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Lubbock woman found after Silver Alert issued

The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a Silver Alert for a missing elderly Lubbock woman on Monday afternoon. About two hours after the alert was issued, police say she was located.

Dallas police: Situation cleared near federal building; all roads to reopen

1-year-old child left in SUV dies in south Texas

Five minute simulator shows people what its like to live with dementia

Children can still be charged with prostitution in Texas after Greg Abbott veto

Texas will deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to the border amid migrant surge

Former Parmer County deputy now charged with additional sex crimes against children

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Texas gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident last year

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Texas police officer

Stealing packages could result in jail time in Texas after Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill

Texas woman tricks gas company into pulling meter from ex’s house

Texas Panhandle agencies come together to rescue 14-year-old from Palo Duro Canyon

Texas longhorn sets Guinness world record for longest horns

Texas governor OKs budget with $1M gun storage safety effort

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a spending bill that includes a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage

Texas pastor who backed bill criminalizing abortion arrested

A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs $250 billion budget including TTU Vet School funding

Gov. Greg Abbott signed the state’s roughly $250 billion budget Saturday, including $17.35 million in startup funding for the Texas Tech Veterinary School.

AG Paxton Announces $13 Million in Debt Relief for Texas ITT Tech Students in Multistate Settlement

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a $13 million debt relief agreement for 1,430 former ITT Tech students in Texas...

Whataburger sells majority interest to Chicago-based investment bank

  Abbott extends state plumbing board until 2021 after Legislature abolished it

Gov. Greg Abbott signs disaster relief and preparedness bills in Houston

An East Texas town passed an ordinance banning abortion. What happens next?

Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill designed to limit property tax growth

East Texas city declares itself as a sanctuary for the unborn

$150 Million assigned to Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board for flood control dam projects

There are currently 622 dams that are classified as high hazard locations, meaning if the dam fails, there is the potential for loss of life. Of that number, 499 are in need of rehabilitation and upgrades to meet safety criteria, according to the TSSWCB.

Governor signs law boosting Texas’ lagging teacher pay

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law teacher raises and a sweeping overhaul of how the state pays to educate more than 5 million students in public schools

Facebook is building a massive solar project in Texas

Facebook is building a massive new solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation

Gov. Greg Abbott signs ‘lemonade stand law’ so kids’ drink stands can’t be shut down

Abbott called it a “common sense law” that had to be passed so that police would not shut down children’s lemonade stands.

Brownfield native Gary P. Nunn to perform at Grand Ole Opry

The 86th Texas Legislature all honored the singer/songwriter at the Austin capitol building in April. That is when it was announced that the Grand Ole Opry has extended an invitation for Nunn to perform on the legendary stage in Nashville.

Hundreds of Dallas-Fort Worth flights canceled after storm

American Airlines is playing catch-up after a powerful storm led to widespread flight cancellations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Ex-Houston minister gets 10 years in prison, embezzled $800K

A former minister in Houston has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to what prosecutors call the theft of more than $800,000 from First Baptist Church

Body of Texas police chief found in Houston Ship Channel

Authorities say they've recovered the body of a Texas police chief who fell out of a boat into Galveston Bay Friday

Gov. Greg Abbott signs several school safety bills in wake of shooting at Santa Fe High

The bills would, among other things, strengthen mental health initiatives available to children, abolish the cap on how many school marshals can carry guns on public school campuses and allot money to school districts that can go toward “hardening” their campuses.

Spearman woman killed after car collides with bull

On June 3 around 1:39 a.m. DPS troopers were dispatched to State Highway 15 around nine miles east of Stratford.

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law several measures meant to boost school security, including ones that will allow armed teachers in schools and increase mental health services for students

VIDEO: Texas police find four-footed bandit after homeowner reports burglary

Officers with the Lufkin Police Department encountered a home intruder that moved around on all fours at a home on FM 58 Thursday morning and it was all caught on one officer’s body cam.

TxDOT, AT&T launch new effort to fight distracted driving

Approximately 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involves distracted driving, which continues to be a problem in the state, even after a state law banned texting and driving in 2017.

Gov. Abbott to Texas plumbers: “We’ve Got This.”

