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H.S. girls basketball area round playoff schedules

ABILENE, Texas — Nineteen Big Country teams survived the first round of the high school girls basketball playoffs, and are still alive in the journey to the state tournament in San Antonio. While the six largest schools -- Abilene High, Cooper, Wylie, Sweetwater, Snyder and Brownwood -- all lost in


These are some of the wackiest laws in Texas

HOUSTON — We all know Texans love the Lone Star State - our legacy, our lands, even our laws - no matter how bizarre they may be. There are odd ones out there, some of them are still alive today.


Driver charged with money laundering in Nolan County

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An El Paso man is in jail for money laundering after breaking down along I-20 in Nolan County earlier this month. Ramon Arreola, 52, of El Paso was arrested on Feb. 2.


Central Texas sheriff named in suit alleging sexual assault

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Waco against Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman alleges that a former sheriff’s office employee was sexually assaulted more than 20 times and subjected to an “intolerable work environment.” The suit seeks unspecified actual, compensatory, p


Texas 14-Year-Old Was Fatally Stabbed by Friend, Who Said Victim 'Was Like a Sister to Me'

A Texas teenager was convicted Thursday of fatally stabbing her 14-year-old friend in 2018, when the suspect was 13, PEOPLE confirms. A Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman tells PEOPLE that the killer, now 14, was found guilty of delinquent conduct in juvenile court, which is equiv


$388,000 in cash found hidden in truck after it broke down on I-20 in Nolan County

NOLAN COUNTY, Texas — An El Paso man with a truck load full of cash broke down in the wrong place for someone suspected of laundering money. About 9:30 p.m. Saturday, a state trooper stopped to assist Ramon Arreola, 52, who was stranded on I-20 in Nolan County.


North Texas Man Arrested 2nd Time For Exposing Himself To A Child

COPPELL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Out on bond for allegedly exposing himself to a child last year in Duncanville, Courtney Poole, 34, has been arrested for the same crime, this time in Coppell.


Rattlesnakes Slither At Texas Capitol To Promote Roundup

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Some rattlesnakes have slithered through parts of the Texas Capitol to help promote an upcoming reptile roundup. Members of the Sweetwater Jaycees were in Austin on Tuesday to support what’s billed as the World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup.


Texas license plates, golfball-size hail and more from Curious Texas this week

Happy Friday, Curious Texans! We answered three of your questions this week. Here's what we found:. 1. What happened to Vickery Park, an amusement park in Northeast Dallas? Vickery Park was located at 7400 Greenville Ave., near Walnut Hill Lane. It opened in the 1940s, around the time the small town


North Texas Jury Convicts 14-Year-Old Girl For Fatally Stabbing Her Friend

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A North Texas jury has convicted a 14-year-old girl for the fatal stabbing of her friend. According to the Star-Telegram, jurors deliberated for about an hour Thursday before convicting the girl for the May 29 killing of 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot.


Migrants brave the Rio Grande, looking toward Eagle Pass, Texas

Having traveled more than a thousand miles, the immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico -- mostly from Honduras -- come to this: the banks of the Rio Grande River. Just beyond is Eagle Pass, Texas, and the broader U.S.


Sweetwater Jaycees (and snakes) visit Capitol ahead of March event

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — A dozen rattlesnakes find themselves 250 miles from home this week. The western diamondback snakes visited the Texas Capitol with the Sweetwater Jaycees, an organization that participates in rattlesnake education and population control.


Cash rewards offered for info on 7 of Abilene's 'Most Wanted Criminals'

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Cash rewards are being offered for information leading to the arrest of 7 suspects wanted for various crimes in Abilene. Police are seeking these suspects for the following offenses:


Sweetwater man never misses a Super Bowl

SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB) - A Sweetwater Vietnam Veteran has gone through a lot of changes in his life, but he has one tradition that can't be broken. Max Guerry enlisted in the Navy in 1959.


How the government abused eminent domain the last time it built a border fence in Texas

Once again, the Rio Grande Valley is seeing the signs that more border fencing is coming: construction equipment gathering near the Rio Grande, brush being cleared, residents receiving letters from the government asking to survey their property and possibly claim some of it through eminent domain. T


Will Texas and its big cities be ready for the 2020 Census? Some think a statewide effort is needed

Texas is expected to have gained about 4.5 million residents between 2010-2020 thanks in large part to the growth of the native-born Latino population and migration from other states.


Bills aim to allow Texas breweries to sell beer to-go

AUSTIN, Texas — Some people like to mark the end of the work week with a beer. But, if you're going to a local craft brewery, you won't be able to grab a six-pack to take home with you.


Former North Texas Loan Officer Sentenced To 10 Years For Bank Fraud

SHERMAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A former loan officer in North Texas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and must repay more than $2 million for executing a fake documents and bogus borrowers scam.


4 celebrities you may not know spent time in Cypress, Texas

CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) -- Cypress, Texas isn't just a great place to live. Apparently, it's a great place to grow talent.


Bounty program looks to help control Texas' feral hog problem

A rollover accident on SH 130 near Manor that left a semi-truck driver injured was caused by feral hogs, officials said Friday. 40 gallons of gas needed to be cleaned after the early Thursday morning crash. Authorities said the driver slowed down when they noticed the hogs on the road, but they stil