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Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 04:50 AM CDT

Cross-Border Slaying: Can Dead Teen's Family Sue US Agent?

Cross-Border Slaying: Can Dead Teen's Family Sue US Agent?

Whether and when constitutional rights afforded American citizens extend to non-citizens outside the nation's boundaries were at issue Wednesday when a federal appeals court heard arguments about the cross-bord...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 12:01 AM CDT

Shrimp Boats Sunk by Harvey Leaking Fuel Oil in Texas Harbor

Shrimp Boats Sunk by Harvey Leaking Fuel Oil in Texas Harbor

Fuel oil has been leaking from shrimp trawlers that sank in the Aransas Pass harbor during Hurricane Harvey. That has prompted the Aransas Pass harbor master to close the boat launch at Redfish Bay Boat House...

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 11:41 PM CDT

Endangered Sea Turtles Making Comeback On Texas Coast

Endangered Sea Turtles Making Comeback On Texas Coast

The world's most endangered sea turtle is making a remarkable comeback on Padre Island, along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 04:33 PM CDT

Refinery Fire in Port Arthur

Refinery Fire in Port Arthur

A fire at a refinery in the Southeast Texas city of Port Arthur sent black plumes of smoke into the air and caused officials to tell people nearby to shelter in place.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:16 PM CDT

Speaker Straus Wants Confederate Plaque Out of Texas Capitol

Speaker Straus Wants Confederate Plaque Out of Texas Capitol

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling for the removal of a Confederate plaque on display at the Texas Capitol, according to a post on the lawmaker's Facebook page.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 09:52 AM CDT

US Senators Call for Lower Tariffs on Pecan Exports to India

US Senators Call for Lower Tariffs on Pecan Exports to India

Several U.S. senators are urging federal trade officials to take action to lower tariffs on pecan exports to India in hopes of helping growers in a number of pecan-producing states.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 09:36 AM CDT

Tyler Elected Official Indicted on Elderly Abuse Charge

Tyler Elected Official Indicted on Elderly Abuse Charge

An East Texas elected official is indicted on a felony elderly abuse charge over what investigators say was a dispute about setting up for communion at church.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 04:18 PM CDT

Texas Woman Accused of Shooting, Dismembering Boyfriend

Texas Woman Accused of Shooting, Dismembering Boyfriend

Police say a Houston-area woman has been arrested in Louisiana and accused of shooting her boyfriend and using a machete to dismember him and dump the body parts in Texas.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 04:06 PM CDT

Gov. Abbott Unclear About Trump View on Young Immigrants

Gov. Abbott Unclear About Trump View on Young Immigrants

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has few words about President Donald Trump's plan for young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and living here illegally.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 06:12 AM CDT

AP Exclusive: Evidence of Spills at Toxic Site During Floods

AP Exclusive: Evidence of Spills at Toxic Site During Floods

The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed...

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