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Prototype of first US dollar coins going up for auction

A piece of copper that was struck by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1794 and was a prototype for the fledgling nation’s money will go up for auction Friday.

Three arrested after Central Texas teenager shot to death in parking lot of high school

Multi-billion dollar gasoline manufacturing facility coming to Ector County

  WATCH: Sen. Hughes lays out bill granting immunity to armed school security

10-year-old set fire that led to evacuation of Killeen middle school

Texas man dies in fall on snowy California mountain

Reward increased for information in 1987 Lubbock County cold case

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Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies happening this weekend

Rep. Jackson introduces bill to protect military bases from espionage

CBP Field Operations seizes over $4 million in methamphetamine

  State Representative Jay Dean gives details on house bills

Two Texas health care bills pass the house, now pending in Senate committees

Lubbock restaurants open to full capacity now face staffing shortages

Texas teacher accused of having sexual relationship with 13-year-old student

A former Tomball ISD teacher and Whitewright native was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14 and booked into the Harris County Jail Saturday.

  Sen. Hughes bill founded on racist language in quitclaim deeds passes Senate

A bill which Sen. Bryan Hughes authored after a landowner found racist language in a deed has received final passage in the Texas Senate.

Man rescued from grain elevator in Central Texas

He was working with several others inside the silo when he fell into the grain.

Central Texas teenager shot to death in parking lot of local high school

Harker Heights police are working with Killeen ISD police to investigate the shooting.

Report: 2 of 6 killed in massive crash on icy Interstate 35 had exited cars

Cops: NJ murder suspect who set body on fire caught in Texas

Murder suspect dies in backyard shootout with Texas officers

Campsites, trails to reopen after wildfire in Texas’ Big Bend National Park

  Texas Workforce Commission sees increase in unemployment insurance fraud

Uninsured patients could suffer as federal hospital waiver expires

Rep. Ashby bill investing alcohol sales tax to specialty courts passes committee

State Rep. Trent Ashby’s bill which would designate one percent of all mixed beverage sales tax to specialty courts has passed the committee phase.

Dallas police shoot, kill man brandishing replica handgun

Dallas police shoot, kill man brandishing replica handgun

  Hefner bill for armed school security immunity gets final passage in Texas House

A bill which would provide immunity from liability for school security personnel in case of a safety issue authored by an East Texas state representative has received final passage in the Texas House.

Lamesa to host annual Chicken Fried Steak Festival

The City of Lamesa, home of the original chicken fried steak, will host its 11th annual Chicken Fried Steak Festival starting Thursday, April 22.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate currently lacks the votes to pass permitless carry of handguns

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Monday that the state Senate does not currently have the votes to pass permitless carry of handguns but that he will try to see if there is a “path” to change that.

Texas on lookout for distracted drivers

Cellphone use. Eating, drinking, changing radio station. Everything can be a distraction

DPS reminds Texans to renew expired drivers licenses

DPS reminds Texans to take care of expired drivers licenses

Missing Bullard girls found safe in Plano

The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a statewide Amber Alert for two missing Dallas-area teenagers.

Court affirms convictions of Portales daycare owners after 2017 hot car death

The New Mexico Court of Appeals affirmed the convictions of two former Portales daycare workers in the death of 22-month-old Maliyah Jones after being left in a hot car in 2017.

  Ex-Texas deputy accused of killing 3 arrested after manhunt

Police said Stephen Broderick, 41, was arrested without incident about 7:30 a.m. along a rural road in Manor, an Austin suburb, Manor Police Chief Ryan Phipps said.

Wells, furnaces and septic systems damaged by Feb. winter storm may be covered by FEMA

Texas residents whose furnaces, septic systems or wells were damaged by February’s severe winter storms may be eligible for financial assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. If denied assistance, applicants may appeal.

FBI offering reward for information on sabotaged WF communication towers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Wichita Falls Police Department are asking for help solving a case from December.

Rep. Hefner’s bill requiring American-made voting machines passes committee

Rep. Cole Hefner’s bill requiring all components of voting equipment to be American made has passed the committee phase.

Potential jaguar habitat at U.S.-Mexico border identified by University of Arizona researchers

Big spotted cats prowled Arizona, New Mexico and Texas until the 19th century.

  State rep. from Dallas holds press conference on removing Confederate monuments from state capitol

A bill to rename or remove confederate monuments located in or near the State Capital was discussed on Monday morning in a press conference.

  Hefner bill for armed school security immunity passes prelim vote in Texas House

A bill which would provide immunity from liability for school security personnel in case of a safety issue authored by an East Texas state representative has passed the second reading in the Texas House.

Police: Texas man allegedly crashed Indiana State Police car

Police: Texas man allegedly crashed Indiana State Police car

No one was driving Tesla before fiery crash that killed 2 passengers in Texas, authorities say

No one was driving Tesla before fiery crash that killed 2 passengers in Texas, authorities say

Emergency supplies sales tax holiday to begin Friday

Texans can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, which begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 26.

Crash shuts down Interstate 30 W in Texarkana

The Texarkana Texas Police Department has announced that an 18-wheeler crash has shut down Interstate 30 west.

Early voting in Texas to start Monday

Early voting for eligible Texas voters will begin on Monday.

  Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said Sunday that the suspect, Stephen Broderick, is considered armed and dangerous.

USGS reports 3.1 magnitude earthquake near Snyder on Sunday afternoon

The United States Geological Survey recorded a 3.1 magnitude earthquake 18 kilometers north-northwest of Snyder on Sunday afternoon.The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 2.2 miles beneath the epicenter near Snyder in Scurry County at 3:54 p.m. local time.

