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38 min ago |

4 children, parents killed in Texas shooting

Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, is charged with multiple counts of capital murder in the killings Wednesday evening, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman said early Thursday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

3 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Man gets 40 years in South Texas drugs, guns case

A San Antonio gang member has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for pushing crack cocaine and trying to smuggle guns to a Mexican drug cartel.


Related Topix: Drugs

7 hrs ago |

Texas man's rampage leaves six dead

Law enforcement officers surround a shooting suspect on July 9, 2014, in Spring, Texas.


Related Topix: Spring, TX, Harris County, TX

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

East Texas father arrested, charged after child dies in hot car

On Wednesday, Smith County Sheriff's Office detectives and patrol deputies arrested Russell Lindstrom, 33, of Flint in connection to the two toddlers who were found in a pickup with the windows rolled up .


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law


Texas robbery suspect sets himself on fire, then is shot by police

Police in a Dallas suburb shot a suspected burglar after he poured a flammable material on his clothing and set himself on fire on Wednesday outside a chicken wing restaurant, a city official said.


University of Texas president resigning next year

After years of clashes with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the group that oversees the University of Texas System, the president of its flagship Austin campus reached a resignation deal Wednesday that will keep him on the job until June 2015.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

KHOU-TV Houston

Texas city using treated wastewater for drinking

As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Wichita Falls, TX, West, TX

WNDH-FM Napoleon

A new genre is born with this masterpiece filmed over 12 years with the same actors.

I have never seen a movie like this. And I probably won't again. It's a story about growing up, seen through the eyes of a child over 12 years.


Related Topix: Before Midnight, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Dazed and Confused, Slacker, Richard Linklater, Celebrities, Ethan Hawke

President Obama resists calls to visit Texas border

Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Southern border, acknowledging they've been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, FEMA, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama


Obama request for border money gets wary reception

Congressional Republicans on Wednesday cast a skeptical eye on a White House request for $3.7 billion to address an influx of child migrants at the U.S. border while President Barack Obama headed to Texas to meet a top critic, Texas Governor Rick Perry.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors


US immigration policy a disaster, experts say

GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a vocal critic of President Obama's immigration policies while the president has said the GOP-controlled U.S. House has not acted on his immigration measures.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Birmingham-Southern College, Southern College

KTEN-TV Denison

Suspect arrested in slaying of Texas delivery man

A suspect has been captured in the death of a San Antonio pizza delivery man who was run over by his own car as the vehicle was stolen.


KFYI-AM Phoenix

No Bailout for the Border Kids

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet on Wednesday to talk about the humanitarian emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the real fireworks are likely to be on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans will begin working on the president's $3.7 billion funding request for emergency operations to deal with the crisis.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Family, Kids, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

Despite Success, Some Shortcomings in Texas Higher Ed

As the state's 15-year higher education plan comes to an end, some objectives in key areas - including college enrollment among certain ethnic groups and degrees awarded in math and science - are unlikely to be met.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

WLS-AM Chicago

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Meet in Dallas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet with President Obama Wednesday when the president visits Dallas, a spokesman for the governor tells ABC News.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Police: Texas man arrested in toddler's death

Authorities say a man has been arrested in the beating death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter, whose body was buried under a North Texas bridge.


Natural gas booma s future may be in China

Chinese cities are choking in smog, and its government is intent on moving the country away from coal to cleaner-burning natural gas, said Anne-Sophie Corbeau, a senior gas analyst for the International Energy Agency.



$5,000 Reward offered for Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender with ties to East Texas

Hofstetter has a violent criminal past, and is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, probation violation and parole violation.


Related Topix: Prison, Fort Worth, TX, Tarrant County, TX

Contra Costa Times

Sofia Vergara dating 'True Blood' star Joe Manganiello

The 41-year-old "Modern Family" star is seeing the 37-year-old "True Blood" actor a mere six weeks after breaking up with former fiance Nick Loeb.


Related Topix: Joe Manganiello

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Obama seeks $3.7 billion in immigration funds

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to better respond to the influx of immigrants illegally crossing the border into Texas, White House officials said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Prison


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