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Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

More Texas Women are Running for Higher Office

More Texas Women are Running for Higher Office

A growing number of Texas women have filed paperwork to run for higher office – in particular, seats in Washington, D.C. and in Austin.

Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Oyster Reefs Could Help Fight Erosion On Texas Coast

Oyster Reefs Could Help Fight Erosion On Texas Coast

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in the past 10 years has built more than 400 acres of oyster reef off the coast -- multimillion dollar projects intended to jump start the harvest of oysters, particularly...

Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Galveston Gets Water Restrictions After Freeze Bursts Pipes

Galveston Gets Water Restrictions After Freeze Bursts Pipes

Galveston is expected to remain under a water conservation mandate through the weekend after freezing weather caused pipes to burst and leak.

Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Appeals Court Stays Order for Changes in Texas Foster System

Appeals Court Stays Order for Changes in Texas Foster System

A judge ordered Texas to make sweeping changes to its foster care system on Friday, two years after she found it unconstitutionally broken. However, an appeals court temporarily stayed the ruling after the Texas...

Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Texas Observes 'Confederate Heroes Day' Amid Growing Debate

Texas Observes 'Confederate Heroes Day' Amid Growing Debate

Texas is again observing "Confederate Heroes Day" as a state holiday after recent failed attempts to change the name and avoid calendar conflicts with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

'Tourniquet Killer' Executed in Texas for 1992 Strangling

'Tourniquet Killer' Executed in Texas for 1992 Strangling

Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Linked to Texas Fatal Shooting

Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Linked to Texas Fatal Shooting

Investigators say a man has died in a West Texas shooting involving an off-duty Border Patrol agent in gunfire not related to the officer's law enforcement duties.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Texas Man Found Dead After Boat Overturns on Oklahoma Lake

Texas Man Found Dead After Boat Overturns on Oklahoma Lake

Authorities say a Texas man died on an Oklahoma lake when the boat he was riding in overturned.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

UT Won't Take Funding From Group With Chinese Gov't Ties

UT Won't Take Funding From Group With Chinese Gov't Ties

The University of Texas says it will decline donations for its new China Policy Center from a Hong Kong-based foundation with ties to a Chinese Communist Party branch in charge of promoting propaganda abroad.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Authorities Say Houston-Area Couple Ambushed, Slain, Robbed

Authorities Say Houston-Area Couple Ambushed, Slain, Robbed

Investigators say a Houston-area husband and wife were ambushed and killed during a home robbery and the suspects later returned several times to the shooting scene.

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