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Charles Perry appointed to new committee, will continue to chair Water & Rural Affairs

The Office of the Lt. Governor announced on Friday new appointments for various committees within the Texas Senate, which includes a new spot for District 28 Senator Charles Perry.

Texas House, Senate budget plans tens of millions apart on prisoner health care

AISD releases statement on resignation of Coach Clements

State Rep. wants STAAR test eliminated

Amarillo High Volleyball Coach Kori Clements announces resignation after one season

SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

Seminole man arrested in El Paso after allegedly stealing ambulance

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Texas House proposes massive increase for public school funding

Forest service offers grants for land owners with vegetative fuel breaks

3 deputies shot while serving warrant in TX

Julián Castro announces presidential run

Teaching citizens what to expect from the Texas State Legislature

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

Castro was San Antonio mayor for five years and was housing secretary during President Barack Obama’s second term.

At least 35,000 Texans with federal jobs aren’t being paid because of the shutdown

The partial federal shutdown could come to a head Friday, when tens of thousands of Texas federal workers will miss their paychecks. Meanwhile, officials also worry about small businesses who rely on federal contracts.

Texas officials vote to remove Confederate plaque that says Civil War wasn’t over slavery

State Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, has led a crusade to get rid of the plaque, which asserts the Civil War was “not a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery."

2 hospitalized after crash involving vehicle and train

Two people have been hospitalized after a crash involving a pickup truck and a BNSF train near Canyon on Thursday afternoon.

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn file Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Bill

Dan Patrick dismisses need for bathroom bill in 2019: ‘It’s been settled and I think we won.’

DPS confiscates over 160 pounds of drugs in Donley County bust

Texas House OKs tougher anti-sexual harassment rules

Texas Rangers investigating officer involved shooting in Midland

Texas House names Dennis Bonnen new speaker on celebratory opening day

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar gives lawmakers cautiously optimistic revenue estimate for 2019 session

At a time when legislators are vowing to spend more money on public schools and slow the growth of Texans’ property tax bills, the state should have enough money at its disposal to do just that.

Juvenile arrested in relation to sexual assault of elderly woman in Southlawn neighborhood

A juvenile has been arrested in connection to the sexual assault of an elderly woman in Southlawn that took place in December.

Amarillo police investigating officer-involved shooting in central Amarillo

The Amarillo Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened at 37th and South Polk this afternoon.

Texas police made more than $50 million in 2017 from seizing people’s property

Law enforcement leaders say civil asset forfeiture is a necessary tool for fighting crime, but several lawmakers see it as a violation of Americans’ civil liberties. Texas legislators are poised to take up the issue once again in 2019.

Former Coronado High School teacher violated pretrial agreement

Scott Riley Hall, the former Coronado High School teacher who is said to have an inappropriate relationship with a former student, has violated conditions of his pretrial release after he waved to a 15-year-old at a gas station.

New year, new laws: changes to Texas laws in 2019

Texans statewide from high school students, to business owners, to public officials, have new rules affecting them in 2019.

Lubbock man found dead in Gaines County pasture

The Gaines County Sheriff’s Office has identified 30-year-old Manuel Morales Martinez Jr. of Lubbock as the man who was found dead in a pasture at the intersection of County Roads 218 and 225 in Gaines County.

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Drilling booms have come and gone in this oil town for nearly a century. But the frenzy gripping it now is different. Overwhelming. Drilling rigs tower over suburban backyards. There’s a housing crunch so severe that rents are up 30 percent in the last year alone. Tax-averse city officials raised fe

Returning Texas Republicans in Congress preparing for a ‘whole different world’ in 2019

When the next Congress begins tomorrow, the House will flip from Republican to Democratic control for the first time in eight years. For most of the Texans in Congress, it is likely to be a jarring transition.

Deputies: Teens egging cars led to road rage, crash that killed Houston woman

Deputies say after two drivers, one a 14-year-old, got involved in a car chase, the teenager ran a red light, crashed into a third car and killed the female driver.

Dallas Morning News picks Laura Bush as ‘Texan of the Year’

The editorial board of The Dallas Morning News has picked former first lady Laura Bush as the newspaper’s “Texan of the Year” in part for speaking out against child separation at the border.

