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Crockett man hit, killed by pickup in Leon County
A Crockett man who was part of a work crew was killed outside Centerville on Tuesday evening after authorities say he was hit by a pickup. According to DPS spokesman Sgt. Jimmy Morgan, at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, an eastbound pickup came over a hill on Texas 7 in Leon County about six mil
Construction worker struck, killed on Central Texas highway
CENTERVILLE, Texas (KWTX) A construction worker has been struck and killed on a highway in Leon County. Jess Lavergnei, 22, was picking up road signs at around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when an eastbound vehicle struck him on State Highway 7 near Centerville.
Texas 14-Year-Old Was Fatally Stabbed by Friend, Who Said Victim 'Was Like a Sister to Me'
A Texas teenager was convicted Thursday of fatally stabbing her 14-year-old friend in 2018, when the suspect was 13, PEOPLE confirms. A Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman tells PEOPLE that the killer, now 14, was found guilty of delinquent conduct in juvenile court, which is equiv
Central Texas sheriff named in suit alleging sexual assault
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Waco against Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman alleges that a former sheriff’s office employee was sexually assaulted more than 20 times and subjected to an “intolerable work environment.” The suit seeks unspecified actual, compensatory, p
Migrants brave the Rio Grande, looking toward Eagle Pass, Texas
Having traveled more than a thousand miles, the immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico -- mostly from Honduras -- come to this: the banks of the Rio Grande River. Just beyond is Eagle Pass, Texas, and the broader U.S.
Leon County residents celebrate judge's ruling on proposed bullet train
CENTERVILLE, Tex. (KBTX )- Brazos Valley residents fighting a high-speed rail project are calling the latest court decision a victory. But the private train company, Texas Central maintains its project is still rolling along.
North Texas Man Arrested 2nd Time For Exposing Himself To A Child
COPPELL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Out on bond for allegedly exposing himself to a child last year in Duncanville, Courtney Poole, 34, has been arrested for the same crime, this time in Coppell.
High-speed rail loses second court case
CENTERVILLE — Leon County Judge Deborah Evans issued a ruling on Monday stating that Texas Central, the firm behind a proposed high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston, was not a railway, and therefore did not have eminent domain authority.
How the government abused eminent domain the last time it built a border fence in Texas
Once again, the Rio Grande Valley is seeing the signs that more border fencing is coming: construction equipment gathering near the Rio Grande, brush being cleared, residents receiving letters from the government asking to survey their property and possibly claim some of it through eminent domain. T
Texas license plates, golfball-size hail and more from Curious Texas this week
Happy Friday, Curious Texans! We answered three of your questions this week. Here's what we found:. 1. What happened to Vickery Park, an amusement park in Northeast Dallas? Vickery Park was located at 7400 Greenville Ave., near Walnut Hill Lane. It opened in the 1940s, around the time the small town
These are some of the wackiest laws in Texas
HOUSTON — We all know Texans love the Lone Star State - our legacy, our lands, even our laws - no matter how bizarre they may be. There are odd ones out there, some of them are still alive today.
Former North Texas Loan Officer Sentenced To 10 Years For Bank Fraud
SHERMAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A former loan officer in North Texas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and must repay more than $2 million for executing a fake documents and bogus borrowers scam.
4 celebrities you may not know spent time in Cypress, Texas
CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) -- Cypress, Texas isn't just a great place to live. Apparently, it's a great place to grow talent.
Bills aim to allow Texas breweries to sell beer to-go
AUSTIN, Texas — Some people like to mark the end of the work week with a beer. But, if you're going to a local craft brewery, you won't be able to grab a six-pack to take home with you.
Will Texas and its big cities be ready for the 2020 Census? Some think a statewide effort is needed
Texas is expected to have gained about 4.5 million residents between 2010-2020 thanks in large part to the growth of the native-born Latino population and migration from other states.
Survey crew member hit, killed by tractor-trailer near Madisonville
A 33-year-old survey crew member was killed Wednesday afternoon after he was hit by a tractor-trailer outside Madisonville. According to DPS spokesman Sgt. Jimmy Morgan, just before noon Wednesday, a tractor-trailer traveling northbound on Interstate 45 veered off the road onto the shoulder, just sh
Texas' school finance system is unpopular and complex. Here's how it works.
Despite their political rifts, Republicans and Democrats, House and Senate lawmakers, and rural and urban Texans all agree the state needs to change the way it funds public schools. That consensus is the culmination of decades of lawsuits against the state claiming Texas schools are not adequately o
Worker struck and killed along I-45 in Madison County
MADISON COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX)- Troopers are investigating a fatality accident on I-45 in Madison County. It happened Wednesday morning near SH 21, according to the Madisonville Police Department. It's believed the victim was with a crew doing work along the highway when the incident happened.
Undefeated Sandies keep rolling in district
Grapeland Sandies kept their spotless district record intact by edging Lovelady 66-53 on the road last Tuesday. The No. 5-ranked Sandies were up 19-12 at the end of the first quarter and 37-30 at halftime.
Happy Valentine's Day - We asked, you answered
Pam Jarvis-Orr “My boyfriend and I met through Plenty of Fish in December of 2016; we are still going strong. I knew from the moment I met him I was in love with him and wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. He is the absolute best, and I am so blessed God put him in my life.”