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Police: Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house

Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.


Detainee on hunger strike details force-feeding

Immigrants who have joined a hunger strike over conditions inside U.S. detention facilities are being force-fed through plastic nasal tubes at a Texas location.


Houston wins praise for handling of girl’s drive-by shooting

Activists praised Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl, a …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Some Texas lawmakers see less appetite for divisive measures

Texas’ last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over …


Prosecutors say shooting death of 7-year-old girl arose from case of mistaken identity

Prosecutors said Sunday that the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl as she rode in her family’s vehicle stemmed from a case of mistaken identity.


Teens were throwing eggs at cars, Houston police say. Now a mother of 2 is dead.

Teenagers throwing eggs at cars led to a deadly car accident in Houston.


In Texas, 17 new judges bring ‘Black Girl Magic’ to courthouses

On Tuesday, the newly elected judiciary for Harris County was sworn in, including the 17 women who were part of the “Black Girl Magic” campaign.


Man hacks into Houston couple’s baby monitor and threatens to kidnap their son

A Houston-area couple was frightened Monday night when someone hacked into a camera they use to monitor their infant son and threatened to kidnap him.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health-care law unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas threw a dagger into the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, ruling that the entire health-care law is unconstitutional because of a recent change in …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas,expand smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and over the next three years grown in Pittsburgh, New …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:14 p.m.

Flag-waving crowds in Texas watch Bush’s funeral train

Flag waving-crowds lined the tracks as a special funeral train carried the flag-draped body of former President George H.W. Bush to College Station, Texas, where he’ll be buried on the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 – for the 41st president – carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

U.S. nixed FBI checks on staff at migrant teen detention camp

The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 9:20 a.m.

WWII pilot killed in vintage airplane crash in Texas

The 93-year-old passenger who was killed when a World War II-era fighter aircraft crashed in South Texas had been a WWII pilot, according to group that arranges fighter plane rides …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Texas big man Drew Timme commits to Gonzaga

Gonzaga bolstered its 2019 recruiting class with a standout forward from Texas. Drew Timme announced his commitment Wednesday morning to the Zags at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Cruz fends off O’Rourke in Texas Senate race

Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed …


Report: Texas man charged with DUI after scooter crash

Police in Texas charged a 30-year-old man with driving while intoxicated after he crashed a scooter outside a restaurant on Halloween, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Texas attorney general favored to win despite indictment

Three years ago, criminal charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appeared to put his political future in peril.


Houston City Council short circuits proposed robot brothel

A Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders.


Texas surf resort tested after ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death

Test results are expected later this week after a man who visited a landlocked surf resort in Central Texas died from a rare “brain-eating amoeba,” local health officials said Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Idaho prison officials send more inmates out of state

Idaho Department of Correction officials said they have moved another 150 inmates to a prison in Texas because there aren’t enough prison beds in Idaho.


After Willie Nelson says he’ll perform for Beto O’Rourke, some mad fans say ‘Now git!’

After Texas music icon Willie Nelson announced that he’ll headline a Sept. 29 rally for Democrat Beto O’Rourke – who is challenging Republican Ted Cruz for a seat in the …


Lawyer: Dallas cop who killed man at home should be charged

The lawyer for the family of a man who was gunned down at his home by a Dallas police officer is calling for her to be arrested and charged, saying …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

O’Rourke bets national attention lifts him in Texas race

If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O’Rourke would win Texas’ Senate race in a landslide.


Police reports detail Beto O’Rourke’s 1998 drunken-driving arrest

HOUSTON – Police documents from a decades-old drunken-driving arrest of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke provide a more complete picture of an incident that the congressman has long acknowledged. The …


Federal judge denies states’ request to end DACA

A federal judge on Friday declined to order that the U.S. government halt an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation, marking a blow to President Donald Trump and …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

Trump to stump for one-time rival Cruz in Texas in October

President Donald Trump says he’ll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 12:53 p.m.

Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns says he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a …


Texas man in 3D-printed firearms case welcomes legal battle

Wilson posted how-to plans for his gun online and said he wanted to do the same for future 3D-printed firearms, launching a national debate – and a still-raging legal battle …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Texas Republicans squelch ‘red flag’ gun law prospects

Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that …