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Texas Man Allegedly Confesses To Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter With A Hammer
ORANGE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A police affidavit says a Texas man found naked and stained with blood told officers that he killed his 2-year-old daughter, who had been bludgeoned with a hammer.
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
Candidates file to run in Harrison, Marion County school, city elections
The filing period for the upcoming May city and school board elections ended Friday across Harrison and Marion Counties. The following people have filed to run in a local race.
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
Current And Former Texas Lawmakers On Hit List Of Accused “Domestic Terrorist”
WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers.
Police Reports: Jefferson man sentenced for parole violation
A Jefferson man has been sentenced to 16 months in prison after he violated terms of his supervised release, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced Thursday. Johnny McElwrath, 39, had originally been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison in March 2015 for transportation of illegal aliens, offici
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.
Jefferson, Texas, school official confirms teacher's arrest
Jefferson, Texas, Independent School District Superintendent Rob Barnwell confirmed Feb. 14 that a teacher was arrested Feb. 8 for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old male student. The Marshall News Messenger identified Shannon Griffin as an English and theater teacher.
Central Texas woman sentenced for stealing thousands from nonprofits
HILLSBORO, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas woman who was arrested in July 2018, after admitting to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Whitney Ministerial Alliance, has been sentenced after pleading guilty.
Texas officials call it "property tax relief" — but legislation won't lower tax bills or decrease budgets
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.
Why did Texans start drinking hot Dr Pepper with lemon? Curious Texas investigates a southern tradition
When the icy 30-degree temperatures hit North Texas, residents immediately think of where to grab a warm beverage. Some opt for coffee. Others may instead go for some tea or hot chocolate.
ETX teacher arrested after confessing to inappropriate relationship with student
JEFFERSON, TX - Jefferson ISD Superintendent Rob Barnwell has confirmed reports that a female JISD classroom teacher was arrested Friday, February 8, 2019 by JISD Police. The teacher taught at the high school campus and was in her fourth year at JISD.
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
Two sentenced to federal prison in East Texas
TEXARKANA, TEXAS - Two East Texas convicted felons have been sentenced for violating the terms of their supervised release in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.
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:
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.
Texas liquor chain rings in spring with anticipated Dollar Sale deals
HOUSTON, Texas -- There are a few occurrences in life that no one looks forward to, like the return of tax season, the annual invasion of mosquitos, and anytime someone begins a conversation with "we need to talk." But occasionally, the cosmos does us a solid - like when Twin Liquors rolls out their
Texas gas prices make biggest weekly jump in nearly two years
Gas prices across the state of Texas jumped the highest amount week-to-week since 2017, according to AAA Texas. The average price for a gallon of gas statewide was $2.12 on Thursday. In Dallas, gas prices rose $0.17 from the previous week to an average of $2.14 which puts the city just slightly abov
No injuries reported in in Caddo Parish school bus rollover
A Caddo Parish school bus was involved in a rollover wreck Thursday afternoon in Mooringsport. It happened just before 5 p.m. on Highway 71 at LA 538, when the driver of bus 334 was reportedly turning to head south.
Arkansas man killed in wreck near Linden
An Arkansas man was killed on Tuesday in a Cass County fatal crash on U.S. 59 South just outside of Linden at about 2 p.m., according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Trooper Jean Dark on Wednesday.