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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


Texas family charged with scheme to get Masters tickets for resale

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Four members of a Katy, Texas family have been charged with federal crimes in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf tournament, then resell those tickets at a healthy profit.


El Campo closes season with shutout over Wharton

The El Campo Ladybirds ended District play Tuesday night with a 13-0 win over Wharton on the road in five innings. The win, gives the Ladybirds back-to-back run-rule wins. The Ladybirds finish the year as the two seed in District 25 with a record of 8-2 in District. The only losses for the Ladybirds


El Campo gets nine top finishes at Area

At the Area track meet in Sealy Wednesday afternoon in the off and on drizzling rain, the El Campo Ricebirds track team competed and won the right to compete in nine events at Regionals.


Officials identify all 6 people killed in small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas

Authorities confirmed six people died in a small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas, some 70 miles northwest of San Antonio. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane crashed Monday morning during an attempted landing shortly before 9 a.m.


Texas Killer Dies, Leaving Open Questions About 11 Slayings

A convicted murderer serving 70 years for a 1978 slaying near Houston who was also under investigation in the unsolved killings of 11 missing girls has died in a Texas prison. Jeremy Desel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said that inmate Edward Harold Bell, 79, collapsed S


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


El Campo golf competes at Regionals Monday

El Campo boys and girls golf will play in the Regional golf tournament in Corpus Christi on Monday and Tuesday. The girls golf team will be looking to punch their tickets to State at the Oso Golf Course. Senior Blaine Bullard will be representing the boys team as an individual golfer and play on Loz


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.


Four stories? No problem in city

An extra building story or two is okay if it brings new business to town, officials said Thursday. With that said, the El Campo Board of Adjustment unanimously granted a proposed highway hotel development a variance which will allow it to have four stories.


Renters are fueling Texas home buys, report says

Renters are big drivers of home purchases in Texas. More than 4 out of 10 homebuyers in the state were previously renters. And 8% of recent buyers had previously lived with relatives or friends, according to a report by the Texas Realtors trade group.


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


CBD's Future in Texas Up for Debate Tuesday

The debate over the future of CBD oil in Texas heads to the floor of the Texas House on Tuesday. Lawmakers will debate whether to legalize the popular health products, which are already sold in a gray market in many Texas stores.


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.


Texas State students urged to stay away from group expected to protest on campus

SAN MARCOS, Texas — There is concern on the Texas State University campus because of posts about protests on social media. The university president sent out a video asking students to stay away from a group that could be protesting on campus Tuesday morning.


North Texas Couple Gets 7 Years In Prison For Forced Labor Of Child

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mohamed Toure, 58, and Denise Cros-Toure, 58, of Southlake, Texas, were sentenced by a U.S. District judge to seven years in prison each and ordered to pay more than $288,000 in restitution.


Two Texas men die in head-on crash

LOVING, N.M. (AP) Authorities say two Texas men were killed when their vehicles collided head-on in southeastern New Mexico. The New Mexico State Police says a vehicle driven by R.A. Steve Stephens, 19, of Trinity on Friday crossed the center line of State Road 128 near Loving and collided with a pi


$2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Texas about to expire

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The person who bought a Powerball ticket worth $2 million is about to see their good luck run out. A Quick Pick ticket matching five of the six numbers drawn for the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing was purchased at Valero Corner Store located at 603 Harvey Road, in College Station, but


Early voting begins for May elections in Texas

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - Early voting started Monday for people across the state of Texas. Voters are selecting candidates for cities and school districts. Because the May elections only include local seats, turnout is relatively low compared to general elections, where voters choose statewide a


Long steps down as Edna athletic director/head football coach

Edna athletic director and head football coach Jerry Long has resigned, and is the subject of an investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Long didn’t return a message Monday night seeking comment, and attempts to reach Edna school district superintendent Robert O’Connor were unsucce