News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 06:49 AM CDT

Lab Delays Lead to False Drug Convictions: Report

Lab Delays Lead to False Drug Convictions: Report

Lengthy crime lab delays have forced at least 21 people across Texas to serve time in prison or jail on drug possession charges when the substance they had wasn't actually illegal.

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 02:51 PM CDT

DPS: Investigating Trooper's Shooting of Driver

DPS: Investigating Trooper's Shooting of Driver

Texas authorities are investigating the death of a driver who allegedly struggled with a trooper before she shot and killed him.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 01:33 PM CDT

Texting While Driving Ban in Texas May Resurface

Texting While Driving Ban in Texas May Resurface

Efforts to implement a statewide texting while driving ban in Texas are likely to resurface next year no matter who replaces Gov. Rick Perry.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 12:02 PM CDT

Four Dead After Car Hits Taxi

Four Dead After Car Hits Taxi

Authorities near Houston say four people are dead and two others are in critical condition after a car drifted into oncoming traffic and slammed into a taxi cab.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 10:40 AM CDT

Texas Search Group, FAA, at Odds Over Drone Use

Texas Search Group, FAA, at Odds Over Drone Use

Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has run afoul of federal aviation authorities who are prohibiting the non-profit organization from employing drones in its work.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 05:56 AM CDT

Teen Charged in Burglary Videotaped on Baby Monitor

Teen Charged in Burglary Videotaped on Baby Monitor

A teenager has been charged with burglary after security video from inside a Houston-area house showed a man with a flashlight peering at a sleeping toddler in a crib.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 03:30 PM CDT

More Than 200 Immigrants Arrested at Texas Camp

More Than 200 Immigrants Arrested at Texas Camp

At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 12:44 PM CDT

TX Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.5 Percent

TX Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.5 Percent

The strength of the Texas economy combined with a growing labor force contributed to a 5.5 percent March unemployment rate, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 06:05 AM CDT

Galveston Church Damaged by Ike to Reopen

Galveston Church Damaged by Ike to Reopen

A historic Roman Catholic church in Galveston closed since Hurricane Ike damaged it in 2008 reopens this weekend.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 05:56 AM CDT

UT Won't Pull Maroon Bluebonnets After All

UT Won't Pull Maroon Bluebonnets After All

Maroon bluebonnets will be allowed to remain on the UT campus in Austin after mysteriously appearing in the shadow of the UT Tower.

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