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Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

Man Charged with Capital Murder After Houston-Area Slaying

Man Charged with Capital Murder After Houston-Area Slaying

Authorities say a man has been charged with capital murder after a man was fatally shot during a botched robbery this week at a construction site in the Houston area.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

More Than 2 Dozen Wildfires Burning in Oklahoma, Texas

More Than 2 Dozen Wildfires Burning in Oklahoma, Texas

Strong winds are fueling more than two dozen wildfires burning across Oklahoma and Texas.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018

Texas Church Questioned Over Donations After Shooting

Texas Church Questioned Over Donations After Shooting

Donors, survivors and victims' families are questioning how a South Texas church is spending millions of dollars of donations made since a gunman killed more than two dozen worshippers in November.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018

Impounded Car May Be Linked To Missing Rachel Cooke Case

Impounded Car May Be Linked To Missing Rachel Cooke Case

An impounded car may be linked to the missing case of Rachel Cooke, a 19-year-old who went missing in 2002, Williamson County Officials say.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Ethics Panel Ends Inquiry, Farenthold Urged to Repay $84K

Ethics Panel Ends Inquiry, Farenthold Urged to Repay $84K

The House Ethics Committee says a panel investigating former Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold has ended its work now that he has resigned.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Backpage.com CEO Pleads Guilty to California Money Charges

Backpage.com CEO Pleads Guilty to California Money Charges

The chief executive of a Dallas-based website that authorities have dubbed an "online brothel" pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday and agreed to cooperate in prosecuting the site's creators.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Houston Woman Sentenced After Ant-Covered Newborn Found

Houston Woman Sentenced After Ant-Covered Newborn Found

A 22-year-old suburban Houston woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for abandoning her newborn daughter in an apartment complex flower bed where the child was found covered with ants.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

South Texas Man Cited for Hunting Rattlesnakes

South Texas Man Cited for Hunting Rattlesnakes

Texas Game Wardens in far south Texas cited a man they said repeatedly hunts for rattlesnakes.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Texas, US Retail Gasoline Prices Up This Week: AAA

Texas, US Retail Gasoline Prices Up This Week: AAA

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country are higher this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the price at the pump statewide rose 2 cents to reach an average $2.45 per gallon.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Volunteers Build Oyster Reef in South Texas

Volunteers Build Oyster Reef in South Texas

With the temperature dropping quickly on the coast, they started before the designated start time of 8:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday.

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