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Two armed brothers chased down a pair of thieves who stole their truck in north Houston. The suspects broke into the truck in the Fallbrook subdivision off Veterans Memorial Drive around 1 a.m. Sunday, triggering the vehicle's alarm. Deputies said the truck's owner and his...
A 25 year old businessman told his story about his treacherous childhood, his decision to leave the University of Texas at Arlington, and now he has his own business. How did he maintain to keep his motivation? How did he find his passion? Listen here: For years, GOP lawmakers...
For years, GOP lawmakers have tried to make drug testing mandatory for some Texans who receive state welfare benefits, with little success. But after making some headway in the Texas Senate in the 2013 legislative session, they hope to pick up where they left off — pushing bills...
President Obama called on people of faith to reject those who use religion to justify evil – and in doing so – reminded people about the terrible things done in the name of Jesus Christ. Obama told a gathering Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast that we have seen “...
Pope Francis says that spanking is OK as long as it preserves the dignity of the child and is not done in the face. The pontiff made the comments Wednesday during his general audience in St. Peter's Square. "One time, I heard a father say, 'At times I have to hit my children a...
Ed and Sgt. Sam did not back down, and meant what they said about NBC Nightly News' Brian Williams about recanting his statements about being on the chopper that took fire 12 years ago in Iraq. Here's more form Austin's Morning News: NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC "Nightly News" anchor...
A Tarrant County gun-rights activist denied Wednesday that he was threatening lawmakers when he posted a Facebook video saying opposition to open-carry bills was treason “that is punishable by death. In the video, Kory Watkins with Open Carry Tarrant County said Texas gun...
A school bus driver is off the job, accused of walking away from her bus. Parents say she pulled over then left their children alone on the side of the road. Parents brought us to a stretch of county road south of Brazoria, claiming it's where a Columbia Brazoria ISD bus driver...
Quanell X is known in Houston for taking to the streets in protest when there is a police-related shooting. So we wanted to know how he would react if he were to go through the same life-and-death training scenarios that police use. We followed him through training to see if it...