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Man pleads guilty in plot to attack White House, Trump Tower

Kristopher Sean Matthews pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge to provide material support to IS during a court hearing in San Antonio on Tuesday.

Medical board suspends license of Lubbock physician arrested for prostitution

Texas A&M President Michael K. Young stepping down, interim leader named

Central Texas county judge will pay $1,000 fine for violating his own stay-at-home order

2 injured after crash involving SUV and City of Amarillo bus this morning

Police search for man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

Midland rejects ordinance enforcing Texas’ mask mandate

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2 kids killed, 4 hurt in North Texas go-kart collision

State starts bamlanivimab infusion wing in El Paso

Court: Texas, Louisiana can end Planned Parenthood funding

  Amarillo City Council will fine businesses who are found ignoring COVID-19 rules

Man charged with transporting a minor after 14-year-old Lubbock girl found in Michigan

Gov. Abbott announces holiday comfort food care packages for Texas youth, families

State announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Health care workers likely to provide direct care for COVID-19 patients and other vulnerable residents are recommended to be the first group to receive the vaccine.

US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen

US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen

Texas man accused of wire fraud also faces murder charges

Texas man accused of wire fraud also faces murder charges

Texas education board set to revise sex education curriculum

Texas education board set to revise sex education curriculum

Suspect arrested in 4 Texas slayings, called serial killer

Family that got virus warns public to spend holidays at home

  Military steps in to help in El Paso hospitals amid devastating COVID-19 surge

Texas organizations provided 500 families with holiday spirit

A nurses parent delivers thousands of goody bags to Amarillo nurses

U.S. Marshals track down Bart Reagor to collect $49 million

Baylor declares moratorium on campus events

Baylor University’s President’s Council Friday declared a moratorium on campus events until Feb. 7 because of the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus.

Criminal Complaint: Man charged after $27,000 worth of meth found in hotel room

One man faces federal charges after police found around $27,000 worth of meth in a hotel room, according to a criminal complaint.

Paper on Texas border ceases publication after virus cutback

A West Texas newspaper with origins dating back to the 19th century has ceased publishing.

Illegal border crossings rise for sixth straight month

The percentage of people caught who had tried crossing the border at least once in the previous year was 37% for those expelled from March through September.

Black Texas official speaks out against old ‘Negroes’ sign

A black official in North Texas is getting a private office after speaking out about being relocated to a shared workspace that was near a “Negroes” sign leftover from the segregation era.

Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone, halting a policy that has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Slain Houston police sergeant remembered for his dedication

A veteran Houston police sergeant who was fatally shot last week while trying to intervene in a shootout is being remembered as a leader who dedicated his life to his family and community.

Oft-sued Louisiana company ends contract to run Texas jail

A county’s top elected official says a company that has been the subject of several lawsuits over inmate deaths or injuries is ending its contract with a jail in East Texas that it has run since 2010.

5 shot, 2 fatally, in Houston domestic violence case

A police spokesman says officers went to a house in response to a report of an “active shooter.”

Texas governor rules out another shutdown as virus surges

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is ruling out another shutdown in Texas as cases soar and thousands of additional medical workers are rushed to overworked hospitals.

US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen

Orlando Hall is the eighth federal inmate put to death this year after a nearly two-decade hiatus.

Fleeing their home state’s strict restrictions on sports, New Mexico basketball teams seek refuge in two of Texas’ worst hot spots

UPDATE: Texas Tech has had no discussions about hosting University of New Mexico basketball programs on campus. Facilities will only be used for Texas Tech programs.

Drivers urged to take caution on roads during deer season

Drivers urged to take caution on roads during deer season

US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen

The federal government prepared Thursday to execute an inmate who was condemned for kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old Texas girl, bludgeoning her with a shovel and burying her alive.

‘The Cavalry is coming’: First COVID-19 Antibody treatment now available in Lubbock & Texas, Governor Abbott says

The drug will help people in high risk groups avoid hospitalization. Specifically, people who are over the age of 65 with comorbid conditions.

Texas governor rules out another shutdown as virus surges

“It is important for everybody in the state to know that, statewide, we’re not going to have another shutdown."

State reports over 9,000 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported over 9,000 cases of COVID-19 on public school campuses on Thursday.

Port San Antonio chosen as finalist for U.S. Space Command headquarters

Port San Antonio chosen as finalist for U.S. Space Command headquarters by the U.S. Air Force.

  East Texas lawmakers sign letter calling for STAAR exams to be canceled this year

The letter is addressed to the TEA commissioner.

Reports: Matthew McConaughey walks back comments on run for governor

He said during the radio interview on The Hugh Hewitt Show, “I mean, that (a run for office) wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me.”

Texas Walmart uses drones to deliver COVID tests

The free delivery is available for people in single-family homes within a mile and a half of the store.

Governor sends support to Dallas to combat ‘spike in violent crime’

“The rise in violent crime in the city of Dallas is unacceptable, and the Texas Department of Public Safety will assist the Dallas Police Department in their efforts to protect the community and reduce this surge in crime,” said Governor Abbott.

  Amarillo health care workers ‘pleading for help’ as hospital capacity becomes more critical

City leaders and health experts gave an update on COVID-19 in Amarillo during a news conference Wednesday morning.

Lindy McDaniel, MLB reliever for 21 seasons, dies at 84

Steady as a long man and closer, McDaniel pitched in 987 big league games, trailing only Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm when he retired in 1975.

Sheppard AFB to reopen main gate Saturday

The reopening of this gate marks a change in when the other gates will be open.

Family of Black woman shot through window sues Texas officer

The suit names the city of Fort Worth and former officer Aaron Dean as defendants.

