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Houston Chronicle report finds riots at Gainesville State School
Controversy continues to surround Gainesville State School. The Texas Juvenile Justice Department facility off Farm-to-Market Road 678 made headlines this week after the Houston Chronicle reported about gang conflicts and a six-day riot at the detention center.
PHOTO: Trident celebrates groundbreaking
A groundbreaking ceremony takes place Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 20, for the next phase of a major expansion at Trident Process Systems LLC in Gainesville. Crews started moving dirt last week on phase two of the expansion, which includes a new office building. The business is located on more than 20
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
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.
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.
GPD: Missing girl found unharmed in Gainesville
A teenage girl who had been missing since before the holidays was found last month, Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Belva McClinton said. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, McClinton said 17-year-old Christina Martinez was found unharmed in Gainesville on Jan. 10.
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.
GPD chief presents racial profiling report
Police Chief Kevin Phillips says based on the review and analysis of data contained in the Gainesville Police Department’s annual racial profiling report, there is no indication that officers have engaged in any type of racial profiling.
Leopards in good spot headed to offseason
The Gainesville Leopards basketball team had its ups and downs this season. The Leopards placed third in multiple preseason tournaments to start the season strong. They also did so with a young team with just two seniors that didn’t play last season.
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.
Man robs Texas store, sets customer on fire
PALESTINE, Texas (KWTX) A suspect was in custody Thursday evening after a man robbed a convenience store in Palestine at gunpoint, ordered the clerk and a customer to sit on the floor, bound them with duct tape, doused both with lighter fluid, and then set one of the two women on fire.
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
Central Texas diver dies while performing underwater repair
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 38-year-old man has died while doing some repair work as a diver in a Central Texas lake. The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the diver as Sebastian Medina-Page, of Round Rock.
Texas couple loses unborn infant in crash en route to a hospital
WOOD COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) A young East Texas couple was seriously injured and lost their baby, who died after a tragic car wreck on the way to the hospital. Twenty-year-old Jessica Mitchell and 23-year-old Justin Mitchell were over-the-moon excited to meet their brand new baby boy, their family says
Celina suffocates Gainesville in 4-0 victory
The Gainesville Lady Leopards soccer team was facing a powerful Celina Lady Bobcats squad that Gainesville head coach Danny Franco considered the top team in the Lady Leopards’ district.
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
Texas mom claims teacher gave her son ‘Dumb and Dumber-‘style haircut
A Texas mother claimed a teacher cut her son’s hair without her permission Tuesday after deeming he was in violation of school protocol. Lane Kiesling, 16, told KXAS-TV he was told his bangs were getting long and were against Hico High School’s dress code.
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:
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.
Co-owner talks plans for new Thackerville zoo
THACKERVILLE, Okla. (KXII) - A new zoo could be welcoming guests in Thackerville this year. One owner is facing charges for owning exotic animals without a license, and the other is under fire by PETA for declawing exotic big cats.