News from around the state of Texas

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 10:26 PM CST

Chief: Officer Used Stun Gun on 76-Year-Old Driver

Chief: Officer Used Stun Gun on 76-Year-Old Driver

A South Texas police officer is under investigation after authorities say a stun gun was used on a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop.

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 11:00 PM CST

Texas Weighs Allowing Open Carry of Handguns

Texas Weighs Allowing Open Carry of Handguns

Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns.

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 04:06 PM CST

Throckmorton Tops Groom 66-20 for 1A D-II Crown

Throckmorton Tops Groom 66-20 for 1A D-II Crown

Casey Mitchell rushed for 168 yards and four touchdowns to lead Throckmorton to its third state title in four years with a 66-20 victory against Groom in the Class 1A Division II six-man championship Saturday.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 09:38 AM CST

Fort Hood Attack Victims Closer to Purple Hearts

Fort Hood Attack Victims Closer to Purple Hearts

The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded moved closer Friday to receiving the Purple Hearts many say they are due.

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 05:27 PM CST

More Than $1.7B Meant for Texas Highway Projects

More Than $1.7B Meant for Texas Highway Projects

More than $1.7 billion will be available for Texas highway projects because of a constitutional amendment that allows more money for roads, lawmakers said this week.

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 02:40 PM CST

Judge: Texas Must Reveal Execution Drug Maker

Judge: Texas Must Reveal Execution Drug Maker

A judge has ordered Texas to release the name of the compounding pharmacy that provides the lethal drugs used in state executions.

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 02:21 PM CST

Kids Treated After Jail's Tear Gas Test Drifts Toward School

Kids Treated After Jail's Tear Gas Test Drifts Toward School

A South Texas school district reports 18 students and staff members have been treated for suspected exposure to tear gas used for training at a nearby state jail.

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 09:44 AM CST

Woman Sentenced for Injuring Disabled Boy

Woman Sentenced for Injuring Disabled Boy

A 68-year-old day care worker is sentenced to prison Thursday for beating a disabled child. Two workers who did not intervene or report the abuse were sentenced to probation.

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 07:14 AM CST

Police: West Texas Man Breaks Child's Leg

Police: West Texas Man Breaks Child's Leg

Midland police say they arrested a man who said he broke a child's leg when he became upset while changing a diaper.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 08:01 PM CST

Texas Lottery to Halt Sales of Monopoly Game

Texas Lottery to Halt Sales of Monopoly Game

The Texas Lottery is suspending sales of the multistate Monopoly Millionaires' Club game two months after its launch in 23 states.

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Caught on Camera: Thief Fakes Heart Attack so Friend Can Steal Toys

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Cards Against Humanity Sells 30,000 Boxes of Bull Poop

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Special Forces, Black Helicopters Training in DFW

Special Forces, Black Helicopters Training in DFW

If you think you've spotted low-flying black helicopters around Downtown Dallas in recent days, you likely have.

Mail by Boat: Calif. Carrier Delivers on the River

Mail by Boat: Calif. Carrier Delivers on the River

As Santa readies his reindeer, and U.S. postal carriers take to their trucks, one mailman in California is delivering packages this holiday season on a boat. "I am the only mailman on the water but I mean, it's...

Macadamia Sales Soar in S. Korea After "Nut Rage"

Macadamia Sales Soar in S. Korea After "Nut Rage"

South Korean online retailers say demand for macadamia nuts has skyrocketed after a Korean Air Lines executive delayed a plane over an incident now dubbed "nut rage," The Associated Press reported.

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