News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 03:27 PM CDT

TX Will Comply with Fed. Prison Rape Act: Gov. Abbott

TX Will Comply with Fed. Prison Rape Act: Gov. Abbott

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has told federal officials that Texas will now comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act after his predecessor spent years fighting the requirement.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 03:13 PM CDT

Houston Zoo Opening New $28 Million Home for Gorillas

Houston Zoo Opening New $28 Million Home for Gorillas

Houston Zoo will hold the grand opening of its Gorilla at the Houston Zoo exhibit on Friday, May 22.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 02:49 PM CDT

Houston Zoo Giraffe Dies After Short Illness

Houston Zoo Giraffe Dies After Short Illness

An 8-year-old giraffe at the Houston Zoo has died after a brief intestinal illness.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 02:30 PM CDT

Dallas, Fort Worth Among Top 10 Cities in Population Gain

Dallas, Fort Worth Among Top 10 Cities in Population Gain

The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 01:36 PM CDT

Family of Man Killed at Ft. Hood to Get Purple Heart

Family of Man Killed at Ft. Hood to Get Purple Heart

The family of a nurse practitioner from Wisconsin killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting is set to receive his Purple Heart.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 06:20 PM CDT

Texan Who Paid $350K Kills Endangered Black Rhino in Africa

Texan Who Paid $350K Kills Endangered Black Rhino in Africa

A Texan who bid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in Africa has killed one of the endangered animals.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 05:03 PM CDT

TX House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse to Marry Gay Couples

TX House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse to Marry Gay Couples

The Texas House voted Thursday to let clergy members refuse to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs -- further shielding the nation's largest conservative state from a possible U.S.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 06:42 PM CDT

Waco Biker Freed After Paying $1M Bond

Waco Biker Freed After Paying $1M Bond

One of the 177 bikers arrested following a deadly shooting outside of a Waco restaurant is free after paying a $1 million bond.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:30 PM CDT

NTX Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

NTX Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirms Thursday the first case of West Nile virus has been recorded in the state for the 2015 season.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:16 PM CDT

Hoops Tournaments Stay in Alamodome

Hoops Tournaments Stay in Alamodome

The Texas state high school boys and girls basketball tournaments will return to San Antonio's Alamodome for the next two seasons.

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