News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 12:50 PM CST

3 Inmates Leave Hospital After Prison Bus Crash

3 Inmates Leave Hospital After Prison Bus Crash

3 Texas inmates injured in prison bus wreck discharged from hospital to prison medical facilities

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 03:10 PM CST

Dorm Room Ball Pit Draws Customs Attention

Dorm Room Ball Pit Draws Customs Attention

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials investigated boxes imported from China sent to a Texas college student because of their unusual contents.

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:12 AM CST

Mexico Appeals to Allow Parents to Sue Border Patrol Agent

Mexico Appeals to Allow Parents to Sue Border Patrol Agent

The Mexican government is asking a U.S. appeals court to let a Mexican teenager's parents sue the U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed their 15-year-old son from across the border.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 06:29 PM CST

TX Man Accused of Paying Girls for Sex Found Guilty

TX Man Accused of Paying Girls for Sex Found Guilty

A 63-year-old Southeast Texas man has been found guilty of sexual assault of a child in a case involving thousands of dollars paid to high school girls for sex.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 01:12 PM CST

Cecilia Abbott Becomes State's First Hispanic First Lady

Cecilia Abbott Becomes State's First Hispanic First Lady

The swearing in of new Texas Gov. Greg Abbott makes his wife the state's first Hispanic first lady.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 01:12 PM CST

Texas Man Cashes in Over 80,000 Pennies

Texas Man Cashes in Over 80,000 Pennies

Ira Keys, of Slaton, made a deposit of 80,000 pennies that he had been saving for 65 years, according to NBC affiliate KCBD of Lubbock. Keys' collection weighed in at about 500 pounds.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 08:35 AM CST

Officer Proposes After Woman Pulled Over

Officer Proposes After Woman Pulled Over

A Texas police officer arranged for other officers to pull over his girlfriend so he could propose in an elaborate ruse caught on dashboard camera.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 07:50 AM CST

Animal Killed as Texas School Barn Vandalized

Animal Killed as Texas School Barn Vandalized

Three South Texas juveniles have been arrested after being accused of abusing 30 animals -- killing one of them -- while vandalizing a high school's barn.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 07:32 AM CST

Schlumberger Pays $1.7B for Stake in Russian Energy Co.

Schlumberger Pays $1.7B for Stake in Russian Energy Co.

Schlumberger will spend about $1.7 billion for a minority stake in a big Russian energy company at a time when that country's relations with the West are under strain and as energy prices hit multiyear lows.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 11:18 PM CST

Texas Inaugurates New Governor Abbott With $4.5 Million Party

Texas Inaugurates New Governor Abbott With $4.5 Million Party

Republican Greg Abbott was sworn in Tuesday as Texas' first new governor in more than 14 years.

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