News from around the state of Texas

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 11:05 AM CDT

Water Use by Central Texas Cities Drops Despite Their Growth

Water Use by Central Texas Cities Drops Despite Their Growth

Austin and other Central Texas cities are using about 20 percent less water from the Colorado River despite the region's explosive population growth.

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 09:16 AM CDT

Widening Crack Near Texas Cliff Prompts More Worries

Widening Crack Near Texas Cliff Prompts More Worries

Cracks on a cliff overlooking a popular Central Texas lake are prompting safety concerns.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 08:54 PM CDT

Woman Injured in Road-Rage Shooting

Woman Injured in Road-Rage Shooting

A Houston-area woman is hospitalized in fair condition after a motorist she had honked her horn at shot her in the head in Houston's northern suburbs, officials said.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 08:48 PM CDT

Ex-Police Officer Gets Prison Time for Drug Op

Ex-Police Officer Gets Prison Time for Drug Op

A former Houston police officer has been sentenced to almost six years in prison for helping drug dealers while he was an officer.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 04:18 PM CDT

Baylor Women Win 77-36 Over Northwestern State

Baylor Women Win 77-36 Over Northwestern State

Nina Davis scored 17 points and Baylor won at home again in the NCAA Tournament, advancing with a 77-36 first-round victory over Northwestern State on Friday.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 04:11 PM CDT

Mom Charged in Connection to Prom Night Death

Mom Charged in Connection to Prom Night Death

Houston police say a woman whose son was charged with aggravated assault in his prom date's death has been arrested on drug and alcohol charges in the case.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 04:08 PM CDT

Oldest Female U.S. Veteran Dies at 108

Oldest Female U.S. Veteran Dies at 108

The nation's oldest female military veteran is dead. She was 108.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 01:38 PM CDT

Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Drops

Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Drops

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. tumbled by 56 this week to 1,069 amid slumping oil prices.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 01:01 PM CDT

Man Killed by Man Playing With Gun: Police

Man Killed by Man Playing With Gun: Police

Houston police are investigating a fatal shooting where the victim was allegedly shot by a man playing with a gun.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 10:47 AM CDT

Rabid Skunk Bites Animal Control Officer

Rabid Skunk Bites Animal Control Officer

After a Central Texas animal control officer was bitten by a rabid skunk last week, police are asking anyone who believes they may have come into contact with the animal to call them.

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Cardboard "Most Interesting Man" Fails as Carpool-Lane Ruse

Cardboard "Most Interesting Man" Fails as Carpool-Lane Ruse

A Washington State Patrol trooper parked along Interstate 5 near Tacoma on Monday afternoon spotted a driver and a rather unusual "passenger" pass by him in the carpool lane.

NYPD Looking for Owner of Cat That Wandered Into Precinct

NYPD Looking for Owner of Cat That Wandered Into Precinct

Police in upper Manhattan are looking for the owner of a cat that turned itself in to an NYPD precinct late Monday night.

Big Rig Gets Stuck, Elephants Keep Truck Upright

Big Rig Gets Stuck, Elephants Keep Truck Upright

A central Louisiana sheriff's office says deputies called to help a stranded tractor-trailer were astounded to see two elephants keeping it from overturning.

WATCH: Driver Tied Cat to Hood of Car

WATCH: Driver Tied Cat to Hood of Car

Ohio police search for driver spotted with cat tied to the hood of her vehicle.

Cow Defies Odds, Gives Birth to 4 Calves

Cow Defies Odds, Gives Birth to 4 Calves

A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo.

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