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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.

  What lies ahead politically for Sen. Pat Fallon?

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing woman in 2010

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

Mourners gather in Texas to honor slain trooper

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

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

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Flores becomes 5th Texas GOP congressman retiring in 2020

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

Handwritten note, roses left for Odessa Police officer

Gov. Abbot deploys task force to assist to Florida

Texas governor says ‘mistakes’ made in immigrant rhetoric

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

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 executes man in 1998 slaying of college student

Child sex assault suspect kills self at sheriff’s office

Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers

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

TDI warns drivers: Make sure your auto insurance is legit

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.

Boardwalk damaged by Harvey reopens at Texas wildlife refuge

The boardwalk now has handrails in addition to being wide enough that a visitor can navigate it while carrying a kayak.

Fort Worth police fatally shoot man during domestic dispute

The wounded man was transported to a hospital, where he died. Further details on him weren’t immediately released.

Texas service held for Vietnam War pilot, killed in 1967

Col. Roy Knight Jr. was remembered Saturday during services in the town of Cool, near Weatherford, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) west of Dallas.

Garland, Texas, police shoot, kill man wielding large knives

Police in Garland, Texas, say two officers shot and killed a man who charged at them wielding two large knives.

3D printer gun plans seller pleads guilty to sex with minor

The founder of a Texas company that sells plans for making untraceable 3D printed guns pleaded guilty Friday to having sex with an underage girl.

US says border agents patrolling river shot at from Mexico

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents patrolling the Rio Grande have been shot at by gunmen from the Mexican side.

Reward Increased to $8,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender from Houston

All tips are anonymous, regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

Cowboys donating $50,000 to victims in El Paso shooting

The Dallas Cowboys are donating $50,000 to a fund for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22 people and left about two dozen others injured in El Paso, Texas.

Texas man convicted second time for wife’s 1999 killing

A former high school football coach in the Houston area has been convicted for a second time in his pregnant wife’s killing 20 years ago.

El Paso opens healing center as it prepares for Trump visit

On Monday, Crusius was assigned a veteran public defender from San Antonio, Mark Stevens.

6th person, burned homeless man, dies following Texas wreck

A homeless man who suffered burns when a vehicle crashed and burst into flames near a tent where he was staying has died, increasing the death toll from a North Texas wreck to six.

Texas inmate suspected in death of common-law wife dies

A suspected cause of death was not released. The statement said the sheriff’s office criminal investigation and internal affairs divisions will investigated the death.

Mom’s ex faces new charge in death of 4-year-old Texas girl

Maleah was missing for several weeks before her remains were found by an Arkansas highway in May.

Judge to rule on Texan charged in Southwest flight dispute

A federal judge will determine whether a profanity-laced tantrum by a Texas man aboard a Southwest Airlines flight last year constituted a threat to the flight crew and passengers or was merely rude behavior.

Man charged with threatening massacre at Florida Walmart

A Florida man is charged with threatening to open fire inside a Walmart, one day after a gunman killed 20 inside a Texas store.

5 killed when Texas pickup strikes tree, bursts into flames

They say the pickup was engulfed in flames and the victims couldn’t immediately be identified.

Texas to consider dedicating $600M to prevent highway deaths

State transportation officials are considering a plan that would earmark $390 million to help reduce highway deaths by straightening roads, improving lighting and adding guardrails.

Baby discovered dead in hot vehicle at Dallas-area car wash

The National Weather Service says temperatures reached the mid-90s in the Dallas area on Thursday.

Ex-Texas police chief gets life for killing couple

A former Texas police chief has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting a couple in upstate New York.

Texas officer accidentally kills woman while shooting at dog

Investigators are reviewing body camera footage of the shooting.

Rep. Will Hurd, lone black House Republican, won’t run again

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, an ex-CIA undercover officer and the lone African-American Republican in the House, says he won’t seek a third House term in next year’s elections.

Texas joins states’ lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Texas has joined more than a dozen states that are suing to stop T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of rival cellphone company Sprint.

Collin County officers arrest 19 in child exploitation bust ‘Operation Athena’

Nineteen people have been arrested in an operation conducted by the Collin County Sheriff’s Office according to a CBS DFW report.

Austin police shoot knife-wielding man dead

Two officers are on administrative leave pending investigation of the police shooting of a knife-wielding man inside the gym of a downtown Austin condominium building.

Texas man charged with supporting Islamic State group

A criminal complaint states Kuzu and his brother left their home in the Dallas suburb of Plano in 2014, traveled to Turkey and were then smuggled across the Syrian border to join IS.

Ex-deputy says he feared attack before shooting unarmed man

If convicted, Brewer faces up to life in prison.

Texas county sues day after Exxon Mobil plant blast and fire

It’s the second lawsuit the county has filed against the petrochemical giant this year. It sued in March following a fire at another Baytown plant.

Texas man gets 20 years for handicap parking space killing

Prosecutors say Hall confronted Garza about using a space reserved for people with disabilities without a handicapped sticker.

Texas repeat robber gets 15 years, held up 2 banks 3 times

Prosecutors say a repeat bank robber blamed for eight holdups in Texas has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in a brazen case including two financial institutions each hit three times.

Texas school chief suspended after head-butting incident

A police report said he appeared to be intoxicated and head-butted the superintendent for the Socorro Independent School District, which covers much of El Paso County.

New Selena mural graces slain singer’s Texas neighborhood

It says, “The goal isn’t to live Forever but to create something that will.”

Mansfield Police to charge North Texas aunt with capital murder

The report says Merica Sneed was arrested on Saturday, July 27 on charges of Injury to a Child and Causing Serious Bodily Injury.

Texas Republican Conaway won’t seek 9th term in Congress

He said the time had come for him to put his family first.

Police say Texas man killed wife, stored body in freezer

Investigators believe a 66-year-old Dallas-area man killed his estranged 24-year-old wife and stored her body in a freezer before taking his own life.

Historic 124-year-old Central Texas church burns to ground

No injuries were reported. A statement from the diocese says the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Manager accused of trafficking teen for sex at motel

It’s unclear if Patel had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Texas mom yells racial slur during arrest after leaving infant in running car while she drank shots in a nightclub

Officers responded at around 1:45 a.m. Sunday to the Trackside Night Club and found the infant in a safety seat in the backseat of a car.

Texas teenager accused of murder, rapes to be tried as adult

“I don’t usually certify,” Judge Andrea Martin Lane told The Dallas Morning News. “If there is a chance, then I’m most likely going to give them a chance.”