Chiefs' Mahomes picked by AP writers as top QB in 2018

Kansas City Chiefs first-year starter Patrick Mahomes has been picked by a panel of AP football writers as the top quarterback in 2018

Texas secession was a key theme in Russian disinformation campaign during 2016 elections, report says

A sprawling Russian disinformation campaign aimed at influencing the 2016 elections found success with social media accounts promoting the idea of Texas secession, according to a report commissioned by the U.S. Senate that was released Monday.

Levelland man named person of interest in murder of Jeannie Quinn

Officials in Abilene hosted a news conference on Wednesday to update the public on the death investigation of Jeannie Quinn, a 20-year-old Levelland woman who was found dead in a field in Abilene. Officials have named 56-year-old Ricky Don Henderson as a person of interest in the case.

14 major gangs active in Lubbock according to DPS Texas Gang Threat Assessment report

Texas Department of Public Safety released a new Texas Gang Threat Assessment report detailing the threat of gang-related crime across the state.

The Texas water industry faces a looming workforce shortage as it struggles to attract new talent

The Texas water and wastewater industries are nearing a workforce shortage, making it essential for employers and universities alike to rethink the industry’s education pipeline, a new article in the Texas Water Journal says.

3 officers shot serving warrant for Houston-area suspect

Authorities say three law-enforcement officers have been shot while trying to serve a felony warrant at a Houston-area home and the search continues for the suspected gunman

Jimmy Dean sausage links recalled, ‘pieces of metal’ contamination

The company reportedly received five consumer complaints.

Texas to execute Alvin Braziel on Tuesday, making him the second inmate to die in a week

Lora and Douglas White were married for 10 days when the couple decided on Sept. 21, 1993 to take a walk around Eastfield College in Mesquite. It was the last thing the newlyweds would do together.

House passes legislation to make Bush Childhood Home national landmark

The House of Representatives passed Mike Conaway’s Bush Childhood Home Study Act. This legislation aims to preserve the Midland home of the Bush family as a national landmark.

Texas secretary of state resigning after 2 years in office

Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos has announced that he is resigning, effective Dec. 15, after two years in office

Body of George H. W. Bush arrives in College Station for burial

President George H.W. Bush will finally be laid to rest on Thursday after a 10 a.m. funeral in Houston.

State executes “Texas Seven” member Joseph Garcia

Garcia was the fourth of the "Texas Seven" inmates executed after the group escaped the Connally Unit in 2000 and killed Irving Police Officer Aubrey Hawkins during a Christmas Eve robbery.

VA clinics in Lubbock, Amarillo, Clovis, Childress, Dalhart to remain open Wednesday

Patient care services including scheduled clinic appointments, hospitalizations, surgeries, and the Emergency Department will continue without interruption

Texas DPS offers $8,000 for tips on most wanted sex offender from Wichita Falls

The reward for David Dale Booth, 60, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender has increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of December.

Lubbock runaway teen found safe

Lubbock Police announced Monday night 15-year-old Gabriel Stanley has been located and is safe.

Missing 13 year old girl found and reunited with her family

Amarillo police report that Ashley Le has been found and reunited with her family.

Lubbock locals remember Bush as loyal, kind, noble

Former President George H. W. Bush died Friday night at the age of 94.

Amarillo murder suspect arrested in Odessa following kidnapping call

Odessa police have arrested three people, including an Amarillo murder suspect, after a call came in about a possible kidnapping.

2 dead after car loses control, crashes into Odessa business

The car was traveling at a high rate of speed down University before losing control and crashing into The Depot Pizza & Deli on Kermit Highway.

Former Sunray police chief and wife appear in court for Sodus, NY double homicide charges

Former Sunray police chief Timothy Dean and his wife, Charlene Childers, appeared in court today for charges related to the double homicide of a Sodus, New York couple.

U.S. Marshal’s arrest convicted robber, burglar out of Iowa

Officers with the Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety and U.S. Marshal’s were able to band together earlier this week to arrest 35-year-old Ray Allen Blume for an outstanding warrant out of Des Moines, Iowa.

Man accused of impersonating Homeland Security officer attempts arrest of former city councilman

48-year-old Donn Wojtowicz has been indicted for impersonating a public servant after he claimed to be a Homeland Security officer and attempted to arrest a former Lubbock city councilman.

