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Sunday's deadly brawl at a Twin Peaks location in Waco could have been prevented by management at that restaurant, according to Waco police. Sgt. Patrick Swanton said Waco police knew before Sunday that there would be trouble at the restaurant and had additional officers on the...
Most tattoos have a story to tell and for one Houston dad, that couldn't be more true. Christien Sechrist, 20, has a tattoo of his son's face on his left cheek. He said he's gotten a lot of feedback on social media both positive and negative about his decision to put the...
George Stephanopoulos, the chief anchor of ABC News, apologized on Thursday for not telling viewers or his bosses about $75,000 in recent donations to the Clinton Foundation. The revelations shocked many in the television news industry and prompted stern reactions from a number...
AUSTIN – School campuses across Texas would be rated annually with letter grades of A through F – using student test scores and other measures – under a bill tentatively approved late Thursday by the House. The measure by House Public Education Committee Chairman Jimmie Don...
A 10-year-old boy has been charged in the death of a small Fort Worth dog. Authorities say the boy, who was charged with cruelty and torture of an animal, will remain with his parents as Juvenile Services investigates the case. Cookie, a 15-pound King Charles Spaniel mix, died...
Most of the talk in this town of 8,000 people this week has been about the rain, flash flooding and a growing sinkhole in a parking lot near the lake. That doesn't mean people aren't still talking about J.C. Baughman. The 64-year-old bachelor is once again on the road with a...
What would make a smoker more likely to quit, a big reward for succeeding or a little penalty for failing? That is what researchers wanted to know when they assigned a large group of CVS employees, their relatives and friends to different smoking cessation programs. The answer...
The Texas Tribune has released a government salaries chart which breaks down the salaries of different government officials, including state and municipal employees in Texas and its elected officials. Texas Tribune says it publishes this information because "its journalists...
DISD Superintendent Mike Miles is promising change to Dade Middle School parents after a school year full of problems. Miles spoke to parents at a special meeting Wednesday evening at the school. Media was not allowed inside. Several teachers have been let go, two principals are...