News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:34 AM CDT

Man Accused of Making Animal Torture Videos

Man Accused of Making Animal Torture Videos

A 54-year-old Houston man has been convicted of creating and distributing videos of puppies, chickens and kittens being tortured and killed.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:12 AM CDT

13 Rock-Throwing Incidents on I-35: Austin PD

13 Rock-Throwing Incidents on I-35: Austin PD

Austin police are investigating 13 incidents over the weekend of someone intentionally throwing rocks at vehicles on Interstate 35, injuring five people.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:04 AM CDT

Texan Sentenced for Meth Distribution

Texan Sentenced for Meth Distribution

A federal judge in Mississippi has sentenced 38-year-old Texas man to 20 years in prison for distributing crystal meth in George County and surrounding areas.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 09:11 AM CDT

Fire Engulfs South Texas IHOP

Fire Engulfs South Texas IHOP

Fire officials say an IHOP restaurant in South Texas was a total loss after a fire.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 05:14 PM CDT

New Bevo Mascot Chosen

New Bevo Mascot Chosen

The University of Texas says a new longhorn steer mascot has been selected and will be introduced at the 2016 season-opener against Notre Dame on September 4.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 06:56 PM CDT

Tornado Touches Down in Northern Texas

Tornado Touches Down in Northern Texas

Severe weather in Northern Texas on Sunday, May 22, 2016 spawned a tornado in Spearman that was caught on camera by Blake Brown.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 04:56 PM CDT

House OKs Small Business Contract Legislation

House OKs Small Business Contract Legislation

The House has passed and sent to the Senate legislation aimed at increasing contracting opportunities for small businesses

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 03:03 PM CDT

Texas Parents Ask Judge To Block Standardized Test Scores

Texas Parents Ask Judge To Block Standardized Test Scores

A group of Texas parents want a judge to scrap results from a statewide standardized test that is under new scrutiny after a computer glitch this spring lost thousands of student answers.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 05:21 PM CDT

Immigration Facility To House Transgender Detainees

Immigration Facility To House Transgender Detainees

Federal immigration officials will soon open a new detention facility southwest of Dallas that includes a special unit for transgender detainees.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 01:33 PM CDT

American Bison Featured At Fort Worth Center

American Bison Featured At Fort Worth Center

A group of American Bison can be found at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.

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Reporter Spots Slithery Snake Swimming

Reporter Spots Slithery Snake Swimming

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Strip Club Wants to Hire New High School Grads

Strip Club Wants to Hire New High School Grads

Miceli's Strip Club in Clare County, Michigan has this on the marquee "Now hiring, Class of 2016."

Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Fla. Flintstones Car Parked Illegally

Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Fla. Flintstones Car Parked Illegally

Authorities in Key West spent Thursday trying to meet the Flintstones, or at least the owner of an illegally parked car that looks like the modern Stone Age family's. City officials said they found the vintage...

Robot Smartphone Getting Smarter

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Electronics maker Sharp released the world's first robot smartphone Thursday. It will promote it at a cafe in Tokyo for two weeks. Robohon is a smartphone. It can send and receive e-mails and be used to...

Video Shows Hundreds Of Texas Stingrays Migrating

Video Shows Hundreds Of Texas Stingrays Migrating

Most of us have seen video of various types of migrating animals, but one migration is catching the eye of beach goers along the Texas coast. Stingrays! Hundreds of them at the surface and thousands more below!...

Expert Explains How Gator Got Close to Dallas School

Expert Explains How Gator Got Close to Dallas School

How did a big, healthy six-foot-long gator end up near the front doorsteps of a Dallas middle school?

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