News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM CDT

Gas Prices Climb Across Texas

Gas Prices Climb Across Texas

Retail gasoline prices have risen a nickel this week across Texas.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:36 AM CDT

1 Killed in E. Texas Shooting

1 Killed in E. Texas Shooting

The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday night received a call about gunfire just outside of the town of Ben Wheeler.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 05:02 PM CDT

Woman in Shoe Stabbing Case Describes Killing

Woman in Shoe Stabbing Case Describes Killing

A Houston woman convicted of murder for stabbing her boyfriend to death with a 5 1/2-inch stiletto shoe heel testified Thursday that she had a history of being abused by men, and told jurors that her...

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 08:51 PM CDT

Victim's Family Testifies in Shoe-Stabbing Trial

Victim's Family Testifies in Shoe-Stabbing Trial

Jurors deciding the sentence for a woman convicted of murder for stabbing her boyfriend to death with her shoe's stiletto heel heard testimony Wednesday about her criminal history and violent past, including how...

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 06:52 PM CDT

Mexican National Executed for 1997 Texas Slaying

Mexican National Executed for 1997 Texas Slaying

A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was executed in Texas on Wednesday for fatally beating a former Baylor University history professor and attacking his wife more than...

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 04:43 PM CDT

Texas Board Ducks Mexican-American Studies Vote

Texas Board Ducks Mexican-American Studies Vote

The Texas Board of Education has bypassed voting on a hotly debated proposal to create a statewide Mexican-Americans studies course as a high school elective.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 12:23 PM CDT

Mexican National Set to Die for Texas Slaying

Mexican National Set to Die for Texas Slaying

A Mexican citizen convicted of fatally beating a former Baylor University professor and attacking his wife at their ranch near Kerrville is headed to the Texas death chamber.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM CDT

Neglected Houston Boy to Live With Great-Aunt

Neglected Houston Boy to Live With Great-Aunt

A malnourished 5-year-old Houston-area boy allegedly locked in a closet by his father and stepmother will stay with a great-aunt when he gets out of a hospital.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 09:17 AM CDT

DNA Matches Texas Inmate in Houston Cold Cases

DNA Matches Texas Inmate in Houston Cold Cases

Houston police say DNA evidence has implicated a prison inmate in multiple sexual assaults since 1992.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:37 AM CDT

Clinton to Speak at Civil Rights Summit

Clinton to Speak at Civil Rights Summit

An address by former President Bill Clinton will cap a day of discussion by key leaders of the 1960s civil rights movement.

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