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Eddie Routh said he had to kill Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield in 2013, even though he didn't know them. Jurors at Routh's murder trial in Stephenville got to watch a recording of the defendant's rambling, often nonsensical confession in court Monday. His...
A suspect has been arrested and charged with arson in connection with a fire at the Quba Islamic Institute last week. Darryl Ferguson, 55, was arrested around 4 p.m. Monday and charged with felony first degree arson. Ferguson also allegedly admitted to setting the fire...
Representative Gene Wu (D-Houston) filed a bill to create a new Class C misdemeanor penalty range for the possession of small amounts of Marijuana. House Bill 325 will make possession of up to 0.35 ounces or 9.9222 grams of Marijuana punishable by a fine of no more than $500. "...
While the film "Boyhood" racks up awards and nominations it's also putting Texas in the spotlight as a film production center. Texas film industry incentives, the money that the state pays to production companies to keep their cameras shooting in Texas are coming under the...
AUSTIN -- With days left before convicted killer Rodney Reed is executed, his family and members of the victim's family united Sunday to fight for a stay of execution. "I'm the brother of Rodney Reed, an innocent man on death row," said Roderick Reed, Rodney's brother. Rodney...
A dad was shot in front of his two young sons at their home in The Heights, police said early Monday. The shooting was reported on Voight at Forester around 3 a.m. According to police, two men allegedly forced their way into the home and opened fire, shooting the dad twice. The...
The El Paso Museum of History has given visitors a high-tech way to remember the past. A new so-called Digital Wall provides an electronic method to view the history of the West Texas city. The Digital Information Gateway, called Digie (DIJ'-ee), opened Saturday. The wall is...
The Texas A&M Forest Service will be marking its 100th anniversary with help from the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. Agency officials say an exhibit about the Forest Service opens March 16 and runs through Nov. 8. It's called "History in the Making: Texas A...
A law official says he heard the man on trial in the fatal shootings of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man say: "I shot them because they wouldn't talk to me." Former sheriff's deputy Gene Cole testified Friday in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, who is charged...