News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 11:55 AM CDT

Texas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.2 Percent

Texas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.2 Percent

The Texas unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in March, putting it at the lowest level since July 2007.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:52 AM CDT

Manziel Hopes to "Regain Everyone's Trust"

Manziel Hopes to "Regain Everyone's Trust"

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has apologized to the team and its fans and asked for privacy during his recovery from an undisclosed substance problem.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 09:41 AM CDT

Aquariums Rally After Parasite Devastates Collection

Aquariums Rally After Parasite Devastates Collection

Other aquariums have offered to donate animals as the Texas State Aquarium assesses the death toll in a fish kill blamed on a chemical targeting parasites.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 08:23 AM CDT

Gas Prices Go Up, Still Lower than Last Year

Gas Prices Go Up, Still Lower than Last Year

Drivers in Texas are now paying $2.23 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That's one cent more than last week and $1.25 less than last year.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:02 AM CDT

Homeless Woman Charged With Death of Man at Recycling Center

Homeless Woman Charged With Death of Man at Recycling Center

A homeless woman has been charged in the slaying of another transient whose body was found on the conveyor belt of a Central Texas recycling center.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:04 AM CDT

Church to Host Vigil for West Explosion Anniversary

Church to Host Vigil for West Explosion Anniversary

The West Ministerial Alliance and the City of West are hosting a memorial prayer vigil Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption to commemorate those involved in the West explosion.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 07:40 AM CDT

Storms, Flooding Damage Sam Houston State University

Storms, Flooding Damage Sam Houston State University

Heavy rain and flooding have damaged a building at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:52 AM CDT

Federal Appeals Court to Take Up Obama's Immigration Action

Federal Appeals Court to Take Up Obama's Immigration Action

As demonstrators gathered Friday outside a New Orleans federal courthouse, appellate judges were preparing to consider whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack...

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 03:55 PM CDT

Nissan Expands Air Bag Recall After Another Injury

Nissan Expands Air Bag Recall After Another Injury

A Louisiana woman's injury from an exploding air bag has led to Nissan adding 45,000 cars to a previous recall.

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 04:14 PM CDT

College Equestrian Team Unhurt in Bus Crash

College Equestrian Team Unhurt in Bus Crash

Police in Central Texas say members of the Oklahoma State women's equestrian team have escaped injury after an SUV struck their chartered bus.

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Florida Officials Shut Down School for Strippers

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