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Pearsall police in standoff with man following disturbance call

Pearsall police are in an active standoff with a man who has barricaded himself in a home on the southwest side of the city. Officials with the police department confirmed to KENS 5 that they were responding to a disturbance call at the home. One person had been shot with non-life-threatening injuri


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.


Body of missing 83-year-old Frio County man found

FRIO COUNTY, Texas - UPDATE:. An 83-year-old man reported missing in Frio County Saturday has been found dead, according to the Frio County Sheriff's Office. Juan "Johnny" Filler, who had Alzheimer's disease, was last seen wandering from his home on County Road 4429 near Pearsall around 5 p.m. Satur


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


Man who police say was armed, suicidal leads police on chase

SAN ANTONIO - A man who police said was armed and suicidal led several law enforcement agencies on a multi-county chase Friday before he was arrested in Bexar County. Medina County sheriff's officials alerted their counterparts in Bexar County about the man around 9 a.m., officials said.


FCSO: Over $1.5M in crystal meth found in car speakers during traffic stop

FRIO COUNTY, Texas - A 26-year-old man was arrested after deputies said they found about 40 pounds of crystal methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Frio County. Sheriff Albert De Leon, with the Frio County Sheriff's Office, told KSAT.com that a deputy pulled over a 2000 Ford F-250 on Interstate 3


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.


Sheriff deputy find 40 pounds of meth inside car

FRIO COUNTY, Texas — A traffic stop on I-35 led to a meth bust Thursday afternoon in Frio County. The Frio County Sheriff's Office tells us the drugs were found hidden inside after market speakers of the car.


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


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 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.


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.


Abandoned courthouse, jail is all that is left of Frio Town, Texas

FRIO COUNTY, Texas - Amid brush and overgrowth, in the middle of a desolate Frio County ranch, stands the crumbling walls of a once-storied courthouse. Nature has reclaimed the long-abandoned structure.


12 Senators oppose Texas Secretary of State Whitely; could block his nomination

AUSTIN, Texas — All 12 Democrats in the Texas Senate have publicly confirmed they are opposed to confirming embattled Secretary of State David Whitley, giving them more than enough votes to block his nomination if they’re all in the chamber when the vote comes up.


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


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 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.


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.


Texas community celebrates boy's 'miraculous recovery' with superhero sendoff

Days before Christmas, Owen Coulter, 5, of Austin, Texas, was rushed to the hospital with a deadly virus and moments later, his heart stopped. He was unresponsive. As medical staff at Dell Children's Hospital performed CPR and tried to revive him, his mother, Kristin Coulter, immediately started pra