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Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

4 Baboons at Texas Research Center Back After Brief Escape

4 Baboons at Texas Research Center Back After Brief Escape

Four baboons are back in an enclosure after escaping briefly from a San Antonio medical research center.

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1951 Fender Fetches $250,000 at Auction

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1951 Fender Fetches $250,000 at Auction

The electric guitar that blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan used in his first studio recording and early performances has fetched $250,000 at auction in his hometown of Dallas.

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

D/FW Chefs Head West for Food Summit

D/FW Chefs Head West for Food Summit

The 14th Annual Buffalo Gap Food and Wine Summit was held this weekend in the west Texas town of Buffalo Gap with 14 restaurants from Dallas-Fort Worth all taking part.

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

Man Arrested in Bomb, Shooting Threats at Univ. of Texas

Man Arrested in Bomb, Shooting Threats at Univ. of Texas

University of Texas police and Harris County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 23-year-old Houston-area man who they say threatened to shoot at least 200 people at the school in Austin.

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

Ted Cruz Runs for Re-election as Though It's Still 2016

Ted Cruz Runs for Re-election as Though It's Still 2016

Ted Cruz ran a surprisingly effective presidential campaign in 2016. It sometimes sounds like he still is.

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

Two Bodies Found Inside Burned Truck in Houston

Two Bodies Found Inside Burned Truck in Houston

Houston police are investigating the discovery of two bodies found inside a burning pickup truck.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

O'Rourke Doubles Cruz in Latest Fundraising Totals

O'Rourke Doubles Cruz in Latest Fundraising Totals

Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he raised $3.2 million during the first three months of the year -- less than half his Democratic opponent's fundraising haul -- and now maintains only a small lead in...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

Waco Police Say Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man

Waco Police Say Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man

Waco police say an officer has fatally shot a man wielding a knife who was threatening his family members in a house and ignored commands to drop his weapon.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

Woman Shot and Killed in Chicago, Boyfriend Charged

Woman Shot and Killed in Chicago, Boyfriend Charged

A Texas man has been charged with first-degree murder death of his girlfriend who was shot to death this week on Chicago's West Side.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

Convicted Texas Senator Surrenders Law License

Convicted Texas Senator Surrenders Law License

A state senator from San Antonio who was convicted on 11 federal counts of money laundering and wire and securities fraud has surrendered his license to practice law.

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