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HOUSTON – The months leading up to elections can be tough as political candidates sling mud - campaigns can often be negative. But KHOU went to Tinsley Elementary and talked to 6 and 7-year-olds about politics in order to put a positive spin on the whole process.
AUSTIN -- Fifty-four-year-old Sherill Small, who was charged with capital murder in Aug. 2013 for killing her foster daughter, has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Small, from Rockdale, Texas, is convicted of slamming 2-year-old Alexandria Hill's...
Abbott: As Texas goes, so does the nation, world AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Governor-elect Greg Abbott says that as Texas goes, so goes the rest of the United States and the world. Elected by wide margins Tuesday night over Democrat Wendy Davis, Abbott told his victory party in Austin...
State House District 17 Tim Kleinschmidt (GOP)Incumbent 22,717 Carolyn Banks (Dem) 12,437 State House District 20 Marsha Farney (GOP)Incumbent 35,071 Stephen Wyman (Dem) 10,871 Jarrod Weaver (Lib) 1,882 State House District 46 Dawnna Dukes (Dem)Incumbent 23,924 Kevin Ludlow (Lib...
A Texas task force on Ebola has recommended against mandatory quarantines for cooperating medical workers not showing symptoms unless they are considered high risk. Guidelines announced Tuesday in Austin recommend four risk levels for health care workers possibly exposed to...
Police have detained a suspect after two Dallas-area community college officers were stabbed while investigating reports of a man in an empty classroom. Mesquite police records show 22-year-old Miguel Sarinana was being held Tuesday on two counts of aggravated assault against a...
A San Antonio elementary school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after school officials say she threw her tennis shoe at a student. Northside school district spokesman Pascual Gonzalez tells KENS-TV the district is continuing to investigate after the 34-year-old...
A San Antonio woman has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for stabbing a 77-year-old relative in the chest with a foot-long serrated kitchen knife. KSAT-TV reports a judge delivered the sentence to 30-year-old Nicole Smertneck on Monday. She was convicted Friday of aggravated...
A felon in Texas has been arrested after uploading a video to Facebook of his recent trip to a gun range. The Houston Chronicle reports Lazaro Cooper was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a firearm after posting the video. He's barred by law from using firearms because...