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Police: 4 found dead in Texas home members of same family

FORT WORTH, Texas – Investigators say four people found dead inside a Texas home were members of the same family and that all were shot. Fort Worth police said in a news release Tuesday that the bodies of the man, woman, boy and girl were found in the home in a residential development in the norther


Texas woman receives gonorrhea diagnosis after rash erupts on hands, body

A 20-year-old woman in Dallas, Tex., rushed to the hospital after waking one morning with a bumpy rash on her arms, legs, scalp and torso. She was later informed the unusual skin lesions were caused by a sexually transmitted disease (STD).


Two U.S. soldiers stopped, one disarmed, near Texas border by Mexican troops who thought they had crossed into Mexico

Mexican troops confronted two American soldiers in a remote part of Texas who they thought had crossed into Mexican territory, reportedly disarming one of them, U.S. officials said.


Investigations reveal grade tampering at Lexington High School

LEXINGTON, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - An investigation into students' grades at Lexington High School has revealed several grades and grade point averages were incorrectly changed.


Officials identify all 6 people killed in small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas

Authorities confirmed six people died in a small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas, some 70 miles northwest of San Antonio. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane crashed Monday morning during an attempted landing shortly before 9 a.m.


Year-Round Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time Approved by Texas House

The Texas House of Representatives approved a joint resolution Tuesday to allow Texas voters to choose whether they would like to permanently live under Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time.


A Texas Mom Who 'Loves Her Baby' Failed to Pick Up Her Son, and Now She's Considered Missing

The family of a 26-year-old woman who went missing last week is searching for answers. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing from Mesquite, Texas, Wednesday after she failed to pick her son up from his babysitter, WFAA, ABC13 and Fox4 report. During the investigation, police found her ve


Thunderstorms Move Through North Texas Tuesday Night

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Several rounds of heavy rain have pushed through parts of North Texas and more are on the way overnight. Two to three inches of rain have fallen in some areas as of 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.


Texas House votes to legalize hemp, CBD oil, farming of industrial hemp

The Texas House on Tuesday gave broad preliminary approval to a bill that would allow farmers in the state to legally grow industrial hemp — a move lauded as a win for the state’s farmers.


Texas Couple Held Girl as Slave for 16 Years, Called Her 'Dog' and 'Worthless'

A Texas couple who held a young girl from West Africa as a slave for 16 years were each sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison, PEOPLE confirms. A press release from federal prosecutors states Toure and Cros-Toure must pay $288,620.24 in restitution to their victim, who managed to escape


Houston high school's new dress code takes aim at parents

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston high school had adopted a new dress code that targets parents rather than students. James Madison High School will turn away parents if they appear wearing pajamas, hair rollers or leggings. Bonnets also are banned.


Three local barbecue joints make Texas Monthly's top list

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Two Waco food trucks and one Rockdale food truck made Texas Monthly's top 25 new barbecue joints list for 2019. Guess Family Barbecue, Helberg Barbecue and Brett's Backyard Bar-B-Que were on the list.


Bill that would allow farmers to produce hemp clears Texas house

AUSTIN, TX (KETK) - A bill that would allow Texas farmers to grow hemp legally cleared the Texas House on Tuesday and will now move to the Senate. This is a major hurdle for farmers that are looking to get into the market for CBD oil and other hemp-derived products.


2nd man to be executed in James Byrd Jr.'s 1998 dragging death

(CNN) - A man who helped orchestrate one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern American history -- the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in East Texas -- is slated to die Wednesday over the objections of some of Byrd's relatives.


Bastrop school district pays $125,000 to end dispute with maintenance contractor

The Bastrop school district last month agreed to pay $125,000 to GCA K12 Education Services/ABM Education, the district’s maintenance contractor, to settle a dispute over early termination of their contract.


Men charged and arrested, found passed out in car

LA GRANGE, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Two men were arrested and charged after a deputy with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office found them asleep in their vehicle that was parked on the side of a road.


Smithville's $1.4M Seventh Street detention pond construction completed

Construction on the NE Seventh Street detention pond, aimed at curbing flooding on 256 acres on and around the street, is complete City Manager Robert Tamble announced at the City Council meeting this month.


Bastrop County man indicted for murder of wife's son

A Bastrop County grand jury last week indicted a man accused of murdering his wife’s son, according to court records. Ronald Boatright, 51, was arrested Feb. 13 at his home at 5059 FM 535 near Cedar Creek after deputies responded to the home in reference to a domestic disturbance complaint.


Former Local Star Athletes Open Bases Loaded Sports

A trio of former collegiate athletes opened a new business La Grange catering to baseball and softball players. Bases Loaded Sports, located at 1770 E. State Highway 71 Business in La Grange, offers indoor batting cages and a bullpen, along with personal instruction for players. The owners are Chris


College Station police: Boy shot near Lincoln Center

A boy was taken to the hospital on Sunday after police say he was shot near Lincoln Center. According to College Station police Lt. Craig Anderson, authorities were called to the Lincoln Center at 1000 Eleanor St. around 2:15 p.m. on the report of a gunshot. Authorities said a boy had been shot some