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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
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.
Private water well screening set for April 11
JACKSBORO — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening April 11 in Jacksboro to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water screened. The screening will be from 8:30–10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Jack County, 100 N Main St. in Jac
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.
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.
It's not easy being green
The recycling bins in Jacksboro will soon disappear. City Manager Mike Smith reported the five bins located in town are being filled with nonrecyclable items. “So when it gets to the recyclable yard, they say, ‘No, you’ve got to turn around and take that to the dump,’” Smith said. “So it’s costing W
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.
This tiny Texas town is headed to the boys hoops playoffs for first time in 58 years
Go to the opening night of any popular movie and you’re likely to find more people in attendance than live in the entire town of Perrin, Texas. The last census listed the population at 398.
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.
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
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.
Lady Rams take 3rd place in Jacksboro
JACKSBORO – The Mineral Wells Lady Rams softball team is starting to find its groove one week into the 2019 season. After a slip up against Millsap in the first game of pool play, the Lady Rams (5-2) won four of the next five games to finish in third place in the gold bracket of the Jacksboro Tourna
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.
Lady Rabbits lose defensive struggle against Jacksboro in bi-district round
It was a tough matchup for the Bowie Lady Rabbits in their bi-district game against old foe Jacksboro on Tuesday in Denton Ryan. It was a low scoring and physical game, but the bigger Lady Tigers were able to go ahead at the end thanks to some clutch free throws as they won 39-30. Jacksboro came int
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.
Accused North Texas murderer released on bond after county fears high medical bill
MINERAL WELLS, Texas — Lonneil White was arrested and charged with murder and given a $750,000 bond, but now authorities have released him from jail without him having to pay a cent.
Analysis: Political climate changes in Texas congressional districts
The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.
Wise County man whose children were found locked in dog cage now out on bond
WISE COUNTY, Texas — The Wise County man who was arrested on four counts of child endangerment by criminal negligence last week after two of his children were found locked inside of a dog cage has posted bond and is out of jail, according to online records.
Woman accused of stealing $2,000 worth of Kate Spade goods in Texas City
TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman with a taste for high-end handbags and wallets is wanted in Texas City. Surveillance video captured a woman stealing from the Kate Spade store at the Tanger Outlets on Tuesday evening.
8-year-old Texas boy dies hours after being diagnosed with flu
ROCKPORT, Texas (KTRK) -- A family in Rockport is searching for answers after their son suddenly passed away on Sunday. Relatives said 8-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 what caused h