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  Tornadoes, storms in the Plains not as bad as feared

More than a dozen sightings of tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Missouri, but they were in sparsely populated areas.

  Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

  1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws

  Video shows robber disarming officer, holding her at gunpoint in Verizon store

  Hollywood icon Doris Day’s legacy lives on at East Texas equine center

  Boy burned while handling lime juice because of skin condition

  Tiger owner arrested for leaving animal caged at vacant Houston house

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Caddo Lake flooding taking a toll on residents

U.S. China trade negotiations impacts West Texas cotton industry

Texas farmers could begin growing hemp under legislation gaining steam in both chambers

Eyewitnesses remember Amarillo’s tornado 70 years later

  Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

Truck loses load, spilling chemicals in East Texas

  Mother of missing Texas girl heckled after canceled hearing

The mother of a missing 4-year-old Texas girl was heckled outside a courtroom on Monday by people who questioned if she had done enough to protect her daughter before her disappearance.

Former first lady Laura Bush’s mother dies in Texas at 99

Jenna Welch, the mother of former first lady Laura Bush, has died in Texas. She was 99.

Police charge stepfather of missing Texas girl with evidence tampering

The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitives Task Force took him into custody on Saturday.

95-year-old man pistol-whipped, robbed in his home

Surveillance video shows a woman at the man's door asking for water. Moments later, she waves another man inside the house. The sounds of the 95-year-old victim being pistol-whipped and robbed are then heard.

  More flooding seen in Texas, South

Missing Texas girl: Police find car that stepfather reported stolen

9-foot alligator wrangled in Houston neighborhood

Texas power grid manager expects to avoid summer blackouts

Texas House passes bill sponsored by ETX rep to ease requirements for plumbing careers

Congressman’s ex-aide says she was fired for being pregnant

  Man placed in hospice has final wish: get his 11 rescue dogs adopted

A Texas man was recently given one week to live. His final wish is to continue the work he’s been doing for two years by getting his 11 rescue dogs adopted.

Texas bill would let voters decide on Confederate monuments

Removal of Confederate and other historical markers would need approval from voters or state lawmakers under a bill that won initial approval by the state Senate on Tuesday

Sandra Bland’s own video of 2015 Texas traffic stop surfaces

Bland was found hanging in her jail cell outside Houston three days after her arrest. Her death and dashcam video showing Trooper Brian Encinia trying to pull the 28-year-old Chicago-area woman out of her vehicle became flashpoints in the debate over the treatment of black people by police.

Report: Vaccine exemptions in Texas rise for 15th year

The Texas Department of Health Services says the number of Texans who chose to not immunize their children jumped this past school year despite a record-breaking measles national outbreak

Texas seeks more armed school personnel after mass shooting

Nearly a year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school killed eight students and two substitute teachers, lawmakers in the gun-friendly state are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses

Texas police arrest bartender who served man prior to attack

Authorities in suburban Dallas have arrested a bartender who served drinks to a man who later went to his estranged wife's home and fatally shot her and seven others as they gathered to watch the Dallas Cowboys play

Missing 3-year-old found safe; AMBER Alert canceled

No word on whether police also found 20-year-old suspected of taking child

Texas Senate approves school finance reform bill, but opts not to fund it with a sales tax hike

The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill to massively overhaul public school finance, but did so while backing away from a proposal to use an increased sales tax to lower school district property taxes.

Former Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith stars in a new true-crime series

Six-part series features former Sheriff J.B. Smith in Lone Star Justice

Texas Tech University Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt signs new contract

Hocutt’s contract includes an increase in compensation to $1.5 million annually with 3 percent increases each year, beginning September 1, 2019, and an extension to August 31, 2027.

5-year-old girl abducted by 3 men in Texas, stepfather says

The stepfather told police that he, the 5-year-old and her younger brother were abducted by three men. They allegedly let the stepfather and boy go but kept the little girl.

Texas 12-year-old charged in fatal shooting of brother, 10

Authorities say the 12-year-old was placed in custody in the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Intoxicated driver in wreck that killed 2 teens sentenced to prison

Austin Junell was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter in December, the Mabank police stated his blood tests confirmed the charge.

  More than 500,000 bees killed in Texas arson attack

Someone killed more than 500,000 bees by setting their hives on fire, tipping them over and dumping some in a pond.

Electric scooters could soon be kicked off Texas sidewalks, if state Senate gets its way

Texans could soon be banned from riding electric scooters along sidewalks in the cities where the divisive devices have recently popped up. The Texas Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would add that prohibition and require that scooter users be at least 16 years old.

US government to give DNA tests at border to check for fraud

Officials with the Department of Homeland Security wouldn't say where the DNA pilot program would begin, but they did say it would start as early as next week and would be very limited.

Proposed bill in Texas would ban people from using food stamps on sodas, energy drinks, junk food

Included in the bill are sweetened or carbonated beverages, some potato or corn chips, cookies and candies.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate won’t pass bill to lower penalties for marijuana

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate won’t pass bill to lower penalties for marijuana.

  Man assaults Domino’s coworker over ‘Avengers: Endgame’ spoiler

Police were called to the Houston-area Domino's Sunday night after an employee spoiled part of the movie, and his coworker was not happy about it.

‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom back in jail after bond revoked

A judge has revoked the bond of 52-year-old Tonya Couch, citing a failed urine test required by terms of her $75,000 bond.

