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A Texas university has fired its president after he had been placed on medical leave because of "uncharacteristic behavior and comments." The San Antonio Express-News reports the University of the Incarnate Word's governing board on Monday announced it had voted to remove Louis...
Authorities are investigating what might have been a hoax call in which someone reported being held hostage inside an East Texas home, resulting in a nearly five-hour police standoff. The Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune reports police received a 911 call at 1:44 p.m. Monday from a...
FROM GAS BUDDY Austin, TX, August 29- Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have risen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.01/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has...
Police say two men have been killed and another wounded in gunfire at a Central Texas apartment complex. College Station police did not immediately announce any arrests in the shootings before dawn Sunday but said the public was not in danger. Police are trying to determine a...
A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing Texas liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit that Wal-Mart has filed against the Texas agency that dispenses permits to sell liquor by the bottle. The giant retailer wants to get into the business...
Experts hope that new oyster harvesting rules adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will help restore the struggling industry. The Victoria Advocate reported Sunday that Texas oyster reefs have taken a beating since Hurricane Ike in 2008, followed by drought and...
Nearly two months after five Dallas officers were killed by a sniper, police have moved to silence critics and squelch lingering questions about the attack. Officers in riot gear have been told to ticket protesters who block or disrupt traffic, and Police Chief David Brown has...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of David Lloyd Kennedy, 44, for 10 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. The Office of the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) received multiple reports from the National Center for Missing and...
An international team of astronomers including Michael Endl of The University of Texas at Austin have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun. The long-sought new world, called Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11...