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Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 01:23 PM CDT

Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Considered in Houston

Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Considered in Houston

Houston is considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes whose offspring are programmed to die to combat the Zika virus.

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:58 AM CDT

Baylor Draws Record Number of Applications Despite Scandal

Baylor Draws Record Number of Applications Despite Scandal

The Baylor University brand is still drawing record numbers of applicants to the school, despite the ongoing lawsuits for sexual assault.

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:55 AM CDT

State Program Looks to Conserve Texas Ranch and Farmland

State Program Looks to Conserve Texas Ranch and Farmland

A Texas program designed to assist landowners who want to conserve working farm and ranch lands is helping families hold on to heirloom acres.

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:18 AM CDT

Accidents at Central Texas Train Crossings Down Sharply

Accidents at Central Texas Train Crossings Down Sharply

Train-vehicle accidents in Central Texas have greatly decreased due to safety measures like medians and gates at crossings.

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 04:03 PM CDT

Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jersey Recovered in Mexico

Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jersey Recovered in Mexico

The mystery of Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey has been cracked. According to NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy, the FBI and NFL security teams said they had recovered Brady's stolen Super Bowl LI jersey and...

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:01 AM CDT

Fight to Raise Minimum Wage Heads to Capitol

Fight to Raise Minimum Wage Heads to Capitol

Texas lawmakers push to raise minimum wage in one of 14 states with the lowest possible minimum wage.

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 04:25 PM CDT

Man Brought to Southeast Texas Jail on Trespass Charge Dies

Man Brought to Southeast Texas Jail on Trespass Charge Dies

A 33-year-old man brought to a Southeast Texas county jail on trespassing charges died has died shortly after arriving.

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 12:39 PM CDT

'Sanctuary City' Bill, Budget Come Into Focus at Legislature

'Sanctuary City' Bill, Budget Come Into Focus at Legislature

A "sanctuary city" bill, the voter ID law, redistricting and the budget are expected to take center stage at the Texas Legislature this week.

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 12:49 PM CDT

Man Dead Shortly After Arriving at Southeast Texas Jail

Man Dead Shortly After Arriving at Southeast Texas Jail

A 33-year-old man brought to a Southeast Texas county jail on trespassing charges died has died shortly after arriving.

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 09:53 PM CDT

Phoenix Flight to Atlanta Makes Emergency Landing in Texas

Phoenix Flight to Atlanta Makes Emergency Landing in Texas

Southwest Airlines says a pressurization issue forced a flight from Phoenix to Atlanta to make an emergency landing in Texas.

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Connecticut Man Accused of Forging Mortician Credentials

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Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed

Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed

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Man Accused of Sticking-Up McDonald's with Hairbrush

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