News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 01:40 PM CST

TX Deputy Constable Charged With Online Solicitation

TX Deputy Constable Charged With Online Solicitation

A Central Texas law enforcement officer has been charged with online solicitation after allegedly trying to meet a girl for sex.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 01:32 PM CST

Conservatives Back Teacher Evaluations, School Grading Plans

Conservatives Back Teacher Evaluations, School Grading Plans

Top legislative conservatives clamoring for Texas to adopt a school choice voucher plan proposed a series of other education changes instead Tuesday that are less controversial but could still spark heated...

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 01:26 PM CST

TX Announces Loyalty Points System for Football Tickets

TX Announces Loyalty Points System for Football Tickets

Getting the best seats for Texas sporting events will be based on a new loyalty points system tied to how much a fan donates or spends on tickets.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 03:15 PM CST

State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot

State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot

A state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake, wants the plant legalized.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 07:31 PM CST

Former TX Land Commissioner Armstrong Dead at 82

Former TX Land Commissioner Armstrong Dead at 82

Leaders from both parties are honoring Bob Armstrong, a former Texas land commissioner who served as assistant U.S. secretary of the interior under President Bill Clinton and who died over the weekend at 82.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 at 07:36 AM CST

Braum's Missing 1,100 Head of Cattle

Braum's Missing 1,100 Head of Cattle

Officials are investigating how 1,121 cattle went missing from a dairy facility in the northeast Texas Panhandle.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 05:22 PM CST

Texas Journalists Seek More Libel Protection

Texas Journalists Seek More Libel Protection

Texas journalists are asking legislators to cement into law guarantees that they will be shielded from libel lawsuits if they accurately report a whistleblower's allegations that turn out to be false.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 06:07 PM CST

Checkpoints, More Troopers in Texas Border Bill

Checkpoints, More Troopers in Texas Border Bill

Putting retired police officers on duty and tougher penalties for smugglers are part of a sweeping Texas border security bill that would ramp up enforcement under new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 01:32 PM CST

Texas Boy, 6, Hospitalized After Shot By Little Brother

Texas Boy, 6, Hospitalized After Shot By Little Brother

Authorities say a 6-year-old Houston-area boy has been accidentally shot by his 5-year-old brother while at home with their mother.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 12:46 PM CST

ERCOT Expects Sufficient Electricity Supplies

ERCOT Expects Sufficient Electricity Supplies

The grid operator for Texas says electric users should have sufficient supply for spring and summer.

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No Showgirls Allowed at Prom

No Showgirls Allowed at Prom

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Widow Reunited With Husband's WWII Dog Tags

Widow Reunited With Husband's WWII Dog Tags

Indianapolis widow reunited with the dog tags her husband lost at Normandy on D-Day.

Fla. Widow Finds WWII Grenade in Husband’s Storage

Fla. Widow Finds WWII Grenade in Husband’s Storage

A widow who was cleaning out her husband's storage found a World War II-era grenade in Pembroke Pines, Fla., Wednesday. A bomb squad was called in and the grenade was secured and safely removed.

Man Can't Sue Applebee's Over Burns He Got Praying

Man Can't Sue Applebee's Over Burns He Got Praying

A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a Burlington County Applebee's.

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