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Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 05:05 AM CDT

Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians Say Stick With Columbus

Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians Say Stick With Columbus

Austin joins Los Angeles, Seattle and other cities in a movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day.

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 05:57 PM CDT

President George W. Bush Kicks off 7th Wounded Warrior Ride

President George W. Bush Kicks off 7th Wounded Warrior Ride

Former President George W. Bush kicked off his 7th W100K, a mountain bike ride for wounded warriors at his Central Texas ranch on Saturday.

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 05:26 PM CDT

FCC Approves Project to Provide Connectivity in Puerto Rico

FCC Approves Project to Provide Connectivity in Puerto Rico

The FCC has granted an experimental license for Project Loon to help provide emergency cellular service in Puerto Rico. “More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck, millions of Puerto Ricans are still...

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 04:47 PM CDT

Man, Daughter-in-Law Found Dead in Houston-Area Home

 Man, Daughter-in-Law Found Dead in Houston-Area Home

Authorities say they're investigating a shooting that left an 85-year-old man and his 62-year-old daughter-in-law dead at a Houston-area home.

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 04:47 PM CDT

Lawsuit: Teen Expelled for Sitting for Pledge of Allegiance

Lawsuit: Teen Expelled for Sitting for Pledge of Allegiance

A lawsuit says a Houston student's Constitutional rights were violated when she was expelled for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 04:48 PM CDT

Man Charged in Teen's Death After Crash While Fleeing Police

Man Charged in Teen's Death After Crash While Fleeing Police

Officials say a 19-year-old has been charged with murder in the death of a 13-year-old killed when the stolen truck he was riding in crashed in Galveston while fleeing police.

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 04:49 PM CDT

Health Officials Watching Mosquitoes in Texas After Harvey

Health Officials Watching Mosquitoes in Texas After Harvey

Health officials in Texas will be on watch in coming weeks for any increases in mosquito-borne diseases including the West Nile and Zika viruses after Harvey's heavy rains and flooding brought water that filled...

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 04:49 PM CDT

Man Gets Life in Prison in Woman's Slaying in Corpus Christi

Man Gets Life in Prison in Woman's Slaying in Corpus Christi

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty in the slaying in Corpus Christi of his friend, who officials say was shot after he struck his daughter with a gun during an argument last...

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 at 07:23 PM CDT

High School Football Scores: Oct. 5-7

High School Football Scores: Oct. 5-7

Catch up on this weekend's high school football scores by visiting the sports page on NBCDFW.com.

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 03:11 PM CDT

Driver Arrested After 120 MPH Chase in Houston

Driver Arrested After 120 MPH Chase in Houston

 Houston police arrested a driver going 120 mph early Friday morning along the Katy Freeway. The driver, police said, had cocaine and was charged with felony evading and possession of narcotics.

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