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Texas A&M marks 20 years since bonfire collapse killed 12

More than 1,000 people have attended a memorial to honor the 12 people who died when a tower of logs collapsed at Texas A&M University 20 years ago

Rapper Kanye West performs for Texas jail inmates

Suspected Neo-Nazi charged with gun crime in Texas

Border wall fundraiser claims new construction in Texas

  Boy, 13, raped and left naked in park, family says. Police haven’t identified a suspect.

  Family says hoverboard exploded, burning down their home

  ‘Put him on a diet’: Mom receives nasty note from 5-year-old son’s daycare

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  Supporters rally on behalf of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed

New law requires uniform hours of operation at temporary polling places

Judge halts execution for man convicted of killing two Henderson County deputies

Missing Amarillo baby found safe and unharmed

  Texas WWII veteran asks for 100 cards for his 100th birthday

Texas court halts the execution of Stephen Barbee to consider U.S. Supreme Court precedent

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Tyler businessman, rancher to run against Gohmert for Congress

Rancher and small business owner, Hank Gilbert (D-Tyler), announced his campaign for United States Congress.

  Texans asked to reduce electricity usage as grid reaches record-breaking levels

VIDEO: High temps prompt ERCOT to ask all Texans to reduce use of electricity

Texas Governor issues executive orders following El Paso, Odessa shootings

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued eight executive order in response to the mass shootings in El Paso and Odessa.

American Airlines vows to fix problems vexing its passengers

Texas set to execute Billy Crutsinger in Fort Worth slayings of two elderly women

820 new Texas laws go into effect in September. Here are some that might affect you.

Investigators release details on connection between serial killer and 1993 Lubbock murder

Cricket invasion hits Texoma

Brass knuckles, other self-defense items will be legal in Texas starting Sept. 1

Texas company sentenced in North Dakota oilfield death

A Houston company has been sentenced in the 2014 death of a man who died in an explosion while working North Dakota's oil patch

El Paso shooting suspect says AK-style gun came from Romania

The suspected gunman in the El Paso mass shooting earlier this month told police that the AK-style gun used in the attack came from Romania

Teen told uncle ‘please don’t hurt us’ before Texas shooting

A young woman says she begged her uncle "please don't hurt us" before he fatally shot her parents and four siblings and shot her in the head in their suburban Houston home

DNA leads to arrest in 1988 East Texas death, body in river

Investigators say DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a convicted sex offender suspected in the 1988 death of a Southeast Texas woman whose body was found in a river

Malaysian pleads guilty to placing camera in jet bathroom

A passenger who put a camera in an airplane bathroom on a California-to-Texas flight has pleaded guilty and could be deported

Texas nurse’s aide sentenced for sexual assault of patients

A nurse's aide who worked at two Houston-area hospitals has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting patients while they were incapacitated

Judge orders imprisoned polygamist leader to give deposition

A Utah judge has ordered imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs to give a deposition in a sex abuse case

Woman accused of smuggling Brazilian citizens from El Paso through Childress

A woman is accused of attempting to smuggle three Brazilian citizens through Childress County over the weekend.

Abbott to appoint Bland to state Supreme Court

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he'll a appoint Houston appellate judge who lost her most recent election to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court

‘We need it to spread like wildfire’: Amarillo Fire Department enters in nationwide contest

The Amarillo Fire Department has entered into the nationwide Close Before You Doze contest to help spread safety awareness.

Prosecutor: Man accused of killing 6 of his ex-wife’s family members ‘fueled by vengeance’

Ronald Lee Haskell is on trial for allegedly shooting a couple and four of their children, ranging in ages from 4 to 13 years, in 2014.

Cameras catch woman using saw to break into Botox clinic

Police in suburban Houston are looking for a woman who used a power tool to break into a Botox clinic and steal anti-aging products

Texas Tech Chancellor’s residence and furniture to be auctioned

The residence spans more than 8,000 square feet on 1.438 acres, according to the release. Furnishings to be auctioned include living, family, dining and bedroom furniture, a baby grand piano, outdoor furniture, and more.

