News from around the state of Texas

6 hours ago

4 Texas Cops Disciplined After Hazing

4 Texas Cops Disciplined After Hazing

One Houston-area police officer has lost his job and three others were disciplined after a new member of a tactical team was shot with a bean bag round.

4 hours ago

2 Texas Football Players Charged With Sex Assault

2 Texas Football Players Charged With Sex Assault

A University of Texas police spokeswoman says two Longhorns football players have been charged with felony sexual assault and their arrests are pending.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM CDT

Woman Claims Bingo Cash Paid for Assault Rifles

Woman Claims Bingo Cash Paid for Assault Rifles

A South Texas woman who says she used bingo winnings to buy five assault rifles has been convicted of lying on the purchase records.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 03:18 PM CDT

FDA Warns of Compounded Drug Recall by Texas Firm

FDA Warns of Compounded Drug Recall by Texas Firm

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 03:10 PM CDT

Texas Needs Extra Year for New Teacher Evaluations

Texas Needs Extra Year for New Teacher Evaluations

Texas will need an extra year to unveil a new teacher evaluation system that's required as the state seeks relief from some curriculum standards mandated by No Child Left Behind.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 06:28 PM CDT

Texas Family's Dog Found in Washington, Returned

Texas Family's Dog Found in Washington, Returned

An East Texas family's dog that ran away seven years ago has been found in Tacoma, Washington, and returned thanks to a microchip implanted in the pooch.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 02:59 PM CDT

Texas Rangers Say No Evidence of Crime by Mortuary

Texas Rangers Say No Evidence of Crime by Mortuary

Texas Rangers have cited lack of evidence in not pursuing a criminal case over multiple unidentified immigrants buried in single graves.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 02:54 PM CDT

Old South Texas Bottling Plant May Get New Look

Old South Texas Bottling Plant May Get New Look

When he was 6 years old, Wayne Adickes pressed his nose against the glass window to look into the Cuero Coca-Cola bottling plant.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 02:12 PM CDT

MyPlates Reaches $25M Texas Goal Early

MyPlates Reaches $25M Texas Goal Early

A Texas state department says a company hired to make specialty license plates has hit its required $25 million revenue goal a few months early.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 01:53 PM CDT

Texas Brush Control Program Draws Opposition

Texas Brush Control Program Draws Opposition

A Texas conservation board will next week decide how to distribute millions of dollars from a brush-clearing program that aims to boost water supplies.

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Alligator Bites Man Fishing Golf Balls From Florida Lake

Alligator Bites Man Fishing Golf Balls From Florida Lake

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New Jersey Sues Florida Pizza Shop Over Logo

New Jersey Sues Florida Pizza Shop Over Logo

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.

McDonald's Worker Sold Crack During Shift: Police

McDonald's Worker Sold Crack During Shift: Police

An undercover sting at a McDonald's on suburban Philadelphia's swanky Main Line has led to the arrest of a fast food employee who police say was selling crack at the restaurant. Officers from Radnor...

Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Bay Area House

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One Bay Area couple can now say for certain their house is covered by insurance. A 4,000-square-foot Geico insurance banner being towed by a plane came loose and fell directly on their house Friday...

Firefighter Shows Up Drunk at Stranger's Apartment: Police

Firefighter Shows Up Drunk at Stranger's Apartment: Police

Connecticut firefighter Lamont Freeman, 44, showed up drunk at a multi-family apartment in Hartford while he was off duty around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Freeman does not live in the apartment and was not...

Multimillionaire Durst Urinates on Candy in Houston CVS: Police

Multimillionaire Durst Urinates on Candy in Houston CVS: Police

A New York City real estate heir acquitted of his neighbor's murder a decade ago is back in trouble, this time for a bizarre outburst in which police say he urinated on a rack of candy at a Texas drug store.

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