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Floresville receives grant for downtown revitalization program
The Mayor and City council are pleased to announce that the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $250,000.00 for a Downtown Revitalization Sidewalk Program to assist in providing ADA accessible sidewalks for the downtown area. The City has also partnered with Fl
Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'
A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.
Jury finds man guilty of murder in burned-body case
FLORESVILLE – Christopher Kines — charged with murder after a burned body was discovered near Poth May 11, 2016 — was found guilty by a jury shortly before 1:30 p.m. today.
Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.
Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed
ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio
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South Texas 8-year-old dies hours after being diagnosed with flu
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A family in Rockport, Texas, is searching for answers after their son suddenly passed away on Sunday. Relatives said eight-year-old Martin Campbell came down with flu-like symptoms and then hours later, died. Now officials are waiting for test results to determine exactly wha
Floresville chamber slates fundraiser for fire victims
The Floresville Chamber of Commerce has organized a Feb. 23 event to raise funds for people who lost their homes in recent fires. The fundraiser will take place Saturday at Studio C at 246 Paloma Drive in Floresville, beginning at 11 a.m.
Texas lawmaker files bill to add 'In God We Trust' to government buildings
AUSTIN, Texas — On Thursday, Rep. Kyle Biedermann of Fredericksburg filed a bill in the Texas House of Representatives to add the U.S. national motto, In God We Trust, to the state’s government buildings.
Texas robber duct-tapes store clerk, sets bound customer on fire: police
Authorities in Texas on Thursday said they arrested the suspect wanted for a violent robbery earlier that included duct-taping a convenience store clerk and customer and then pouring lighter fluid on the customer and setting the bound person on fire.
Police Search For Texas Gunman Who Hid On Roof, Shot Assault Rifle, Killed 2
HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities are searching for a gunman in Texas who hid on a rooftop and opened fire on a carload of people. Police say the man, who was armed with a rifle, killed two people and injured two others in east Houston.
Floresville crash blocks traffic at U.S. 181
Traffic was partially blocked at the intersection of U.S. 181 and Standish Street in Floresville after a two-vehicle crash there around 11 a.m. today. A tan and black Dodge Ram 250 traveling south on U.S. 181 hit the back of a small black Ford SEL car traveling west on Standish (S.H. 97). The impact
Texas cheerleader’s final moments before gas explosion at house kills her captured on video
A Texas girl’s family released shocking video that shows the 12-year-old cheerleader’s final moments before a gas explosion tore through her home and killed her last year. "Good morning, guys. It is 6:02 a.m.," Linda "Michellita" Rogers whispered in the Feb. 23, 2018 video. Those words were among th
73 hate groups tracked in Texas, 6 located in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas — According to Southern Poverty Law Center's website, there were 73 hate groups a part of 55 different organizations tracked in Texas in 2018. The research by SPLC on the groups, their stance and location is located below:
Man sentenced to 30 years in connection with 2016 fatal shooting
SAN ANTONIO - A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison in connection with the fatal shooting of another man in 2016. Jason Marino was sentenced in the 227th District Court as part of a plea deal to murder charges in the fatal shooting of Milton Miles.
Robbery suspect apologizes for crimes; says he was trying to feed his family
SAN ANTONIO -- A man accused of committing several robberies said he did it to feed his family. Dylan Viesca, 29, is accused of a carjacking on February 18 along East Commerce.
Arlington doesn't have a public mass transit system, so how do you get around? Curious Texas investigates
It’s difficult to commute between Arlington and other Dallas-Fort Worth cities unless you own a car or are willing to pay a hefty ride-sharing bill. The suburb — home to Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park — is one of the largest U.S. cities without a public mass
Texas Theatre's Cine Mexicano Film Series features prominent Latino filmmakers
Prominent Mexican-American filmmakers will be featured during the Cine Mexicano Film Series that kicks off on March 2 at the Texas Theatre, with Alejandro González Iñárritu's triptych narrative debut Amores Perros.
Texas Experiencing High Influenza Activity Levels Report Says
Texas is experiencing a high level of influenza-like illness (ILI) the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. New York City and 29 states are also experiencing a high activity level of ILI.
12 Senators oppose Texas Secretary of State Whitely; could block his nomination
AUSTIN, Texas — All 12 Democrats in the Texas Senate have publicly confirmed they are opposed to confirming embattled Secretary of State David Whitley, giving them more than enough votes to block his nomination if they’re all in the chamber when the vote comes up.