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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 07:57 AM CDT

Texas Ranked Among Lowest for Kids

Texas Ranked Among Lowest for Kids

A much-watched annual report shows Texas slipping two spots to 43rd in a national ranking of the top states to be a kid.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 07:46 AM CDT

Hotel Murder Suspect Arrested in Texas

Hotel Murder Suspect Arrested in Texas

A man suspected of killing a woman at a South Dakota hotel late last year has been arrested in Texas.

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 07:27 PM CDT

TX Lawmakers Pen Letter to CDC, Kerry About Zika

TX Lawmakers Pen Letter to CDC, Kerry About Zika

The Texas lawmakers penned a letter about the Zika virus to both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 10:24 AM CDT

Goats Shot, Killed on 'Fixer Upper' Property

Goats Shot, Killed on 'Fixer Upper' Property

Police say two goats have been found shot to death on the Magnolia Homes property in Waco featured on the HGTV television show "Fixer Upper."

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 10:54 AM CDT

Reusable Unmanned Rocket in Texas Flight

Reusable Unmanned Rocket in Texas Flight

The private space company run by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed its fourth successful unmanned rocket launch and safe landing in West Texas using the same vehicle.

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 01:59 PM CDT

Plane Crash Lands Atop Houston Warehouse

Plane Crash Lands Atop Houston Warehouse

Authorities say a single-engine plane has crashed on the top of a Houston warehouse in an accident that left the pilot injured.

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 10:15 AM CDT

Thousands Visit Houston for Organists' Convention

Thousands Visit Houston for Organists' Convention

More than 1,200 people are expected to visit Houston this week for the bi-annual American Guild of Organists national convention.

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 08:11 AM CDT

Alligator Caught on Texas Beach Released

Alligator Caught on Texas Beach Released

An alligator caught by a fisherman in Surfside Beach, in Brazoria County, was released back into the wild Saturday. People at the beach said the 7-foot gator put up a big fight when a fisherman hooked him.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 05:23 PM CDT

2 Killed, 1 Hurt in West Texas House Fire

2 Killed, 1 Hurt in West Texas House Fire

Investigators say two have died in a West Texas house fire that left another person hurt. The Callahan County Sheriff's Office says investigators are trying to determine the cause.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 01:20 PM CDT

Pearland Police Say Boyfriend Faces Charges Over Child Death

Pearland Police Say Boyfriend Faces Charges Over Child Death

A Houston man has been arrested on charges of killing his girlfriend's toddler

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