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What changes are coming to Texas marijuana and hemp laws? Two big bills are getting a debate this week

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers this week are scheduled to debate bills that would dramatically change the state's hemp and marijuana laws. You can watch live video of the debate on the hemp bill here and follow The Dallas Morning News' coverage on Twitter below.


Police: 4 found dead in Texas home members of same family

FORT WORTH, Texas – Investigators say four people found dead inside a Texas home were members of the same family and that all were shot. Fort Worth police said in a news release Tuesday that the bodies of the man, woman, boy and girl were found in the home in a residential development in the norther


Kerrville plane crash: Remembering the victims

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston entrepreneur, an investment banker active in local charities, and the husband of Houston Ballet's artistic director are among the dead in a plane crash in Kerrville.


Texas House: Farmers can grow hemp, CBD can be sold

AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Tuesday, the House approved a bill that will allow farmers to grow hemp and also legalizes hemp products in Texas. House Bill 1325, authored by Rep. Tracy King, D- Batesville, allows farmers to grow hemp as industrial crops under a regulated state program. Additionally, it will le


A Texas Mom Who 'Loves Her Baby' Failed to Pick Up Her Son, and Now She's Considered Missing

The family of a 26-year-old woman who went missing last week is searching for answers. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing from Mesquite, Texas, Wednesday after she failed to pick her son up from his babysitter, WFAA, ABC13 and Fox4 report. During the investigation, police found her ve


United Airlines agent charged after racial slur accusation

HOUSTON (AP) — A United Airlines airport agent is accused of using a racial slur against a customer and faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. The charge against Carmella Davano was filed in municipal court in Houston last month after a Feb. 26 incident at Bush Intercontinental Airport. U


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Year-Round Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time Approved by Texas House

The Texas House of Representatives approved a joint resolution Tuesday to allow Texas voters to choose whether they would like to permanently live under Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time.


Two U.S. soldiers stopped, one disarmed, near Texas border by Mexican troops who thought they had crossed into Mexico

Mexican troops confronted two American soldiers in a remote part of Texas who they thought had crossed into Mexican territory, reportedly disarming one of them, U.S. officials said.


Texas man charged with capital murder in 2016 slayings of 2 women

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) Police say an inmate who just finished a state prison term in a firearms case has been arrested and charged in the 2016 shooting deaths of two women at a Longview apartment complex.


Texas Couple Held Girl as Slave for 16 Years, Called Her 'Dog' and 'Worthless'

A Texas couple who held a young girl from West Africa as a slave for 16 years were each sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison, PEOPLE confirms. A press release from federal prosecutors states Toure and Cros-Toure must pay $288,620.24 in restitution to their victim, who managed to escape


3rd Grade Teacher In North Texas Arrested For Indecency With A Child

CORSICANA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A third grade teacher in Corsicana is in the Navarro County Jail charged with two counts of indecency with a child involving sexual contact. Ramon Santuario-Mendoza, 48, who teaches English Language Arts at Sam Houston Elementary, is on administrative leave as Corsica


2nd man to be executed in James Byrd Jr.'s 1998 dragging death

(CNN) - A man who helped orchestrate one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern American history -- the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in East Texas -- is slated to die Wednesday over the objections of some of Byrd's relatives.


AJ Armstrong's lawyers rest case after sister's testimony

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A.J. Armstrong's bid to clear his name is heading for closing arguments after his legal team rested its case Tuesday. On day 11 of the double murder trial, the defense brought the teen defendant's sister, Kayra Armstrong, to the stand. It was expected that members of his fam


Houston high school's new dress code takes aim at parents

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston high school had adopted a new dress code that targets parents rather than students. James Madison High School will turn away parents if they appear wearing pajamas, hair rollers or leggings. Bonnets also are banned.


Speed reduction coming for Meyer Street

Traveling through Sealy is about to become a little different in the coming weeks. The Sealy City Council last week adopted an ordinance lowering the speed limit on Meyer Street from Interstate 10 to Schmidt Road to 35 mph. Drivers who violate that speed limit – or any other in town – could find the


Men charged and arrested, found passed out in car

LA GRANGE, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Two men were arrested and charged after a deputy with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office found them asleep in their vehicle that was parked on the side of a road.


Area teams ranked in latest baseball poll

Hallettsville and Refugio remain ranked in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association’s poll Monday. Hallettsville maintained the No. 2 spot in the Class 3A poll, and Refugio also stayed at No. 2 in the Class 2A poll.


Sealy News brings home seven awards

The Sealy News has won seven awards in the South Texas Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest, held Friday in LaGrange. The newspaper took first place in page design and humorous column writing; second place in sports coverage and news writing; third place in serious column writing and


Lady Brahmas ranked No. 23 in the country

Hallettsville was ranked No. 1 in the state poll all season, but the Lady Brahmas were recognized past the Lone Star State on Monday. According to the MaxPreps Top 25 Softball Rankings, Hallettsville was ranked No. 23 in the country.