Mother Neff State Park near Waco reopens Video

She’ll no longer have to worry about keeping “her” head above water. Mother Neff State Park, named after Governor Pat Neff’s mother, Isabella, recently reopened to the public after moving its headquarters to higher ground and adding a state of the art visitor’s center. Since 1937, the 400 - acre state park located…

Former Gov. Rick Perry: Obama has made the world less safe

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Texas Gov.

Eltife, Marshall rep introduce Kari's Law Video

(KYTX) - State Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) filed Kari's Law which would require businesses to have direct access to 911 emergency services through their phone systems. The bill is S.

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Mother Neff State Park near Waco reopens Video

She’ll no longer have to worry about keeping “her” head above water. Mother Neff State Park, named after Governor Pat Neff’s mother,…

27 February 2015 [02:09 PM]
Texas DPS changes estimates of value of illegal drug seizures

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Department of Public Safety has changed its valuation method for drug seizures, dramatically increasing their worth, a week before submitting a border operations report to lawmakers. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the department is…

27 February 2015 [12:08 PM]
Man who killed Texas deputy gets life in prison, no parole

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A sexual assault suspect has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a West Texas deputy as he tried to serve a warrant. Dan William Higgins of Midland pleaded guilty Thursday to capital…

27 February 2015 [10:52 AM]
Dallas ISD cited for poor background checks

DALLAS (AP) — State education authorities uncovered violations in the Dallas Independent School District's background check process and recommended the appointment of a monitor to ensure procedures are followed. The Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas Education Agency's Special…

27 February 2015 [10:44 AM]
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Eltife, Marshall rep introduce Kari's Law Video

(KYTX) - State Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) filed Kari's Law which would require businesses to have direct…

27 February 2015 [09:40 AM]
Fellow armed robber with ex-A&M rushing standout also gets prison

DALLAS (AP) — A fellow armed robber who helped Texas A&M all-time leading rusher Darren Lewis hold up Dallas-area businesses is also going to federal prison. Christopher Washington was sentenced Thursday to 25 years behind bars. Investigators say Washington and…

27 February 2015 [06:41 AM]
North Texas man charged with killing ex-wife, DNA links case

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man has been charged with killing his ex-wife after police say his DNA matched evidence in the slaying. Frisco city jail records show 63-year-old Robert Moses was being held Friday on a murder…

27 February 2015 [06:18 AM]
Driver shot after he hits DeSoto officer with car

DESOTO, Texas (AP) — DeSoto police say an officer shot the driver of a stolen vehicle after he backed up and hit another officer. Authorities say the wounded man is expected to survive. His identity wasn't released. A police spokesman…

27 February 2015 [05:25 AM]
No sanctions for UT Austin fraternity 'Western' party

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An investigation into a University of Texas fraternity whose portrayal of Hispanics at a party offended students has been completed and no sanctions are forthcoming, a university official said Thursday. Phi Gamma Delta did not violate…

26 February 2015 [06:10 PM]
Police: Bryan man charged with murder in death of infant

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a 7-month-old girl who police say was found by officers with a fractured skull, broken leg and other injuries. Talawrence Donyea Tennell of Bryan…

26 February 2015 [04:41 PM]
DFW man gets life term for soliciting girl, 16, for sex

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A registered sex offender from North Texas must serve life in prison for molesting a 16-year-old Houston-area girl he met online and nicknamed "wifey." Joshua Karr of Allen was convicted of sexual assault of a child…

26 February 2015 [11:33 AM]
Search on for man in series of random Houston shootings

HOUSTON (AP) — Police are searching for a Houston-area gunman they believe is responsible for a series of shootings this month that left a man dead and three injured. A fifth person was unharmed. Investigators say that in each instance…

26 February 2015 [10:50 AM]
Suspect sought after stealing Magnolia police patrol car

MAGNOLIA, Texas (AP) — Officers in the Houston area are seeking a man who stole a police car in a chase that ended near some railroad tracks. Magnolia police say the suspect fled early Thursday after abandoning the law enforcement…

26 February 2015 [06:45 AM]
Conservatives taking aim at UT System regents appointments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conservatives are taking aim at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first appointments to the University of Texas System Board of Regents. The Senate Nominations Committee has scheduled a Thursday hearing on the appointments of new board members…

26 February 2015 [06:27 AM]
South Texas police chief charged with tampering with records

INDIAN LAKE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas police chief is charged with 14 counts of tampering with governmental records. Indian Lake Police Chief John Chambers was arrested Wednesday by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and investigators from the…

26 February 2015 [06:08 AM]