News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 07:43 PM CDT

Air Force puts B-1 in 1 Command

Air Force puts B-1 in 1 Command

The B-1 bombers from Ellsworth and Dyess, near Abilene, Texas, will join B-52 bombers from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, among others, as part of Global Strike Command.

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 07:33 PM CDT

$134M Proposed for Oil Spill Recovery

$134M Proposed for Oil Spill Recovery

State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday that they're proposing another 10 projects totaling $134 million.

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 06:32 PM CDT

Senate OKs Border Security Bill

Senate OKs Border Security Bill

A sweeping border security package that is a priority of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has passed the Senate without divisive immigrant crackdowns.

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 06:27 PM CDT

Texas Senate Advances School Vouchers

Texas Senate Advances School Vouchers

The Texas Senate voted Monday to advance a contentious but potentially landmark school voucher plan that would use taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead...

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 05:03 PM CDT

Fenves Formally Named President of UT

Fenves Formally Named President of UT

University of Texas System regents have formally appointed Greg Fenves as the new president for the flagship campus in Austin.

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 03:59 PM CDT

Former Police Officer Not Guilty in Shooting

Former Police Officer Not Guilty in Shooting

A Harris County jury has found a former Pasadena police officer not guilty for shooting a 20-year-old man in the face during a traffic stop.

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 04:04 PM CDT

Labor Group Seeks Rehiring of Workers at TX Wal-Mart

Labor Group Seeks Rehiring of Workers at TX Wal-Mart

A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Wal-Mart to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 03:23 PM CDT

Indiana Suspends DL Green After Arrest for Slap

Indiana Suspends DL Green After Arrest for Slap

Indiana has suspended redshirt junior defensive lineman Ralph Green III following his arrest on a preliminary misdemeanor battery charge after allegedly slapping a 20-year-old woman in the face.

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 03:22 PM CDT

2 Border Patrol Agents Injured in Rio Grande Boat Collision

2 Border Patrol Agents Injured in Rio Grande Boat Collision

Officials say two U.S. Border Patrol agents were injured after being ejected from their boat when it collided with another boat in the Rio Grande.

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 03:18 PM CDT

State Prosecutors: DPS Border Contract Case Shelved

State Prosecutors: DPS Border Contract Case Shelved

State public corruption prosecutors are sending a message just before the Texas Legislature possibly puts their office out of business.

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Teen Wears Fake Bomb to Promposal, Gets Suspended

Teen Wears Fake Bomb to Promposal, Gets Suspended

A Washington teen who was suspended after he strapped a fake bomb to himself in a stunt to ask a date to prom says his school's administration overreacted because he is Middle Eastern. “It was really unfair, and

HS Drops Policy to Approve Prom Dresses

HS Drops Policy to Approve Prom Dresses

A Houston-area high school says it will no longer ask girls to submit a photo of them wearing their prom dress before the night of the dance.

Distillery to Launch Bottle of Moonshine Into Space

Distillery to Launch Bottle of Moonshine Into Space

A Connecticut distillery plans to launch a 750-milliliter bottle of moonshine 22 miles into space next month. It will be the first time a full-sized bottle of liquor leaves the earth’s atmosphere.

Alligator Spotted in Cedar Hill

Alligator Spotted in Cedar Hill

Neighbors are alarmed after an alligator was found roaming in their area.

Lost Tortoise Found in Dallas Returns Home

Lost Tortoise Found in Dallas Returns Home

There's a tortoise on the run in Dallas.

Officers Confiscate Gator While Executing Search Warrant

Officers Confiscate Gator While Executing Search Warrant

It wasn't exactly what they were looking for, but police in New Jersey made a startling discovery Saturday while executing a search warrant: an alligator.

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