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Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Texas, US Retail Gasoline Prices Jump Seven Cents This Week

Texas, US Retail Gasoline Prices Jump Seven Cents This Week

Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices have jumped 7 cents per gallon this week.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

911 Operator Sentenced to Jail for Hanging Up on Callers

911 Operator Sentenced to Jail for Hanging Up on Callers

Prosecutors say a former 911 operator in Houston has been found guilty of hanging up on people calling for emergency services and has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Houston-Area District Expects $155M in Damage Study, Repairs

Houston-Area District Expects $155M in Damage Study, Repairs

The Houston-area flood control district has estimated needing $155 million to study and fix damaged infrastructure after Hurricane Harvey.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

Bump Stock Maker Shutting Down Business

Bump Stock Maker Shutting Down Business

The largest Texas-based manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

Target Stores Offering Drive-Up Service In Texas, Florida

Target Stores Offering Drive-Up Service In Texas, Florida

Target stores in Florida and Texas are now offering drive-up service.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

Texas Trooper Gets 15 Months In Federal Prison For Bribes

Texas Trooper Gets 15 Months In Federal Prison For Bribes

A Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant who monitored truck safety must serve 15 months in federal prison for accepting bribes in exchange for favorable inspections.

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

Texas Reopens Case Seen As Inspiring 'Three Billboards' Film

Texas Reopens Case Seen As Inspiring 'Three Billboards' Film

Texas authorities are seeking fresh leads in the 1991 death of a woman whose case is seen as an inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

Deputy Wounded After Shootout in Houston Suburb

Deputy Wounded After Shootout in Houston Suburb

A deputy constable was wounded after a shootout in a Houston suburb early Tuesday morning, officials say.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

George and Barbara Bush, a 'Storybook' 73-Year Marriage

George and Barbara Bush, a 'Storybook' 73-Year Marriage

They met at a Christmas dance. She was 16. He was 17. Three years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history.

Monday, Apr 16, 2018

Robert Durst Faces Photos of Slain Friend in Life, in Death

Robert Durst Faces Photos of Slain Friend in Life, in Death

A black-and-white photo beamed on a courtroom wall Monday provided a stark reminder of how much had changed in Robert Durst's life over three decades.

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