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Refugio Elementary second Crossroads school to close due to bats
REFUGIO, Texas - Bats continue to run amuck here in the Crossroads. You may remember we first reported the Placedo Elementary school closed for nearly three weeks due to a bat infestation back in January.
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
Latest oil and gas updates
Beeville Publishing Co. publishes oil and gas permits and completions for the following counties on a weekly basis: Bee, Goliad, Karnes, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio. For the days of Feb. 1-6, a total of 14 permits were requested and/or approved and 10 well completions were reported for these co
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.
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
Organizations can start applying for United Way grants
Victoria County United Way is now accepting grant applications from organizations providing services in Victoria County as well as DeWitt, Goliad, Lavaca and Refugio counties. Executive Director Dolly Stokes said the applications are for the funding cycle beginning July 1 through June 30, 2020.
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.
I-69: EAST SIDE STORY
REFUGIO – Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation presented a final report on TxDOT’s feasibility study for possible routes for the Interstate 69, involving Woodsboro and Refugio on Tuesday morning, Feb. 12.
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.
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 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.
Refugio gives coach milestone win in bi-district triumph
Refugio coach David Hemphill posed for pictures after picking up his 500th career win Monday night at the Flyer Dome. But Hemphill was even prouder of another number, signifying each member of his roster.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Troutman next AD for Pirates
SINTON – The Sinton Pirates have their man. Michael Troutman was recently named the school’s next Athletic Director and head football coach. The 1993 graduate of Sinton is looking forward to taking over the Pirate program and is replacing current AD/HFC coach Tom Allen who resigned earlier in the ye
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.
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.