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Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

Girl From Guatemala Burned in Volcano Eruption Dies in Texas

Girl From Guatemala Burned in Volcano Eruption Dies in Texas

Authorities in Guatemala say a child severely burned in this month's volcano eruption and transferred to a Texas hospital has died.

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

Houston Makes the Cut for 2020 Democratic Nat'l Convention

Houston Makes the Cut for 2020 Democratic Nat'l Convention

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says Houston, Milwaukee and the Miami area are the finalists to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

Texas Mother of 4-Year-Old Arrested, Admits She Dumped Body

Texas Mother of 4-Year-Old Arrested, Admits She Dumped Body

The mother of a 4-year-old boy whose naked body was found on a South Texas beach last year admitted to authorities that she beat him and denied him medical care after he suffered a head injury from running into...

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

Report Highlights Lessons Learned in Houston From Harvey

Report Highlights Lessons Learned in Houston From Harvey

The new report, which focuses on lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey, offers several recommendations for the Houston area as it continues recovering from the deadly storm and prepares for future ones

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

US Mayors Travel to Border to Demand Family Reunification

US Mayors Travel to Border to Demand Family Reunification

Mayors from more than a dozen U.S. cities including New York and Los Angeles gathered near a holding facility for immigrant children on Texas' border with Mexico to call for the immediate reunification...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

Lawmakers Work Late into the Evening on Immigration Bills

Lawmakers Work Late into the Evening on Immigration Bills

Lawmakers on the Rules Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives spent Wednesday evening working on two immigration bills set to go to the house floor Thursday.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

TX Billboard Telling Liberals to Keep Driving to Be Removed

TX Billboard Telling Liberals to Keep Driving to Be Removed

After all the backlash and media attention the sign got, Burkett Outdoor Advertising said they are taking the sign down immediately.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

Unidentified Boy Found on Galveston Beach ID'd, Mom Arrested

Unidentified Boy Found on Galveston Beach ID'd, Mom Arrested

The body of a small boy found washed ashore on a Galveston beach in October 2017 has been identified and his mother and her partner have been arrested, police say.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

Some Undocumented Migrants Say Children Weren't Taken Away

Some Undocumented Migrants Say Children Weren't Taken Away

A small group of travelers found themselves in downtown Dallas on Tuesday afternoon. The Guatemalan nationals hopped off one Greyhound bus and waited around for another one: timid and confused at their...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

Cruz's Flip-Flop on Family Separation Shows Threat to GOP

Cruz's Flip-Flop on Family Separation Shows Threat to GOP

Texas Senator Ted Cruz softened his tone about family separations at the border. On Tuesday, he told reporters, "All of us are horrified at the images we're seeing." Cruz said he's talked with the White...

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Baby Boom Sets Record at Dallas Hospital

Baby Boom Sets Record at Dallas Hospital

A new record was set this week at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas when a baby boom hit Tuesday morning. Over a 48 hour period, doctors and nurses delivered 42 babies.
Flight Attendant Pleads Guilty to Turtle-Smuggling Attempt

Flight Attendant Pleads Guilty to Turtle-Smuggling Attempt

A flight attendant for a Chinese airline pleaded guilty Thursday to attempting to smuggle two-dozen spotted and box turtles in a carry-on bag from Los Angeles to China.
Coyote Found in Home

Coyote Found in Home

A Washington man got quite the shock after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. The man noticed the coyote when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen.
Big Cat Family Moves in to Dallas Resident's Backyard

Big Cat Family Moves in to Dallas Resident's Backyard

A bobcat family seems to have found a new home under a North Texas man's patio deck.
Man in Hospital Gown Steals Vehicle

Man in Hospital Gown Steals Vehicle

New Orleans police are searching for a man who was seen stealing an SUV while clad only in a hospital gown. The incident was caught on video.
Alligator Rescued From Python's Grip

Alligator Rescued From Python's Grip

Two men were out hunting for pythons when they spotted the 10-foot-long snake coiled around an alligator. The man who bagged the Burmese python, admitted that he was afraid of snakes, saying he went on the trip...
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