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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


Texas man leads police on chase in stolen ambulance

A patient at a Texas hospital allegedly stole an ambulance Thursday morning and led police from several jurisdictions on a chase – during which he reportedly stuck his head out the window and gave triumphant fist bumps to observers -- before he returned to the location where he was originally detain


Fatal accident reported on Highway 359

Emergency crews are clearing up the aftermath of a fatal accident on Highway 359 near Mathis and Tynan that happened juts a few hours ago. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, two people are said to have died and several others are being airlifted to several area hospitals.


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.


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.


Resident calls for outside investigation of police chief

MATHIS – At Monday night’s city council meeting, during the public forum, outspoken Vietnam veteran and Mathis resident Abelardo “Al” Pacheco addressed the council about the recent complaints brought forth against the Mathis Police Department Chief of Police Pete Saenz.


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


Mathis girls ousted in 29-3A Tourney

TAFT – When the District 29-3A regular season came to an end Odem, Mathis and Aransas Pass all finished 6-6 with two playoff spots available. Over the weekend the three schools played in a mini-tournament at Taft to determine the two playoff representatives.


Buc-ee's beaver statue creator, largest art foundry in Texas located in Bastrop

There's no denying how much Texans love Buc-ee's, especially the iconic beaver statue that greets you by the entrance. But little did many people know, the creator of those statues is right here in Central Texas, at the Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop.


Keurig Dr Pepper To Relocate Texas Headquarters From Plano To The Star In Frisco

PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Keurig Dr Pepper has announced that it will be moving its Texas headquarters from Plano to The Star in Frisco, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys announced the new 350,000 square-foot facility that will be one of the homes to the company. The building is expected to


HS Baseball: Coyotes shutout in 2019 debut

LAREDO — The Alice Coyotes’ much-anticipated start to the new baseball season was a rough one Thursday afternoon. Alice was shutout by Laredo United, 8-0, on the first day of the Laredo Border Olympics Thursday. It was the Coyotes’ first game of the season and the first game under new head coach Nic


San Patricio County Sheriff Leroy Moody retiring after 54 years

After 54 years in law enforcement, San Patricio County Sheriff Leroy Moody has decided to retire. Moody was elected sheriff in 1989 after he served as deputy. Over the years, Moody said he's seen amazing growth in South Texas, especially in Sinton where the San Patricio County Sheriff's Office is lo


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.


20 citations given Thursday for failing to stop at railroad crossings

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Less than a month after a horrific crash in Mathis, Texas, claimed the lives of three children, law enforcement are reminding people that not stopping at a railroad crossing is not only illegal, but it's incredibly dangerous.


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


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:


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.


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


Statue of Liberty climber scales Texas building in immigration protest

A woman who was convicted last year after climbing the Statue of Liberty scaled a building in Texas on Wednesday as part of a protest against immigration policies. Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, spent nearly eight hours on the Southwest Key building in East Austin while live streaming her demonstrati