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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 02:59 PM CDT

Peggy Sue, Inspiration for Buddy Holly Song, Dies at 78

Peggy Sue, Inspiration for Buddy Holly Song, Dies at 78

The woman who inspired Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" has died at 78 in Lubbock.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 08:33 AM CDT

Woman in Custody After Deadly Shooting Outside Houston Mall

Woman in Custody After Deadly Shooting Outside Houston Mall

Police in Houston say a man is dead and his girlfriend is in custody following a fatal shooting in a mall parking lot.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 07:55 AM CDT

At-Risk Houston Students Made Gains Despite Harvey

At-Risk Houston Students Made Gains Despite Harvey

Several Houston schools with some of the largest populations of at-risk students defied expectations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and showed improvement in state scores.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 06:30 AM CDT

Watch: East TX Girl Just Loves Hobby Lobby

Watch: East TX Girl Just Loves Hobby Lobby

Four-year-old Paige Kennedy just loves shopping at Hobby Lobby, and video of her browsing the aisles is taking the internet by storm. Video courtesy of KETK-TV in Tyler, Texas.

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 10:07 PM CDT

Beto O'Rourke Sorry for 'Demeaning' 1991 Student Article

Beto O'Rourke Sorry for 'Demeaning' 1991 Student Article

Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke is apologizing for writing in Columbia University's student newspaper nearly 30 years ago that a Broadway musical featured actresses "whose only qualifications...

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 08:39 PM CDT

Can Wireless Challenge Cable for Home Internet Service?

Can Wireless Challenge Cable for Home Internet Service?

Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless.

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 08:12 PM CDT

Central Texas Student Excels in Science, Shares Learning Fun

Central Texas Student Excels in Science, Shares Learning Fun

An asteroid was named after a Midway Independent School District student after his success at the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair this summer.

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 10:08 PM CDT

Baylor Scott & White Health, Memorial Hermann Plan to Merge

Baylor Scott & White Health, Memorial Hermann Plan to Merge

Two major not-for-profit health care providers in Texas plan to merge with a goal of improved patient care and more cost-effective services.

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 07:17 PM CDT

Waco Surf Resort Tested After 'Brain-Eating Amoeba' Death

Waco Surf Resort Tested After 'Brain-Eating Amoeba' Death

Test results are expected later this week after a man who visited a landlocked surf resort in Central Texas died from a rare "brain-eating amoeba," local health officials said Monday.

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 04:39 PM CDT

Mosque in Victoria Rebuilt, Reopens With $1.1M Donations

Mosque in Victoria Rebuilt, Reopens With $1.1M Donations

A South Texas mosque that was torched early last year has reopened thanks to support from around the world and more than $1 million in donations.

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