Crosses NHL Rink, Brings Home Team Luck

Black Cat Crosses NHL Rink, Brings Home Team Luck

The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As...

Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity

Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity

A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported. The...

Dust Devil in China Throws Student Through the Air

Dust Devil in China Throws Student Through the Air

A boy was caught up and thrown through the air by a dust devil in China, and it was caught on video.

Divine Surprise in Indiana Woman's Ultrasound

Divine Surprise in Indiana Woman's Ultrasound

An Indiana woman was in for a divine surprise during a recent prenatal checkup when she says an image of Jesus on the cross appeared.

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

A woman from Wales cannot name her baby daughter Cyanide, a British court ruled Thursday. The woman, whose name cannot be published for legal reasons, has infant twins and wants to name her son Preacher and her...

Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree

Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree

Kora, a 120-pound Great Dane who was stuck 20 feet up a tree in Louisville, Nebraska, was rescued Saturday night by the local fire department.

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