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Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 03:30 PM CDT

Texas Chemical Plant, CEO Indicted for 'Reckless' Release

Texas Chemical Plant, CEO Indicted for 'Reckless' Release

The North American subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer and two senior staff members were indicted Friday in connection with last year's explosion at the Crosby, Texas, plant in the wake of Hurricane...

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 02:57 PM CDT

NASA Assigns Astronauts to Commercial Flights

NASA Assigns Astronauts to Commercial Flights

NASA has assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring human launches back to the U.S.

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 09:24 PM CDT

LBJ's Texas Home Temporarily Closed

LBJ's Texas Home Temporarily Closed

Former President Lyndon B. Johnson's home on his Texas ranch will be temporarily closed due to structural issues.

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 06:08 PM CDT

Suspect in Bush's Doctor's Death Killed Himself: Police

Suspect in Bush's Doctor's Death Killed Himself: Police

A man accused of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush's doctors fatally shot himself during a confrontation with authorities in Houston on Friday morning, the city's police chief said.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 09:39 PM CDT

Immigrant Parents Protest Detention in Advocate Letter

Immigrant Parents Protest Detention in Advocate Letter

An immigration advocacy group has released a letter it says is from inside a detention facility where men and their children are protesting how they're being treated.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 07:09 PM CDT

Man Surrenders After Barricading Himself in Home Day Care

Man Surrenders After Barricading Himself in Home Day Care

Authorities say officers rescued eight children from a Houston-area home day care after a suspect barricaded himself inside before eventually surrendering peacefully.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 05:48 PM CDT

Friends Say Suspect in Bush's Doctor's Killing Was a Mystery

Friends Say Suspect in Bush's Doctor's Killing Was a Mystery

Friends and neighbors of a Houston man accused of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush's doctors say much of the suspect's life was a mystery to them.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 04:55 PM CDT

EPA Watchdog Probing Air-Quality Results Issued After Harvey

EPA Watchdog Probing Air-Quality Results Issued After Harvey

An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it will review whether federal and state officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 03:22 PM CDT

Repairs to Begin at Balmorhea State Park Pool in West Texas

Repairs to Begin at Balmorhea State Park Pool in West Texas

Crews will start repairing the Balmorhea State Park pool in West Texas after what's touted as the world's largest spring-fed swimming pool collapsed during cleaning.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 03:03 PM CDT

Vet's Service Dog Who Worked With Him at Lowe's Died

Vet's Service Dog Who Worked With Him at Lowe's Died

A Texas veteran's service dog who gained fame when she was hired to work at Lowe's has died.

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