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Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:32 AM CDT

New Schools Open in West After 2013 Fertilizer Blast

New Schools Open in West After 2013 Fertilizer Blast

Students and adults have marched to a new school complex in West where a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people.

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 09:43 AM CDT

Valve Blamed for Galveston Wastewater Plant Sludge Release

Valve Blamed for Galveston Wastewater Plant Sludge Release

Experts blame a faulty valve at a wastewater treatment plant for the release of more than 135,000 gallons of partially treated sludge into Galveston Bay.

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 09:40 AM CDT

Ex-West Texas Deputy Sentenced in DWI Fatality

Ex-West Texas Deputy Sentenced in DWI Fatality

An ex-sheriff's deputy in West Texas is sentenced to prison for a 2012 drunken driving wreck that killed a man who was changing a flat tire.

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 06:50 AM CDT

Texas Fines Testing Vendor $5.7M After STAAR Test Glitches

Texas Fines Testing Vendor $5.7M After STAAR Test Glitches

Texas is fining the company that administers statewide standardized tests $5.7 million -- and ordering it to invest $15 million in future safeguards -- after computer glitches caused problems for students...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 04:34 PM CDT

Texas 10 Most Wanted List Offender Captured in San Antonio

Texas 10 Most Wanted List Offender Captured in San Antonio

A prison gang member on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list who served time for attacking a guard has been arrested on parole violation and kidnapping charges.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 04:36 PM CDT

States File Another Lawsuit Over Obama Transgender Rules

States File Another Lawsuit Over Obama Transgender Rules

Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 04:54 PM CDT

Black Women in TX Face Greatest Pregnancy-Related Death Risk

Black Women in TX Face Greatest Pregnancy-Related Death Risk

A new report shows that black women face the greatest risk for pregnancy-related death in Texas.

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 05:41 PM CDT

Judge Rejects Late Push to Block Guns in TX Classrooms

Judge Rejects Late Push to Block Guns in TX Classrooms

A federal judge has denied a last-minute attempt by professors to block a new Texas law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:53 PM CDT

Woman, 81, Found Dead After House Fire

Woman, 81, Found Dead After House Fire

Houston police say they are investigating after an 81-year-old woman was found dead following a house fire.

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:51 PM CDT

AP Top 10 Football Schedule

AP Top 10 Football Schedule

Schedule for the teams ranked in The Associated Press Texas high school football poll, Aug. 26-30.

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