News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 10:29 AM CDT

Univ. Breaks Silence on McConaughey Fee

Univ. Breaks Silence on McConaughey Fee

A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee.

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 04:29 PM CDT

More 11th, 12th Graders Taking AP Exams: Report

More 11th, 12th Graders Taking AP Exams: Report

More than 1.4 million public school students took AP exams last year, a 3.8 percent increase from the previous year, according to figured released by the College Board. While the figures for public school...

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 04:50 PM CDT

Man Posed as Officer to Cut Into Fast Food Line: Police

Man Posed as Officer to Cut Into Fast Food Line: Police

Odessa police say they arrested a man who posed as an off-duty officer to cut in line at a Whataburger restaurant Saturday.

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 09:21 AM CDT

Dozen Charged in Texas Online Sex Solicitation Sting

Dozen Charged in Texas Online Sex Solicitation Sting

The Harris County District Attorney's Office says they charged a dozen men who went online to chat with individuals they thought were children.

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 09:07 AM CDT

Mexican Man Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into Texas

Mexican Man Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into Texas

Investigators say Cesar Eloy Munoz Silva drove a vehicle hiding illegal drugs from Mexico into Texas via an international bridge in McAllen.

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 10:17 PM CDT

'Bernie' Case Prosecutor Seeks Recusal

'Bernie' Case Prosecutor Seeks Recusal

The Texas district attorney who was to prosecute for a second time the man whose murder conviction inspired the movie "Bernie" has asked to recuse himself on the eve of a pretrial hearing, saying he's become...

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Man Turns Mom's Day Care Into Heroin Den: Police

Man Turns Mom's Day Care Into Heroin Den: Police

A Pennsylvania man turned his mother's day care center into a heroin den once the kids left for the day, said police.

Sign Asks Joggers to "Stop Pooping" Along Trail

Sign Asks Joggers to "Stop Pooping" Along Trail

To whoever has been pooping on the public bike path in Hampton, Illinois – please stop, officials have asked. “Stop pooping on bike path,” read two new signs along the trail. And no, it’s not a message directed...

Play Pac-Man on Google Maps

Play Pac-Man on Google Maps

If you're at work Tuesday, some of your co-workers may be a bit distracted thanks to Google.

Purple Cat Up for Adoption

Purple Cat Up for Adoption

A bright purple cat is available for adoption at the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth.

Man Says He Released Pink Chickens to "Make People Smile"

Man Says He Released Pink Chickens to "Make People Smile"

Two chickens dyed pink were spotted roaming the Portland, Oregon, waterfront park on Thursday, leaving many wondering why were they pink and who let them loose. The mystery didn't last long.

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