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Father in Wise County Child Abuse Case Released on Bond: Records

A Wise County man charged in connection with a child abuse case in which authorities said children were found locked in a dog kennel is now free on bond, jail records show. Andrew Fabila, 24, posted bond Feb. 19 after being charged with four counts of child endangerment. His bond was initially set f


Wise County man whose children were found locked in dog cage now out on bond

WISE COUNTY, Texas — The Wise County man who was arrested on four counts of child endangerment by criminal negligence last week after two of his children were found locked inside of a dog cage has posted bond and is out of jail, according to online records.


Texas man leads police on chase in stolen ambulance

A patient at a Texas hospital allegedly stole an ambulance Thursday morning and led police from several jurisdictions on a chase – during which he reportedly stuck his head out the window and gave triumphant fist bumps to observers -- before he returned to the location where he was originally detain


Current And Former Texas Lawmakers On Hit List Of Accused “Domestic Terrorist”

WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers.


Texas gas prices make biggest weekly jump in nearly two years

Gas prices across the state of Texas jumped the highest amount week-to-week since 2017, according to AAA Texas. The average price for a gallon of gas statewide was $2.12 on Thursday. In Dallas, gas prices rose $0.17 from the previous week to an average of $2.14 which puts the city just slightly abov


Wise County home where children were discovered had animal and human waste inside; kids 'caged like an angry animal,' sheriff says

WISE COUNTY, Texas — Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin has been in law enforcement for almost 44 years. Tuesday was one of his most difficult days. “It’s as bad as I’ve seen,” he said of a case of child endangerment his office is now investigating. “I find it to be unimaginable that our deputies would w


Texas officials call it "property tax relief" — but legislation won't lower tax bills or decrease budgets

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.


Decatur races to be contested

Both Decatur ISD board spots and all three Decatur City Council seats on the May ballot will be contested. The deadline for filing for a spot on the ballot for the May 4 general election was 5 p.m. Friday. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file as a write-in.


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.


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 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.


Decatur overcomes slow start, beats Big Spring

Decatur coach Lindsey Griffin used one word to describe the first half of her Lady Eagles’ area round matchup with Big Spring — sloppy. “We just came out flat in the first quarter. Big Spring was very aggressive and I felt we allowed them to dictate what we were doing,” Griffin said.


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.


Texas State University responds to string of on-campus violent crimes

After a string of violent crimes against students... Texas State University is increasing security. KXAN education reporter Tom Miller is in San Marcos with the effort to keep students safe.


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.


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.


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 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


‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Arrested, Accused Of Making False Police Report

(CBS NEWS) – “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is in custody to face charges of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago late last month by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.


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