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Texas A&M student at center of Coronavirus investigation

The Brazos County Health District is investigating a suspected case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Texas A&M University and the health district confirmed the patient is also a Texas A&M student.

Dallas Mavericks to hold Texas Tech College Night against Jarrett Culver and the Timberwolves

Texas to carry out nation’s first execution of 2020 for domestic violence slaying in Collin County

Suspect strikes NM deputy in stolen vehicle, deputy fires back

Gov. Greg Abbott, a Catholic, draws criticism over new refugee ban from Texas’ Catholic bishops

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Abbott tells Trump administration Texas won’t participate in refugee resettlement

Texas health officials warn consumers of mercury in skin cream from Mexico

Texas revoked a Fort Worth man’s anti-Trump license plate. See what other vanity plates were rejected.

  Texan arrested in cyber-stalking probe; female real estate agents targeted across the U.S.

Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney to participate in domestic terrorism task force roundtable In Austin

Texas judge tells Fort Worth hospital it can remove baby from life support

Western Swing and Psychedelic “Godfather of West Texas Music,” Tommy Hancock, passes away at 90

The renowned fiddle-player, songwriter and an inspiration to decades of west Texas artists, passed away Wednesday evening at 90 years-old.

Julián Castro drops out of presidential race

Julián Castro has ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for president.

5 Arrested in death of Midland teen Robert Duncan

Midland County Sheriff’s Deputies say five have been arrested in connection to the death of 17-year-old Robert Duncan, who was reported missing Monday.

Midland authorities find body of missing teen

The Midland Police Department and the Midland County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help with finding 17-year-old Robert Duncan.

Trooper seizes over 100 pounds of marijuana, arrest 1 near Conway

Missing New Mexico man found safe

Texas House committee adopts report saying Dennis Bonnen “likely violated” the law during meeting with hardline activist

1 adult, 2 children dead after early morning fire at Friona apartment complex

Court documents: Man arrested in Amarillo admitted to selling $4.5 million worth of meth this year

After 40 years on Texas death row, court tosses Cesar Fierro’s sentence for faulty jury instructions

Midland County officials just found a missing ballot box. It may change the result of a $569 million bond election.

A proposal for a $569 million bond to build two new high school buildings in Midland failed by 25 votes in the November election, a margin slim enough it set off calls for a recount. But last week, a Midland elections staffer found a box on the bottom of a shelf in the office containing 836 ballots.

18 people arrested in Amarillo on sex trafficking related charges

18 people have been arrested in Amarillo on charges related to sex trafficking and human exploitation.

Dallas 4-year-old with heart disease has wish fulfilled by Santa

Santa helps 4-year-old Make-A-Wish kid build his first snowman.

First Lady Cecilia Abbott And Faith Leaders Announce GRACE Initiative To Combat Human Trafficking

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott hosted a listening session with faith leaders from across the state to discuss strategies to end child exploitation and sex trafficking in Texas.

Six Texas children have died from flu-related causes this season

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed that six children have died in Texas of flu-related causes since the flu season started at the end of September.

Authorities arrest man wanted in Texas sergeant’s death

Authorities say the man wanted in the death of a Houston-area police sergeant who was hit by a vehicle during a traffic stop has been arrested after a nearly two-day search

Texas executed Travis Runnels for a prison murder. His lawyers said false testimony put him on death row.

Texas officials didn't dispute that prosecutors introduced false testimony at Travis Runnels’ 2005 capital murder trial in Amarillo. Instead, they argued the state should still execute him even if they did.

  New TABC permit allows third party delivery of alcoholic beverages to Texas customers

Texans now have another way to order drinks for the holiday season. A new permit allows delivery drivers to bring alcohol orders directly to your door.

  Largest industrial hemp processing facility in the U.S. to be built in Shallowater

Lubbock County, the newest location for Largest Industrial Hemp Processing Facility in the United States.

DPS: Body found in median on Hwy. 87 is missing California man

On Dec. 8, around 7:45 a.m. Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety received a call about a body in the median of Hwy. 87, just south of the Lynn/Lubbock County line.

Ronny Jackson, former White House doctor and Trump VA nominee, running for Texas congressional seat

Ronny Jackson, a Levelland-native and the former White House doctor and President Donald Trump's onetime nominee to be secretary of veterans affairs, is running to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon. This from the Texas Tribune

More than 3,000 pounds of marijuana found in U-Haul during traffic stop on I-40

A Florida man is in jail after DPS officials say a trooper found more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana inside a U-Haul during a traffic stop on I-40.

