News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:30 PM CDT

NTX Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

NTX Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirms Thursday the first case of West Nile virus has been recorded in the state for the 2015 season.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:16 PM CDT

Hoops Tournaments Stay in Alamodome

Hoops Tournaments Stay in Alamodome

The Texas state high school boys and girls basketball tournaments will return to San Antonio's Alamodome for the next two seasons.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 09:48 AM CDT

Texas Police Seize $1.5M in Meth During Traffic Stop

Texas Police Seize $1.5M in Meth During Traffic Stop

Round Rock police say they seized $1.5 million worth of methamphetamine during a traffic stop that was hidden in a vehicle's gas tank.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 06:26 PM CDT

Weapons Count in Waco Still Fluctuating

Weapons Count in Waco Still Fluctuating

The police count of the number of weapons recovered from the scene of the deadly Waco shootout continues to fluctuate.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 04:17 PM CDT

Man Condemned in Balch Springs Shootings Loses Appeal

Man Condemned in Balch Springs Shootings Loses Appeal

A federal appeals court has refused an appeal from a 41-year-old man sent to death row for the slayings of two Dallas-area sandwich shop workers during robbery almost 13 years ago.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 01:46 PM CDT

Hunting Constitutional Amendment Clears TX Legislature

Hunting Constitutional Amendment Clears TX Legislature

The Texas Legislature has approved a proposed state constitutional amendment guaranteeing citizens' right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 03:43 PM CDT

Tax Deal May Save Session, But Not TX Homeowners

Tax Deal May Save Session, But Not TX Homeowners

Billions of dollars in tax cuts that Texas Republicans are scrambling to finalize is now coming with recognition that the economy is slowing and the savings may be short-lived.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 01:45 PM CDT

House OKs Border Security Funding to Fight Rio Grande Plant

House OKs Border Security Funding to Fight Rio Grande Plant

A roughly $800 million border security package working its way through the Texas Legislature is meant to curb drug and people smuggling. But it could also attack another common enemy along the Rio Grande:...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM CDT

Man Who Says He Nearly Died Sues Blue Bell

Man Who Says He Nearly Died Sues Blue Bell

A 32 –year-old former Houston man who said he "damn near died" after eating contaminated Blue Bell ice cream has filed what attorneys say is probably the first suit to stem from a massive product recall.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:24 PM CDT

Man Condemned for Mother's Slaying Loses Appeal

Man Condemned for Mother's Slaying Loses Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 54-year-old East Texas man sent to death row for strangling his mother, leaving her body in the bathtub at her home for two days and then burying her...

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Large Stuffed Tiger Atop SUV Generates 911 Call

Large Stuffed Tiger Atop SUV Generates 911 Call

The sight of a stuffed tiger — a very large stuffed tiger — lashed to the top of an SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it...

NJ Police Find Stolen Trailer Full of Pasta

NJ Police Find Stolen Trailer Full of Pasta

Four men are under arrest after police recovered a stolen trailer loaded with pasta products in Linden.

Texas Man Wins Big With Losing Lotto Ticket

Texas Man Wins Big With Losing Lotto Ticket

A losing ticket brought a huge win in a Texas Lottery second-chance drawing in McKinney

"Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail

"Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail

Authorities in Southern California are searching for a 23-year-old woman who escaped police custody several hours after being arrested. Officials say Kelly Smith was sitting in the booking area of the Ventura...

PETA Posts Alleged Student Video of Dancing Dead Cats

PETA Posts Alleged Student Video of Dancing Dead Cats

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Stripper Seeks Protective Order Against TX Sen.

Stripper Seeks Protective Order Against TX Sen.

An apparent stripper in Oklahoma has filed for a protective order against a Texas Republican state senator who likened what he called America's "spiritual battle" to the Holocaust.

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