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ECSO arrest 5, recover $170,000 of stolen goods

ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - The Ector County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people and recovered nearly $170,000 in stolen property taken from Ector, Martin and Andrews Counties as far back as 2016.


You can eat and sleep at the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' gas station

AUSTIN, Texas — If you're cruising down Highway 304 and head just south of Bastrop, you'll probably pass by a quiet — and familiar — building. The original 1974 film 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was filmed at a gas station along the highway.


Suspects charged with stealing more than $170,000 of property from West Texas counties

ECTOR COUNTY -- Five suspects have been arrested and another is wanted in connection to organized criminal activity that involved stealing more than $170,000 worth of property in Ector, Martin and Andrews counties.


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.


HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Lady Panthers open tournament with good pitching

MIDLAND The Permian softball team got its weekend off to a winning start Thursday, beating Andrews 6-2 at the West Texas Classic. Hannah Hetherington went 3 for 3, finishing a single shy of the cycle, and drove in three runs to lead Permian. Shadie Davis was 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI. Emma


Central Texas diver dies while performing underwater repair

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 38-year-old man has died while doing some repair work as a diver in a Central Texas lake. The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the diver as Sebastian Medina-Page, of Round Rock.


Andrews Police looking for two suspects that stole copper wire

The Andrews Police Department is seeking your help in finding two suspects that stole some copper wire from a local merchant in the City of Andrews. The Andrews PD posted on their Facebook page some camera footage from the outside of the store, revealing the two suspects walking around the business


South Texas 8-year-old dies from flu-like symptoms just hours after diagnosis

A South Texas family is seeking answers after their son suddenly died from flu-like symptoms. Relatives of 8-year-old Martin Campbell said he started feeling sick on Sunday -- he was dead just hours later.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


Man Indicted For Duping North Texas School District Out Of Nearly $2M

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man accused of duping a Texas school district into transferring him nearly $2 million which he then used to buy a BMW and Rolex watches.


Bully Beds dog rescue gets back on its feet in Andrews

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The dog rescue Bully Beds has relocated from Midland to Andrews. The move comes after the organization was given a compliance deadline in 2018, and subsequently denied a kennel permit on January 8.


Attorney speaks to CBS7 about lawsuit against Lubbock County Medical Examiners

LUBBOCK -- A former Lubbock County Medical Examiner's Office worker is suing the doctors who did autopsies on two local children last August. She claims Dr. Sam Andrews and Dr. Matshes took their organs and shipped them to California for testing.


Texas Experiencing High Influenza Activity Levels Report Says

Texas is experiencing a high level of influenza-like illness (ILI) the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. New York City and 29 states are also experiencing a high activity level of ILI.


Student polls show overwhelming support to bring back Texas A&M-Texas football game

COLLEGE STATION -- Student polls at both Texas A&M and Texas show an overwhelming percentage of current students are in favor of bringing back the Aggies-Longhorns football game, which hasn't been played since 2011.


Texas mom claims teacher gave her son ‘Dumb and Dumber-‘style haircut

A Texas mother claimed a teacher cut her son’s hair without her permission Tuesday after deeming he was in violation of school protocol. Lane Kiesling, 16, told KXAS-TV he was told his bangs were getting long and were against Hico High School’s dress code.


Texas Theatre's Cine Mexicano Film Series features prominent Latino filmmakers

Prominent Mexican-American filmmakers will be featured during the Cine Mexicano Film Series that kicks off on March 2 at the Texas Theatre, with Alejandro González Iñárritu's triptych narrative debut Amores Perros.


Arlington doesn't have a public mass transit system, so how do you get around? Curious Texas investigates

This story was updated at 5:30 p.m. to reflect updated information from the City of Arlington. It’s difficult to commute between Arlington and other Dallas-Fort Worth cities unless you own a car or are willing to pay a hefty ride-sharing bill.


Texas senator files bill aimed at addressing Alzheimer's awareness, care

AUSTIN, Texas — On Friday, Texas Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 999 (SB-999) or the "Alzheimer's Awareness and Resource for Care Act." The bill creates an inclusive state plan that would direct attention to care, diagnosis and awareness for Alzheimer's disease.


A look at the history of African Americans in the Texas legislature

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Capitol is a busy place, filled with people always on the go, fighting for a seat at the table. So, it can be easy to walk past the pictures on the wall and forget the trailblazers.