News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 09:34 AM CDT

Texas Shopper Captures Purse Snatchers: Police

Texas Shopper Captures Purse Snatchers: Police

Friendswood police have arrested two men who they say tried to steal a 72-year-old woman's purse.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 07:52 PM CDT

2 Electrocuted in West Texas Oilfield

2 Electrocuted in West Texas Oilfield

Two men are dead and one is hospitalized in critical condition after they were electrocuted while moving an oil well pumping jack in West Texas.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 09:13 AM CDT

Father's Claims He Didn't Kill Driver Get a Boost

Father's Claims He Didn't Kill Driver Get a Boost

A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 04:26 PM CDT

Lawyer: Sgt. Bergdahl Wants to Attend College

Lawyer: Sgt. Bergdahl Wants to Attend College

The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 04:42 PM CDT

U.S. Gov't Sells 400,000 Acres Off Texas Shore

U.S. Gov't Sells 400,000 Acres Off Texas Shore

The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the western Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM CDT

Livestrong Gives $50M Gift to UT

Livestrong Gives $50M Gift to UT

Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM CDT

Police: Man Dead After Road Rage Incident

Police: Man Dead After Road Rage Incident

Police say a man was fatally shot after following another man home in a road rage incident in Houston.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 09:30 AM CDT

Colleges Add Luxury Touches to New Stadiums

Colleges Add Luxury Touches to New Stadiums

Schools are trying to lure fans with their next-generations stadiums in an era where good seats are not enough.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 07:53 AM CDT

2 Acres of Marijuana Seized in South Texas

2 Acres of Marijuana Seized in South Texas

It took agents two days to pluck the 11,500 plants from the soil in South Texas.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 07:45 AM CDT

40 Percent of Texas Graduates Took ACT

40 Percent of Texas Graduates Took ACT

A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.

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1964 Time Capsule Opened in Fort Worth

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Human Skull Donated to Thrift Store

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Austin police say they're looking into who donated a human skull to a thrift store.

Arlington Police Searching for Steak Thief

Arlington Police Searching for Steak Thief

Arlington police are searching for a man accused of stealing a basket full of rib-eye steaks from a grocery store.

Shell Shocker: Rare Blue Lobster Found

Shell Shocker: Rare Blue Lobster Found

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