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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...
Sgt. Sam was "packing heat" this morning and did not shy away from callers with credentials in the field of medicine. Although there were many great ponts made, one caller made a statement that Sam could not agree with HOUSTON (KTRK) - The measles outbreak has reignited the...
AUSTIN (KXAN) – As the complaints about the state’s TxTag program continue to roll in, we are getting answers for the first time from the very top of the state’s Department of Transportation. Hundreds of you have reached out to us about long wait times, busy signals and trouble...
Witnesses say Austin Police officers were more than rough when they tried to arrest a suspect who was believed to be intoxicated. Shocking video shows the aftermath of a downtown disturbance that got way out of hand. Two brothers were taken down by police. One ended up in the...
HOUSTON (KTRK) - The measles outbreak has reignited the conversation over vaccinating children. While all 50 states have laws mandating vaccinations, 48 allow for religious exemptions and 18 states allow for philosophical exemptions, too - including Texas. Lane Gulotta is a...