News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM CST

4 More States Join Texas' Immigration Lawsuit

4 More States Join Texas' Immigration Lawsuit

Four more states have joined a Texas-led coalition suing the Obama administration over executive action on immigration.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM CST

Police: 77-Year-Old Tyler Man Fatally Shoots Intruder

Police: 77-Year-Old Tyler Man Fatally Shoots Intruder

Tyler police say a 77-year-old man fatally shot a shirtless man who broke into his home Tuesday morning.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM CST

Perry: Most People Expect a White House Run

Perry: Most People Expect a White House Run

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday he won't make up his mind about running for president until the middle of next year, but he doesn't feel pressure to announce sooner because most people expect that...

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 at 05:59 PM CST

North Texas Charter Schools Could Face Shutdown

North Texas Charter Schools Could Face Shutdown

State education officials say they've identified 14 open-enrollment charter schools that meet the legislative standard for mandatory revocation of their charters.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 09:55 AM CST

Man Records, Uploads Teen's Sex Assault: Police

Man Records, Uploads Teen's Sex Assault: Police

An Austin-area man has been charged after police say he sexually assaulted an underage teenager and a recording of the assault was uploaded to Facebook.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 at 03:50 PM CST

Texas Man Gets 20 Years for Slashing Woman

Texas Man Gets 20 Years for Slashing Woman

A 30-year-old South Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for slashing his ex-girlfriend's throat with a box cutter.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM CST

Homeowner Holds Thieves at Gunpoint

Homeowner Holds Thieves at Gunpoint

Authorities say a homeowner held two thieves at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested them.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 10:16 PM CST

Pilot Pleads Guilty to Role in Drug Trafficking

Pilot Pleads Guilty to Role in Drug Trafficking

A pilot from Mexico City has pleaded guilty for his role in drug-trafficking and money laundering conspiracies that smuggled cocaine from Venezuela to the U.S.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 06:18 PM CST

Border Patrol Recruiting to Hire Women

Border Patrol Recruiting to Hire Women

The Border Patrol is recruiting women to be hired as agents to serve in U.S. states bordering Mexico.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 07:31 PM CST

Trial Begins for Teen Charged in Occult Killing

Trial Begins for Teen Charged in Occult Killing

Houston-area teenager accused of killing a girl in a satanic ritual had gouged out her eye as she begged for her life, prosecutors said Monday during the opening of the teen's capital murder trial.

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