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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 11:38 AM CST

Gunman in Houston-Area Restaurant Shooting Dies of Injuries

Gunman in Houston-Area Restaurant Shooting Dies of Injuries

A Pasadena man who shot and killed his estranged wife and later himself has died.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 01:26 PM CST

Texas Man Faces Deportation after Years of Protected Status

Texas Man Faces Deportation after Years of Protected Status

A Houston-area father faces deportation after years of living in the U.S. under protected status.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 04:12 PM CST

Texas Murder Suspect Arrested In Daytona Ahead of Races

Texas Murder Suspect Arrested In Daytona Ahead of Races

A Texas man is being held without bond after his arrest in Daytona ahead of this weekend's race on charges of shooting his uncle.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:58 AM CST

Judge Denies Request to Delay Lawsuit Against Texas Voter ID

Judge Denies Request to Delay Lawsuit Against Texas Voter ID

A federal judge has ruled the lawsuit against Texas' voter ID law will proceed, denying the requested delay as Texas deliberates its amendment.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:20 AM CST

Crews Battling Wildfires in Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma

Crews Battling Wildfires in Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma

Warm temperatures and high winds are causing wildfires in the Texas panhandle and parts of Oklahoma.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 01:22 PM CST

'Hell or High Water' Sheriff Saddles Up for Oscars

'Hell or High Water' Sheriff Saddles Up for Oscars

Hollywood will honor the best in the business Sunday night at the Oscars, and one of the nominees in the Best Picture category has a distinct Texas connection.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 08:29 AM CST

Son Killed Protecting Mom During Robbery at Subway Shop

Son Killed Protecting Mom During Robbery at Subway Shop

Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee was fatally shot as he tried to protect his mother during an attempted robbery at the store.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 01:39 PM CST

Country-Wide Decrease in Flu Cases, Texas Still High

Country-Wide Decrease in Flu Cases, Texas Still High

Totals for flu cases in the United States are going down, but Texas isn't out of the woods yet.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 05:01 PM CST

Ag Chief OKs Use of Poison to Bring a 'Hogpocalypse'

Ag Chief OKs Use of Poison to Bring a 'Hogpocalypse'

The Texas agriculture commissioner approved the use of a poison that he says may herald a "feral hog apocalypse" in a state where an estimated 2.5 million hogs roam.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 04:13 PM CST

Cannabis Oil Licensing Set to Begin in Texas

Cannabis Oil Licensing Set to Begin in Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety will begin accepting applications Thursday for companies that want to produce cannabis oil in Texas.

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Texas Cryptozoologist Researches Forest 'Monster'

Texas Cryptozoologist Researches Forest 'Monster'

For cryptozoologist Lyle Blackburn, the Southern Sasquatch remains an ever-elusive but endlessly fascinating subject, so much so he's now written his second book on the subject.

Firefighter Carries Burning Gas Tank from Building

Firefighter Carries Burning Gas Tank from Building

A firefighter in China was hailed as a hero for risking his life by carrying a burning gas tank out of a residential building.

Rare Quadruplet Calves Born in Ireland

Rare Quadruplet Calves Born in Ireland

A farming family in Ireland's County Clare is celebrating the births of four nearly identical calves. The odds of this happening are quite incredible.

Man Drives Half-Mile with Police Officer on Hood

Man Drives Half-Mile with Police Officer on Hood

A man in China drove away from a checkpoint with a police officer on the hood of his car.  The incident was captured on surveillance footage.

Florida Man Claims Dog Accidentally Shot His Girlfriend

Florida Man Claims Dog Accidentally Shot His Girlfriend

Diesel the dog did it. That's the claim a 25-year-old Jacksonville man made after his girlfriend was shot in the leg while she was sleeping. Brian Murphy's girlfriend, Summer Miracle, was taken to the hospital late Tuesday with non-life threatening injuries. Murphy told police he was sleeping next to Miracle when his dog Diesel woke him up. He went outside with the dog and then came back into the home.

Caught on Video: Tiger Knocks Drone out of the Sky

Caught on Video: Tiger Knocks Drone out of the Sky

Incredible video captured at a Siberian tiger enclosure in Northeast China. China's state broadcaster released this footage showing the animals chasing a drone until one jumps up and knocks it out of the sky. Footage from a second camera shows the tigers gathering around the drone on the ground and tearing into it until they were scared away because it started smoking. Staff members say they use drone chasing to keep the tigers fit.

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