News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 05:57 PM CDT

Whole Foods Plans Major Marketing Push

Whole Foods Plans Major Marketing Push

Whole Foods is getting ready to launch its first national marketing campaign and expand home delivery as it looks to fend off bigger players muscling into the organic and natural foods category.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 05:48 AM CDT

McDonald's Ordered to Pay $27M in Deaths of Teens

McDonald's Ordered to Pay $27M in Deaths of Teens

A Central Texas jury on Wednesday ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in actual damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside...

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 07:12 PM CDT

Texas Sheriff Asks for Help in Probe of Family's Slaying

Texas Sheriff Asks for Help in Probe of Family's Slaying

Authorities are asking for the public's help in their investigation of the slayings six months ago of a family of four, including two children, at their suburban Houston home.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM CDT

Member of 'Swatting' Ring Pleads Guilty in Texas

Member of 'Swatting' Ring Pleads Guilty in Texas

Prosecutors in Dallas say a member of a "swatting" ring that made hoax 911 calls has pleaded guilty to computer-related conspiracy and retaliation counts.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM CDT

Texas Wildlife Employee Dies at Hatchery

Texas Wildlife Employee Dies at Hatchery

San Marcos police are investigating the death of a Texas Parks and Wildlife employee.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM CDT

At Least 20 Arrested in South Texas Gang Sweep

At Least 20 Arrested in South Texas Gang Sweep

At least 20 people have been arrested in a South Texas roundup of suspected gang members.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 08:01 AM CDT

AT&T Selects San Antonio for Faster Internet

AT&T Selects San Antonio for Faster Internet

AT&T has announced it will bring faster Internet service to the San Antonio area.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 07:59 AM CDT

Coast Guard Helps Shrimpers Off Texas Coast

Coast Guard Helps Shrimpers Off Texas Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has help saved a shrimping boat that was taking on water near the Texas coast.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 05:55 PM CDT

State Panel Delays Vote on Astrodome Designation

State Panel Delays Vote on Astrodome Designation

A state historical panel on Wednesday delayed action on a proposal that would have given the Houston Astrodome extra protection from the wrecking ball, a move intended to give local officials more time...

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 06:38 AM CDT

Processing Issue Delays Texas Bar Exam Submissions

Processing Issue Delays Texas Bar Exam Submissions

Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers.

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Zoo Animals Given Thousands of Squished Bananas After Fruit Truck Flips on Highway

Zoo Animals Given Thousands of Squished Bananas After Fruit Truck Flips on Highway

Talk about not letting roadkill go to waste. The elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo got to nosh on African jackfruit and bananas Wednesday thanks to a overturned big rig that dumped 60,000...

Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch

Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch

A Coral Springs couple who heard a knocking on their door got the surprise of a lifetime when they found a 9-foot gator on their front porch.

Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches

Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches

Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean

Lab Cancels Class to Reduce Southern Accents

Lab Cancels Class to Reduce Southern Accents

A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised complaints, managers said Tuesday. An Oak Ridge National Laboratory spokesman said the class "probably...

Famed Two-Headed Turtle Dies at San Antonio Zoo

Famed Two-Headed Turtle Dies at San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo officials say Thelma and Louise, a two-headed turtle that drew broad attention and had her own Facebook page, has died.

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clowns to the rescue!

A woman who had just finished performing at a clown show in New Jersey has some fellow clowns to thank after she crashed her car into a utility pole.

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