News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 07:31 AM CDT

Ex-Military Dogs Get New Jobs as Drug Sniffers

Ex-Military Dogs Get New Jobs as Drug Sniffers

Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs.

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 07:40 AM CDT

Texas Teen Found, R.I. Man Charged with Sex Trafficking

Texas Teen Found, R.I. Man Charged with Sex Trafficking

A missing 17-year-old Texan is reunited with her family after being found with a 34-year-old Rhode Island man, who police say is charged with sex trafficking.

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 07:08 AM CDT

70 Birds Rescued from Possible Cockfighting Compound

70 Birds Rescued from Possible Cockfighting Compound

San Antonio officials have confiscated at least 70 birds after searching a possible cockfighting compound.

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 06:56 PM CDT

Shared Child Custody Awarded to Divorcing Same-Sex Couple

Shared Child Custody Awarded to Divorcing Same-Sex Couple

A state district judge has awarded shared custody of a 2-year-old girl to her same-sex parents, who are divorcing.

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 02:46 PM CDT

Texas Creates Website for Special Needs Kids

Texas Creates Website for Special Needs Kids

A Texas task force has created what officials call a first-of-its-kind website designed to help families who have children with disabilities and special needs.

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 04:00 PM CDT

Benefits Offered for Same-Sex Spouses of State Workers

Benefits Offered for Same-Sex Spouses of State Workers

A group representing Texas state workers has begun allowing employees to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits.

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 10:19 AM CDT

Texas Health Dept. Investigates Rise in Cyclosporiasis Cases

Texas Health Dept. Investigates Rise in Cyclosporiasis Cases

The growing number of cyclosporiasis cases in Texas prompts the Texas Department of State Health Services to look for a common source.

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 10:36 AM CDT

Rescue Group Takes Custody of 200 Neglected Horses

Rescue Group Takes Custody of 200 Neglected Horses

An animal rescue group has been granted custody of about 200 neglected horses seized last week from a Houston-area ranch.

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 04:01 AM CDT

Man Killed in 18-Wheeler Wreck

Man Killed in 18-Wheeler Wreck

A contract worker cutting weeds has died after a semitrailer veered off the road and hit him in Texas City.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 04:47 PM CDT

FAA Grants License to Houston Spaceport Launch Site

FAA Grants License to Houston Spaceport Launch Site

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted the Houston Airport System a launch site license to use Ellington Airport as a launch site for reusable launch vehicles.

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NY Woman Uses Twin's ID to Spend $12K

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Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake

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What began as a burger chain's April Fools Day trick might soon be a mainstay on the menu. Cricket milkshake, anyone?

South Texan Stung to Death by Bees

South Texan Stung to Death by Bees

A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.

Texans Perpetually Plugged In

Texans Perpetually Plugged In

If you look to your left and to your right, there's a good chance someone is using their smartphone to text, email or play Candy Crush.

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