News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:50 PM CST

Telethons, Hotlines Set Up for Texas Immigrants

Telethons, Hotlines Set Up for Texas Immigrants

Attorneys and immigration groups in Texas are setting up telethons and hotlines to serve immigrants who may qualify under a new White House plan to protect them from deportation.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:51 PM CST

Obama to Spare 5M From Deportation

Obama to Spare 5M From Deportation

President Barack Obama says the immigration plan he's unveiling Thursday night is a commonsense, middle ground approach. To Republicans who oppose his action, he has a three-word challenge: "Pass a bill."

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM CST

Man Spends Stolen $340K at Strip Clubs

Man Spends Stolen $340K at Strip Clubs

A man has pleaded guilty to stealing $400,000 from a San Antonio company and spending the majority of it at strip clubs.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 04:11 PM CST

FSU Gunman was TX Tech Law School Grad: Officials

FSU Gunman was TX Tech Law School Grad: Officials

Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press the Florida State University alumnus who shot three people at the school's library before being killed by police was a graduate of Texas Tech University's law...

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 09:27 AM CST

Medical Emergency Diverts Dallas to Sydney Flight

Medical Emergency Diverts Dallas to Sydney Flight

A Qantas flight from Dallas to Sydney was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport after a passenger had a medical emergency.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:53 AM CST

Former Central Texas Judge Gets 9 Months for Theft

Former Central Texas Judge Gets 9 Months for Theft

An ex-judge already on probation in a mileage reimbursement scam must serve nine months in federal prison for stealing a dead Texan's Social Security benefits.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:42 AM CST

About 50 Rosenberg Homes Evacuated after Gas Leak

About 50 Rosenberg Homes Evacuated after Gas Leak

Nobody has been hurt in a sewer system natural gas leak that prompted the evacuation of about 50 homes near Houston.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:34 AM CST

Abilene Man Gets 10 Years in Fatal Stabbing

Abilene Man Gets 10 Years in Fatal Stabbing

A West Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally stabbing a man and injuring the man's adult son.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:27 AM CST

Galveston Man Convicted in Fatal Carjacking

Galveston Man Convicted in Fatal Carjacking

A Galveston man has been convicted of murder after killing an area baker during a carjacking last year.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:17 AM CST

Texas Man Gets Life in Prison for Kidnapping Convenience Store Clerk

Texas Man Gets Life in Prison for Kidnapping Convenience Store Clerk

A Montgomery County jury has sentenced a man to life in prison for kidnapping a convenience store clerk.

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Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video

Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video

A mysterious "black sea devil" anglerfish was videotaped in its natural habitat for the first time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announced Wednesday.

Hot Dog Champ Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey to Win Contest

Hot Dog Champ Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey to Win Contest

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

City's "Ugly" Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

City's "Ugly" Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce...

Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates

Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates

Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

Lost New Mexico Kitten Found 2,300 Miles Away in Maine

Lost New Mexico Kitten Found 2,300 Miles Away in Maine

A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League...

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