News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 06:01 PM CST

Houston Rape Kit Backlog Complete

Houston Rape Kit Backlog Complete

Officials say they have finished testing a backlog of more than 6,600 rape kits in Houston that date back nearly three decades.

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 01:22 PM CST

4 Dead, 1 Wounded in Killeen Shooting

4 Dead, 1 Wounded in Killeen Shooting

Four people were found shot to death in a neighborhood in Killeen and another was hospitalized in what police were calling a murder-suicide.

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:53 AM CST

Teacher Will Donate Kidney To First Grade Student

Teacher Will Donate Kidney To First Grade Student

The top item on Matthew Parker’s wish list for Christmas last year was a new kidney. He's about to be granted his wish.

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 01:15 PM CST

Houston Surgeons Separate 10-Month-Old Conjoined Twins

Houston Surgeons Separate 10-Month-Old Conjoined Twins

Houston doctors say they're optimistic the 10-month-old conjoined twin girls they spent 26 hours separating will survive.

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 02:20 PM CST

Authorities Regain Control of Texas Prison From Inmates

Authorities Regain Control of Texas Prison From Inmates

Security personnel have regained control of a South Texas prison where inmates had set fires and caused significant damage after taking over part of the facility.

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 04:11 PM CST

Houston Police, Sheriff Won't Say How They Use Body Cameras

Houston Police, Sheriff Won't Say How They Use Body Cameras

Houston's top police agencies won't release their policies on how officers will turn on or turn off body cameras they're currently testing.

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 07:50 AM CST

Houston Fire Captain Dies 2 Days After Collapsing on Duty

Houston Fire Captain Dies 2 Days After Collapsing on Duty

A Houston fire captain has died, two days after collapsing while responding to the scene of a fire.

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 05:44 PM CST

Kansas Wins Over TCU, 81-72

Kansas Wins Over TCU, 81-72

Eighth-ranked Kansas bounced back from a frustrating loss to hold off foul-plagued TCU, 81-72 on Saturday.

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 05:23 PM CST

Major Texas Refinery on Strike

Major Texas Refinery on Strike

The first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years was expected to grow by four more plants over the weekend.

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 12:09 PM CST

Islamic Leaders Seek Exoneration of Man Charged in Fire

Islamic Leaders Seek Exoneration of Man Charged in Fire

Leaders of a Houston Islamic center have asked prosecutors to drop an arson charge against a homeless man accused of burning down one of their buildings.

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