Stories tagged: Texas
UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Five dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas
At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.
Sun., June 17, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas
Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing.
Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Honduran migrant who was separated from family is found dead in Texas jail in an apparent suicide
A Honduran migrant separated from his wife and child under the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy was found dead in his Texas jail cell last month, officials said.
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley refused entry to facility holding migrants’ kids
A U.S. senator said Monday he had tried to enter a federal facility in Texas where immigrant children are being held, but police were called and he was told to …
UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Trump meets with families affected by Texas shooting
President Donald Trump planned to meet Thursday with families of the victims of the Texas school shooting that left 10 people dead.
UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again
The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed …
Thu., May 24, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrapped up three days of emotional meetings on school safety and mass shootings Thursday by speaking with survivors from last week’s shooting at a high school …
Wed., May 23, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
Prominent Baptist leader removed as head of Texas seminary
A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of “unbiblical teaching” through sexist and demeaning comments to women who …
Mon., May 21, 2018, 12:46 p.m.
School shooting victims remembered as artistic, history buff
A history buff who wanted to join the Army leaned against a closet door to keep the gunman from entering and an artistic student who liked red hair dye were …
UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
‘Hope and healing’: Texas town worships after school attack
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a “hardening” of the nation’s school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
Nassar victims urge Texas to investigate Karolyis
Victims of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar are imploring Texas authorities to investigate whether Bela and Martha Karolyi could have done more to prevent Nassar’s sexual abuse at the couple’s …
Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
Texas suing to end ‘Dreamers’ program once and for all
Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 2:19 p.m.
Warrant: Suspect’s suspicious behavior drew police attention
The gunman accused of opening fire at a Dallas home improvement store – killing one police officer and critically injuring two others – was initially detained because he was acting …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Mexicans help create, not take jobs away from Texans, SMU study says
Far from taking jobs away from Texans, Mexicans are helping create additional employment opportunities, providing valuable labor for a growing economy and helping the deepening integration with Mexico, according to …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
Suspect in Vegas casino picnic shooting arrested in Texas
Authorities say a casino dealer identified as the suspect in a deadly company picnic shooting on Sunday has been arrested in a small town in the Texas Panhandle.
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92
Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a …
Sat., April 14, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
More than 2 dozen wildfires burning in Oklahoma, Texas
Strong winds are fueling more than two dozen wildfires burning across Oklahoma and Texas.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 1:27 p.m.
EPA to clean up toxic Texas site damaged by Hurricane Harvey
Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a …
Sat., April 7, 2018, 4:57 p.m.
Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats
Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what’s historically the most active time of …
Fri., April 6, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns from Congress
Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned Friday, four months after announcing he wouldn’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations.
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Soldier killed in Syria identified as 36-year-old from Texas
The American service member killed this week by a roadside bomb in northern Syria was a 36-year-old Army soldier from Texas.
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Texas executes ‘suitcase killer’
A San Antonio man who became known as the “suitcase killer” was executed Tuesday evening in Texas for the slaying of a 29-year-old Lubbock woman whose battered, naked body was …
Tue., March 27, 2018
Underground tunnels proposed for Houston flooding
The flood control district for the Houston area is considering a proposal to build massive underground tunnels to drain floodwaters from bayous across the county.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
7 months after Hurricane Harvey, flood-control projects’ fate unclear
Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston’s flooding woes went to the top of the area’s to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation’s fourth-largest city.
UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
Serial bomber uses a tripwire in fourth attack in Austin
The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Texas authorities: At least 12 arrested for animal ritual
Authorities in Texas have arrested at least a dozen people for animal cruelty after interrupting what they believe was ritual sacrifice.
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Police: 2 deadly package bombs in Texas capital are linked
Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin on Monday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man in another part …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
Texas primary turnout buoys Democrats’ hopes again
Texas is the latest place where Democrats are finding optimism for 2018 after kicking off the nation’s primary election season with their biggest midterm turnout in more than a quarter-century.
UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
In Texas GOP primary, it’s who can love Trump the most
George P. Bush’s campaign flyers in Texas declare that he’s “standing beside our president” – the one who called his dad, Jeb, an embarrassment to his family and a pathetic …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Democrats accuse Texas of voter suppression in schools
Democrats are alleging new attempts at voter suppression in Texas, where the GOP-controlled Legislature’s electoral maps and a strict voter ID law already have been previously struck down in federal …