News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 06:11 AM CST

South Texas Couple Sentenced in Exploitation Case

South Texas Couple Sentenced in Exploitation Case

A South Texas couple has been sentenced to federal prison for sexually exploiting a relative.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 06:10 AM CST

Harris County Officials Vote to Wash Astrodome

Harris County Officials Vote to Wash Astrodome

Houston's historic Astrodome is set to receive a scrubbing.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:29 PM CST

Van de Putte Announces San Antonio Mayoral Run

Van de Putte Announces San Antonio Mayoral Run

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte says she is a candidate for mayor of San Antonio.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 07:35 PM CST

Mistrial in Texas Plastic Surgeon's Murder Case

Mistrial in Texas Plastic Surgeon's Murder Case

A judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the case of a Texas plastic surgeon accused in a murder-for-hire plot to kill a pathologist who was dating his ex-girlfriend.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 04:53 PM CST

Stay Denied Death Row Inmate Said to be Delusional

Stay Denied Death Row Inmate Said to be Delusional

A Texas judge has refused for a second time to delay the next month's scheduled execution of a convicted murderer whose attorneys say is severely delusional and ineligible for the death penalty.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:50 PM CST

Lucky Luna Loses State Court Appeal

Lucky Luna Loses State Court Appeal

It looks like luck has run out for a Texas convict named Lucky John Luna.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:46 PM CST

JFK Dallas Photogs Donate Collections

JFK Dallas Photogs Donate Collections

Two photographers who covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, have donated collections to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:45 PM CST

Woman on Death Row Loses Court Appeal

Woman on Death Row Loses Court Appeal

Texas' highest criminal court denied an appeal Wednesday from a woman who was sentenced to death for the killing of her developmentally disabled babysitter four years ago.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:41 PM CST

Dewhurst: National Guard Border Surge to Wind Down

Dewhurst: National Guard Border Surge to Wind Down

Outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says the Texas National Guard will wind down a mission that sent 1,000 troops to the Texas-Mexico border come spring.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 03:33 PM CST

Worker Dies in Alcoa Plant Accident in Texas

Worker Dies in Alcoa Plant Accident in Texas

A contract worker has died in an industrial accident at a manufacturing plant in South Texas.

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