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Monday, Apr 16, 2018

Texas Foster Care Girls More Likely to Get Pregnant: Report

Texas Foster Care Girls More Likely to Get Pregnant: Report

An advocacy group says teens in Texas foster care are five times more likely to become pregnant than other girls statewide.

Monday, Apr 16, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Texas Man's Death Row Appeal

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Texas Man's Death Row Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a North Texas man on death row for strangling his girlfriend 18 years ago.

Monday, Apr 16, 2018

Oklahoma Wildfires Kill 2; Threat Nears Historic Level

Oklahoma Wildfires Kill 2; Threat Nears Historic Level

Officials say wildfires have killed two people in western Oklahoma and continue to threaten that area and western North Texas.

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

Convicted Texas Drug Dealer Used Kids to Package Meth

Convicted Texas Drug Dealer Used Kids to Package Meth

A 46-year-old East Central Texas man who authorities say used children as young as 5 years of age to package his methamphetamine supply has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for dealing the illegal drugs.

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

US Man Arrested in Northern Mexico with 22 lbs. of Cocaine

US Man Arrested in Northern Mexico with 22 lbs. of Cocaine

Mexican authorities say a U.S. citizen has been arrested in a northern border state on suspicion of transporting about 22 pounds (10 kilograms) of cocaine.

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.

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Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

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Twitch: Explained

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