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Volunteers find hundreds of dead animals in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas — Volunteers have found hundreds of dead animals recently on the east end of Galveston island, according to the Galveston County Daily News. The volunteers monitor island coastal wildlife and say they have found hundreds of dead fish, about 100 dead birds, dead sea turtles and dolph


Crews mystified by dead wildlife on Galveston's East End

Volunteers who monitor island coastal wildlife say they’ve encountered unusually high numbers of dead animals near the Galveston Ship Channel this month, but they’re not sure why.


Dead Marine Life Washing Ashore in Galveston

Causality of increasing numbers of dead fish and turtles washing ashore on the beaches of Galveston is elusive. Volunteers report an uptick in the number of dead sea creatures on area beaches, but crews with the Galveston County Board of Trustees say they haven’t noticed an increase.


Police: Texas man fatally shot his children, sister-in-law

FORT WORTH, Texas – The man whom officials say shot and killed his young children and his sister-in-law before shooting himself had just taken a job with Child Protective Services and was in training to be a CPS investigator.


As blades continue to turn, Galveston officials address stuck trucks

It has become a common sight in recent years. A truck hauls a massive windmill blade west along Harborside Drive from Port of Galveston toward Interstate 45. The truck is on its way to the mainland — to a wind farm somewhere in West Texas, perhaps — but first must negotiate the tight turn off Harbor


Texas woman who suffered third-degree burns after falling on curling iron opens up about harrowing injury

WARNING: Article contains graphic photos. A mom in Texas says she isn’t about to let a tragic injury keep her from feeling beautiful inside and out. Brittney Sullivan, of Cleburne, was getting ready for work on Jan. 17, 2018 when she suffered an epileptic seizure and fell unconscious into her curlin


20 Galveston Hotels on Seawall Blvd for Cruise Passengers

After years of being bombarded by devastating hurricanes along the coast in the early 1900s, the Galveston Seawall was finally commissioned. Destined to be the “bulwark against the sea”, construction began in 1902.


Texas Mayor Arrested, Charged With Trying To Rig Own Election

Texas Mayor Arrested, Charged With Trying To Rig Own Election. A Texas mayor has been arrested on charges of trying to rig his own 2017 election victory, prosecutors say. Matt Yurus reports.


Neighbors' dispute turns deadly in Cloverleaf, deputies say

HOUSTON - A dispute between neighbors turned into a deadly shooting Thursday in the Cloverleaf community in east Harris County, according to deputies. The shooting was reported at an apartment building near the corner of Nancy Rose and Brownsville streets.


Chick-fil-A makes Sunday delivery for Texas boy in hospital

TEMPLE, Texas (KTRK) -- Chick-fil-A is famed for its tender fried chicken, refreshing lemonade and the fact that it's opened all days of the week except Sundays. When Danny Agee, who was awaiting surgery for a brain tumor, expressed from his hospital bed his desire for Chick-fil-A nuggets, a restaur


Man's body found bound, gagged in northwest Houston ditch

HOUSTON - A man’s body was found bound and gagged Thursday in a northwest Houston ditch. The discovery was reported about 7:20 a.m. near the corner of 12th Street and Hempstead Road.


Texas girl dies at hospital days after being beaten by classmates: report

A 13-year-old Texas girl died Wednesday after falling into a coma following a violent altercation with two teen girls outside her middle school last week in which one girl kicked her in the head.


Hit by a bullet from above, Galveston man wants answers

Darrell Hamilton heard the bullet before it hit him. As Hamilton was standing by his pickup truck inside the Stella Mare RV Park on Sunday morning, a bullet came down from above and struck him near the elbow, he said. It went along his arm, and exited his forearm, he said.


Company seeks closure of Galveston street to create downtown plaza

A proposal by a major island business to close a city street could change the downtown landscape. American National Insurance Co., One Moody Plaza, on Thursday will bring a proposal before the Galveston City Council to close 20th Street between Market and Mechanic streets and build a pedestrian plaz


Second man executed for 1998 dragging death of James Byrd Jr.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KTRK) -- The man sentenced to death for one of the most gruesome murders in modern American history showed no remorse before his execution. John William King was executed by the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville on Wednesday for the 1998 death of James Byrd Jr. in east Texas.


Burglars Steal ATM From Santa Fe Gas Station, Police Said

SANTA FE, TX — Police in Santa Fe are looking for the burglars who used a pickup truck to smash through the front of a convenience store to steal an ATM. The burglary happened at about 3 a.m. Monday at a Citgo gas station.


Texas Couple Who Raped Babies On-Camera Sentenced To 60 Years

WACO (CBSDFW.COM) – A married couple who admitted sexually assaulting potentially 25 minors, including multiple infants, as well as producing child pornography was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison.


Company alleges loan customer owes nearly $14,000

GALVESTON — A Santa Fe company is suing a Galveston County loan customer, alleging he owes nearly $14,000. Early Riser LLC filed a complaint April 23 in Galveston County District Court against Everett Eugene Eaton II, alleging failure to pay.


New spike-armored dinosaur discovered in Texas

Hillsboro paleontologist Andre LuJan had been digging on his company-owned property in the dusty west Texas hills for years, with little to show for it but a few small fossils.


Possible tornado rips apart homes and businesses in east Texas town

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A reported tornado touched down in San Augustine County Wednesday night, destroying homes and businesses, the sheriff's office said. San Augustine County is just east of Lufkin.