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Saturday, Dec 2, 2017

Man Gets Life Sentence for Shooting 2 West Texas Officers

Man Gets Life Sentence for Shooting 2 West Texas Officers

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after a West Texas jury convicted him of attempted capital murder in the 2015 shooting of two police officers at an apartment complex.

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017

US Executions Increase Slightly in 2017

US Executions Increase Slightly in 2017

A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed in the U.S., a figure that although up slightly from the previous year...

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

Texas Cities Partner in $225M Water Pipeline Project

Texas Cities Partner in $225M Water Pipeline Project

A coalition of rapidly growing cities in Central and South Texas is proceeding with a more than $225 million deal to create a long-term water supply.

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

Texas Man Accused of Killing Teen Over Sex, Drug Allegations

Texas Man Accused of Killing Teen Over Sex, Drug Allegations

Officials say a Houston-area man who reported fatally shooting a 14-year-old intruder has been charged with killing the girl to stop her from exposing their alleged sexual encounters.

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

Texas War Memorial to be Dedicated Saturday in Austin

Texas War Memorial to be Dedicated Saturday in Austin

Artists are putting the final touches on a new monument set to be installed on the grounds of the Capitol complex. Standing 21 feet high, "The Price of Liberty" memorial depicts a version of Lady Liberty pulling...

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

Former Nurse Pleads Guilty in Texarkana Inmate's Death

Former Nurse Pleads Guilty in Texarkana Inmate's Death

A former nurse who refused medical treatment to a Texas jail inmate last year has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor negligent homicide.

Monday, Nov 27, 2017

Gov. Abbott Nominates General Counsel for TX Supreme Court

Gov. Abbott Nominates General Counsel for TX Supreme Court

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that he will appoint former Texas Deputy Attorney General Jimmy Blacklock to the state's supreme court.

Sunday, Nov 26, 2017

Woman, 77, Dies in Houston Fire; Son, 53, Seriously Burned

Woman, 77, Dies in Houston Fire; Son, 53, Seriously Burned

A 77-year-old woman has been killed and her son seriously injured in a fire at their Houston home.

Sunday, Nov 26, 2017

Trial Starting for Ex-Priest, 84, for Woman's 1960 Killing

Trial Starting for Ex-Priest, 84, for Woman's 1960 Killing

An 84-year-old former Catholic priest goes on trial this week for the slaying of a South Texas teacher and ex-beauty queen 57 years ago.

Sunday, Nov 26, 2017

Austin Man Punches Police Officer at Traffic Stop

Austin Man Punches Police Officer at Traffic Stop

A $10,000 bond has been set for a 23-year-old Austin man jailed on a charge of attempted assault on a peace officer after arrest records show he punched a police officer as authorities were on the side of...

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Donut Shop Selling Tide Pod-Designed Doughnuts

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Frozen Jellyfish in Russia

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