New details released in connection with Burkburnett Amber Alert suspects

The pair was expected to appear before a judge on Monday.

Serial Killer Sam Little escorted out of Ector Co. Jail

The hearing for Samuel Little, the man who could potentially be tied to over 90 murders within the United States, begins November 26.

Woman says dog saved her life during house fire

A woman says her dog saved her life after a fire broke out in her home this morning.

Amber Alert cancelled after 2-year-old in Houston was found safe

Texas Center for the Missing issued a Houston Regional Amber Alert for the Houston Police Department for missing two-year-old, Jeremiah Lambert (DOB 10/18/2016). Shortly after the Amber Alert was issued, a tip came and in and the child was found in a motel room in southwest Houston and the suspect i

Almost 6,000 pounds of drugs discovered during Texas DPS traffic stop

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 3,400 pounds of marijuana and more than 2,400 pounds of THC products after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Donley County on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rules against prosecutors in Ken Paxton payment case

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday imperiled the long-delayed criminal prosecution of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, ruling that payments to special prosecutors were outside legal limits.

Federal judge blocks Trump’s asylum ban for migrants who enter illegally from Mexico

A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who illegally cross the southern border into the United States, saying the policy likely violated federal law on asylum eligibility.

Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American

Pilots at American Airlines say contract wish list includes better pay and fewer flight delays

Child airlifted to Lubbock with serious bodily injuries; Fort Stockton PD investigating

The child is listed as being in critical condition at a hospital in Lubbock while Fort Stockton PD begin a child abuse investigation.

Sunray police officer arraigned on charge related to Sodus double-homicide

A Sunray police officer charged with conspiracy in connection to a double homicide in Sodus, New York has been arraigned.

Crashed World War II plane recently in Lubbock

Vintage World War II fighter plane that crashed in Hill Country was recently in Lubbock.

Officials say gas prices to remain low for Thanksgiving break

Officials say gas prices are to remain low for Thanksgiving break

Amarillo Sod Poodles may have a problem with their merchandise

The Amarillo Sod Poodles baseball team may not legally own the name, according to a trademark filed in June.

Serial killer linked to more than 90 cases admits to Odessa woman’s 1994 murder

A man connected to several cold cases across the country has confessed to killing an Odessa woman in 1994.

Texas Tech, New Mexico Junior College announce partnership

Officials from Texas Tech and New Mexico Junior College are set to officially announce a new educational partnership between the two to make it easier for students to transfer.

Texas to execute Mexican national on Wednesday, amid pleas for case review

Texas plans to carry out the execution of Robert Moreno Ramos by lethal injection on Wednesday evening, amid his lawyers’ continued pleas that the case be re-examined for legal violations from 25 years ago.

Hockley County truck driver cited for losing spools on Houston interstate

Traffic along Interstate 10 in Houston was delayed Monday after a Hockley County truck driver lost two fiber-optic cable spools from his flatbed.

Amarillo Professional Baseball announces team name and logo

Amarillo Professional Baseball has announced the team name and logo.

Police: Bone found near Lowery Field is connected to missing Zoe Campos investigation

On November 7, 2018, investigators found a bone in the backyard of a home just west of Lowery Field on 70th Street. Police have confirmed to KCBD the bone found is related to the investigation in the disappearance of Zoe Campos, who went missing on November 17, 2013.

Amarillo Professional Baseball to announce team name and logo Tuesday

The Amarillo Professional Baseball team will announce the team name and logo on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

State Representative Four Price ending bid for Speaker of the House

State Representative Four Price announced on Sunday that he is withdrawing his candidacy for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

Services held for Texas newlyweds killed in helicopter crash

Services have been held for Texas newlyweds who died when the helicopter transporting them to an airport to start their honeymoon crashed into a rugged hill

Texas pastor blames devil for child sex abuse allegations

A church pastor in West Texas has blamed the devil for accusations that he sexually abused a child

Vernon Farthing III found not guilty in bribery case

Lubbock businessman Vernon Farthing III has been found not guilty of bribery by a San Antonio federal jury.

Winter wonderland fulfills wish of Texas woman with cancer

A Lindale woman with stage 4 cancer had her wish for snow fulfilled with a magical winter wonderland.