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Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 08:48 PM CDT

Abilene a Candidate for a New 'Tent City'

Abilene a Candidate for a New 'Tent City'

U.S. Health and Human Services confirmed Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene is among locations being considered for a new "tent city." Fort Bliss in El Paso and Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo are also...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 05:45 PM CDT

Cruz Plans Emergency Legislation to Keep Families Together

Cruz Plans Emergency Legislation to Keep Families Together

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says he plans to introduce emergency legislation that will keep immigrant families together at detention facilities and guarantees a review with an immigration judge within 72 hours...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 05:15 PM CDT

Two Die in West Texas Plane Crash

Two Die in West Texas Plane Crash

Two Central Texas men have been identified as victims of a small plane crash in West Texas.

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 04:57 PM CDT

Bobcat Spotted Near Texas Walmart

Bobcat Spotted Near Texas Walmart

A Corpus Christi resident said she was walking around behind a Walmart when she spotted a bobcat lurking through the brush of a fenced-off lot and she got it on video. Wildlife officials say during drought...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 04:44 PM CDT

Texas Warden Demoted Amid Planted Evidence Allegations

Texas Warden Demoted Amid Planted Evidence Allegations

A warden has been demoted and transferred from a Texas prison where a supervisor resigned and four corrections officers were fired amid allegations they orchestrated the planting of two screwdrivers in an...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 08:55 PM CDT

Dems Visit Border Detention Centers, Promise Change

Dems Visit Border Detention Centers, Promise Change

Several Democratic lawmakers visited facilities along the Texas-Mexico border where children are being held without their parents Monday and blasted President Donald Trump for a "zero tolerance" policy allowing...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 03:54 PM CDT

Convicted Texas Democratic State Senator Resigning Post

Convicted Texas Democratic State Senator Resigning Post

A state senator from San Antonio is resigning, months after being convicted on 11 federal counts of money laundering and wire and securities fraud.

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 03:16 PM CDT

Nearly 12,000 Children in HHS Custody: NBC News

Nearly 12,000 Children in HHS Custody: NBC News

An official with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tells NBC News the department has 11,785 minors in its care as of Monday, 2,000 of whom the Associated Press says have been separated from their...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 11:50 AM CDT

Man on Death Row for Texas Prison Worker Death Loses Appeal

Man on Death Row for Texas Prison Worker Death Loses Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 45-year-old Dallas man on Texas death row for killing a supervisor at an Amarillo state prison shoe factory.

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 12:22 AM CDT

Sen. Ted Cruz Tops Jimmy Kimmel in Charity Game

Sen. Ted Cruz Tops Jimmy Kimmel in Charity Game

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic.

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Bobcat Spotted Near Texas Walmart

Bobcat Spotted Near Texas Walmart

A Corpus Christi resident said she was walking around behind a Walmart when she spotted a bobcat lurking through the brush of a fenced-off lot and she got it on video. Wildlife officials say during drought...
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