News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 07:18 PM CST

Texas Inmate Set to Die Wednesday Wins Reprieve

Texas Inmate Set to Die Wednesday Wins Reprieve

Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death-row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 09:36 PM CST

Judge Refuses to Toss Indictments Against Former Gov. Perry

Judge Refuses to Toss Indictments Against Former Gov. Perry

A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, rejecting the argument that Perry was acting within his rights as chief...

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 03:34 PM CST

3 of Texas' Most-Wanted Sex Offenders Arrested

3 of Texas' Most-Wanted Sex Offenders Arrested

Three men on the state's list of 10 most-wanted sex offenders have been taken into custody over a two-day period.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 01:22 PM CST

100 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles to be Returned to Gulf

100 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles to be Returned to Gulf

About 100 green sea turtles found stunned on Texas beaches during recent cold weather have been warmed and will be returned to the Gulf of Mexico.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:49 PM CST

First Senate Draft Budget Promises $4B in Tax Cuts

First Senate Draft Budget Promises $4B in Tax Cuts

The Texas Senate has unveiled its first draft of the state budget, promising $4 billion in tax cuts but offering few details on them.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:46 PM CST

Former Prison Guard Pleads Guilty to Sex With Inmate

Former Prison Guard Pleads Guilty to Sex With Inmate

A former corrections officer at a privately run prison in Central Texas has pleaded guilty to having sex with an inmate she was guarding.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 07:15 PM CST

Open Carry Not a Top Senate Priority: Lt. Gov.

Open Carry Not a Top Senate Priority: Lt. Gov.

After pledging in his campaign to fight for open carry of handguns in Texas, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick now says it's not a priority and doesn't have the votes to pass.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:58 AM CST

5 Hurt in Central Texas Chemical Spill

5 Hurt in Central Texas Chemical Spill

At least five people are hurt in a chemical spill in Central Texas.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM CST

Jury Selection Starts in Veterans Parade Crash Trial

Jury Selection Starts in Veterans Parade Crash Trial

Jury selection has begun in a civil trial involving people who were hurt or had family members killed when a freight train struck a veterans parade float in Midland two years ago.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 10:40 AM CST

BP Executive Takes Stand

BP Executive Takes Stand

A BP executive has taken the stand as lawyers for the oil giant make their case for a federal Clean Water Act penalty well under the $13.7 billion maximum for the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

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