  Texas family fulfills daughter’s last wish of being an author

A family is fulfilling their young daughter's last wish to be a published author.

DPS trooper finds around $250,000 worth of cocaine during traffic stop in Carson County

The Texas Department of Safety seized nearly five pounds of cocaine over the weekend during a traffic stop in Carson County.

Houston trial opens for man accused of killing family of 6

A Texas prosecutor says a 39-year-old man killed six members of his ex-wife's family as part of a plan to harm anyone who had helped the woman

Report: Galveston needs to improve access to public beaches

A committee is calling on a Southeast Texas city to provide better public beach access, more parking and new dune protection standards

Texas’ Driver Responsibility Program ends next month. Here’s what that means for you.

More than 600,000 Texans will immediately be eligible to have their driver's licenses reinstated after the program's Sept. 1 repeal. The system was widely criticized for adding additional annual fees on top of the price of tickets, but all pending surcharges will soon be waived.

Pastor who lost child in Texas church attack runs for office

A Texas pastor whose teenage daughter was among more than two dozen people killed during a mass shooting at his church in 2017 says he's running for the state Legislature

Texas boy, mother found dead after kidnapping warrant, Amber Alert issued

A warrant for kidnapping had been issued for the 6-year-old's mother, who did not have custody of her son and was estranged from the boy’s father and custodial parent.

Married only minutes, Texas newlyweds killed in crash

As the couple pulled out near the Justice of the Peace building, a truck pulling a trailer slammed into their vehicle, flipping it multiple times.

Governor Abbott issues disaster declaration in response to drought conditions in South Texas

Governor Greg Abbott issued a State Disaster Declaration for seven counties in South Texas currently experiencing severe drought conditions resulting in an increased threat of wildfire.

LA man gets 50 years for forcing TX girl into prostitution

He solicited customers for the 14-year-old by posting photos of her in advertisements on a website

Texas police chief commits suicide while being served warrant for sexual assault

Marlin Police Chief Nathan Sodek committed suicide after Texas Rangers arrived at his home Friday morning to serve warrants stemming from an investigation of what a source with knowledge of the case said was a sexual assault.

Corvette Caravan to pass through Amarillo on the way to Bowling Green, Kentucky

Next week, the 2019 National Corvette Caravan of Texas and Oklahoma panhandles will form at the Hampton Inn & Suites West, on Interstate 40 in Amarillo. The caravan is known as the “world’s largest moving automotive event.”

Arrest warrant issued in ice cream-licking incident in Texas

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 24-year-old man who authorities say posted social media video of himself licking ice cream from a carton in Texas and returning it to a supermarket freezer.

Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

The renovated store will include an on-site memorial honoring the victims of the shooting, many of whom were Latino, and recognizing the "binational relationship between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez" just across the border in Mexico.

You’re invited to be a real slacker at this year’s Slack-A-Thon

Martha’s Home will host Slack-A-Thon for the second year.

Texas county cuts ties with ‘Live PD’ police TV show

A Texas county has banned a television production company from filming law enforcement officers there for a reality TV show

Texas governor meets with tech officials about quelling hate

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is meeting in Austin with officials from Google, Twitter and Facebook to discuss ways of combatting extremism in light of the recent mass shooting in El Paso that reportedly targeted Mexicans

New Texas gun laws take effect next month

Texas legislators passed several laws in 2019 that deal with protecting people’s right to carry in certain places and store guns in their homes.

Texas teen’s lung collapses due to vaping

Machines kept him alive and tests confirmed he hadn’t picked up a bug, but had been vaping.

Texas Air and Space Museum to host Tribute to Greatest Generation

Patrick Swindell and Esquire Jazz will highlight the fifth annual “Tribute to the Greatest Generation” dinner and dance hosted by the Texas Air and Space Museum.

Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers

Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas

5 arrested for stealing millions from elderly, disabled vets

Federal prosecutors say five people have been arrested on charges they obtained social security and other identifying information to steal millions of dollars from mostly elderly and disabled veterans

WWII vets honored in Texas following D-Day events in France

More than 50 World War II veterans who were not able to attend overseas events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day have been honored in San Antonio

Federal team joining state and local forces to battle Copper Breaks Fire in Hardeman County

Crews continue battling the Copper Breaks Fire in Hardeman County, and a federal team has joined in the efforts to contain the fire.

Concrete fragments of Austin highway’s upper level fall

Large chunks of concrete from the upper level of Interstate 35 through central Austin have fallen onto the northbound lanes on the lower level, forcing those lanes to be closed

Customs and Border Protection will not vaccinate migrants against the flu

A statement released by CBP on Tuesday said, “In general, due to the short-term nature of CBP holding and the complexities of operating vaccination programs, neither CBP nor its medical contractors administer vaccinations to those in our custody.”

TDI warns drivers: Make sure your auto insurance is legit

TDI is warning Texas drivers looking for bargain insurance about a scam that leaves them with no coverage even after they’ve paid their premiums.

“The Big Grocery Cart,” to be unveiled at reopening of Bowie Brookshire’s

Bowie is excited to be getting a revamp to their Brookshire’s officially this Thursday, August 22.

NASA testing urban drone safety over Corpus Christi

NASA is flying drones over a southeast Texas city to test the safety of the unmanned devices in a dense urban environment

Uber to open regional hub in Dallas, resulting in 3,000 jobs

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that Uber will receive a $24 million state incentive package and open a new administrative hub in Dallas, bringing with it about 3,000 jobs

Amarillo resident claims $2.5 million winning lottery ticket

The Texas Two Step jackpot-winning ticket was sold on Aug. 15 at Toot’n Totum located at 3401 S. Soncy Rd. The person has chosen to remain anonymous.

El Paso shooting widower receives new car after old one stolen following wife’s funeral

A Ford dealership replaced the SUV with one that's the same color as the original and threw in a new trailer and hitch, as well.

Abbott names new election chief after voter citizenship flub

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed a new secretary of state after his previous elections chief appointee resigned amid backlash for wrongly questioning the U.S. citizenship of tens of thousands of voters

Man charged after his daughter, 12, kills another man, his dog with SUV

Authorities ended up arresting her father Tomas Mejia Tol for criminally negligent homicide and endangering a child.

Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident.

3-year-old girl found alone on boat in Texas; father’s body recovered nearby

A young girl was found alone on a boat the day after she and her father took it out on Lake Granbury. Hours later, her father's body was recovered, not far from where the boat was found.

Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick receives stent after heart blockage

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has had a stent inserted in his chest after experiencing a heart blockage Thursday evening

  Hundreds arrive to honor El Paso victim after public invited

When 63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month, Antonio Basco lost his entire world. So, as the man who felt so alone planned her funeral, he invited the world to join him in remembering his companion of 22 years.

El Paso police seek identity of hero in Walmart attack

El Paso police are searching for a man who helped save lives in the Walmart mass shooting.

Walmart loses round in bid to sell hard liquor in Texas

A federal appeals court says a Texas law that keeps Walmart from selling packaged liquor in the state does not violate the Constitution

Heat prompts ERCOT to declare energy conservation emergency

The operator of the electric grid that serves most of Texas has declared an energy conservation emergency as temperatures across much of the state approached or exceeded 100 degrees

  Man with special needs gets a new home and first ever birthday party

A 30-year-old man with special needs gets first birthday party after coming into the care of his former teacher.

Texas father, son get prison in scam targeting airline staff

Both Dallas men were convicted last year of health care-related fraud and aggravated identity theft.

  Animal control deputies rescue 35 dogs from West Texas home

On Wednesday, Randall County Animal Control deputies went to a home in the Catalpa Trailer Park to investigate a possible animal cruelty case.

Teen hospitalized after getting sucked into Texas water park drain

The sheriff's office hopes to better secure the grate the 14-year-old lifted before falling into the drain.