News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 07:36 PM CST

Kids' Underwear Inspected After Poop Found in Gym

Kids' Underwear Inspected After Poop Found in Gym

A North Texas school district is investigating after about two dozen elementary students had to pull their pants down when feces were found on a gym floor.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 02:10 PM CST

Lawmaker Confronted By Gun Rights Group Gets Security

Lawmaker Confronted By Gun Rights Group Gets Security

A Texas lawmaker has been provided security after his confrontation with gun rights activists led to panic buttons made available to House members.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 02:36 PM CST

Texas Hog Hunter Becomes Pig Lover

Texas Hog Hunter Becomes Pig Lover

Former hog hunter Courtney Taylor became a pig lover when she met her new pet.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 04:13 PM CST

Houston Home Video Shows UPS Driver Urinating

Houston Home Video Shows UPS Driver Urinating

Home security video captures a Houston UPS driver throwing a package over a gate and urinating, authorities say.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 07:18 PM CST

Texas Inmate Set to Die Wednesday Wins Reprieve

Texas Inmate Set to Die Wednesday Wins Reprieve

Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death-row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 09:36 PM CST

Judge Refuses to Toss Indictments Against Former Gov. Perry

Judge Refuses to Toss Indictments Against Former Gov. Perry

A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, rejecting the argument that Perry was acting within his rights as chief...

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 03:34 PM CST

3 of Texas' Most-Wanted Sex Offenders Arrested

3 of Texas' Most-Wanted Sex Offenders Arrested

Three men on the state's list of 10 most-wanted sex offenders have been taken into custody over a two-day period.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 01:22 PM CST

100 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles to be Returned to Gulf

100 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles to be Returned to Gulf

About 100 green sea turtles found stunned on Texas beaches during recent cold weather have been warmed and will be returned to the Gulf of Mexico.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:49 PM CST

First Senate Draft Budget Promises $4B in Tax Cuts

First Senate Draft Budget Promises $4B in Tax Cuts

The Texas Senate has unveiled its first draft of the state budget, promising $4 billion in tax cuts but offering few details on them.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:46 PM CST

Former Prison Guard Pleads Guilty to Sex With Inmate

Former Prison Guard Pleads Guilty to Sex With Inmate

A former corrections officer at a privately run prison in Central Texas has pleaded guilty to having sex with an inmate she was guarding.

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Drug Store Thief Hops Counter, Steals Prescription Pills

Drug Store Thief Hops Counter, Steals Prescription Pills

A Southern California pharmacy was robbed Thursday when a thief hopped the counter and stole prescription drugs, San Diego Police confirm. Officers responded to the CVS on Westview Parkway in Mira Mesa...

Dismembered Body Parts Found in Suitcase: SFPD

Dismembered Body Parts Found in Suitcase: SFPD

San Francisco police say a suitcase found in the South of Market neighborhood Wednesday afternoon contained dismembered body parts. A medical examiner confirmed the remains are human, but police said it...

UF Changing Records System Called ISIS

UF Changing Records System Called ISIS

The University of Florida is changing the name of its records management system known as "ISIS," a move being applauded by a student who is the cousin of a journalist killed by the terrorist organization of the...

Man Orders Pizza During Standoff: Irving Police

Man Orders Pizza During Standoff: Irving Police

A four-hour standoff ended with the arrest of a man with warrants for aggravated assault after an Irving pizzeria manager tipped police to his location Wednesday.

Beauty Trend: Snail Facial

Beauty Trend: Snail Facial

The latest beauty trend in Thailand has therapists using snails to munch on clients faces, leaving a healthy glow in its path.

Houston Home Video Shows UPS Driver Urinating

Houston Home Video Shows UPS Driver Urinating

Home security video captures a Houston UPS driver throwing a package over a gate and urinating, authorities say.

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