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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 07:24 PM CDT

Carillon Player Makes Beautiful Music at Baylor University

Carillon Player Makes Beautiful Music at Baylor University

Lynnette Geary initially teaches students to play the carillon on a modified electric keyboard. But there is no way to replicate the real thing, manipulating wooden levers with both hands and feet to bring 22...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:03 PM CDT

Texas A&M Student Takes Graduation Photos With Alligator

Texas A&M Student Takes Graduation Photos With Alligator

A soon-to-be Texas A&M University graduate has taken her senior portraits with a nearly 14-foot alligator in a swamp where both spent the summer.

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM CDT

No Charges Against Amarillo Police Officer in Fatal Shooting

No Charges Against Amarillo Police Officer in Fatal Shooting

A police officer in the Texas Panhandle will not face charges in the fatal shooting of an assault suspect who authorities say came out of a hotel room and refused to drop a gun.

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 02:17 PM CDT

2 Women to Appeal Lawsuit Over Houston Rape Kit Backlog

2 Women to Appeal Lawsuit Over Houston Rape Kit Backlog

Two women will appeal a federal judge's recent dismissal of their class-action lawsuit against Houston and the city's officials over delays in testing rape kits.

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 09:56 AM CDT

Swan Paddleboats at The Woodlands Unveiled Post-Harvey

Swan Paddleboats at The Woodlands Unveiled Post-Harvey

A Houston-area community has opted for paddleboats in the shape of swans to replace waterway cruisers damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey nearly a year ago.

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 09:53 AM CDT

Driver, 3 Immigrants From Fake Emergency SUV Held in Texas

Driver, 3 Immigrants From Fake Emergency SUV Held in Texas

Officers have caught a driver and three immigrants who fled through a South Texas border checkpoint in an SUV falsely decked out as an emergency response vehicle.

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 07:45 AM CDT

Records: Texas Dad Said Son Pleaded for Mercy Before Death

Records: Texas Dad Said Son Pleaded for Mercy Before Death

A Houston man accused of killing his two children told authorities his 8-year-old son said "daddy, I'm sorry" before having his throat cut, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 05:32 PM CDT

Texas Couple's Photo Shoot at Buc-ee's Goes Viral

Texas Couple's Photo Shoot at Buc-ee's Goes Viral

A Buc-ee's photo shoot of a couple from Texas is going viral.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 03:39 PM CDT

Mother of Young Child Found Dead on Texas Beach Indicted

Mother of Young Child Found Dead on Texas Beach Indicted

A grand jury has indicted the mother of a 4-year-old boy whose naked body was found on a Texas beach last year.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 04:46 PM CDT

Newborn Elephant at Houston Zoo Welcomed, Appears Thriving

Newborn Elephant at Houston Zoo Welcomed, Appears Thriving

Tilly reached her wrinkly trunk through the steel cables of the Houston Zoo's elephant enclosure on a recent morning, wiggling it side-to-side as if waving hello to the gathering crowd of visitors.

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