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Sunday, Dec 24, 2017

Prosecutors Ask to Seize Property to Repay Stolen Funds

Prosecutors Ask to Seize Property to Repay Stolen Funds

Prosecutors are seeking to seize nearly $1 million in property from an East Texas minister and his family, who were convicted this summer of fraud charges for using hurricane relief funds to pay off personal...

Saturday, Dec 23, 2017

1 Year Old Texas Boy, Oklahoma Woman Die in Oklahoma Crash

1 Year Old Texas Boy, Oklahoma Woman Die in Oklahoma Crash

A 1-year-old Texas boy and a 31-year-old Oklahoma woman died of injuries suffered in a head-on collision in southwestern Oklahoma.

Saturday, Dec 23, 2017

Coast Guard Seizes Mexican Fishing Boat off South Texas

Coast Guard Seizes Mexican Fishing Boat off South Texas

Authorities say the Coast Guard has confiscated a Mexican fishing vessel after finding its crew illegally fishing off South Texas.

Saturday, Dec 23, 2017

DPS to Lay off Troopers by Ending 'Retire/Rehire' Program

DPS to Lay off Troopers by Ending 'Retire/Rehire' Program

A memo by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw reveals the agency intends to lay off 117 troopers while eliminating another 60 positions.

Monday, Dec 18, 2017

Oyster Season Better Than Anticipated After Harvey Rain

Oyster Season Better Than Anticipated After Harvey Rain

Harvesters in coastal Texas say the public oyster season is better than anticipated despite Hurricane Harvey killing some oyster populations with heavy rains.

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017

Houston Firefighter Charged With Sexual Assault of a Child

Houston Firefighter Charged With Sexual Assault of a Child

A 27-year-old Houston Firefighter has been arrested on a charge of sexually assaulting a child.

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017

San Antonio-Area Man Attacked by Stepdad With Machete

San Antonio-Area Man Attacked by Stepdad With Machete

A 22-year-old man has told police in the San Antonio area that his stepfather attacked him with a machete.

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017

Small Earthquake Off South Texas Coast in Gulf Of Mexico

Small Earthquake Off South Texas Coast in Gulf Of Mexico

A small earthquake was detected off the coast of South Texas on Saturday.

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017

44 Immigrants Found Inside 2 Refrigerated Trailers in Texas

44 Immigrants Found Inside 2 Refrigerated Trailers in Texas

More than 40 immigrants smuggled inside two refrigerated truck trailers have been detained after the rigs were searched at a South Texas checkpoint.

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

Texas Man Admits Beheading Wife, Gets 52-Year Prison Term

Texas Man Admits Beheading Wife, Gets 52-Year Prison Term

A Central Texas man has been sentenced to 52 years in prison in the decapitation death of his wife.

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