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Texas police officer killed by man fleeing traffic stop

Former presidential doctor takes run at Thornberry’s seat

Texas judge warned for refusing to perform same-sex weddings

Midway school closed Dec. 2

The Latest: 2nd blast hits Texas chemical plant

Texas inmate freed while innocence claims investigated

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First Marvel Comics issue sells in Texas for $1.26 million

Deputy accused of stealing from Dallas store after tornado

  Trafficking advocacy on the rise in Wichita Falls

Man gets life in prison in kidnapping of 8-year-old in Texas

  Red River Valley Museum redesign begins

  Community members get behind the scenes look at WFISD schools

  City of Graham ready for big renovations

The city of Graham getting ready for some big changes. One, a fresh plan from some reality TV stars, and the other the result of 20 years of work.

Helicopters collide over Texas ranch, killing 2 people

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety board are investigating.

Photos show conditions in home where 2 Texas children were found dead

Photographs obtained by KWTX show the conditions inside a home without electricity or running water where Temple police found two local children dead, their mother unresponsive and two older girls with virtually nothing to eat or drink.

9 tornadoes confirmed in Dallas area from Sunday’s storms

The National Weather Service says nine tornadoes struck the Dallas area during Sunday’s stretch of severe storms in Texas.

  Concert supports Electra Grand Theater

  Family shows importance of fostering

Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Prop. 5 and the sales tax on sporting goods

Texas police fatally shoot man, 22, armed with baseball bat

  James Frank to seek reelection

  Thornberry addresses retirement, more in Wichita Falls

Representative Mac Thornberry made a stop in Wichita Falls Wednesday after announcing his retirement from office earlier this week.

Deadline for voter registration approaching quickly

There’s less than a week left to make sure you’re registered to vote.

  U.S. Census work underway

Work for the 2020 census has already begun, but more help is always needed.

Federal jury finds man guilty of kidnapping Texas 8-year-old

Testimony included video of Webb admitting to an FBI agent that he snatched the girl from the street.

Fire destroys several planes at small North Texas airport

Caddo Mills is a town of about 1,600.

Texas inmate executed for stabbing deaths of 2 stepsons

Sparks, 45, became the 16th inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the seventh in Texas.

VIDEO: Police release security footage in Andre Emmett shooting, asking for public’s help

Dallas police have released security video and are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspects of the Andre Emmett shooting in Dallas.

  Texas girl wins homecoming queen in dream come true

As someone who has been planning her prom day for years now, it wasn’t surprising when Ella Simpson wanted to run for homecoming queen.

  LWV actively promoting National Voter Registration Day

The League of Women Voters of Wichita Falls is partnering with four libraries in Wichita County today, Tuesday, September 24.

Army redacts report on Texas training that killed 9

The U.S. Army is not publicly releasing its full investigation into a 2016 training session at a Texas military base that left nine people dead, arguing it has the right to protect privacy and not reveal its deliberations.

3-year-old found dead in hot car in Texas

According to police, a family arrived home from a T-ball game with their two sons in the early afternoon and discovered they had accidentally left the younger child in the hot car.

Texas football players show support for rival after serious injury

North of Dallas near the Oklahoma border a middle school quarterback will be sitting on the sidelines this season, but kids from a rival team are making sure he's still part of the action

TxDot safety campaign for pedestrians

The Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDot, is launching a safety campaign to remind drivers and pedestrians to slow down, obey traffic laws and to be more alert.

Protesters cause part of Houston Ship Channel to close

The Coast Guard said the closure came after the protesters were spotted Thursday afternoon dangling from the Fred Hartman Bridge near Baytown, Texas.

Crime Stoppers tip leads to Most Wanted fugitive capture

Rodolfo Ortiz Gonzalez, 54, has ties to the Texas Syndicate gang and was wanted on parole violation.

T. Boone Pickens dies at age 91

Pickens was one of the largest donors to Oklahoma State University over the last decade.

  What lies ahead politically for Sen. Pat Fallon?

District 30 State Senator Pat Fallon has his eye on a run for U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s place in the Senate.

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing woman in 2010

The Supreme Court in 2002 barred the execution of mentally disabled people but has given states some discretion to decide how to determine intellectual disability. However, justices have wrestled with how much discretion to allow.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Mourners gather in Texas to honor slain trooper

A funeral was scheduled Friday afternoon for 49-year-old Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez.

ATF searches Lubbock home for possible connection to gun used in Odessa shootings

The FBI and local law enforcement are serving a search warrant in the 3400 block of Mesa Road in Lubbock, apparently in connection with the Midland/Odessa shootings from Saturday.

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing 2 women in 2003

Billy Jack Crutsinger, 64, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71-year-old daughter Patricia Syren.

Flores becomes 5th Texas GOP congressman retiring in 2020

Five-term Rep. Bill Flores is the 14th House Republican so far to announce plans to depart this year.

Texas Popeye’s ran out of chicken sandwiches, man pulls gun

Police say a man pulled a gun at a Popeyes restaurant in Houston after being told they were out of chicken sandwiches.

Handwritten note, roses left for Odessa Police officer

An Odessa Police officer left his home Monday morning and walked to his police unit and found a handwritten note and some flowers, according to Support Our Permian Basin Police Officers.