Authorities identify former University of Houston linebacker as suspect in Mart double slaying

Police in Mart have identified the suspects and multiple victims of an overnight shooting.

WATCH: Boom heard by many Northeast Texans was demolition of Big Brown Power Plant

Many people in the northern portion of East Texas may have heard a big boom Sunday morning.

  Smith County sheriff reacts to Rep. Schaefer’s bill allowing for carrying guns without a permit

Larry smith, the Smith County Sheriff agrees with Rep. Matt Schaefer bill. He says he wants people to have a way to protect themselves, since it can take time for law enforcement to get to the scene.

Senate bills on Texas legislative session floor target transgender youth sports participation, health care

A number of Texas senate and house bills are making their way through the legislative session that target transgender youth participation in sports and their access to health care.

Texas House approves bill that would allow people to carry a gun without a license

The Texas House has approved a bill that would allow handguns to be carried without a permit.

  Sen. Hughes bill to publish voting history record passes committee

A Texas Senate committee has unanimously passed an East Texas legislator’s bill which would require the secretary of state to publish voting history records.

Shootout in San Antonio leaves 2 men dead, police officer injured

The police officer approached the vehicle and “spoke casually” with the driver for a couple minutes, Police Chief McManus said.

Texas trooper runs over, kills man lying on Austin street

Texas trooper runs over, kills man lying on Austin street

Police: Ex-Texas lieutenant governor pushed woman into bench

Police: Ex-Texas lieutenant governor pushed woman into bench

Ex-Dallas cop fired after murder charges wants his job back

Ex-Dallas cop fired after murder charges wants his job back

Feds: Man charged with threatening Amazon was radicalized

Feds: Man charged with threatening Amazon was radicalized

Texas’ longest serving death row inmate has sentence tossed

Texas’ longest serving death row inmate has sentence tossed

Impounding begins at new Fannin County lake

A new Texoma lake is near completion. Wednesday the North Texas Municipal Water District began pumping water into the new Bois d’Arc lake in Fannin County. Crews are working hard to finish the lake’s 2-mile long dam.

Sen. Hughes’ fetal heartbeat bill passes House committee vote

A House version of Sen. Bryan Hughes’ fetal heartbeat bill has passed through the committee phase.

Popular Central Texas marina and resort to close after 70 years following bankruptcy filing

Uncle Gus’ Marina and Resort on Lake Whitney, which opened in 1952, is set to close beginning next Wednesday after a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Friday.

  Rep. Schaefer bill allowing no-permit gun carry gets final OK in House

The Texas House has passed an East Texas legislator’s bill allowing for guns to be carried without a permit in certain situations in a final vote Friday morning.

Rep. Schaefer bill closing loophole on some late-term abortions passes committee

A House committee has passed an East Texas legislator’s bill which would stop late-term abortions when the fetus has a severe medical issue.

I-30 W closed for hours in Texarkana after 18-wheeler crashes in guardrail; dog missing

Drivers are asked to avoid this area as delays are expected.

Texas Tech University school of Veterinary Medicine solidifies pioneer class

The fall semester can’t come soon enough for some. Texas Tech’s Veterinary school of medicine is still on track to open this August.

James Franco visits Archer City to buy books

James Franco visits Archer City

  Rep. Schaefer bill allowing no-permit gun carry passes prelim vote in House

The Texas House has passed an East Texas legislator’s bill allowing for guns to be carried without a permit in certain situations in a preliminary vote Thursday night.

San Antonio airport on lockdown after police shooting

An airport spokeswoman said the incident happened on the Terminal A lower level.

Federal assistance registration extended for Texans impacted by winter storm

Individuals who live in qualifying counties now have until May 20, 2021 to submit damages and make claims to FEMA.

DPS waiver for expired licenses has ended, temporary licenses available

The COVID-related waiver on expiration dates for driver licenses and identification cards has now ended.

Murder suspect in custody after removing GPS ankle monitor

A murder suspect is back in custody after removing his GPS ankle monitor less than a week after he was ordered to wear one.

Rep. White’s ballot paper trail bill gets committee OK

A House committee has passed an East Texas representative’s bill which would require electronic voting machines to produce a traceable paper ballot.

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Skellytown

The USGS reported that a 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit about 21 miles north of Skellytown around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Ex-Texas lieutenant governor arrested after alleged assault

Ex-Texas lieutenant governor arrested after alleged assault

  Rep. Paddie bill on digital license plates gets final OK in House

The Texas House has given final passage to an East Texas legislator’s bill which would allow Texans to have digital license plates.

Texas truck driver indicted in deaths of 8 migrants in crash

Texas truck driver indicted in deaths of 8 migrants in crash

1 arrested, 1 sought in connection to Texas officer shooting

1 arrested, 1 sought in connection to Texas officer shooting

  Texas students disciplined over ‘slave auction’ on Snapchat

A group of ninth-grade students has been disciplined for cyberbullying other students based on their race, the school district says.

  Gun store owner reacts to Rep. Schaefer bill proposal allowing for carrying guns without permit

On Thursday, state Rep. Matt Schaefer, of Tyler, will be introducing a bill to the full Texas house. That bill would remove any license or permit requirements to carry a gun in most public spaces. One gun store owner Mack Woods is concerned about house bill 1927.

1 arrested, 1 sought in connection to Texas officer shooting

Authorities say a Texas police officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop.

  Reminder: IRS extends tax deadline to June 15 for Texans

In a normal year, Thursday, April 15 would have been Tax Day. Not this year.