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On July 26, 2013, Rosy Esparza fell 75 feet to her death from the Texas Giant roller coaster as horrified witnesses at Six Flags Over Texas watched. Carmen Brown talked to News 8 right after the accident. She had been next in line to get on the ride. "She goes up like this, and...
A new marriage policy is coming to Texas prisons. The current policy says that Texas inmates can only marry by proxy meaning someone stood in for the prisoner at a ceremony held somewhere other than the penitentiary. But the prison system's Jason Clark says a recently enacted...
A jury has begun deliberating in the trial of an Amarillo plastic surgeon accused in a murder-for-hire plot to kill a Lubbock pathologist who was dating his former girlfriend. The deliberations by Lubbock County jurors began Tuesday following closing arguments in the capital...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Rodney Wynn, 34, has increased to $10,000 for information leading to his a capture if the tip comes in during the month of November. Wynn, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - University professors and activists are urging two major publishers of social studies textbooks being considered for adoption in Texas classrooms to bolster climate change lessons to reflect the influence of human activity. The advocates say there's...
Five months into Gov. Rick Perry’s call for a border surge by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the agency’s latest update shows more than $107 million in illegal drugs seized during Operation Strong Safety in the Rio Grande Valley. The governor called for the effort in...
Meridith Schucker is a busy mom on the go who recently locked herself out of her SUV. "I was desperate because I needed to get back to Dallas to pick up my kids quickly from school," she said. So, she used Google to look up a locksmith in Grand Prairie. She called the first name...
A Houston police officer is in trouble after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl. Officer Ruben Carrera, 27, admitted to kissing and hugging the girl who he met working at a Chik-fil-A, according to court documents. Their relationship apparently was not a secret...
A federal judge has sentenced a North Texas man to more than 15 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping and severely beat a gay man he met through an online service. Brice Johnson could have received a life sentence for crime, even though prosecutors...