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Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 03:14 AM CDT

Despite Everyman Image, O'Rourke Is Even Wealthier Than Cruz

Despite Everyman Image, O'Rourke Is Even Wealthier Than Cruz

The son of a onetime Republican county judge and a longtime furniture store owner, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) married into the family of one of his hometown's most prominent developers and has assembled...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 10:07 PM CDT

Houston Bar Owners Launch a Line of Beer for Dogs

Houston Bar Owners Launch a Line of Beer for Dogs

A line of beer for dogs doesn't exactly dance on a human palate, thanks to a complete lack of sodium. But that was never the intention. Megan and Steve Long, who own two bars in Houston, wanted to create a...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM CDT

Federal Prisoner Dies in Shooting at West Texas Hospital

Federal Prisoner Dies in Shooting at West Texas Hospital

The release says the incident is under investigation and no details, including the prisoner's name, were released.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 08:55 PM CDT

Officials: 4 People Remain Missing in West Texas Flooding

Officials: 4 People Remain Missing in West Texas Flooding

Crews in swift-water boats on Tuesday patrolled a 35-mile stretch of a West Texas river for four people who went missing after a recreational vehicle park was overrun by raging floodwaters a day earlier.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 08:42 PM CDT

Texas Police Officer who Aimed Gun at Children Sued

Texas Police Officer who Aimed Gun at Children Sued

Four parents have filed civil rights lawsuits against police in El Paso, Texas, after an officer was caught on video pointing a gun at a group of children.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 04:02 PM CDT

DHS to Waive Laws for New Border Gates in South Texas

DHS to Waive Laws for New Border Gates in South Texas

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that it will waive environmental laws so it can build gates between sections of border barriers in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 02:34 PM CDT

Sugar Land Deputy Shot During Hostage Incident

Sugar Land Deputy Shot During Hostage Incident

A Texas sheriff's deputy responding to a domestic disturbance has been shot and law enforcement personnel have swarmed a home in which a woman and child were temporarily held hostage. The gunman has died of a...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 11:15 AM CDT

Floods Sweep Away West Texas RV Park

Floods Sweep Away West Texas RV Park

The search resumed Wednesday morning for four people missing since a recreational vehicle park was overrun by raging floodwaters that prompted dramatic air and water rescues in a small West Texas city.

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 05:17 PM CDT

Man Missing While Attending ACL Festival

Man Missing While Attending ACL Festival

Authorities are searching for a Minnesota man who disappeared over the weekend while in town for the Austin City Limits Festival.

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 05:04 PM CDT

Neil Armstrong's Collection Goes to Auction

Neil Armstrong's Collection Goes to Auction

Admirers of Neil Armstrong and space exploration have a chance to own artifacts and mementos that belonged to the modest man who became a global hero by becoming the first human to walk on the moon.

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