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The Iron Orchard, exploring the drama, history of West Texas oil premieres Friday

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A film dedicated to the history of the oil industry in West Texas will premiere at Lubbock PREMIERE LUX at South Plains Mall on Friday afternoon. There will be a Q&A session with the producer, Lubbock native Camille Scioli Chambers, and the director, Ty Roberts at 3 p.m. on Sund


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Kansas, Texas Tech meet in crucial Big 12 title tilt

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas has spent the better part of the past 15 years presiding over the Big 12. Whether that streak continues could come down to 48 hours. The No. 12 Jayhawks and No. 14 Texas Tech are each a game behind Kansas State heading into a showdown Saturday in Lubbock, Texas. Should


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.


Insensitive message left on tip receipt at local Mexican restaurant

MIDLAND (CBS7) -- Earlier this week, Hehsus Baeza, a bartender at Tequilas Mexican Bar and Grill in Midland, was finishing up a hard days work when he was looking through his tips and saw an insensitive message in one of the receipts.


Eight Texas counties agree to halt voter citizenship reviews while lawsuits proceed

When the Texas secretary of state embarked on its controversial voter citizenship review almost four weeks ago, multiple county officials across the state immediately leapt into action to question the citizenship status of their local voters marked for review.


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.


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:


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.


Texas Theatre's Cine Mexicano Film Series features prominent Latino filmmakers

Prominent Mexican-American filmmakers will be featured during the Cine Mexicano Film Series that kicks off on March 2 at the Texas Theatre, with Alejandro González Iñárritu's triptych narrative debut Amores Perros.


Suspects charged with stealing more than $170,000 of property from West Texas counties

ECTOR COUNTY -- Five suspects have been arrested and another is wanted in connection to organized criminal activity that involved stealing more than $170,000 worth of property in Ector, Martin and Andrews counties.


Lawsuit: Ex-Travis Co. ME harvested organs in Lubbock without permission

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A former Travis County medical examiner who a local judge once said showed "disgusting" behavior is now facing a lawsuit in Lubbock. Dr. Sam Andrews gained attention after he testified to changing his findings in an autopsy in a 2017 murder trial. The judge in the case added this cau


Unaccompanied veteran burial to be held at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

KILLEEN, Texas — Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced Thursday that on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m., the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen will conduct an unaccompanied veteran burial for Specialist Hugh Gary Bryan, a U.S. SP5 Army veteran.


One person seriously injured after car hits house

LUBBOCK, Texas - A woman was taken to the hospital after a car hit a house in the 4400 block of 32nd Street, Thursday night, according to Lubbock Police Department. Officers responded to the scene just before midnight, to find an individual with serious injuries. The woman transported by EMS to the


Restaurant Report: One low performer in Midland

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - It was a relatively easy week for health inspectors in the Permian Basin for the last week of February. For the first time in several weeks, there were no low performers in Odessa for the week of January 28 through February 1. However, there was one low performer in Midland.