News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:48 AM CDT

Chicago Girl Sings for Pope

Chicago Girl Sings for Pope

Pope Francis, speaking Monday from Rome via satellite to people in three American cities, asked a teenage girl to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:50 AM CDT

Suspect in Officer Attack Had History of Mental Illness

Suspect in Officer Attack Had History of Mental Illness

A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:54 AM CDT

Garland ISD Superintendent Apologizes for Muslim Comments

Garland ISD Superintendent Apologizes for Muslim Comments

A Texas educator has apologized for his Muslim remarks at the same site where two gunmen were killed trying to ambush police during a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:51 AM CDT

Low-Lying Flood Pool in Cameron County to be Drained

Low-Lying Flood Pool in Cameron County to be Drained

A low-lying flood pool in South Texas will be drained after causing high-water problems during Hurricane Dolly in 2008.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 08:41 AM CDT

Man Arrested, Accused of Punching Austin Police Horse

Man Arrested, Accused of Punching Austin Police Horse

Austin police arrest a 23-year-old man accused of punching a patrol horse during a fight outside a downtown club.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 11:15 PM CDT

SWA Flight Diverted After Passengers Became Disorderly

SWA Flight Diverted After Passengers Became Disorderly

Six people face federal charges after the cabin crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight said they behaved in such an aggressive and hostile manner that the flight made an unscheduled landing...

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 09:33 PM CDT

Video Appears to Show Deputies Shot Man with Hands Up

Video Appears to Show Deputies Shot Man with Hands Up

Video obtained by a San Antonio TV station appears to show a man with his hands up fatally shot by deputies.

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 06:32 PM CDT

Texas Teen Dies After Amoeba Enters Brain

Texas Teen Dies After Amoeba Enters Brain

A 14-year-old boy has died after encountering a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake north of Houston.

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 04:50 PM CDT

New Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1

New Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1

More than 600 bills become law on Sept. 1, from drones and guns at airports to advanced placement scores and money for police body cameras, NBC 5's Julie Fine highlights a few.

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 04:47 PM CDT

Doctor Claims College Wanted to Fire Her Over Facebook

Doctor Claims College Wanted to Fire Her Over Facebook

A new doctor in a University of Texas residency training program has sued the school, claiming she faced possible dismissal after complaining on Facebook about having to work 100 hours or more per week.

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Donald Trump Piñatas Take Over San Francisco's Mission District

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No Bones About It: Dog Mayor Plans to Run for President

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Ind. Man Hooks Fish With Human-Looking Teeth

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