In a tweet from Gov. Abbott on Tuesday, Abbott says the legislature has left him methods of extending the State Board of Plumbing Examiners, without the need for a special session from legislature.

Texas governor signs bills to combat human trafficking, aid sexual assault survivors

In his first public bill signing following the end of this year’s legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed five bills Tuesday, measures that aim to combat human trafficking, eliminate the state’s rape kit backlog, and expand resources for survivors of sexual assault.

Police: Man found with suspected IED in Midland Walmart parking lot

A man was arrested in Midland early Monday morning after police say they found a suspected IED in his vehicle. According to the Midland Police Department, their officers were called to the Walmart on Midland Drive around 1 a.m.

Texas coastal flooding strands about 100 endangered turtles

Experts say coastal flooding associated with May storms that buffeted other parts of Texas stranded about 100 endangered green sea turtles along the Gulf shore

  Child’s body found in Southwest Arkansas during search for missing Houston girl

Search crews are heading to Arkansas after the stepfather of Maleah Davis allegedly confessed on Friday morning that the four year old is dead.

‘Continuous’ sexual abuse suspect turns himself in to Amarillo police

According to the Texas Penal Code, sexual abuse qualifies as “continuous” if a sexually abusive act is committed at least twice within a period of 30 or more days.

Texas law will outlaw minors from buying popular cough medicine

Starting in September, Texans under 18 years old will no longer be able to buy popular over-the-counter cough medicines like NyQuil and Robitussin under a bill Gov. Greg Abbott signed earlier this month.

Henderson police: Missing East Texas toddler found safe

As of 10:20 a.m., Henderson police report Ariel Smith has been found safe.

Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Texas

Saturday, June 1, is designated by Texas Parks and Wildlife as Free Fishing Day. This means anyone is allowed to fish recreationally without licenses or endorsements.

Fire destroys 115-year-old former luxury hotel in Dallas

Authorities say an early-morning fire has destroyed a vacant 115-year-old former luxury hotel just south of downtown Dallas

Midland County sheriff and DMV board member, Gary Painter, dies at 72

Painter, Born in Amherst and raised on a family farm near Plainview, was a Marine who served two tours in Vietnam, earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Ribbon with 6 devices, the Presidential Unit Commendation and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

Texas’ embattled elections chief on brink of losing job

Texas' embattled elections chief is on the brink of losing his job over wrongly questioning the U.S. citizenship of thousands of voters

Report: Texas to lose billions if new major storm hits coast

A study says housing sales in Texas would drop, gasoline prices would spike and the state's economic output would drop by hundreds of billions of dollars if another major storm struck an unprotected coastline

Teacher raises and all-day pre-K: Here’s what’s in the Texas Legislature’s landmark school finance bill

The $11.6 billion legislation is on a path to the governor's desk and includes property tax cuts, a hike in per-student funding and money to ease the state's reliance on the "Robin Hood" program.

Texas’ legislative leaders say they have a deal on school finance and property tax reform

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced they have finalized the details of the three bills that will accomplish their top policy goals.

Texas expansion of medical cannabis nears finish line after Senate approval

If the House approves changes made by the upper chamber, the bill will head to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.

Gas prices dropping as 3 million Texans hit the road for Memorial Day weekend

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.56 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents less than on this day last week and is 20 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year.

Grand jury finds Amarillo officer-involved shooting was justified

47th District Attorney Randall Sims said today a Potter County grand jury found an Amarillo officer-involved shooting justified.

Texas Senate passes bill to give more teachers access to guns in classrooms

The bill needs a final stamp of approval from the Senate before it can head to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for his signature.

Texas Senate restores key part of child sexual abuse bill

The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would give child sexual abuse victims more time to sue in civil court after restoring a key provision that allows them to take on institutions

12 school-age kids rescued after Wonderland roller coaster gets stuck

The kids were reportedly stuck on the Mousetrap rollercoaster sometime Tuesday morning.

Double murder trial begins in N.Y. for ex-Sunray police chief

According to CBS station WROC, attorneys provided their opening statements on day one.

Texas House passes bill allowing handgun owners to carry weapons in church

Consideration of the bill comes more than a year after a gunman killed 26 in a Sutherland Springs church.

