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2 missing Texas teens found safe; Amber Alert canceled

An Amber Alert for a 16-year-old and 17-year-old in Texas was discontinued after they were found safe.

Registration deadline extended for FEMA winter storm aid

  Scrutiny of Tesla crash a sign that regulation may be coming

Missing Bullard girls found safe in Plano

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 4 new cases, 11 new recoveries on Monday

  Ex-Texas deputy accused of killing 3 arrested after manhunt

Police: Texas man allegedly crashed Indiana State Police car

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USGS reports 3.1 magnitude earthquake near Snyder on Sunday afternoon

Texas House approves bill that would allow people to carry a gun without a license

Texas trooper runs over, kills man lying on Austin street

Feds: Man charged with threatening Amazon was radicalized

Texas’ longest serving death row inmate has sentence tossed

Wichita County among 35 counties participating in 7th week of Save Our Seniors initiative

Federal assistance registration extended for Texans impacted by winter storm

Individuals who live in qualifying counties now have until May 20, 2021 to submit damages and make claims to FEMA.

Man who held National Guard troops at gunpoint indicted, charged with 11 counts of assault

The man accused of holding 11 National Guard troops at gunpoint was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday, Apr. 14, charged with 11 counts of assaulting a federal officer with a deadly or dangerous weapon.

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Skellytown

The USGS reported that a 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit about 21 miles north of Skellytown around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Ex-Texas lieutenant governor arrested after alleged assault

Ex-Texas lieutenant governor arrested after alleged assault

Texas truck driver indicted in deaths of 8 migrants in crash

Expiration waiver for driver licenses has now ended

  Father returns to SAFB 31 years later to present wings to his son

Texas DPS trooper injured after mass shooting to be released from hospital

NY jail guard, a soldier, arrested in Texas in fraud case

Texas students disciplined over ‘slave trade’ on Snapchat

ERCOT energy conservation request over for the evening

ERCOT posted on social media the reason for their request.

Texas vehicle title, registration waiver to end April 14

Starting April 14, 2021, police officers in Texas will once again start writing tickets for expired inspection stickers, vehicle registrations, and drivers licenses.

White House releases American Jobs Plan fact sheets; Texas receives “C” grade

The White House has released state-by-state fact sheets to highlight the nationwide need for the American Jobs Plan.

Teen identified as victim in Bryan shooting, second person also shot, according to police

Bryan police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting that happened at the Bryan Regional Athletic Complex Sunday.

Prosecutors seek 5-year prison term for former neo-Nazi group leader from Texas

Prosecutors seek 5-year prison term for former neo-Nazi group leader from Texas

Wildfire burning in Texas’ Big Bend National Park

The South Rim Fire has continued to burn through woodlands and grass of the high Chisos Mountains, creating plumes of smoke visible throughout Big Bend National Park.

5 people shot, 1 killed after possible gang-related shootout between cars on Texas highway

During the shootout, a stray bullet hit a woman in a separate, unrelated vehicle, police said.

Wichita Falls man charged with plotting to blow up data center

According to the complaint, the investigation began after a concerned citizen contacted the FBI on Jan. 8 about alarming statements posted on a forum dedicated to organizing militia groups.

  Police: Employee kills 1, wounds 5 at Texas cabinet business

Police confirm multiple people were shot during an incident Thursday afternoon at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan.

New Texas House Bill would allow Texans to carry firearm without a permit, may become law this year

A new Texas House Bill that would allow Texans to carry a firearm without a permit has a chance of becoming law this year.

  FBI conducts investigation at house on Keeler Avenue

Stick with News Channel 6 as we learn more.

Texas DPS trooper shot in Grimes County

Sources tell KBTX a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has been shot in Grimes County.

Fort Hood brigade combat team commander relieved of duties

He was under investigation after allegations of toxic leadership and violation of COVID-19 quarantine rules were leveled.

  Texoma school districts react to STAAR Test problems

School districts in Vernon and Electra continue to react to the Texas Education Agency STAAR Testing.

WF Regional Airport to receive $1 million in Coronavirus relief funds

The awarded funds total at $1,022,386.

  Military kids honored during Sheppard AFB Elementary’s “Month of the Military Kid”

April is the month of the military kid and military bases across the nation bring attention to the challenges and honor those living on base right alongside their parents.

Texans with 940 area codes will soon need to dial all 10 digits

Texans in several regions, including those with 940 area codes, will soon have to dial all 10 digits for local calls.

High school students encouraged to participate in Congressional Art Competition

High school students in Texas’ 13th Congressional District are being encouraged to participate in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.

Emergency SNAP benefits extended through April for Texas families

Families and individuals who depend on the Texas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will have the benefit through April.

ERCOT releases preliminary report on outages, power loss

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) submitted the attached preliminary report on the causes of generator outages and power reduction during the February 14-19 extreme cold weather event.

Pew: More U.S. adults say they are constantly online

A recent Pew Research Center survey shows more than 30% of U.S. adults feel they are online constantly. That is up from more than 20% in 2015.

TEA on STAAR Test problems: ‘What happened today is completely unacceptable’

On the first day of the STAAR test for fourth and seventh graders in Texas, the online testing platform experience connectivity issues and caused the students to stop testing for the day.

