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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.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018

Mexican-American Studies Course on Track for TX High Schools

Mexican-American Studies Course on Track for TX High Schools

The Texas Board of Education will give a final vote on a new Mexican American course for high school students this Friday.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

TxDMV Rolls Out New Buyer Tags With Additional Security

TxDMV Rolls Out New Buyer Tags With Additional Security

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is now issuing newly redesigned paper buyer tags for automobiles that have additional security features.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

Father, Son Cited in Game Warden's Driveway

Father, Son Cited in Game Warden's Driveway

A North Texas game warden did not have to go very far to issue a hunting citation. An Ellis County game warden was called by a ranch manager who said two people were shooting into his pasture from a county...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

Harris County Pushes for Flood Insurance Via Billboards

Harris County Pushes for Flood Insurance Via Billboards

Houston-area officials are planning a campaign to put up two dozen billboards encouraging residents to buy flood insurance after Hurricane Harvey.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

Reno Teen Shot by School Police Ordered to TX for Treatment

Reno Teen Shot by School Police Ordered to TX for Treatment

A northern Nevada teenager who was shot by a campus police officer during a confrontation at a Reno high school in December 2016 has been ordered to spend at least the next six months at a treatment center...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

EPA to Clean Up Toxic Site Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

EPA to Clean Up Toxic Site Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into...

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Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

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A South Texas man who pleaded guilty to stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas with taxpayer funds was sentenced Friday, a report says.
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