News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:45 PM CST

Woman on Death Row Loses Court Appeal

Woman on Death Row Loses Court Appeal

Texas' highest criminal court denied an appeal Wednesday from a woman who was sentenced to death for the killing of her developmentally disabled babysitter four years ago.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:41 PM CST

Dewhurst: National Guard Border Surge to Wind Down

Dewhurst: National Guard Border Surge to Wind Down

Outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says the Texas National Guard will wind down a mission that sent 1,000 troops to the Texas-Mexico border come spring.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 03:33 PM CST

Worker Dies in Alcoa Plant Accident in Texas

Worker Dies in Alcoa Plant Accident in Texas

A contract worker has died in an industrial accident at a manufacturing plant in South Texas.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:53 PM CST

Emergency Slide Deploys on Spurs Charter Plane

Emergency Slide Deploys on Spurs Charter Plane

An emergency slide accidentally deployed on the San Antonio Spurs charter plane and delayed the team's flight to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:48 PM CST

Police: 2 Arrested in Synthetic Drug Case

Police: 2 Arrested in Synthetic Drug Case

Austin police have arrested a man and woman after more than two dozen people who used synthetic marijuana had to receive medical treatment.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:44 PM CST

Tenn. Youths May Be Transferred to Texas

Tenn. Youths May Be Transferred to Texas

Some of the teens who were involved in two mass escapes from a detention facility in Nashville, Tennessee, may be transferred to Texas.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:31 PM CST

Reward Offered in Slain Blinn College Student Case

Reward Offered in Slain Blinn College Student Case

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an indictment or arrest in the slaying of a Central Texas college student.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:27 PM CST

Turtles Stunned in South Texas Cold Snap

Turtles Stunned in South Texas Cold Snap

Experts are caring for about 140 turtles stunned in a cold snap that left the reptiles stranded on South Texas beaches.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 04:37 PM CST

Project Highlights Native Ties to Route 66

Project Highlights Native Ties to Route 66

More than two dozen American Indian tribes are teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell a new story for travelers along historic Route 66, the famous byway that stretches from...

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 08:25 PM CST

Texas Board of Ed Fails to OK New Textbooks

Texas Board of Ed Fails to OK New Textbooks

Amid charges of bias from the right and left, the Texas Board of Education has failed to grant preliminary approval for any of the around 100 new history and social studies textbooks up for use in classrooms...

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Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video

Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video

A mysterious "black sea devil" anglerfish was videotaped in its natural habitat for the first time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announced Wednesday.

Hot Dog Champ Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey to Win Contest

Hot Dog Champ Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey to Win Contest

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

City's "Ugly" Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

City's "Ugly" Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce drew...

Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates

Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates

Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

Lost New Mexico Kitten Found 2,300 Miles Away in Maine

Lost New Mexico Kitten Found 2,300 Miles Away in Maine

A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League...

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