2 killed in small plane crash near Texas airport identified

A statement Tuesday from the Rockwall Police Department identified the men killed in the Thursday crash as 75-year-old Donald L. Wehmeyer and 67-year-old Curtis G. Robertson Jr.

Houston-area priest pleads guilty to child indecency counts

Manuel La Rosa-Lopez had been facing five charges of indecency with a child.

TTU cancels tailgating, enforces mask wearing, says athletic events and graduation will move forward

Schovanec says all events and gatherings of more than 10 people scheduled between now and Monday, November 30, 2020, must be moved to an online format or postponed with a few exceptions.

State announces $420M reimbursement for Texas schools to continue remote learning

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a $420 million reimbursement program to cover costs incurred by Texas public schools that purchased Wi-Fi hotspots and/or eLearning devices (such as laptops, tablets, and Chromebooks) so students could learn remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Texas boy, 4, loses both parents to COVID-19 just months apart

As they mourn, the family is urging others to do their part to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by wearing masks and staying safe.

150+ people speak in-person during Sanctuary for the Unborn ordinance public forum

Pro-life advocates generated the petition after city council originally rejected the ordinance back in September because a law firm, hired by the city, determined the ordinance conflicts with state laws.

FBI is investigating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, AP report says

The FBI is investigating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Associated Press reported Tuesday evening, the first public confirmation that law enforcement is vetting allegations made by eight of Paxton’s former top aides that he illegally used the power of his office to benefit a political donor.

16-year-old arrested in connection with fatal shooting of Killeen teen

A 16-year-old boy was in custody Tuesday in connection with a shooting in September in Killeen that left a teenager dead.

FAA investigators found thick ice on plane after deadly crash in Lubbock

A preliminary report into the deadly plane crash that happened on Oct. 26, 2020 in Lubbock says thick ice on the plane is believed to have played a part in the crash.

Texas man sentenced for death of 2 Kansas carnival vendors

Texas man sentenced for death of 2 Kansas carnival vendors

Lindy McDaniel, MLB reliever for 21 seasons, dies at 84

Lindy McDaniel, MLB reliever for 21 seasons, dies at 84

Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US

Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US

  Pfizer to test COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 4 states

Pfizer is planning to test distribution of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in four states.

Amber Alert discontinued for 9-year-old Beeville boy

The Texas Department of Public Safety has discontinued an Amber Alert for a 9-year-old boy from Beeville, southeast of San Antonio.

Army identifies 5 Americans killed in Egypt helicopter crash

Army identifies 5 Americans killed in Egypt helicopter crash

Value of West Texas oil lands plunging amid virus pandemic

Value of West Texas oil lands plunging amid virus pandemic

Rapper Benny the Butcher shot in robbery attempt in Houston

Rapper Benny the Butcher shot in robbery attempt in Houston

  25,000 people in need get food, turkeys at Dallas food bank drive-thru

A drive-thru food pantry in Dallas distributed 600,000 pounds of food on Saturday to 25,000 people, many of whom received turkeys as part of their bundles.

Incarcerated Texans asked to work in county morgue as COVID-19 deaths overwhelm El Paso

The morgue in El Paso is so overwhelmed by the number of people dying from COVID-19, that inmates from the county’s detention facility are being brought in to assist with the overflow of bodies awaiting autopsy.

3.5 magnitude earthquake reported in Snyder Saturday night

The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake in Snyder overnight, recorded at 10:27 p.m. Saturday.

George Floyd Act seeks to make major reforms to policing in Texas

The George Floyd Act aims to de-escalate situations involving police officers and civilians and hold officers accountable for excessive force.

Army identifies 5 Americans killed in Egypt helicopter crash

A French peacekeeper and Czech officer also were killed, and a sixth American on the helicopter was injured.

Former aides file whistleblower lawsuit alleging retaliation by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

David Maxwell and Mark Penley, then two top aides to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, reported separately to the agency’s offices, where, they claim, they were subjected to hours of “irregularities, harassment and retaliation.” Then, they say, when pressured to resign, they refused.

Judge sentences Bowie County man to 17.5 years in federal prison for child porn

A 32-year-old Bowie County, Texas, man has been sentenced to prison for distribution of child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox today.

Texas county drops suit against sheriff over filming patrols

County commissioners in Texas have decided to drop their lawsuit against the outgoing sheriff for inviting A&E Network’s real-time police show “Live PD” to continue filming daily patrols even after the county ended the contract.

Texas approaches 7,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations amid spike

The surge in coronavirus infections is prompting the lone Republican in charge of one of the state's top five urban counties to appeal for the power to fine those not wearing face masks.

‘We can only do so much’: City leaders discuss mobile morgues arriving in Amarillo

Mayor Nelson addressed the people of Amarillo through a video on Facebook Thursday night over the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases in the city.

3 charged in killings in Texas, Ohio, arrested in Tennessee

The U.S. Marshals Service says agents working on a fugitive task force in Tennessee have arrested three people charged in unrelated killings in Ohio and Texas.

Texas AG whistleblowers sue for wrongful firing, retaliation

Former deputies to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are suing him for wrongful firing and retaliating against them for reporting him for alleged bribery and abuse of office.

Doug Supernaw, ’90s country singer of ‘Reno,’ dead at 60

A representative from his management team said Supernaw died in Texas on Friday.

Stolen vehicle police chase leaves Lubbock officer and suspect injured Friday morning

A suspect is in police custody at a Lubbock hospital after an early morning police chase that ended with a stolen vehicle crash and a police vehicle crash.

Gov. Abbott, DSHS announce distribution of COVID-19 antibody therapy to Texas hospitals

DSHS will allocate this initial distribution of bamlanivimab based on three criteria: new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community, new lab-confirmed COVID-19 admissions to hospitals, and total lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospitals.