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Body recovered during search for missing 60-year-old fisherman in Texas City: Coast Guard
TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- The search for a missing 60-year-old fisherman out of Texas City has come to an end. On Saturday, the Coast Guard said a body was recovered during the search for Dale Wolfe.
Texas woman shot dead in $200 gas station robbery, police say
A newlywed convenience store clerk in Texas was shot to death early Friday during an armed robbery, becoming the second person to be killed at a business in the area in three months.
Ellis County loses grandfathered health coverage; will consider new benefits plan in summer
The Texas Association of Counties made a mistake with the Health and Employee Benefits Pool – one that specifically impacted Ellis County. When the United States Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010, there was a provision included that allowed grandfathered he
Texas border town fights construction of border wall, fearing it could displace homes
ROMA, Texas — This small border town is hitting a wall. This past week, the border security deal reached by Congress and signed by President Trump set aside $1.35 billion for fencing and barriers at the border. Apart from the national emergency Trump declared to secure additional billions for the bo
Two charged after Texas toddler's body found in bucket of acid
LAREDO, Texas — LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas couple has been arrested after the remains of their 2-year-old daughter were found in a bucket apparently containing acid.
Ellis County crime blotter: Feb. 4-10
This records package is presented as a public service by area law enforcement and the Daily Light. A person who is arrested or accused of a crime, present at a crime scene, or identified as a suspect in any printed report is not necessarily guilty of a criminal offense. Guilt or innocence must be de
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.
Missing woman's vehicle recovered in Henderson County, unidentified body found
HENDERSON COUNTY (KETK) - Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse says deputies recovered a vehicle Friday afternoon at the Cedar Creek Reservoir in Log Cabin. Hillhouse says dive teams from Kemp, Mabank and Kaufman and and Illinois search team assisted in the investigation. They located a 2011 Maz
Judge Sides With Texas Landowners Over High-Speed Rail Issue
A judge sided with Texas landowners who pushed back against the prospect of being forced to sell their land for a proposed high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston. Leon County Judge Deborah Evans ruled this month that Texas Central Railway doesn't have the authority to force landowners to
Ellis County commissioners re-appoint Grayson as judge pro-tem in split vote
Ellis County Judge Todd Little nominated Precinct 3 county commissioner Paul Perry for judge pro-tem during the commissioners’ court meeting Tuesday at the Ellis County Courthouse.
Sen. Angela Paxton files bill that would allow her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to issue exemptions from securities regulations
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.
Ellis County to hire part-time communications coordinator
Ellis County is making a comeback in its communication strategy. Erik Test, the chief of staff for Ellis County Judge Todd Little, stated that the communications budget was cut when the commissioners’ court passed the Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget in August last year. For the upcoming fiscal year, Litt
Four injured in major head-on collision on U.S. Highway 80
TERRELL, Texas — Four people were injured in a major, head-on collision on U.S. Highway 80 in Terrell on Friday afternoon. At approximately, the Terrell Police Department, fire department, and CareFlite responded to U.S. Highway 80 near Farm-to-Market (FM) 1392 for a head-on collision.
UT, A&M, other Texas schools have long history of blackface
AUSTIN — For University of Texas students, singing "The Eyes of Texas" at sporting events, commencement and other campus events is a rite of passage. But a glance around the stadium might reveal that some of those students aren't singing along — a nod to the song's shameful origins. In 1903, it was
Mother-daughter duo tackle soft-opening at Tacos 4 Life Grill in Waxahachie
One crucial aspect related to opening a business is hiring exceptional staff. When Jim Audley helped open Tacos 4 Life Grill in Waxahachie, he knew he had to recruit the mother-daughter duo from his previous employer.
2 arrested in Henderson County on drug charges
Henderson County authorities executed two separate search warrants on Thursday, one in Gun Barrel City and another in Tool arresting two people on drug trafficking charges. The sheriff's office said narcotics investigators executed a search warrant shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Woodla
Dallas: 5 Foreclosed Houses Near You
DALLAS, TX — Are you searching for a new home, but can't find anything in your price range? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the latest foreclosed homes in the Dallas area could be a great starting point!
Lady Cats Win First Five Games of 2019 Season
The Lady Cats’ softball team improved to 5-0 with their fifth win in the Sulphur Springs Varsity Softball Tournament defeating Duncanville, 11-4 at frigid Lady Cat Park Saturday (February 16). The temperature was 39-degrees as the game began.
East Texas Playoff Preview: John Tyler downs Grapeland
TENAHA — Michael Hogg Jr. scroed 25 points and Darry Moore added 12 as John Tyler defeated Grapeland 59-50 on Friday in a warmup game of the East Texas Basketball Playoff Preview at Tenaha's Special Events Center.
Proposed 10,000-home development sent back to the drawing board after joint workshop
The developers behind a 3,000-acre mixed-use development called Emory Lakes were ready to present their updated proposal to the Waxahachie City Council and Planning and Zoning commission during a joint workshop Tuesday at the City Hall chambers.