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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 Unemployment Rate Ends Year at 3.9 Percent

Texas Unemployment Rate Ends Year at 3.9 Percent

The Texas unemployment rate rose slightly in December to reach 3.9 percent.

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

Dr Pepper-Drinking Texas Donkey Returns Home After 2 Years

Dr Pepper-Drinking Texas Donkey Returns Home After 2 Years

Where did Oscar, the Dr Pepper-drinking donkey go for two years? That's what his owners in Paradise, Texas, would like to find out.

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...

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

USA Gymnastics Ends Agreement with Karolyi Ranch in Texas

USA Gymnastics Ends Agreement with Karolyi Ranch in Texas

USA Gymnastics is ending its long relationship with the Karolyi Ranch in Texas.

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

US Supreme Court Refuses Appeal for Houston Police Killer

US Supreme Court Refuses Appeal for Houston Police Killer

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused an appeal from a Texas death row inmate convicted of killing a Houston police officer 27 years ago. The high court, without comment, declined Tuesday to review arguments...

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Frozen Jellyfish in Russia

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Dr Pepper-Drinking Texas Donkey Returns Home After 2 Years

Dr Pepper-Drinking Texas Donkey Returns Home After 2 Years

Where did Oscar, the Dr Pepper-drinking donkey go for two years? That's what his owners in Paradise, Texas, would like to find out.
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