First day of STAAR testing canceled for thousands of students experiencing technical issues across Texas

Texas education officials advised districts to suspend the first day of STAAR testing after thousands of students showed up in person and were prevented from taking the standardized test online because of widespread technical issues across the state.

Gov. Abbott Executive Order prohibits government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order Tuesday prohibiting government-mandated “vaccine passports” in Texas.

Gov. Abbott declines to throw first pitch at Texas Rangers game

The governor cited Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to move the MLB All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to Georgia’s new election integrity laws.

  Republicans propose bills to change early voting

Possible changes for early voting

  WFPD honors fallen Texas DPS trooper

WFPD honors fallen Texas DPS trooper

Texas Senate approves bill to stop social media companies from banning Texans for political views

Some experts have raised doubts whether the bill will hold up in court.

Trooper Chad Walker dies after roadside shooting near Mexia

In his final lifesaving act, Trooper Walker’s organs were donated to save others

Rep. Ronny Jackson visits U.S.-Mexico border amid migrant crisis

Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) released a statement Wednesday as to what he saw this week at our southern border.

Texas trooper shot in roadside attack no longer displaying brain activity

Walker, who was struck in the head and the abdomen, was taken to the Waco hospital in critical condition.

  WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz, congressional leaders hold press conference over growing U.S.-Mexico border crisis

Senator Ted Cruz, congressional leaders hold press conference over growing U.S.-Mexico border crisis

WIC Program features “Maya” chatbot

WIC has new Chatbot.

Gov. Abbott letter urges President Biden to prosecute human traffickers, interview minors at border

The letter was written Tuesday.

Teenager charged in death of Waco woman struck by stray bullet while inside apartment

A teenager was in custody Tuesday charged with murder in the death of a woman who was struck by a stray bullet from a shooting near the apartment in which she was staying on March 13 on Ross Avenue in Waco.

Democratic Rep. Vela of Texas won’t run again in 2022

Democratic Rep. Vela of Texas won’t run again in 2022

Suit proceeds over ammo sold to accused Texas school shooter

Suit proceeds over ammo sold to accused Texas school shooter

No charges for Texas officer in killing of college student

No charges for Texas officer in killing of college student

Texas’ last Public Utility Commission member resigns at Gov. Greg Abbott’s request

Public Utility Commission Chair Arthur D’Andrea has resigned.

Texans asked to ‘Show Us Your Texas’ in digital film round-up

The Texas Film Round-Up, which has focused on physical film and videotape in past years, is shifting its focus to digital video during this special event aimed at capturing more recent moving images that document or demonstrate places, traditions, events, or other Texas topics.

Gov. Abbott calls for more poll transparency, laws to prevent voter fraud

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference in Houston today discussing legislation he said is meant to protect election integrity in Texas.

  TX gas prices continue to soar

Gas prices sky rocket again.

State expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those 50+ starting March 15

The state of Texas is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those 50+ starting March 15.

Hughes bill limiting sex offenders access to schools, playgrounds, advances in Senate

A state bill limiting where sex offenders can live advanced to the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice on Tuesday.

State parks returning to full capacity levels

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s reopening order, Texas Parks and Wildlife says state parks have begun a strategic and thoughtful process of expanding capacity statewide.

Federal agents seize $24 million worth of meth at World Trade Bridge in Texas

The 2014 Kenworth tractor and shipment were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 28 containers filled with 1,234 pounds of alleged meth within the shipment.

Gov. Abbott extends COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

Governor Abbott extended the state's COVID-19 Disaster Declaration on Saturday.

Texas correctional facilities to resume in-person visits

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced Tuesday it will resume in-person visitation at all units statewide starting Monday, March 15.

Biologists advise cleaning feeders to prevent spread of disease among birds

With spring around the corner, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists are asking residents with bird feeders to routinely clean them, and the areas surrounding them, in order to help slow the spread of potentially deadly diseases among bird species.

Gov. Abbott, DPS implement Operation Lone Star to deal with southern border crisis

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today launched Operation Lone Star to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.

College Station police say missing 3 year old found in Oklahoma after mother’s debit card used

Adeline Paige Welch, 3, was last seen on March 3 around 10:30 p.m., in the 1800 block of Treehouse Trail. She was wearing pink jeans and a white shirt.

State announces funding for Texas schools to support in-person instruction

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced today that the State of Texas will provide a “hold harmless” to Texas school systems for the rest of the 2020-2021 academic school year only.

Texas power grid CEO fired after deadly February blackouts

Texas’ power grid manager has been fired following February’s deadly blackouts that left millions of people without electricity and heat for days.

DSHS: Texas teachers, child care workers now eligible for vaccine

The Texas Department of State Health Services updated their vaccine distribution plan Wednesday to allow teachers and child care workers to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Texas Education Agency updates public health guidance

The Texas Education Agency updated their public health guidance on Wednesday.

Texas authorities rescue child, arrest 30 in undercover human trafficking probe

Multiple federal, state, and area law enforcement agencies conducted an undercover operation targeting human trafficking in Fort Bend County.

  Gov. Greg Abbott to fully reopen Texas, lift mask mandate

Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday his intentions to fully reopen the state of Texas.

Pentagon review says U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson made sexual comments, violated alcohol policy while White House physician, CNN reports

The findings in the report stem from a yearslong investigation into Jackson, who was nominated in 2018 by former President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.