News from around the state of Texas

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 03:44 PM CDT

Texas Divers Rescued From Gulf of Mexico

Texas Divers Rescued From Gulf of Mexico

Two divers from San Antonio missing in the Gulf of Mexico for more than three hours have been rescued after being spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 07:17 PM CDT

Texas A&M Launches Engineering Academies

Texas A&M Launches Engineering Academies

Texas A&M University has partnered with an energy company to try to get more students at two-year colleges to study engineering.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 07:13 PM CDT

TX Police Chief Demoted Days After Federal Probe

TX Police Chief Demoted Days After Federal Probe

The police chief in Lubbock, Texas, was demoted to captain just a day after an assistant police chief overseeing a murder investigation was reassigned, according to a newspaper report.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 04:25 PM CDT

Pilot Dies in Ultralight Crash in Houston-Area Field

Pilot Dies in Ultralight Crash in Houston-Area Field

Authorities say a pilot has died when his ultralight crashed in a field northwest of Houston.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 01:48 PM CDT

4 Injured in Texas Gas Line Explosion

4 Injured in Texas Gas Line Explosion

A natural gas pipeline explosion and fire in a Texas Panhandle town has left four workers hurt, including two in critical condition.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 11:49 AM CDT

Texas Fugitive Found in Venezuela After 2008 Slaying

Texas Fugitive Found in Venezuela After 2008 Slaying

A Houston man sought after his pregnant girlfriend was found slain in 2008 has been arrested in Venezuela and returned to Texas.

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 at 05:08 PM CDT

Fatal Crash Kills Texas Motorcycle Officer

Fatal Crash Kills Texas Motorcycle Officer

A veteran West Texas police officer has died after his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle while helping escort a parade of boats.

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 at 06:33 PM CDT

Charges Against Police Declined in Texas Teen's Shooting

Charges Against Police Declined in Texas Teen's Shooting

A grand jury has declined to indict officers involved in the fatal shooting of an East Texas teen in the lobby of police headquarters.

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 at 03:49 PM CDT

Emergency Alert System in Effect Post Flooding

Emergency Alert System in Effect Post Flooding

Hays County emergency officials say several mass phone calls were made to people in the Wimberley area as part of a notification system warning of dangerous weather during deadly Memorial Day flooding.

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 at 01:13 PM CDT

More Aryan Brotherhood Members get Prison

More Aryan Brotherhood Members get Prison

Five more Aryan Brotherhood of Texas white supremacist members or their associates are going to federal prison for running drugs.

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