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Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 01:38 PM CDT

Texas to Pay $600K to Couples Who Fought Gay Marriage Ban

Texas to Pay $600K to Couples Who Fought Gay Marriage Ban

Two Texas couples who fought to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage were awarded more than $600,000 in attorneys fees and other costs, a federal appeals court decided this week.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM CDT

West Texas Man Indicted in Motel Shooting that Wounded 7

West Texas Man Indicted in Motel Shooting that Wounded 7

Adrian Vicente Castillo awaits sentencing after his indictment on charges that he opened fire on a group of people standing on a motel balcony in Lubbock on April 3.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 09:39 AM CDT

East Texas Wife, Husband Get Prison for Synthetic Drug Ring

East Texas Wife, Husband Get Prison for Synthetic Drug Ring

An East Texas couple will spend time in prison after being found guilty of distributing synthetic drugs.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 04:14 PM CDT

Texas Again Voting on Science Lessons Challenging Evolution

Texas Again Voting on Science Lessons Challenging Evolution

The Texas Board of Education is voting again this week on revised science curriculums requiring students to "evaluate scientific explanations" on the "complexity" of human cells and on the origin of DNA.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 04:38 PM CDT

Baylor Hires First Female President Amid Sex Assault Scandal

Baylor Hires First Female President Amid Sex Assault Scandal

Baylor University has hired its first female president as the nation's largest Baptist school faces several lawsuits stemming from a sexual assault scandal.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:59 AM CDT

Felon on Texas' 10 Most Wanted List Caught Near Houston

Felon on Texas' 10 Most Wanted List Caught Near Houston

Investigators say a convicted gang member on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list who fled from an Austin-area halfway house has been caught near Houston.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 03:52 PM CDT

Former Death Row Inmate Takes 4 Life Sentences in Plea Deal

Former Death Row Inmate Takes 4 Life Sentences in Plea Deal

A North Carolina man who spent nearly two decades on Texas death row has accepted four consecutive life sentences without parole in a plea agreement after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered he receive a new...

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 03:53 PM CDT

Construction Begins on $400M Texas-NM Power Line

Construction Begins on $400M Texas-NM Power Line

Xcel Energy has started construction in New Mexico on a 345-kilovolt transmission line meant to hook up with electric distribution operations in Texas.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 09:01 AM CDT

Rain in Southeast Texas Brings Flooding, Closes Schools

Rain in Southeast Texas Brings Flooding, Closes Schools

A storm system has dropped up to 10 inches of rain in some parts of Southeast Texas, flooding neighborhoods and closing schools.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 08:43 AM CDT

FBI: Texas Man Planned Mass Shooting

FBI: Texas Man Planned Mass Shooting

The FBI says in a court filing that an Austin man who agents recently arrested exhibited "sovereign citizen extremism" and was planning a mass shooting.

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