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Non-lawyer represents self in Texas case, gets life term

A Texas man who's not a lawyer but insisted on representing himself in a 2016 custody and kidnapping case has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison

Man wanted in Washington arrested near Littlefield, TX

Violent Dallas-area pimp sentenced to life in prison

Flooding poses threat to Texas homes and businesses

Woman heartbroken after Amarillo shelter accidentally euthanizes dog

Father located after 2-year-old abandoned on stranger’s doorstep

FBI arrests Amarillo man for NM bank robbery

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Texas' O’Rourke tells national audience he’d impeach Trump

Fact checking second Cruz, O’Rourke debate

Texas uses $100M from 2010 oil spill settlement for coast

Central Texas flooding kills at least 1 as heavy rains batter region

Cruz, O’Rourke spar in second debate

Democrat Julian Castro says he’ll ‘likely’ run in 2020

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched

Clovis officer placed on administrative leave after officer-involved shooting

Clovis officer placed on administrative leave after suspect killed

  Family of girl on life support given 1 week to find new hospital

Payton Summons has been in the hospital since Sept. 25, when she went into cardiac arrest. Doctors at Cook Children's Medical Center have since declared her brain dead, but her family disagrees.

Cruz enters debate with polling lead; Trump rally coming

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz enters his second debate against Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke with national polls stabilizing in his favor and President Donald Trump on his way to Texas to energize conservatives

‘Fear of everything’ most searched fear in Texas

Rapper Yella Beezy shot on Texas highway, still hospitalized

Former state senator pleads guilty in bribery case involving Lubbock businessman

New details released concerning plane crash in Claydesta that injured 2

O'Rourke raises record $38M, triples Cruz amid sagging polls

Shelter using facial recognition app to help reunite lost pets with families

New law requires ‘police interaction’ curriculum for all Texas high school students

A law that has just gone into effect hopes to foster a positive relationship between law enforcement and students across the state of Texas.

O'Rourke's improbable Senate run still needs Latinos to win

Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas still has work to do after being asked about Hispanic outreach in his race against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz

Teenage domestic violence suspect dies when crash ends chase

A 15-year-old boy sought in the beating of his mother was killed when he crashed his mother's sport utility vehicle car into a flatbed trailer while being chased by police

Clovis man found guilty for domestic violence shooting

Clovis man found guilty for domestic violence shooting

Texas Catholic dioceses plan to release names of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors

The 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas and the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter made the decision on Sept. 30 to release names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor, going back at least to 1950.

Bishop: Dallas diocese reviewing hundreds of priest files

Bishop Edward Burns says the Catholic Diocese of Dallas has hired a team of former state and federal law enforcement officers to review the personnel files of hundreds of priests now serving in the diocese

Refugee resettlement in Texas hits historic low under Trump administration

Once a hub for refugees starting new lives and reuniting with their families, refugee resettlement efforts in Texas are now a shadow of what they once were.

Floods sweep away West Texas RV park, at least 4 missing

Rescue crews in boats and helicopters are searching for at least four people missing since heavy rain washed away a recreational vehicle park in a small West Texas city

Texas Supreme Court asked to hear sex offender law challenge

Texas Supreme Court asked to consider a challenge to the state's retroactive sex offender laws that some say unfairly stack new punishments on those convicted in plea deals

New Mexico State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Clovis

The New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened overnight in Clovis.

University head recommends covering controversial murals

The University of New Mexico president and provost are recommending that curtains cover four controversial murals on campus as a dialogue continues on the pieces that have been protested for decades

Witnesses: Girl killed as people played with gun at party

Witnesses tell Dallas police that several people were playing with a handgun at a party when someone pointed it at a 16-year-old girl and fatally shot her in the head

Fleeing driver kills sleeping homeless woman in Texas

Authorities say a fleeing driver killed a sleeping homeless woman when he crashed into a utility box.

New Mexico man sues store after slipping on chile pod

A New Mexico man suing a grocery store chain after he slipped and fell on a green chile pod

New grant allows Tech autism workshop to be instituted state-wide

Educators with Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Researchers will be able to expand their workshop state-wide to give educators skills needed to help students with autism or behavioral issues.

AAA: Texas, US retail gasoline prices increase this week

Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices increased this week

1 child killed, 3 injured after Texas school bus crashes

School officials say one child was killed and three others were injured after their school bus crashed in North Texas.

Video of training exercise at SAFB goes viral

A video of a person in a bear costume trying to breach the main gate at Sheppard Air Force Base has been seen more than 250,000 times.

Ex-Texas officer gets probation in theft of Christmas cash

An ex-Texas City police officer must serve 10 years of probation in a plea deal over more than $2,000 in Christmas present money stolen from a man who suffered a fatal heart attack

Mike Pence to campaign for Ted Cruz, Pete Sessions in Dallas

Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Dallas on Monday to campaign for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, according to a White House official.

J.C. Penney names former Jo-Ann’s Stores exec as CEO

J.C. Penney names former CEO of fabrics chain Jo-Ann Stores as CEO

Package forces brief evacuation of Ted Cruz’s headquarters

A spokeswoman for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says a package addressed to Cruz's Houston campaign headquarters caused a lockdown, which was later lifted

US Supreme Court allows jury to decide stun gun death case

The U.S. Supreme Court will allow a wrongful death and police brutality case in Texas to go to trial

Capital murder trial opens in death of Texas prison guard

Defense attorneys for a Texas prison inmate say he had a sexual relationship with the prison guard he's accused of killing but contend the guard died of cardiac arrest

Peggy Sue dies at age 78

Peggy Sue Gerron was born on June 15, 1940, in Olton, Texas, and grew up in Lubbock, Texas. She passed away in a Lubbock hospital this morning at the age of 78.