Lubbock attorney enters District 84 race on Democratic ticket

Lubbock Attorney, John Gibson, has launched a campaign on the Democratic ticket for the Texas House District 84 seat. That seat is currently held by Rep. John Frullo and up for re-election in 2020.

Fatal single vehicle rollover on US 285 north of Carlsbad

Fatal crash on US Highway 285 at about mile post 45 north of Carlsbad.

Amherst mayor re-appointed to Commission on State Emergency Communications

Gov. Greg Abbott has re-appointed Amherst Mayor Clinton Sawyer to the Commission on State Emergency Communications. This puts him in charge of administering the state 9-1-1 service and poison control programs.

Governor Abbott appoints Lubbock woman as one of four to Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board

Governor Abbott appoints Lubbock woman as one of four to Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board

Big Spring man arrested for Thanksgiving Day shooting

Big Spring police have arrested a man in connection to a deadly shooting on Thanksgiving Day.

Police asking for help after 7 people were shot early Friday morning at an Amarillo club

About 2:43 a.m. this morning, Amarillo police were called out to the Hogg Penn, a club, located at 2650 Dumas Dr. on a shooting.

2nd pediatric flu death reported in Texas

The Wichita County Public Health District has seen a reported case of an influenza-associated pediatric death in Wichita County.

April the giraffe’s last baby is headed to Texas zoo

The last offspring of April the Giraffe is heading to Texas from his birthplace in upstate New York

Border agents seize 154 pounds of bologna at Texas crossing

No baloney: U.S. border agents seized more than 150 pounds of the humble lunch meat bologna from a driver entering the country from Mexico

Gov. Greg Abbott orders state agencies to reduce licensing regulations, cut fees

Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state agencies to review and overhaul their licensing requirements, with an eye toward providing Texans “the opportunity to earn a living free from unnecessary state intrusion.”

Texas court stops Rodney Reed’s execution to further review claims of innocence

Texas’ highest criminal court Friday afternoon halted Rodney Reed’s execution and sent his case back to the trial court to further review his claims of suppressed evidence, false testimony and, biggest of all, that he is innocent of the murder that landed him on death row more than 20 years ago.

Border wall fundraiser claims new construction in Texas

Claims that a private group has started building its own border wall in South Texas are being questioned by some longtime residents worried that the construction could cause flooding and violate treaty obligations between the U.S. and Mexico

State Rep. Poncho Nevárez caught on tape at airport dropping envelope containing cocaine, DPS affidavit says

About two months before Democrat state Rep. Poncho Nevárez announced he was retiring from the Texas House, he was caught on surveillance footage dropping an envelope stuffed with cocaine as he was leaving the Austin airport, according to an affidavit filed by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Texas Game Warden captures turtle on the run

A game warden in Schleicher County was able to return a pet to its owner after receiving a call about a "big turtle" in the middle of the highway.

Historic building in downtown Amarillo catches fire during demolition

An historic building in downtown Amarillo that is in the process of being demolished is on fire.

2 Ruidoso men charged with child solicitation

Two Ruidoso men were arrested this week on suspicion of child solicitation by the Ruidoso Police Department, according to RuidosoNews.com.

WATCH LIVE: Texas House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety to host hearing

Live coverage of the House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety’s hearing at Odessa College begins at approximately 9 a.m.

Governor Abbott appoints Lubbock attorney Larry Doss to Seventh Court of Appeals

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Lubbock attorney Lawrence M. “Larry” Doss to the Seventh Court of Appeals.

Texas lawmakers ask Gov. Greg Abbott to stop execution of Rodney Reed, whose guilt is widely doubted

As the execution date nears for a Texas man whose guilt has long been shrouded in doubt, all eyes are shifting from the courts to the governor’s mansion.

AMBER ALERT: 2-year-old from San Antonio found safe

Emergency officials have found a 2-year-old San Antonio girl who went missing after being abducted Monday night.

Texas’ constitutional amendment election is Tuesday. Here’s what voters will decide

Texas voters are about to weigh in on 10 proposed amendments to the state constitution, which deal with everything from retiring law enforcement animals to the state's tax code.

Lawyer: Accused Texas school shooter found incompetent

An attorney says a teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school last year has been declared incompetent to stand trial by three experts.

Proposition 10 would send police dogs home with their handlers

When Jim Skinner served in the Air Force nearly 40 years ago, he extended his tour in the Philippines several times because he wanted to stay with his best friend, Jessie, knowing the two wouldn't have much time together after his service.

