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Improvements coming for dangerous, deadly stretch of Hwy 16

PIPE CREEK, Texas — A deadly stretch of roadway spanning multiple south Texas counties has seen over 400 accidents in the last five years, and 21 of those have been fatalities.


Texas Man Charged in Stabbing Death of 2-Year-Old Daughter

A Southeast Texas man is jailed on a capital murder charge after his 2-year-old daughter was found stabbed to death at their home. An Orange Police Department spokesman said the officers went to the home shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbor had reported a child had been killed. Police Capt


Upscale, downtown coffee shop opening

Attention early birds trying to wake up and get the day going – Bandera is getting a gourmet coffee shop that will open really early. The Cavanaugh Coffee Company, which plans to open by this coming weekend, will start serving java at 6 a.m. seven days a week on the second floor of TJ’s at The Old F


State employee who abruptly resigned after working on Texas' noncitizens list may be avoiding court appearance

AUSTIN -- A federal judge weighing whether to block Texas' effort to investigate the citizenship of tens of thousands of people on its voter rolls said he wants to hear from a secretary of state employee who abruptly resigned from the office.


Could marijuana law reform come to Texas this year?

HOUSTON — Decriminalizing pot possession, expanding medical marijuana, and regulating hemp production could all be on the horizon for Texas. Those are among the ideas in nearly 30 marijuana-related bills state lawmakers have filed in the 2019 legislative session.


Senior housing development seeks funding

A new, housing development for senior citizens who are still able to live on their own but could use help with meals and getting to the doctor is being pursued by the Silver Sage center in Bandera and could begin construction in a year, the operations chief at the center has said.


Road to murder convictions sometimes a long one

When it comes to solving a murder case, the person responsible almost always leaves behind some sort of clue. It’s up to law enforcement to find it. “No one can commit a perfect murder. Most likely, they either told someone, or they kept an artifact that belonged to the victim,” said Carol Twiss, le


Disabled individuals get parade viewing help

Individuals in wheelchairs and with physical disabilities that make it difficult for them to make their way to the front of the line to watch parades in Bandera are getting their own dedicated spot on Main Street to review parades thanks to the intervention of Vison for Bandera, a community organiza


Kerrville 4-H’er wins high honors with Duroc at Fort Worth show

FORT WORTH — Kaylee Lackey, a 4-H student from Kerrville, captured Reserve Champion Duroc barrow in the Junior Barrow Swine Show at the 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Feb. 6.


Texas teen taking selfie tumbles from bridge

DALLAS, Texas (KWTX) A Texas teenager who fell 50-feet while trying to take a selfie from a towering bridge is lucky to be alive. Triston Bailey, 18, has spent the last four months recovering from injuries he suffered in a fall from the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.


North Texas Murder Suspect Released From Jail To Have Surgery

PALO PINTO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 29-year-old murder suspect, who at six-feet-six inches tall goes by the nickname “Too Tall,” turned out to be too expensive to keep in jail.


BHS wins regional Academic Decathlon

Last year, the Bandera High School Academic Decathlon team became known as “the beast” because it outscored all the other schools at the regional decathlon whether they were from larger schools than Bandera or not, school officials said.


Texas border agents stop truck carrying frozen strawberries, discover nearly $13M of meth

Customs agents in South Texas discovered nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in a shipment of strawberries over the weekend. A 42-year-old Mexican man was stopped Saturday while driving a truck into the United States at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, according to U.S. Customs


Spring’s approaching and snakes are on the move in Central Texas

(KWTX) Spring is approaching in Central Texas, snakes are on the move and Texas A&M Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Jill Heatley says that’s bad news for people and pets.


Texas woman says 10-year-old granddaughter's organs may have been harvested without permission

LUBBOCK. Texas -- A grandmother in Lubbock says she has a lot of questions after she found out doctors may have harvested her 10-year-old granddaughter's organs without permission.


2 Texans caught with enough fentanyl 'to kill every person in the state of Louisiana' get 5 years in prison

Two Texas men have been sentenced to more than five years each in federal prison for transporting a massive amount of fentanyl in the U.S., apparently at the behest of Mexican drug traffickers.


Texas landowner sues over Trump's border wall plans: "It means everything to me"

The Trump administration faces new legal challenges over the national emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday. A group of 16 states filed a separate suit Monday that called the emergency declaration unconstitu


Texas nurse injured in elevator accident now awake, mouths 'I love you' to family

FORT WORTH, Texas — The nurse injured in an elevator accident at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth is now out of intensive care and conscious, her attorney told WFAA on Wednesday.


Amid sex scandal, Southern Baptist leader puts 3 North Texas churches on notice

The leader of the Southern Baptist Convention singled out three North Texas churches for increased scrutiny this week in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal plaguing the denomination.


Why did Texans start drinking hot Dr Pepper with lemon? Curious Texas investigates a southern tradition

When the icy 30-degree temperatures hit North Texas, residents immediately think of where to grab a warm beverage. Some opt for coffee. Others may instead go for some tea or hot chocolate.