Burned mosque in Texas rebuilt, reopens with $1.1M donations

A South Texas mosque that was torched early last year has reopened thanks to support from around the world and more than $1 million in donations

Tech archivist talks about new title of Texas State Historian

Monte Monroe, the head of Texas Tech’s Southwest Collection archive, has a new title - the state historian for Texas.

Clovis man to spend 6 years in prison for sexual contact with minor

A Clovis man will be behind bars until 2024 after a judge sentenced him for criminal sexual contact with a minor.

San Antonio to be the first city in Texas to raise tobacco buying age to 21

According to the San Antonio Express, the new ordinance will go beyond the current state law. If any retailers or merchants violate the ordinance, they can face a maximum fine of $500.

ICE arrests 11 across South Plains in 10-day sting

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers recently took part in a 10-day roundup of illegal immigrants across the northern part of Texas and all of Oklahoma, arresting 98 people, including 9 from Lubbock and 2 from Plainview.

Ted Cruz heckled in Washington restaurant over Kavanaugh controversy

According to a pair of videos posted online, a group of opponents of the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh hounded U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, out of a Washington restaurant Monday evening.

Owner of Texas 3D gun company resigns after arrest

The owner of a Texas company that sells blueprints for making untraceable 3-D printed guns has resigned from the firm after being arrested on charges of having sex with an underage girl.

Yard display causes controversy in East Texas neighborhood

A yard display depicting a "racist scarecrow" had people talking.

Texas farmers on edge as $430 billion farm bill runs up against deadline

Congressional leaders are just days away from a deadline to work out a compromise on a massive farm bill or risk a lapse in funding for crucial safety net programs used by thousands of Texas farmers.

Onalaska ISD superintendent resigns after inappropriate racial comments about NFL quarterback

Onalaska superintendent resigns following racist comments.

FULL VIDEO: Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke clash over immigration, Trump, guns during intense debate

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, took a newly aggressive tack against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in their first debate Friday evening.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush signs plan to overhaul Alamo Plaza

Bush signed the proposal over the objections of several Republican lawmakers.

Mother of young child found dead on Texas beach indicted

A grand jury has indicted the mother of a 4-year-old boy whose naked body was found last year on a Texas beach.

  Police: 'High probability' doctor shot on bike was targeted

Police say there's a "high probability" a Houston cardiologist who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was targeted when he was fatally shot while riding his bicycle to work.

Police: Toddler dies after 4 hours in hot day-care van

Police say an 18-month-old child has died after being left in a hot day care center van for four hours parked outside the center in northwest Houston.

Texas mother accused of selling child, trying to sell 2 more

Authorities are accusing a Texas mother of selling her 7-year-old son and trying to sell her two young daughters.

Texas troopers increase traffic enforcement through July 4

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday stepped up patrols with troopers on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, vehicles speeding, failure to use seat belts and other violations. Texas law requires everyone in a vehicle to buckle up.

Texas waves passing rules, fines firm after testing glitches

After glitches during statewide standardized testing, Texas is excusing students affected from some passing requirements and fining the firm that administers the exams.

Police: Woman who recently had miscarriage killed Houston mother, took her newborn

Authorities say a woman who recently suffered a miscarriage fatally stabbed a woman at a Houston apartment and abducted her newborn daughter.

$10,000 reward in case of child found on Texas beach

The FBI and Galveston police have offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and location of relatives who were caring for an unidentified boy whose body was found on a Galveston beach...

Confederate flag no longer waves at Six Flags Over Texas

The Confederate flag will no longer wave at Six Flags Over Texas. Instead, the Dallas-area theme park will fly six American flags.

Judge returns 10 children to parents pending welfare probe

A West Texas judge has decided to return 10 children to their parents pending results of a child welfare investigation 10 months after they were placed in foster care.

Man charged with slaying of girl, 16, in Laredo

A 24-year-old man is being held without bond and is charged with the slaying of a 16-year-old girl in Laredo.

MS-13 member wanted for 2 Texas murders arrested in Virginia

Houston police say an MS-13 gang member known by the name "Terror" and charged with two murders in the Houston area has been arrested in Virginia.

Man condemned for killing Lubbock woman loses federal appeal

A San Antonio man on Texas death row for the 2005 slaying of a pregnant Lubbock woman whose body was stuffed inside a piece of luggage found at the Lubbock city landfill has lost a federal court appeal.

Texas House OKs requiring seat belts on new school buses

More Texas children could soon have seat belts on the buses they ride to school.

Abernathy construction worker claims $177M jackpot in Arkansas

A 71-year-old construction worker from Lubbock is the winner of the largest lottery jackpot ticket ever sold in Arkansas.

Dallas march, rally calls for immigration overhaul

Thousands of people are marching and rallying in downtown Dallas to call for an overhaul of the nation's immigration system and end to what organizers say is an aggressive deportation policy.

Texas taco franchise sues over phrase 'damn good tacos'

A battle over the phrase "damn good tacos" is headed to federal court in Colorado.

Tennessee teacher, missing teen spotted in Texas

Police in Corpus Christi, Texas, are looking for a Tennessee school teacher and a student he's accused of kidnapping.

Texas football coaches, players punished for referee hit

Texas high school sports officials have punished two football players and coaches involved in an intentional hit on a referee, showing some leniency to a former assistant who denied allegations he ordered the players to...

Driver in custody after bizarre North Texas police chase

A Texas standoff involving a stolen 18-wheeler has safely ended with the driver captured.

Stuck window washers rescued near top of Houston skyscraper

Houston firefighters have rescued two window washers whose cleaning rig became disabled and dangled precariously near the top of the city's highest skyscraper.