News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 09:39 AM CDT

Kentucky Trucker Sentenced in Texas Prostitution Case

Kentucky Trucker Sentenced in Texas Prostitution Case

A 28-year-old Kentucky trucker is sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for trying to transport prostitutes he planned to pick up in Texas.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 09:19 AM CDT

2 Hurt, 1 in Custody After Shooting at Texas Southern

2 Hurt, 1 in Custody After Shooting at Texas Southern

Authorities took a man into custody after a shooting at Texas Southern University that left another man injured.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 07:35 PM CDT

TX Comptroller Seeks AG Opinion on Abbott Vetoes

TX Comptroller Seeks AG Opinion on Abbott Vetoes

Texas' comptroller is seeking an opinion from the state attorney general on how to proceed after officials questioned the constitutionality of some of Gov. Gregg Abbott's line-item budget vetoes.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 04:11 PM CDT

AP Texas High School Football Top 10 Schedule

AP Texas High School Football Top 10 Schedule

Schedule for the teams ranked in The Associated Press Texas high school football poll, Aug. 28-Sept. 1.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 03:41 PM CDT

Texas Health Officials Say Medicaid Cuts Still Coming

Texas Health Officials Say Medicaid Cuts Still Coming

Texas health officials say they will still implement a $350 million cut in Medicaid payments for therapy services -- surprising opponents who thought they walked out of a courtroom with a victory.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 03:29 PM CDT

4th Fort Hood Soldier Guilty of Immigrant Smuggling

4th Fort Hood Soldier Guilty of Immigrant Smuggling

A fourth soldier from Fort Hood has pleaded guilty to using her U.S. Army identification or military gear to help transport immigrants.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 02:31 PM CDT

Texas Racing Commission Keeps New Form of E-Gambling

Texas Racing Commission Keeps New Form of E-Gambling

A vote by the Texas Racing Commission to keep a rule allowing a new form of electronic gambling at tracks sets up a fight with some state lawmakers, who must soon approve funding for the agency.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 09:18 AM CDT

Chris Kyle, Ed Dyess Awarded Texas Medal of Honor

Chris Kyle, Ed Dyess Awarded Texas Medal of Honor

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle and Lieutenant Colonel Ed Dyess Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 01:57 PM CDT

Driver Charged in TX Attack That Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Hurt

Driver Charged in TX Attack That Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Hurt

Investigators say a driver has been charged in a tire-iron attack that left a Houston-area man dead and his father hurt in a traffic argument.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 10:57 PM CDT

Teen Has Deadly Infection After Contact With Amoeba

Teen Has Deadly Infection After Contact With Amoeba

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition in a hospital after coming into contact with a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake north of Houston.

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Weird Lights Spotted Over El Paso

Weird Lights Spotted Over El Paso

Strange lights seen near El Paso have turned out to be not so mysterious and more of a military nature.

Texas Couple Rushes Marriage Vows to Beat the Stork

Texas Couple Rushes Marriage Vows to Beat the Stork

It could have been the plot of a movie: A Houston couple improvises a hospital wedding in less than an hour after the bride goes into labor early.

Japan Shoots Whiskey Up to Space Station – for Science

Japan Shoots Whiskey Up to Space Station – for Science

Five types of distilled spirits, including whiskey, have arrived at the International Space Station, but the astronauts on board won't be sneaking a sip. It's all for science. A Japanese company sent the liquor...

Gunshots, Bagpipes Heard from Elementary School Grounds

Gunshots, Bagpipes Heard from Elementary School Grounds

Fort Bend County authorities say one man has been arrested after police received reports of gunfire from the roof of an elementary school about 25 miles southwest of Houston.

SoCal Couple Dives Head First into Marriage

SoCal Couple Dives Head First into Marriage

One San Diego couple took the plunge Saturday morning, marrying twenty feet underwater.

Thief Disables Airport Runway Lights: Police

Thief Disables Airport Runway Lights: Police

Galveston police are seeking a thief whose failed attempt to steal copper temporarily disabled the runway lights at Scholes International Airport.

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