Texas ‘Chick-fil-A’ bill blasted by LGBT lawmakers advances

A bill pushed by Texas Republicans after the city of San Antonio blocked a proposed Chick-fil-A airport location had advanced over sometimes tearful opposition from LGBT lawmakers

NWS confirms EF-1 tornado touched down in Chapel Hill area

The National Weather Service is sending teams out to Smith County and Harrison County to survey the damage sustained during Saturday’s storm.

  Red Cross emergency shelter set up in San Angelo after damaging tornado

Reports from the National Weather Service have trees and power lines down, with damage to homes and businesses. Many citizens have been without power since about 6:00 a.m.

  Abilene preparing disaster declaration after Saturday morning storm

The Abilene police department has not received reports of injuries or fatalities caused by the storm at this time. City work crews are in the process of restoring power to parts of the city.

Texas officer fatally shoots woman after struggle over Taser

A Texas police officer fatally shot a woman moments after she seems to says "I'm pregnant" in an altercation captured on video

South Plains High School athletes excel at day 2 of UIL State Track & Field Championships

Despite the rain delays on the second day of the 2019 UIL Track & Field Championships, our area athletes shined.

Longview storm recovery still a struggle on day 3

The effort to get back to normal after a destructive East Texas storm has people and resources working around the clock. Longview residents are still working to clear streets and assess damage to their homes. Work crews have gone block to block over two days, clearing roadways.

Cleanup efforts continue after storms cause school closures, power outages throughout East Texas

Clean up efforts are continuing Thursday morning after storms rolled through Wednesday.

TABC cancels San Antonio club’s liquor permit following charges of human trafficking

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has cancelled the liquor permit of a San Antonio gentleman’s club following charges of human trafficking.

Failed escape from Texas jail led to sprinklers set off

Investigators in San Antonio say a man originally arrested on a trespassing count tried to escape through the ceiling of his cell but was caught after setting off some sprinklers

Sandra Bland’s own video of 2015 Texas traffic stop surfaces

Bland was found hanging in her jail cell outside Houston three days after her arrest. Her death and dashcam video showing Trooper Brian Encinia trying to pull the 28-year-old Chicago-area woman out of her vehicle became flashpoints in the debate over the treatment of black people by police.

Texas seeks more armed school personnel after mass shooting

Nearly a year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school killed eight students and two substitute teachers, lawmakers in the gun-friendly state are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses

Texas police arrest bartender who served man prior to attack

Authorities in suburban Dallas have arrested a bartender who served drinks to a man who later went to his estranged wife's home and fatally shot her and seven others as they gathered to watch the Dallas Cowboys play

Electric scooters could soon be kicked off Texas sidewalks, if state Senate gets its way

Texans could soon be banned from riding electric scooters along sidewalks in the cities where the divisive devices have recently popped up. The Texas Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would add that prohibition and require that scooter users be at least 16 years old.

Texas lawmakers want to make clear guns allowed in churches

Lawmakers in Texas are considering a bill that would look to clarify licensed permit holders' right to carry handguns in places of worship

Texas may finally kill a program that can land poor people in jail for traffic fines

The Texas House unanimously moved Thursday to repeal the tough-to-kill Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say traps low-income drivers in a cycle of debt.

Joaquin Castro won’t challenge John Cornyn for U.S. Senate seat

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro will not run for Senate after all.

Texas Senate rushes to advance school finance bill, passes it out of committee

The Senate Education Committee held a hastily arranged hearing Wednesday morning to vote out comprehensive school finance reform legislation — accelerating the bill’s journey to the Senate floor and eventual negotiations with the lower chamber.

Texas will end its botched voter citizenship review and rescind its list of flagged voters

The state had questioned the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, but many naturalized citizens turned out to be on the list.

Texas will end its botched voter citizenship review and rescind its list of flagged voters

Three months after first questioning the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, the Texas secretary of state has agreed to end a review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens that was flawed from the start.

Tiff’s Treats grand opening charity event

Attention all foodies! Tiff's Treats is coming to Lubbock. The grand opening will be on Saturday, May 4, and proceeds will go to local charity, Sondra's Song.

  Deadly southern storms kill at least 5 as they move across the Southeast

At least five deaths related to the storm system have been confirmed.