News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 08:48 AM CDT

Fort Bend County DA Accused of Misconduct

Fort Bend County DA Accused of Misconduct

A prosecutor for a Houston-area county has been accused of professional misconduct in a drug possession case later dismissed.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 08:36 AM CDT

2 Charged for Neglecting 200 Horses at Texas Ranch

2 Charged for Neglecting 200 Horses at Texas Ranch

About 200 horses have been seized from a Houston-area ranch after authorities determined the animals appeared to be starving.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 07:47 AM CDT

Man Accused of Shooting Co-Worker Surrenders

Man Accused of Shooting Co-Worker Surrenders

A man accused of fatally shooting a co-worker at a northeast Houston workplace has surrendered to police.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 07:44 AM CDT

Truck Driver Killed at Amarillo Landfill

Truck Driver Killed at Amarillo Landfill

Authorities say a waste disposal truck driver has died after being struck in an accident at a landfill in the Texas Panhandle.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 08:55 AM CDT

Ex-Death Row Inmate Gets Top Crime Lab Position

Ex-Death Row Inmate Gets Top Crime Lab Position

A man who spent almost 20 years in prison, including 12 on death row, for murders he did not commit has been appointed to the board of Houston's crime lab.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 11:05 PM CDT

Police Detective Killed During C. Texas Traffic Stop

Police Detective Killed During C. Texas Traffic Stop

An Austin-area police detective has been killed while trying to take a suspected felon into custody.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 04:00 PM CDT

New Monitoring Program to Add More Seismic Sensors in TX

New Monitoring Program to Add More Seismic Sensors in TX

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that will fund the deployment of additional sensors to study the location and source of earthquakes.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 04:25 PM CDT

After Charleston, States Call to Remove Confederate Symbols

After Charleston, States Call to Remove Confederate Symbols

Following a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a bipartisan mix of officials across the country is calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy...

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 01:31 PM CDT

Cyclospora Outbreak: What to Know

Cyclospora Outbreak: What to Know

Texas residents are once again being urged to use caution in the kitchen following an outbreak of cyclospora. Currently, Texas has 54 reported cases, with Travis County having the most cases at 23.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 08:17 AM CDT

Police Search for Arsonists Targeting Palm Trees

Police Search for Arsonists Targeting Palm Trees

More than a dozen palm trees have been set afire since January on Galveston Island in a string of arson cases.

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Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake

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South Texan Stung to Death by Bees

South Texan Stung to Death by Bees

A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.

Texans Perpetually Plugged In

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If you look to your left and to your right, there's a good chance someone is using their smartphone to text, email or play Candy Crush.

Man Forgets Glasses, Mistakenly Buys Winning Lottery Ticket

Man Forgets Glasses, Mistakenly Buys Winning Lottery Ticket

A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier.

Town of Bikinis, Texas Renamed Over Noise Concerns

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The town of Bikinis, Texas is no more. The privately owned 1.6-acre town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith.

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