News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 04:38 PM CDT

More Toilet-To-Tap In Texas' Water Future

More Toilet-To-Tap In Texas' Water Future

Texas may rely more on treated toilet water and pumping rainwater into aquifers to serve its booming population over the next half-century.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 03:11 PM CDT

Baby's Body Found in Dumpster: Police

Baby's Body Found in Dumpster: Police

Police in Houston are investigating reports of a baby's body found in a dumpster.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 02:55 PM CDT

Device Helps Autistic Teen Communicate

Device Helps Autistic Teen Communicate

After more than fourteen years, an Amarillo family is able to communicate with their son through a device they call "the talker".

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 02:50 PM CDT

FW Big Rig Driver Arrested After Fatal Kansas Crash

FW Big Rig Driver Arrested After Fatal Kansas Crash

A tractor-trailer driver from Texas is charged in Kansas in a fiery Interstate 70 crash that killed the driver of another rig.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 02:06 PM CDT

Advocacy Groups Call for School Policing Task Force

Advocacy Groups Call for School Policing Task Force

Texas groups are calling for Governor Abbott to appoint a task force to address school policing. The Advocacy groups argue school police officers across the state have repeatedly used inappropriate force...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 02:06 PM CDT

Former Texas Junior High Teacher Guilty of Student Sex

Former Texas Junior High Teacher Guilty of Student Sex

A former Central Texas junior high school teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old female student.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 03:06 PM CDT

Toddler Fatally Shot While Jumping on Bed, Step-Dad Charged

Toddler Fatally Shot While Jumping on Bed, Step-Dad Charged

A North Texas man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his 3-year-old stepson while allegedly trying to stop the boy from jumping on a bed.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 03:44 PM CDT

$40M in Storm Disaster Help Approved For Texas

$40M in Storm Disaster Help Approved For Texas

Federal officials have approved nearly $40 million in disaster assistance for 13 East Texas counties slammed by March heavy rain, tornadoes and flooding.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 01:05 PM CDT

Unpredictable Weather Could be to Blame for Increased Illness

Unpredictable Weather Could be to Blame for Increased Illness

Unpredictable seasons in Texas could be to blame for the number of ill patients doctors are treating.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 02:45 PM CDT

Students Build a Tiny House

Students Build a Tiny House

Quitman High School students are getting a hands-on experience in their geometry class, building a tiny house.

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