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Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 05:31 PM CDT

Texas District Alters Homecoming Queen's Hair Color in Photo

Texas District Alters Homecoming Queen's Hair Color in Photo

A Houston-area school district has apologized for altering a high school homecoming queen's purple hair in a photo.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 05:12 PM CDT

Sanitary Sewer Line Spills After Bayou Embankment Collapses

Sanitary Sewer Line Spills After Bayou Embankment Collapses

Houston water and sewer officials are urging residents with private water wells in part of the city's western outskirts to boil their drinking and bathing water for at least one minute.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:41 AM CDT

Court to Review Ruling Allowing Abortion for Immigrant Teen

Court to Review Ruling Allowing Abortion for Immigrant Teen

An appeals court temporarily stays a judge's ruling Thursday that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:16 AM CDT

Texas Tech Police Answered Gunfire Call Prior to Shooting

Texas Tech Police Answered Gunfire Call Prior to Shooting

Authorities say a police report of a gun being fired in a dorm room and the sale of drugs brought Texas Tech officers to the room before they arrested a student accused of later killing one of the officers.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:12 PM CDT

AP Texas High School Football Top 10 Schedule and Results

AP Texas High School Football Top 10 Schedule and Results

Top-ranked Allen travels to Denton Guyer, and DeSoto is at Irving this week. Visit NBCDFW.com to see all of the Texas high school football scores as they come in.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 05:48 PM CDT

House Fire Kills Texas Woman and Her 5 Children: Sheriff

House Fire Kills Texas Woman and Her 5 Children: Sheriff

A woman and her five children were killed in a fire that quickly engulfed their Texas home, authorities said Wednesday.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 07:45 PM CDT

Judge Orders Government to Allow Abortion for Immigrant

Judge Orders Government to Allow Abortion for Immigrant

A judge has ordered the federal government to allow a pregnant 17-year old immigrant who entered the country illegally to undergo an abortion.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:08 PM CDT

Execution Stayed; Inmate Asked to Take Blame in Another Case

Execution Stayed; Inmate Asked to Take Blame in Another Case

A judge has halted the scheduled execution Wednesday of Houston's "Tourniquet Killer," Anthony Allen Shore, after he told officials about a scheme in which a fellow inmate asked him to confess to his crime.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 02:05 PM CDT

186 Football Fields Worth of Debris Collected From Harvey

186 Football Fields Worth of Debris Collected From Harvey

The Texas Department of Transportation has collected more than 10 million cubic feet of debris – or the equivalent of about 186 football fields – in the four districts most impacted by Hurricane Harvey since...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 05:17 AM CDT

Balloon Crash Pilot Was as Impaired as a Drunk Driver: NTSB

Balloon Crash Pilot Was as Impaired as a Drunk Driver: NTSB

The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was probably impaired by Valium, opioids and cold and allergy medicine when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line,...

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