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Agency: Drug use should have grounded pilot in balloon wreck

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:08:16 GMT

Medical experts say the pilot of a hot-air balloon that crashed in Texas, killing him and 15 others, had medical ailments and was prescribed numerous prescription drugs that should have prevented him from flying.




Man sentenced to 4 years in prison in Texas mosque fire

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:02:39 GMT

A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for setting fire to the mosque in Texas where he worshipped.




4 more likely homegrown Zika cases found in Texas

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:02:38 GMT

State officials have announced four more cases of Zika that are believed to have been transmitted in Texas, almost two weeks after announcing the first such case.




Texas county says 'abysmal mismanagement' led to prison riot

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:45:18 GMT

Law enforcement officials from a wide variety of agencies converge on the Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 in response to a prisoner uprising at the private immigration detention center. A statement from prison owner Management and Training Corp. said several inmates refused to participate in regular work duties early Friday.




Texas is freaking out over the first cold front coming in...

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:30:26 GMT

"it is SO COLD ! for no reason!!!! why winter... whoever wished to texas to be cold needs to be waterboarded !" "it is SO COLD ! for no reason!!!! why winter... whoever wished to texas to be cold needs to be waterboarded !" "@StephanieAbrams I laughed when you said we dont dress right for Winter down south, We just run to the car! Hahaha "@StephanieAbrams I laughed when you said we dont dress right for Winter down south, We just run to the car! Hahaha "I'm too fat to fit into my winter clothes from 4 years ago because IT NEVER GETS COLD HERE WTF TEXAS" "I'm too fat to fit into my winter clothes from 4 years ago because IT NEVER GETS COLD HERE WTF TEXAS" "Y'all, hell really is freezing over.




Top's Ten reveals more than music about West Texas movers and shakers

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:29:47 GMT

U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington, right, hams it up with David Perlmutter during a recent recording session of Perlmutter's "Top's Ten" internet podcast. Dr. David Perlmutter has his picture made with Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope during a recent recording session of Perlmutter's Tops Ten radio show at the KTXT radio station on the Texas Tech Campus.




1980s actor arrested at Texas airport

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:37:11 GMT

Judge Reinhold, who co-starred in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" along with Phoebe Cates in 1982, was arrested at Dallas Love Field on Thursday. Judge Reinhold, who co-starred in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" along with Phoebe Cates in 1982, was arrested at Dallas Love Field on Thursday.




Fast-food CEO, Trump's pick for Labor, on racy fast-food ads

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:05:54 GMT

Andrew Puzder, who heads the company that owns Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, was tapped Thursday to head the Labor Department by President-elect Donald Trump. Puzder has been outspoken about his views that too much regulation is hurting the restaurant industry and that a significant increase in the minimum wage would lead to job losses or prompt companies to look for ways to automate tasks more quickly.




Texans continue fight for Doris 'Dorie' Miller's Medal of Honor

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:35:12 GMT

On this somber day in American history, a Central Texas woman and a Texas congresswoman said they're trying to make sure a Pearl Harbor hero receives the honor he deserves. Doris "Dorie" Miller served as a cook in the United States Navy during World War II.




Why people believe disinformation and Trump's conspiracy theories

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:01:28 GMT

Donald Trump has said that Barack Obama founded ISIS. He said that Texas Senator Ted Cruz's father was involved in the plot to assassinate JFK.




An officer and a refugee: New policeman straddles worlds

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:39:44 GMT

"He got mad. She got mad, she picked up the phone, called 911. Police are at the door, and arrest the husband.




Baylor Rhule: Bears introduce coach in campus celebration

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:16:26 GMT

Matt Rhule is introduced as Baylor University's new football coach during a public event at the Ferrell Center, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Waco, Texas. Rhule replaces Jim Grobe, who led the Bears to a 6-6 record as interim coach this season after Art Briles was fired May 26. less Matt Rhule is introduced as Baylor University's new football coach during a public event at the Ferrell Center, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Waco, Texas.




Appeals court throws out conviction of Waco man on death row

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:03:54 GMT

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows inmate Albert Leslie Love Jr. Texas' highest criminal court has thrown out the conviction of Love, sent to death row for the ambush slayings of two men outside a Waco apartment complex in March 2011. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 6-3 Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, that 29-year-old Love should get a new trial because cellphone text messages that prosecutors used to tie him to the slayings and were admitted into evidence at his trial improperly were obtained by authorities without the use of a search warrant.




Customs and Border chief: Migrant surge not letting up

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:41:50 GMT

The tent facility is primarily being used as a ... . U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stand outside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary holding facility under construction near the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Donna, Texas.




Delaware court mulls retroactivity of death penalty ruling

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:41:49 GMT

Delaware's Supreme Court justices are considering whether to apply their earlier ruling declaring the state's death penalty law unconstitutional to the cases of a dozen men already sentenced to death. The court heard arguments Wednesday in an appeal filed by Derrick Powell, 29, who was sentenced to death in 2011 for killing Georgetown police officer Chad Spicer in 2009.




Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:41:48 GMT

Texas could be the epicenter for the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America's second-largest state. The number of Texas kindergarten through 12th grade students who reported filing conscientious exemptions for at least one immunization last school year increased 19-fold since 2003 - though that is still less than 1 percent of enrolled students, according to the Immunization Partnership, a pro-vaccination Texas nonprofit.




Refuge for Women home in North Texas offers help, safety

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:16:42 GMT

A surreal feeling washed over Lynnie Anderson as she and the Refuge for Women North Texas board members prayed in a house that would offer women shelter from the storm of their life. The Denton Record-Chronicle reports a year ago to the minute, the same group of people met at Zera's Coffee Co.