News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 04:28 PM CST

TX Birth Control Fell After Planned Parenthood Cut

TX Birth Control Fell After Planned Parenthood Cut

A new study finds that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 04:54 PM CST

Anti-Abortion Activist Indicted in Texas Turns Herself In

Anti-Abortion Activist Indicted in Texas Turns Herself In

One of the two anti-abortion activists indicted last month after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood turned herself in Wednesday to Texas authorities.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 02:52 PM CST

Baylor Failed to Help Sex Assault Victims: ESPN

Baylor Failed to Help Sex Assault Victims: ESPN

An ESPN report says Baylor University failed to act on complaints by three female students that they were sexually assaulted by a former football player who was later convicted.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM CST

Odessa Woman Sentenced to 50 Years for Abuse of Stepson

Odessa Woman Sentenced to 50 Years for Abuse of Stepson

A West Texas woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to abusing her 10-year-old stepson, who was found to be emaciated, malnourished and bruised after a concerned store clerk called...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:28 AM CST

Priest's Son Gets Life, No Parole for Killing His Parents

Priest's Son Gets Life, No Parole for Killing His Parents

The 20-year-old son of an Episcopal priest has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for beating his parents to death with a lamp, baseball bat and hammer.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 08:37 AM CST

Task Force Wants to Require Depression Screening

Task Force Wants to Require Depression Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force wants everyone older than 18 years old to be screened for depression.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 03:48 PM CST

TX Flight Instructor Killed in Small Plane Crash

TX Flight Instructor Killed in Small Plane Crash

A Texas flight instructor is dead after a Technam-P9O single engine aircraft crashed and caught fire at a landing strip near Houston.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 10:57 PM CST

Landry's Restaurant Chain Reports Data Breach

Landry's Restaurant Chain Reports Data Breach

The Landry's Inc. restaurant chain has reported a customer data breach with unauthorized charges at some of its more than 500 properties.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 02:46 PM CST

Bland's Lawyers Press Court for Investigation Files

Bland's Lawyers Press Court for Investigation Files

Sandra Bland's family is asking a judge to reject arguments from Texas that state Department of Public Safety reports related to the black woman's arrest, jailing and death last summer should be withheld...

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 01:47 PM CST

Indicted Texas AG Denied OK to Use Donors

Indicted Texas AG Denied OK to Use Donors

A state ethics board has declined to support Texas' attorney general using political donors to pay his mounting legal bills on criminal charges of defrauding investors.

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