News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 01:40 PM CDT

Reprieve for Texas Prisoner Facing Execution

Reprieve for Texas Prisoner Facing Execution

The state's highest criminal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution this week of a 40-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy sleeping with his mother at a Corpus Christi apartment...

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:27 PM CDT

Texas Gov. Perry Ordered to be in Court Halloween

Texas Gov. Perry Ordered to be in Court Halloween

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make his first court appearance on Halloween as his defense team tries to quash the two felony counts of abuse of power against him on both constitutional and...

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM CDT

2 Travis County Workers Claim Judge's Dog Bit them

2 Travis County Workers Claim Judge's Dog Bit them

An official pays settlements to two Travis County workers who said a Justice of the Peace's dog bit them.

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 09:51 AM CDT

73-Year-Old Arrested After Fatal Shooting

73-Year-Old Arrested After Fatal Shooting

Galveston authorities say they arrested a 73-year-old man after he fatally shot another man in the middle of a street during an altercation Saturday.

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 10:01 AM CDT

Jail Inmate Caught after 5 Hours of Freedom

Jail Inmate Caught after 5 Hours of Freedom

A Central Texas jail inmate is back in custody after he assaulted a Burnet County Jail deputy who had taken him to a hospital, stole the officer's gun and fled.

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 06:40 PM CDT

Wendy Davis TV Ad Focuses on Greg Abbott's Disability

Wendy Davis TV Ad Focuses on Greg Abbott's Disability

A new television ad by Democrat Wendy Davis focuses attention on Republican Greg Abbott's use of a wheelchair, accusing him of not siding with victims like himself.

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 02:55 PM CDT

Texas Woman Charged with Leaving Infant in Truck

Texas Woman Charged with Leaving Infant in Truck

A Baytown woman has been charged with child endangerment after authorities say another woman found her baby left in a hot truck.

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 02:33 PM CDT

Texas Man Convicted of Killing Mother's Boyfriend

Texas Man Convicted of Killing Mother's Boyfriend

A San Antonio man has been found guilty of fatally shooting his mother's boyfriend.

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 01:48 PM CDT

Suspended Texas Player Leaves School

Suspended Texas Player Leaves School

Texas guard Martez Walker, who had been suspended while facing misdemeanor assault charges involving his girlfriend, has withdrawn from school, university officials said Thursday.

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 01:33 PM CDT

South Texas Man Arrested in 2002 Slaying of Couple

South Texas Man Arrested in 2002 Slaying of Couple

Houston-area authorities say a 37-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying of a couple in 2002.

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Drunk Woman Arrested, Mistook Jail for Bar: Police

Drunk Woman Arrested, Mistook Jail for Bar: Police

One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail

Florida Man Accused of Stealing Restaurant Plumbing Parts

Florida Man Accused of Stealing Restaurant Plumbing Parts

Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city. St. Petersburg police said Friday that they arrested...

Burglar Finds $10,000 Hidden in Coffee Cans

Burglar Finds $10,000 Hidden in Coffee Cans

State police say someone got away with a lot of change when they burglarized a rural western Pennsylvania home. About $10,000 worth. The homeowner had the money stored in six or seven red plastic Folgers coffee...

PHOTO: Man Plays With 2 Snakes on NYC Subway

PHOTO: Man Plays With 2 Snakes on NYC Subway

Snakes on a plane? Fuggedaboutit. In New York City, surprised subway riders discovered two snakes on a train. Eric Hertzog said he got on the C train at Canal Street this week and saw the man with the

Woman Gets Snake She Didn't Order in Mail

Woman Gets Snake She Didn't Order in Mail

Granite City, Illinois, police say a woman has received a baby python in the mail that someone purchased with her credit card number. Delores Gavin said a FedEx delivery man left the snake at her front...

Texas Football Player Finds Skull at Cemetery

Texas Football Player Finds Skull at Cemetery

An El Paso middle school football player has discovered a human skull while cleaning a pauper cemetery as part of a community service project.

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