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Victim pistol-whipped during robbery at The Spot in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- There's a reward offered for information after an armed holdup at a popular Galveston eatery. At about 1 a.m. Wednesday, Galveston Police officers were called to The Spot in the 3200 block of Seawall Boulevard for a report of an aggravated robbery involving a firearm.


Let the good times roll with these Mardi Gras Galveston beats, bashes, and balcony parties

It's that time of year where people descend upon Galveston and go crazy (but, let's hope not too crazy) during the two weekends that make up Mardi Gras Galveston. While some events are private, there will be plenty of events where bead-bearing folk can respectfully get their party on.


Online iPhone sale ends with deadly shooting in Galveston County

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — A man who police said just wanted to buy an iPhone ended up shooting and killing a would-be robber in rural Galveston County. The 38-year-old man answered an ad on the OfferUp app for a late-model iPhone for approximately $500 in cash, the Galveston County Sheriff Office sa


State employee who abruptly resigned after working on Texas' noncitizens list may be avoiding court appearance

AUSTIN -- A federal judge weighing whether to block Texas' effort to investigate the citizenship of tens of thousands of people on its voter rolls said he wants to hear from a secretary of state employee who abruptly resigned from the office.


Celebrate Mardi Gras with Galveston’s Art Organizations

This Friday, February 22, marks the beginning of Mardi Gras festivities in Galveston. The festival itself, which takes over the Strand and offers up parades, live music, food (and more beads than you can count) will run until March 5, the day before Ash Wednesday.


Police searching for suspect after two shot

Police are searching for a person who fled the scene of a shooting that left two people injured near 27th Street and Avenue K, police said. Two people were shot at a residence on Avenue K, Galveston Police Department spokesman Joshua Schirard said.


Attempted robbery briefly locks up Galveston schools

An attempted robbery at a gas station briefly caused increase security at two island schools Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred at a gas station at the intersection of 75th Street and Stewart Road about 2 p.m., police said. A man walked into the gas station convenience store armed with a handg


Man claims self-defense in fatal Algoa shooting

A Houston man shot and killed a 17-year-old Galveston County man in Algoa on Tuesday morning in what is being described as a confrontation over the sale of an iPhone, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office 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


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.


Texas Man Charged in Stabbing Death of 2-Year-Old Daughter

A Southeast Texas man is jailed on a capital murder charge after his 2-year-old daughter was found stabbed to death at their home. An Orange Police Department spokesman said the officers went to the home shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbor had reported a child had been killed. Police Capt


Texas could have its best wildflower season in almost a decade thanks to a wet October, report says

Wildflowers in Texas could bloom earlier than usual this spring — and it could be the best wildflower season since 2010, thanks to above-average rainfall across the state during the fall.


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.


Panhandle man's lawsuit calls out hotel for alleged 'bait and switch' overbooking practices

GALVESTON – A Texas Panhandle resident’s lawsuit asserts that the plaintiff was wrongfully charged for a local hotel room which did not meet his specifications. Gary Bellair initiated legal action against Gopal Govind Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Four Points by Sheraton Galveston, and Starwo


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


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.


Husband still considered suspect 20 years after Galveston woman vanished

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- On Galveston Island, far from the bustling Strand and flip-flop wearing tourists, is Channelview Drive. The road winds along the bay. There's a scrap yard, a seafood stop, and massive cranes from an offshore transport company in the distance. There are few homes here.


1,400 cases tied to officer at center of deadly raid to be reviewed

HOUSTON - More than 1,000 cases connected to the officer at the center of the investigation of a raid-turned-shootout will be reviewed, officials announced Wednesday. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said she has ordered the review of 1,400 cases connected to Houston Police Officer Gerald Goi


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.


Amid sex scandal, Southern Baptist leader puts 3 North Texas churches on notice

The leader of the Southern Baptist Convention singled out three North Texas churches for increased scrutiny this week in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal plaguing the denomination.