Gov. Abbot deploys task force to assist to Florida

The task force consists of 45 personnel who use specialized equipment including flood and swift water rescue boats.

Texas governor says ‘mistakes’ made in immigrant rhetoric

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says “mistakes were made” when he sent a fundraising letter that called on supporters to “defend Texas” from illegal immigration.

Bakkavor Foods USA Inc. recalls nearly 2,000 lbs of ready-to-eat chicken

The ready-to-eat chicken salad products are labeled as “Curry Chicken Salad” products but contain Tarragon Chicken Salad products. The items were produced on August 20, 2019.

Actor McConaughey named professor at University of Texas

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will join the University of Texas as a professor who this fall will teach in the university’s Department of Radio-Television-Film.

Cameras catch woman using saw to break into Botox clinic

Authorities say the woman stole an undisclosed amount of products from the clinic before driving away.

Pastor who’s child was shot at Texas church runs for office

The two mass shootings were part of a “trajectory” that led him to run for the state Senate, he said during a brief phone interview before stepping into a restaurant with his family.

Marlin police chief commits suicide as sexual assault warrants served

Further details weren’t immediately available.

Officials: Kidnapping suspect could be in Okla. or Texas

Texas County officials are searching for a kidnapping suspect who has ties to Texas and may try to flee the country.

Texas executes man in 1998 slaying of college student

Larry Swearingen, 48, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the December 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter.

Child sex assault suspect kills self at sheriff’s office

Investigators say a man sought on charges that he sexually assaulted two children younger than age 6 shot and killed himself outside the North Texas offices of the sheriff who was seeking him.

Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers

Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas.

WWII vets honored in Texas following D-Day events in France

More than 50 World War II veterans who were not able to attend overseas events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day have been honored in Texas.

TDI warns drivers: Make sure your auto insurance is legit

TDI is warning Texas drivers looking for bargain insurance about a scam that leaves them with no coverage even after they’ve paid their premiums.

2 inmates escape from East Texas jail, perimeter fence cut

Officers using tracking dogs are searching for two inmates who escaped from an East Texas jail

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

More than 20 local governments in Texas are facing a coordinated ransomware attack, authorities said.

Texas Roadhouse to hold multi-state fundraiser for El Paso victims

100% of the proceeds made from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday will be donated to the El Paso Community Foundation.

Senator Campbell criticizes Austin’s proposal to fund abortion logistics

Four Austin City Councilmembers announced on Monday an amendment to support funding for abortion assistance in the 2020 budget.

Black student ‘shamed’ when school officials colored hair

A 13-year-old student’s parents are suing Texas school administrators for coloring in a hair design on the black student’s head.

Texan gets life term in 2015 drowning of boy, 3, in pond

Bobby Woods Jr. was convicted Friday of capital murder for the 2015 death.

Check out these new cubs on the block

Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary is the new home to three new tiger cubs and they excited for you to meet them! Ava, Elouise, and Rosie are five-month-old mates who are full of endless energy.

Texas woman pleads guilty to making up son’s illnesses

On Friday the boy’s father, Ryan Crawford, told the newspaper: “I am happy that she decided to do the right thing. Eventually the lies had to stop.”

Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings

Acrid gun smoke clouded the sunny entrance of a Texas church on a recent Sunday.

Texas man sentenced to 70 years in prison for branding woman

Minze’s attorney says he intends to appeal the conviction and sentence.

JCPenney halves losses, will begin selling used clothing

Shares of J.C. Penney surged after the ailing department store cut its quarterly losses in half and announced that it would begin selling used clothing to staunch fading sales.

Texas father, son get prison in scam targeting airline staff

Both Dallas men were convicted last year of health care-related fraud and aggravated identity theft.

  Animal control deputies rescue 35 dogs from West Texas home

On Wednesday, Randall County Animal Control deputies went to a home in the Catalpa Trailer Park to investigate a possible animal cruelty case.

  CASA of Red River in need of volunteers

Montague County doesn't have enough volunteers for the hundreds of cases that go through the court system each year.

Governor forms new anti-terrorism unit after El Paso attack

Abbott said Wednesday that Texas will also create a new domestic terrorism unit to help “root out the extremist ideologies that fuel hatred and violence in our state.”

UPDATE: Possible motive, murder charge revealed in latest details after death of Lawton man

A first degree murder charge has been filed in the case of Byard Moore who went missing in June from a home in Lawton. Also, for the first time we have learned a possible motive for the crime.

ERCOT issued Conservation Notice, now resolved

Citing high statewide temperatures, ERCOT is requesting electric conservation in response to increased demand above current electricity supply.

Police: Texas girl dies after burn injuries went untreated

Authorities say a woman at the home tried to treat the child herself and didn’t call for an ambulance. The woman notified police about 12 hours later when the child became unresponsive.

TxDot: Back to school tips for drivers and students

As millions of Texas children return to school this month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reminds motorists and parents to take precautions to prevent traffic crashes and injuries in and around school buses.

August 25 last date to visit Battleship Texas before repairs

The Battleship Texas Foundation in May announced the ship would get a new home following repairs. No site was announced.