Bush, Cecilia Abbott headline anti-abortion rally in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott and George P. Bush are headlining an anti-abortion rally at the Texas Capitol that is expected to draw thousands of people. The Texas Rally for Life on Saturday has become a big stage for Republican leaders. Former Gov. Rick Perry is among those who have energized crowds in previous year…

3 cops on paid leave following Longview Police Station shooting

Three Longview police officers were put on paid leave Friday after the shooting death of a Longview teenager in the lobby of the Longview Police Department. Officials identified the victim in the Thursday night incident as Kristiana Coignard, 17, a former Pine Tree ISD student.

Pig blamed for house fire near Austin

SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) No humans or hogs have been hurt in a Central Texas house fire blamed on a pig. Authorities say the fire broke out Thursday afternoon at a rural home near Spicewood, about 25 miles northwest of Austin.

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Border Patrol shoots, kills man who drove through checkpoint

EL PASO, Texas (AP) â€" U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Thursday, after…

24 January 2015 [06:08 AM]
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Remember the Alamo... Cannon

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Ten years have passed since Rick Range found a small, bronze Spanish cannon that may have been fired…

23 January 2015 [11:04 AM]
Helicopter used to rescue woman from flooded field near Austin

MANOR, Texas (AP) — Central Texas authorities say a helicopter was used to rescue a 39-year-old woman clinging to a tree branch in a flooded field. According to the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service, the woman suffered minor injuries and…

23 January 2015 [06:40 AM]
Guard hurt in prison bus crash out of ICU

ODESSA — A Texas prison guard critically injured in a prison bus wreck that killed 10 people has been removed from intensive care. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says Corrections Officer Jason Self was upgraded Thursday from…

22 January 2015 [09:39 PM]
More than 2 dozen horses seized by Galveston police

JAMAICA BEACH, Texas (AP) — Galveston police have seized more than two dozen horses and arrested the owner in a neglect investigation. Galveston County jail records show 45-year-old Terri Lynn Glenn was being held Thursday on a charge of cruelty…

22 January 2015 [10:43 AM]
Dallas man tied to Anonymous hackers to be sentenced

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man whose online activities linked to hackers landed him under federal indictment is scheduled for sentencing in federal court. Barrett Lancaster Brown will be sentenced Thursday in Dallas. The 33-year-old Brown was a writer often…

22 January 2015 [06:53 AM]
Officials ID body inside truck at bottom of Fort Worth lake

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a man found dead this week inside a truck at the bottom of a Fort Worth lake had been reported missing from Hurst. The Tarrant County medical examiner identified the man as 31-year-old…

22 January 2015 [06:51 AM]
Texas carries out 1st execution of the year

HUNTSVILLE — A 41-year-old Texas prisoner was put to death Wednesday evening for the slayings of three people during a robbery at their San Antonio home more than 21 years ago. Arnold Prieto, who spurned a plea deal for a…

21 January 2015 [11:04 PM]
Galveston police pull over woman so fellow officer can propose

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer arranged for other officers to pull over his girlfriend so he could propose in an elaborate ruse caught on dashboard camera. KHOU-TV reported Monday that Sara Wolff said "yes" to Galveston police…

20 January 2015 [07:20 AM]
Conjoined twins set for separation in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Surgeons at a Houston hospital are planning to separate nearly 1-year-old twin girls born joined at the chest, abdomen and pelvis in four to six weeks. Dr. Darrell L. Cass, the lead surgeon, tells the Houston Chronicle…

19 January 2015 [03:34 PM]
Waco meteorologist back on air 4 weeks after he was shot

EDDY, Texas (AP) — A Texas meteorologist who was shot last month outside the Waco area TV station where he works has returned to the air — wearing a Superman T-shirt. Patrick Crawford presented the Monday morning forecast at KCEN.…

19 January 2015 [11:28 AM]
Rust found on newly-renovated courthouse dome in Waco

WACO, Texas (AP) — Small rust spots have been discovered on the columns on top of the newly-renovated McLennan County Courthouse dome, but officials say the problem is minimal and is covered under warranty. It's been less than two years…

19 January 2015 [11:26 AM]