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Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 06:03 PM CDT

Financial Planner Gets Prison for Nearly $2 Million Fraud

Financial Planner Gets Prison for Nearly $2 Million Fraud

A 67-year-old Houston man who worked as a financial adviser has been sentenced to federal prison for five years for defrauding clients of nearly $2 million and using the money for his personal benefit.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 05:46 PM CDT

Rep. Lamar Smith Says He Won't be Seeking Re-Election

Rep. Lamar Smith Says He Won't be Seeking Re-Election

Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, says he won't be seeking re-election after 16 terms in office.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 05:36 PM CDT

Texas Residents Sue Over Water Release During Harvey

Texas Residents Sue Over Water Release During Harvey

More than 120 Southeast Texas residents have signed on to a federal lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers illegally took their property when it released water from a reservoir and a dam...

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 10:43 PM CDT

Progress Made Fighting Deadly Virus Threatening Sea Turtles

Progress Made Fighting Deadly Virus Threatening Sea Turtles

Researchers are making progress in the fight against a deadly virus now found on green sea turtles along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 02:02 PM CDT

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Says Fossil Fuels Can Prevent Sexual Assault

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Says Fossil Fuels Can Prevent Sexual Assault

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday he believes fossil fuels can be helpful in preventing sexual assault. Perry explained at an energy policy event in Washington hosted by Axios and NBC News that he...

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 04:30 PM CDT

Astros Fans Line Up for World Series Championship Gear

Astros Fans Line Up for World Series Championship Gear

Houston Astros fans have been lining up all day to buy their World Series Championship gear. The hard fought victory comes at the right time for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 01:46 PM CDT

Houston School District Cancels Classes Friday for Astros

Houston School District Cancels Classes Friday for Astros

The largest school district in Texas has canceled classes Friday so students and staff can celebrate the world champion Houston Astros.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 01:58 PM CDT

Texas Again Defends New Anti-Abortion Measures in Court

Texas Again Defends New Anti-Abortion Measures in Court

Texas is again defending new anti-abortion measures in court after a federal judge stopped a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 02:01 PM CDT

Retail Gasoline Prices in Texas Hold Steady This Week

Retail Gasoline Prices in Texas Hold Steady This Week

Retail gasoline prices in Texas are unchanged this week at an average $2.23 per gallon.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 11:55 AM CDT

Southeast Texas Driver Indicted In Good Samaritan Death

Southeast Texas Driver Indicted In Good Samaritan Death

A grand jury in Beaumont has indicted a 34-year-old Southeast Texas driver accused of striking and killing a woman who had stopped to check on conditions of people involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident.

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