News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 12:32 PM CDT

Pond Liners Used Against Zebra Mussels

Pond Liners Used Against Zebra Mussels

Pond liners are being used to try to stop zebra mussels from spreading at a Central Texas lake that supplies water to Waco.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM CDT

Report: Teen Killed by Police Had Drugs in System

Report: Teen Killed by Police Had Drugs in System

A 15-year-old suspected of armed robbery who was shot by Longview police in March had marijuana in his system at the time, according to an autopsy.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 09:38 AM CDT

Halloween Bumped for HS Football

Halloween Bumped for HS Football

When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 09:28 AM CDT

Pot Found Stashed in Car Bumper at TX-MX Border

Pot Found Stashed in Car Bumper at TX-MX Border

Federal authorities have arrested a West Texas man who they say tried to cross the U.S. border with nearly 150 pounds of marijuana hidden in his car bumper.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 09:36 AM CDT

Treasure Hunter Helps Texan Locate Lost Class Ring

Treasure Hunter Helps Texan Locate Lost Class Ring

An amateur treasure hunter has found a North Texas man's gold class ring that was lost during a summer trip to Galveston.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 09:07 AM CDT

Authorities: 6 Men Found in Truck Fuel Tank

Authorities: 6 Men Found in Truck Fuel Tank

Federal authorities say they arrested a man who tried to smuggle six men into Texas from Mexico in a truck's auxiliary fuel tank Tuesday.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 07:10 AM CDT

West Texas Man Sentenced for Stabbing Girlfriend

West Texas Man Sentenced for Stabbing Girlfriend

A 52-year-old West Texas man is sentenced to prison for stabbing his girlfriend during an argument in October 2013.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 06:21 AM CDT

Police: Pair Left Large Bag of Drugs at Day Care

Police: Pair Left Large Bag of Drugs at Day Care

Lufkin police say they arrested a man and a woman who left a large bag of marijuana in a day care trash can.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 07:44 PM CDT

Texas Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt Dies at 88

Texas Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt Dies at 88

Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 04:14 PM CDT

Texas Adds More Jobs Than Any State Last Month

Texas Adds More Jobs Than Any State Last Month

Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns.

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Thief Poses as DA to Steal Beer, Pizza: Police

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Man Busted With 500 Pairs of Stolen Panties, Firearms

Man Busted With 500 Pairs of Stolen Panties, Firearms

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Cappuccino-Flavored Potato Chips Rejected

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Drunk Woman Arrested, Mistook Jail for Bar: Police

Drunk Woman Arrested, Mistook Jail for Bar: Police

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Florida Man Accused of Stealing Restaurant Plumbing Parts

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