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6 Killed in Texas Hill Country Plane Crash: Texas DPS

A man who was part-owner of a plane that crashed Monday in Texas, killing all six people aboard, said he and his friend who owned the plane regularly volunteered to fly sick people in remote parts of the country to hospitals in Houston and Dallas.


As Execution Nears, Texas Town Reflects On Infamous Dragging Death

JASPER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community’s history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killin


What a day in that Texas town, La Grange

A long (three months) time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. The envelope appeared on my desk without much fanfare. It was from the South Texas Press Association, and it was an innocuous invitation to the annual convention that was scheduled to be held in La Grange, Texas on the weekend of April 12 an


Twin brothers driving separate vehicles charged with DWI after crash that injured Texas deputies

Twin brothers driving separate vehicles were both charged with driving while intoxicated over the weekend after two deputies were injured in a crash on a Houston freeway. The Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office said in a Facebook post that officers were initially investigating a "major accid


Fire Erupts Behind Cottonwood Inn

A travel trailer caught on fire behind Cottonwood Inn in La Grange on Monday, April 15. The blaze broke out around 4 p.m. No one was injured. La Grange Fire Chief Frank Menefee said he could not determine the cause of the fire, but it appeared to have started accidentally near a bed at the back end


$2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Texas about to expire

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The person who bought a Powerball ticket worth $2 million is about to see their good luck run out. A Quick Pick ticket matching five of the six numbers drawn for the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing was purchased at Valero Corner Store located at 603 Harvey Road, in College Station, but


Two Texas men die in head-on crash

LOVING, N.M. (AP) Authorities say two Texas men were killed when their vehicles collided head-on in southeastern New Mexico. The New Mexico State Police says a vehicle driven by R.A. Steve Stephens, 19, of Trinity on Friday crossed the center line of State Road 128 near Loving and collided with a pi


Fayette County deputy recovers credit card skimmers in traffic stop

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Authorities arrested a man Wednesday after he was found with multiple credit card skimmers in his possession, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.


Weekend crash leaves one Texas A&M student dead, another injured

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KWTX) A weekend accident in College Station left a Texas A&M senior dead and a second student injured. Nathan Matos, 22, of New Jersey, died in the two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.


Bell Tower Of St. James: A Historical Wonder

I wrote a piece for the Record the other day on the historical parallels of the founding of the striking edifice that is St. James’ Church in La Grange, just across from the H-E-B. I mentioned a special musical event celebrating of the completion of restoration work necessitated by the Hurricane Har


Texas killer dies, questions still remain about girls' death

NAVASOTA, Texas – A man serving 70 years for a 1978 slaying near Houston who was also under investigation in the unsolved killings of several missing girls has collapsed and died in a Texas prison.


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.


Texas teen seriously hurt after falling from Arkansas bluff

PONCA, Ark. (AP) Authorities say a 15-year-old Texas boy was seriously hurt after falling from a bluff in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains, one week after an Iowa college student fell to her death in the same area.


What's the state of bees in Texas?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The number of pollinators — bees, flies, and butterflies — continues to decline in America. So much so, that members of the Texas legislature filed bills to get the state in on their protection.


3 Houston-area restaurants make Texas Monthly's best BBQ joints

HOUSTON — Texas barbecue is, objectively, the best barbecue. But if you do want something to argue over, Texas Monthly has published its latest list of the Top 25 Barbecue joints in Texas.


Texas mom missing after failing to pick up son from babysitter

MESQUITE, Texas -- A 26-year-old Texas mom was scheduled to pick up her son from the babysitter on Wednesday night, but she never showed up. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing to the police after friends and family made several attempts to reach her by phone.


Friend talks about registered owner of plane that crashed in Kerrville

HOUSTON - Six people died Monday in a plane crash on a private ranch in Kerrville, according to officials. The plane departed from the West Houston Airport and crashed just before 9 a.m. while preparing to land at Kerrville Municipal Airport, which is about 6 miles away from the crash scene.


Shooting Near College Station’s Lincoln Recreation Center

A teenager who was shot near College Station’s Lincoln Recreation Center Sunday afternoon was taken to the hospital, and another teenager has been arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


Shooting At College Station’s Lincoln Recreation Center

College Station police are investigating a shooting at the Lincoln Recreation Center Sunday afternoon. As of 3 p.m., that’s the only information released by CSPD.


Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station

If you’ve ever watched a vintage horror film involving a cannibalistic chainsaw-wielding murder and thought, That’s my ideal dining experience, Bastrop, Texas, has the spot for you. The original gas-station-cum-barbecue-joint featured in the cult classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is now a weekend