Ex-President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital Video

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital Tuesday evening after experiencing a shortness of breath, a family spokesman said. Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital as a "precaution," according to spokesman Jim McGrath. He "will be held for observation, again a…

Bootmaker Lucchese expands to heels, purses

DALLAS (AP) — The 131-year-old Texas boot-maker Lucchese is kicking up its heels — literally. This year, Lucchese began expanding its high-end offerings, starting with a fashion shoe line that includes everything from sleek sling-backs to burnished oxfords.

Round Rock ISD: $16K to investigate 2 pigs

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — An Austin-area district has spent $16,000 on an investigation that cleared a trustee in a dispute over two potbelly pigs in a school barn. The review for the Round Rock Independent School District found no wrongdoing by Terri Romere.

Reward offered to help catch meteorologist's shooter Video

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY (KYTX via KCEN-TV)-- The Falls County Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person who shot KCEN-HD Meteorologist Patrick Crawford. If you have information you can call their tip line at 254-883-3104.

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Bootmaker Lucchese expands to heels, purses

DALLAS (AP) — The 131-year-old Texas boot-maker Lucchese is kicking up its heels — literally. This year, Lucchese began expanding its high-end…

23 December 2014 [03:01 PM]
Houston-area restaurants offer no-cellphones discount

CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — The owner of two Houston-area restaurants has offered a holiday discount to patrons who give up their cellphones and other electronics while dining. KPRC-TV reports the 20 percent discount was so successful Monday that Gerry Sarmiento…

23 December 2014 [09:37 AM]
Solar-powered vehicles may patrol Galveston seawall

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Solar-powered vehicles could be cruising along Galveston's seawall to help with parking enforcement. The Galveston Park Board of Trustees is considering buying solar-powered electric vehicles to transport attendants to enforce parking fees and meter usage. The…

23 December 2014 [09:35 AM]
Houston man on list of new Carnegie Heroes

The Associated Press Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday: — Frederick J. Levesque Jr., 52, of Stafford Springs, Connecticut, who rescued a 7-year-old girl from a burning apartment in Somers, Connecticut, in December 2013. — Brett Allen Thoele, 36,…

22 December 2014 [02:45 PM]
West side of A&M's Kyle Field imploded

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The west side of Texas A&M University's Kyle Field has been imploded as part of football stadium…

21 December 2014 [07:58 PM]
Austin, San Antonio drivers face 2015 phone bans

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two of the biggest cities in Texas are reminding drivers of bans on handheld devices behind the wheel that take effect in Austin and San Antonio come January. Police in both cities won't start issuing fines…

21 December 2014 [07:53 PM]
Texas Vietnam War vet's family receives his medals

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The family of a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran was given his medals during a ceremony Saturday, decades after they went missing after he died in 1980. The nonprofit Purple Hearts Reunited held a ceremony in…

21 December 2014 [06:47 AM]
Top Tx Health official resigns over no-bid contract

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The widening fallout over $110 million in no-bid state contracts awarded to an Austin tech company forced the resignation of a second top state official Friday, this time at the request of Republican Gov. Rick Perry,…

20 December 2014 [05:47 AM]
From Astrodome to Astropark?

HOUSTON (AP) — A national research group says the iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome should be saved and is supporting efforts to turn it into a massive indoor park and green space area. At a meeting Friday, a panel of…

19 December 2014 [02:22 PM]
Artwork display lights up El Paso highway

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 20 color-changing towers and sculptures, powered by wind turbines that generate electricity, are illuminating an…

19 December 2014 [01:59 PM]
Pilot killed in Mesquite plane crash

SEAGOVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities in North Texas say one person is dead following a single-engine plane crash. The Seagoville Police Department says the pilot of the plane died Thursday. A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the Beechcraft Bonanza was…

19 December 2014 [07:28 AM]
Paris teens arrested at Oklahoma motel for murder

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities have arrested two Texas teenagers wanted in the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old woman. Sapulpa police say the 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy surrendered without incident Thursday night at a motel. Authorities say they…

19 December 2014 [07:26 AM]
Texas A&M student critically injured by train

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Central Texas say a 19-year-old university student has been critically injured after being pinned underneath a freight train near campus. Texas A&M student was in critical condition Thursday following the Wednesday night accident.…

19 December 2014 [07:23 AM]
Corpus Christi officers disciplined after arrest

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas police chief has disciplined two officers after an excessive force investigation into the arrest of a man suspected of fatally shooting three neighbors and seriously injuring a child. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times…

18 December 2014 [06:42 AM]
Waco officials vote $1.5 million for SpaceX expansion

WACO, Texas (AP) — Waco city officials have voted to contribute $1.5 million in economic development funds toward expanding the SpaceX rocket-making plant in nearby McGregor. Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has plans to spend $46 million on an…

17 December 2014 [12:34 PM]
Prison for Ex-Homeland Security official in Texas

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An ex-Department of Homeland Security supervisor in South Texas must serve three years in prison for trying to cover up lapses in investigations and operations. Prosecutors say the conduct of Eugenio Pedraza of McAllen resulted in…

17 December 2014 [10:59 AM]