News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 08:38 AM CDT

Wichita Falls Issues Warning Over Missing 6-Foot Snake

Wichita Falls Issues Warning Over Missing 6-Foot Snake

Officials in Wichita Falls issue a public safety alert after a 6-foot pet boa constrictor went missing Sunday.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:44 AM CDT

Pastor Shoots Suspected Burglar at Texas Church: Police

Pastor Shoots Suspected Burglar at Texas Church: Police

A pastor awoke when he heard someone trying to break into a Houston-area church, armed himself and then shot the intruder, according to police.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 05:26 PM CDT

TX Nurse Accused of Scalding Newborn with Hot Diaper

TX Nurse Accused of Scalding Newborn with Hot Diaper

The Houston parents of a newborn claim she suffered second-degree burns when a nurse applied a diaper hot out of the microwave.

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:54 PM CDT

Waco Police Spokesman Running for County Sheriff

Waco Police Spokesman Running for County Sheriff

The Waco police spokesman who was virtually the sole source of law enforcement information on the deadly spring shootout at a Twin Peaks restaurant plans to run for sheriff in the 2016 election.

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 04:39 PM CDT

AG Lynch: Easing Police Distrust a Top Goal

AG Lynch: Easing Police Distrust a Top Goal

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says one of her top priorities remains alleviating an "epidemic of distrust" between communities and law enforcement.

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 02:56 PM CDT

11 Killed in Violence Along Mexico-Texas Border

11 Killed in Violence Along Mexico-Texas Border

Eleven people, including two state police officers, have been killed in northeast Mexico along the Texas border, a state security official said Monday.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 12:06 PM CDT

Whataburger Named Best Burger by Fast Company

Whataburger Named Best Burger by Fast Company

Fast Company confirms what many Texans already believe — Whataburger is the best fast-food hamburger restaurant in these United States.

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 03:06 PM CDT

Texas Co. to Build New England's Largest Wind Farm

Texas Co. to Build New England's Largest Wind Farm

A Texas company is pushing forward with an effort to build a massive wind power project in Aroostook County that would be the largest of its kind in New England.

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 03:14 PM CDT

Inmate Who Fled While Headed for Jail Recaptured in Houston

Inmate Who Fled While Headed for Jail Recaptured in Houston

Houston police say a 17-year-old suspect who fled while being transported to the Harris County jail has been recaptured.

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 02:59 PM CDT

Man Handed $1.8M Fine for Tax Fraud

Man Handed $1.8M Fine for Tax Fraud

A Houston businessman who for more than five years skipped paying employment taxes is going to prison and must repay more than $1.8 million.

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Texas Man Finds His Cellphone That Fell From Plane

Texas Man Finds His Cellphone That Fell From Plane

A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston.

#FeelTheBern: Brewery Creates Bernie Sanders Inspired Beer

#FeelTheBern: Brewery Creates Bernie Sanders Inspired Beer

Support for Vermont’s presidential hopeful is showing up from some of the state’s independent businesspeople

Baby Falls From Stroller as Dad Steals Electronics: Police

Baby Falls From Stroller as Dad Steals Electronics: Police

Police say a Texas man had his baby along as he stole electronics from a Walmart, but she fell out of the stroller as they fled.

Former 41-Pound Fat Cat in Texas Slims Down to 19 Pounds

Former 41-Pound Fat Cat in Texas Slims Down to 19 Pounds

A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.

Man Leaves Car Curbside, Boards Flight Without Ticket

Man Leaves Car Curbside, Boards Flight Without Ticket

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a man slipped past security and boarded a passenger plane without a ticket at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Sunday night.

Car Crashes into Cow on U.S. Highway 75 in Melissa

Car Crashes into Cow on U.S. Highway 75 in Melissa

A man says it was too late to stop by the time he saw a cow lying on U.S. 75 in Melissa Monday morning.

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