  Charges filed after fire at Texas petrochemical facility

Water pollution charges were filed Monday against a company that owns a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility where a large fire that burned for days in March caused chemicals to flow into a nearby waterway.

West Texas couple take breathtaking wedding photos under beautiful storm clouds

An Amarillo couple’s wedding photos are taking social media by storm.

Texas will end its botched voter citizenship review and rescind its list of flagged voters

The state had questioned the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, but many naturalized citizens turned out to be on the list.

  Passenger shot, killed during Uber ride in Houston

The victim has been identified as James Grant Booker, 26. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.

Lubbock woman finds her “match made in heaven” after two years on liver transplant list

After an ongoing battle with Stage 2 Liver Cancer, two years on the transplant list, and many potential donors, 20-year-old Majesty Cabarello finally found her “perfect match.”

Voter identity lawsuit against Texas Secretary of State ends in settlement

The case over questioning voter legitimacy of close to 100,000 voters has been settled.

  NWS confirms two tornados: Supercell in San Augustine

The National Weather Service survey determines Texas area tornadoes were EF-1 and EF-2.

  Students say service dogs not allowed in senior class photo

For the Texas high school students, the dogs aren’t just animals – they’re their lifeline, alerting them when something goes wrong medically. That’s why they didn’t think twice about having the dogs in their senior class picture.

Emergency preparation supplies available for Texas sales tax holiday

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding Texas that they can purchase emergency preparation supplies tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday this weekend.

‘Serial child abusers’ sentenced to 60 years for filming sexual assault of 25 children

The husband and wife pleaded guilty to enticing children to engage in sexual activity, recording that activity and then distributing it, according to federal court documents.

School administrator accused of drawing on boy’s head with marker over dress code issue

The Texas school district says the administrator has been placed on leave and faces further consequences for what it calls mishandling disciplinary action.

New bills would stop Daylight Saving Time in Texas

A new bill that would get rid of the twice a year clock change is receiving mixed reviews.

Houston girl dies after fight outside middle school

Kashala Francis was involved in a fight last Thursday. She was taken to the hospital Sunday where she later died.

  Border militia leader planned assassinations of Hillary Clinton, Obama, Soros, complaint says

His arrest follows widespread criticism after videos surfaced of their members carrying firearms and detaining groups of immigrants crossing the border.

Buddhist Monk walking across America on Route 66 aims to spread message of peace

A Buddhist Monk who is walking across America on Route 66 hoping to spread a message of peace is passing through Amarillo.

Police investigating injury to child at Hallsville daycare

Child injured at Hallsville daycare.

MJ Hegar, former congressional candidate, says she’s running to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

Hegar, the former Air Force helicopter pilot who mounted a spirited challenge to U.S. Rep. John Carter in 2018, is running for the U.S. Senate next year.

6 people died in Texas small plane crash, officials say

A man regularly volunteered to fly sick people in remote parts of the country to hospitals in Houston and Dallas was at the controls of a twin-engine airplane that crashed Monday in the Hill Country of Central Texas, killing all six aboard.

Ex-Texas swimmer sues company over alleged tainted vitamins

Madisyn Cox filed the suit Monday. The company said it is “saddened and disappointed.”

Contractor to start removing trees in Cherokee County

Contractor to start removing trees in Alto.

Flights canceled in East Texas, Dallas ahead of severe weather

The possibility for severe weather throughout North Texas has is cancellations at Dallas airports.

Strong storms rumble across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas

Severe thunderstorms rumbled across North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas, producing several tornadoes and unleashing widespread hail.

Funeral arrangements announced for Whitehouse student drowning victim

Junior T.J. Reaves funeral announcement.

Mike Pence to hold fundraisers in Dallas, Midland next week

Vice President Mike Pence is returning to Texas next week for a pair of fundraisers.

Calling all teachers: Education job fair for Region 7

An educator job fair in Kilgore will offer meet and greets with over 30 school districts.

18-wheeler spills animal waste on Texas freeway

The incident on Tuesday shut down Highway 59 for four hours. Police said the driver may receive a citation.

Richard Cole, last WWII Doolittle Raider, dies in Texas

Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who carried out the daring U.S. attack on Japan during World War II, died Tuesday at a military hospital in Texas. He was 103.

After high school shooting, Texas campuses could soon have more armed marshals

Armed marshal program in Texas schools gains steam as a bill passes in the Senate and now moves to the Texas House for debate.

Owner of car vandalized during riot following Tech win: ‘Don’t park on Broadway’

What started as a night to celebrate another Red Raider win ended in destruction.

‘Back the Bluebonnet’ challenge has Texas law enforcement playing in meadows, frolicking in fields

The #BacktheBlueBonnet challenge has public servants and emergency responders pausing to smell the flowers

Longview man dies following lawnmower accident

Longview man dies following lawnmower accident

Marshall woman sentenced for slamming child’s head against crib

Marshall woman is sentenced for causing a brain bleed to a child in 2017

  Texas bans spiritual advisers in death chambers during execution

The move comes after a Supreme Court ruling last week that halted the execution of a Texas inmate who wanted a Buddhist adviser with him.

  Immigration agents arrest 280 at Texas tech repair company

The federal agency says the technology repair company employees were working in the United States illegally, but did not release details of who was detained.

Texarkana driver allegedly struck elderly man in motorized wheelchair

A Texarkana driver was arrested for hitting an elderly man while he attempted to cross the street.

  Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

International Terminals Company said the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark plume of smoke thousands of feet in the air, though officials said air quality remained safe.