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Texas Deputy Constable Fatally Shot Outside Courthouse

Baytown police are offering a $35,000 reward for information leading to the person responsible for shooting a Harris County Deputy Constable in the neck Monday.

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Witness Says Driver of Truck in Fatal Church Bus Crash Was Texting

A witness says he heard the 20-year-old driver of the pickup that hit a First Baptist Church of New Braunfels bus, killing 13, admit to texting while driving.

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Katherine Ruth Harper - Tidwell Police Photo
Katherine Ruth Harper - Tidwell Police Photo

Texas Teacher Accused of Sex with Student is 8 Months Pregnant

Yet another Texas teacher is accused of having an improper relationship with a student, and this time there may be an unborn child involved...

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KXAN, YouTube
KXAN, YouTube

12 Killed, 3 Injured in Texas Church Bus Crash

UPDATE: KXAN, citing Texas' DPS, has released the names of the victims.

  • Murray William Barrett, 67, of New Braunfels
  • Howard Bryan Allen, 81, of New Braunfels
  • Rhonda Barlow Allen, 61, of New Braunfels
  • Harold Boyd Barber, 87 of New Braunfels
  • Margaret Robinson Barber, 82, of New Braunfels
  • Cristie Claire Moore, 68, of Cibolo, Texas
  • Donna Elizabeth Hawkins, 69, of Schertz, Texas
  • Avis Scholl Banks, 83, of Austin
  • Mildred Godlettt Rosamond, 87 of New Braunfels
  • Addie Maurine Schmeltekopf, 84, of New Braunfels
  • Sue Wynn Tysdal, 76, of New Braunfels
  • Martha Holcomb Walker, 84, of New Braunfels
  • Dorothy Fern Vulliet, 84 of New Braunfels


12 people are dead and three others injured after a pickup truck collided head-on with a church bus near Concan, just south of  Garner State Park.


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Dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Micropteropus pussilus) flying at night.
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Bat Killing Fungus Has Made Its Way to Texas

A fungus that can fatally harm bats has made its way to Texas, threatening the diversity of species in our state.

The Washington Post reports that Pseudogymnoascus destructans, a fungus that covers hibernating bats and causes fatal skin lesions, was recently discovered in a cave near San Antonio...

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Valerie McDaniel - Harris County Sheriff's Office Photo
Valerie McDaniel - Harris County Sheriff's Office Photo

Texas Veterinarian Accused of Murder-for-Hire Plot Jumps to Her Death

Valerie McDaniel was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday after allegedly trying to hire a man to murder her ex-husband, but she jumped from a building Monday.

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Senate Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing For Rick Perry To Become Energy Secretary
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Rick Perry Criticizes Election of Texas A&M’s First Gay Student President

Writing to the Houston Chronicle, Perry cried foul at the disqualification of the winner's rival on charges of not providing a receipt for glow sticks.

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Piper Faust - KBTX-TV
Piper Faust - KBTX-TV

10-Year-Old Texas Girl Killed in Horse Accident Before Rodeo

The community of Caldwell, Texas is mourning the death of a 10-year-old girl who was crushed by a horse while waiting to compete in a rodeo Saturday.

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Dog on a chain.

Texas Law Would Criminalize Leaving Dogs on Chains

This week, the Texas House of Representatives have debated a bill that would make it illegal to leave a dog tied up on a chain or with heavy weights unless very specific conditions were met.

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Texas’ ‘Professor Dumpster’ Showcasing Tiny Homes at SXSW

Back in 2014, Huston-Tillotson science professor Jeff Wilson gained a modicum of fame by living in a dumpster to teach his students about efficiency and minimalist living. He apparently had a lot of time to think in his dingy dumpster digs, and has since designed a line of tiny but technologically impressive tiny homes being manufactured in Austin.

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