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Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 06:52 AM CST

Amber Alert Issued for 3 Texas Children

Amber Alert Issued for 3 Texas Children

An Amber Alert has been issued for three young children who may be in the Houston area, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 07:34 AM CST

Teen Calls Mom, a 911 Dispatcher, When House Catches Fire

Teen Calls Mom, a 911 Dispatcher, When House Catches Fire

An emergency call a 911 dispatcher in Texas recently answered turned out to be from the dispatcher's daughter who was reporting that their house was burning.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 03:46 PM CST

Beachcomber in Galveston Finds Foreign Coins Believed Stolen

Beachcomber in Galveston Finds Foreign Coins Believed Stolen

A beachgoer hunting treasure found more than 100 foreign coins buried in the sand along the Galveston coast.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 01:43 PM CST

GOP Again Forces Texas Senate Change Increasing its Power

GOP Again Forces Texas Senate Change Increasing its Power

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate has voted for the second straight session to break with 70-plus years of past tradition and suspend a rule making it easier for Democrats to block hot-button legislation...

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 04:55 PM CST

Backlash in Texas Over Anti-LGBT Bill Begins with Author

Backlash in Texas Over Anti-LGBT Bill Begins with Author

Backlash over Texas' efforts to adopt anti-LGBT bathroom laws has begun, with a best-selling author snubbing lawmakers and Dallas civic leaders warning major sporting events could go elsewhere.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 08:53 AM CST

Cat Litter or Meth? Man Says Deputies Couldn't Tell

Cat Litter or Meth? Man Says Deputies Couldn't Tell

A Houston-area man says sheriff's deputies conducted faulty field tests on cat litter they found in his vehicle, which they believed was methamphetamine.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 01:14 PM CST

Johnny Manziel to Sell Photos With Fans at Super Bowl

Johnny Manziel to Sell Photos With Fans at Super Bowl

Former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will be in Houston ahead of the Super Bowl LI to give fans a chance to take a photo with him at a price.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 03:41 PM CST

Judge: More Work Needed on Texas Foster Care Reform Plan

Judge: More Work Needed on Texas Foster Care Reform Plan

A federal judge who declared Texas' foster care system unconstitutionally flawed says more work is needed on a reform plan being crafted by court-appointed experts.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 03:37 PM CST

Man Faces Child Porn Charges in Texas, 7 Other States

Man Faces Child Porn Charges in Texas, 7 Other States

A New Jersey man has been indicted on child pornography and sexual conduct charges involving children in eight other states.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 03:25 PM CST

Bald Eagle Euthanized After Being Shot Near Houston

Bald Eagle Euthanized After Being Shot Near Houston

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information on who shot a bald eagle near Houston that had to be euthanized Tuesday due to its injuries.

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Teen Calls Mom, a 911 Dispatcher, When House Catches Fire

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An emergency call a 911 dispatcher in Texas recently answered turned out to be from the dispatcher's daughter who was reporting that their house was burning.

Beachcomber in Galveston Finds Foreign Coins Believed Stolen

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A beachgoer hunting treasure found more than 100 foreign coins buried in the sand along the Galveston coast.

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