Texas voters evenly split on impeachment of Donald Trump, UT/TT Poll finds

Texas registered voters are evenly divided — and strongly partisan — about whether Trump ought to be removed from office before the end of his term, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Early voting in Texas’ constitutional amendment election ends Nov. 1. Here’s what voters will decide

Texas voters are about to weigh in on 10 proposed amendments to the state constitution, which deal with everything from retiring law enforcement animals to the state's tax code.

50 year lease in Fort Worth may mean AQHA is leaving Amarillo

The Fort Worth city council approved a lease Tuesday that could take the international headquarters of the American Quarter Horse Association and Museum from Amarillo to Fort Worth.

1 person struck by vehicle while walking children to school in Amarillo

According to officials with the Amarillo Police Department, a mother was walking her children to school when a vehicle hit her in the 2700 block of Royal Road.

Lawsuit filed against gas, transportation companies after husband, wife killed by hydrogen sulfide gas exposure

A group of Houston attorneys have filed suit against Aghorn Operating, Inc., Aghorn Oil & Gas, Inc., Gilliam’s Aghorn Energy, Inc., and Sentinel Transportation, LLC on behalf of the families of Jacob Dean and Natalee Dean.

Amarillo officer and K9 find more than $1 million worth of heroin and cocaine

An officer with the Amarillo Police Department and the APD K9 Sunny found more than $1 million worth of heroin and cocaine this morning.

Amarillo police say missing and endangered man now found and safe

The Amarillo Police Department is searching for a missing man.

Gas company employee, wife die after Hydrogen Sulfide gas poisoning

A husband and wife died as a result of H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide) gas poisoning late Saturday night, according to the Ector County Sheriff’s Office.

DPS Seeks Homicide Suspect from Pecos, Texas

The Texas Rangers are searching for Arthur Ortiz Gallegos who is wanted for a murder that occurred in Reeves Co., Texas. DPS says he has ties to the Midland, Odessa and Lubbock areas, and may be attempting to flee to Mexico.

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen won’t face criminal prosecution, Brazoria County DA says

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen will not be criminally prosecuted for the things he said during a secretly recorded June meeting with a hardline conservative activist, the district attorney in his hometown announced Thursday.

Border wall construction advances in South Texas

Work crews in South Texas are laying steel along the U.S.-Mexico border in preparation for the installation of new segments of border wall

  Photos show conditions in home where 2 Texas children were found dead

Photographs obtained by KWTX show the conditions inside a home without electricity or running water where Temple police found two local children dead, their mother unresponsive and two older girls with virtually nothing to eat or drink.

Texas teen charged in mass shooting to get psych evaluation

A judge has ordered another psychiatric examination for a teenager charged in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last year

Superintendent resigns as parents demand change at Childress ISD

The Childress ISD held a board meeting where a unanimous agreement occurred regarding the resignation of former superintendent Rick Tourand.

2 arrested after high speed chase in Sherman County ends with train crashing into car

Sherman County officials arrested two people after a high speed chase on Monday.

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen won’t seek reelection after recording scandal

Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on Tuesday announced he will not seek reelection to the lower chamber in 2020 as calls for his resignation reached a near majority among members of his own caucus.

Bonnen regrets comments about Texas cities and counties — yet also says urban governments have “run amok”

On Monday, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen publicly defended — and expressed regret for — comments he made about local governments that were captured in a secret recording released last week.

Police detain Tascosa High School student, another suspect for weapon on campus

Amarillo ISD said the Amarillo Police Department detained a Tasosa High School student and another person for having a weapon on campus.

Texas Game Wardens Begin Exchange Program with South African National Parks Game Rangers

Texas Game Wardens recently traveled to Kruger National Park in South Africa to begin an annual professional exchange program with South African National Parks Game Rangers.

Texas DPS offers reward for Information in 1981 Cold Case

The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking leads into the 1981 homicide of Carmen Croan, and they are offering a reward of up to $6,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person or people responsible.

Bonnen offered resolution calling for his own resignation

House Speaker Dennis Bonnen addressed his fellow GOP members officially for the first time in months on Friday, offering, through an emotional speech, a motion for his colleagues to call for his resignation, three people in the room told The Texas Tribune.

GOP Caucus condemns Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen over secret recording

After gathering behind closed doors for hours Friday, the House GOP Caucus released a statement condemning "in the strongest possible terms" language used by Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and one of his top lieutenants during a secretly recording meeting with hardline conservative activist

Texas Commission on the Arts Young Master’s Program offers $5,000 grant for creative students

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is hoping to “advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in the future of the arts,” through a $5,000 grant to talented Texas High School students.