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Several lanes closed on Gulf Freeway near Texas City after multi-vehicle crash

TEXAS CITY, Texas — Four lanes are closed on the Gulf Freeway near Hughes Road after a mutli-vehicle crash. The Texas City Police Department said about four to five cars are involved.


As Execution Nears, Texas Town Reflects On Infamous Dragging Death

JASPER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community’s history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killin


Vernon College Cosmetology program hosts hair show

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The Vernon College Cosmetology Program hosted it’s first ever hair show Thursday night. Several decades of hairstyles were showcased during a runway show at the Wellington.


North Texas Couple Gets 7 Years In Prison For Forced Labor Of Child

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mohamed Toure, 58, and Denise Cros-Toure, 58, of Southlake, Texas, were sentenced by a U.S. District judge to seven years in prison each and ordered to pay more than $288,000 in restitution.


Vernon College nursing entrance testing deadline

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) - The HESI A2 Assessment Exam is required of potential students to the LVN-RN Transition program AND the RN Generic program. The exam must be taken yearly and must be taken at Vernon College.


$2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Texas about to expire

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The person who bought a Powerball ticket worth $2 million is about to see their good luck run out. A Quick Pick ticket matching five of the six numbers drawn for the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing was purchased at Valero Corner Store located at 603 Harvey Road, in College Station, but


6 people killed in small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas

Authorities confirmed that six people died in a small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas, according to KWTX-TV in Waco. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane crashed on Monday morning, during an attempted landing shortly before 9 a.m.


Two Texas men die in head-on crash

LOVING, N.M. (AP) Authorities say two Texas men were killed when their vehicles collided head-on in southeastern New Mexico. The New Mexico State Police says a vehicle driven by R.A. Steve Stephens, 19, of Trinity on Friday crossed the center line of State Road 128 near Loving and collided with a pi


Twin brothers driving separate vehicles charged with DWI after crash that injured Texas deputies

Twin brothers driving separate vehicles were both charged with driving while intoxicated over the weekend after two deputies were injured in a crash on a Houston freeway. The Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office said in a Facebook post that officers were initially investigating a "major accid


Texas killer dies, questions still remain about girls' death

NAVASOTA, Texas – A man serving 70 years for a 1978 slaying near Houston who was also under investigation in the unsolved killings of several missing girls has collapsed and died in a Texas prison.


Weekend crash leaves one Texas A&M student dead, another injured

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KWTX) A weekend accident in College Station left a Texas A&M senior dead and a second student injured. Nathan Matos, 22, of New Jersey, died in the two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.


3 Houston-area restaurants make Texas Monthly's best BBQ joints

HOUSTON — Texas barbecue is, objectively, the best barbecue. But if you do want something to argue over, Texas Monthly has published its latest list of the Top 25 Barbecue joints in Texas.


OHP report: 19-year-old killed in single-vehicle crash in Tillman County

TILLMAN COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities are investigating the cause of a crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old. It happened Saturday, just after 12:40 a.m., on US Highway 70 near Grandfield, Oklahoma.


Discover Oklahoma: Frederick exhibit offers wildlife education

When someone mentions Frederick, OK, the first thing that comes to mind is the Airborne Demonstration Team Jump School. You can be trained as a new team member and participate with the team as demonstration parachutists. People come from all over the country to take part in the exercises there and t


Frederick High School robotics team places 79th out of 160 in international competition

FREDERICK, OK (KFDX/KJTL) - We now know how the robotics team from Frederick High School did at the world championship in Houston. Robotics teacher Tom Hensley said out of 160 teams, Frederick team 8866 placed 79th. Hensley said that’s a major accomplishment for his students, considering this is the


Granfield man dies in single vehicle wreck

A 19-year-old Grandfield man died in an early Saturday morning wreck in Tillman County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that Bryan Fife died at the scene of the wreck, 2/10-mile east of Grandfield. His body was taken to the state Medical Examiner’s office in Oklahoma City for autopsy.


OHP officials investigate one car fatality in Tillman County

TILLMAN COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) - A Grandfield man is dead after an early morning Saturday wreck in Tillman County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials responded to a call about 12:45 a.m. Saturday on Highway 70 less than half-a-mile east of Grandfield.


Vernon residents hoping to add soccer program to the school district

VERNON (KFDX/KJTL) - Soccer might one day be an option for students in the Vernon ISD if many students have anything to say about it. For those that love soccer in Vernon, there is only one way to play, and that is in leagues put on by the Boys and Girls Club for middle school students all the way t


Texas A&M AgriLife Research donates hibiscus plants to help beautify Vernon

VERNON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon, through a joint effort with Vernon’s Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism and Main Street Program, recently donated approximately 500 hibiscus plants to local organizations and businesses.


WWII ADT members prepare for D-Day 75th anniversary

Tucked away in Tillman County is a World War II Army Airfield. Frederick Army Airfield was opened 23 September 1942 to train pilots. Although the Airfield’s military flight operations ceased on …