News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 06:11 PM CST

Demonstration at Baylor Against Sexual Violence

Demonstration at Baylor Against Sexual Violence

Activists are planning a candlelight vigil outside the home of Baylor University's president to protest what they regard as the university's weak policing of sexual misconduct.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 04:07 PM CST

Activists to Demonstrate Against Sexual Violence at Baylor

Activists to Demonstrate Against Sexual Violence at Baylor

Activists are planning a candlelight vigil outside the home of Baylor University's president to protest what they regard as the university's weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 03:06 PM CST

Unarmed Nude Teen Fatally Shot By Austin Officer

Unarmed Nude Teen Fatally Shot By Austin Officer

Austin police say an unarmed nude teenager was fatally shot by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 01:57 PM CST

Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 84-Year-Old Texas Woman

Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 84-Year-Old Texas Woman

A man has been arrested in the stabbing death of an 84-year-old woman who was found dead in her home in rural Southeast Texas.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 06:53 PM CST

Texas School District Switches to 4-Day Week

Texas School District Switches to 4-Day Week

The weekend will start a day early for children in a West Texas school district that's adopted a four-day week.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 12:47 PM CST

Many Chemicals Used in Texas Fracking Remain a Mystery

Many Chemicals Used in Texas Fracking Remain a Mystery

A biochemist and researchers at UTA have identified drilling water wells with high levels of chlorinated solvents, alcohols and compounds commonly found in petroleum products.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 08:46 AM CST

Four Dead in Texas Shooting

Four Dead in Texas Shooting

A 19-year-old killed his mother and two neighbors before turning his gun on himself in a shooting that brought SWAT and various emergency vehicles to a rural area in Texas, authorities said Sunday.

Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 at 02:54 PM CST

Sex Offender Residency Laws Repealed in 20+ Texas Towns

Sex Offender Residency Laws Repealed in 20+ Texas Towns

A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court.

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 12:55 PM CST

Texas Traffic Stop Yields Nearly $1.3M, 2 Oregon Men Held

Texas Traffic Stop Yields Nearly $1.3M, 2 Oregon Men Held

Two Oregon men have been arrested during a North Texas traffic stop when their SUV yielded nearly $1.3 million.

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 12:06 PM CST

Remains Found in Western Ohio Sent to UNT for Analysis

Remains Found in Western Ohio Sent to UNT for Analysis

Human skeletal remains found near Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio have been sent to Texas for analysis after initial testing on DNA evidence yielded only a partial profile.

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