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A 31-year-old West Texas man faces a felony charge after allegedly spanking and leaving several welts on his 8-year-old son for missing a goal in a soccer match. The Odessa American reports that Carlos Jesus Vasquez of Odessa was charged with injury to a child after the boy's...
HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by two this week to 404, another all-time low amid low energy prices. A year ago, 885 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 318 rigs sought oil...
HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by two this week to 404, another all-time low amid low energy prices. A year ago, 885 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 318 rigs sought oil...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of eight suspected child predators following a joint operation between the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and the Victoria Police Department. “Today, we can say the eight individuals who have been arrested...
A rope burn a 12-year-old black Waco girl received around her neck during an overnight school campout has left the girl's mother asking if her daughter was victimized by racially motivated bullying by sixth-grade classmates. Sandy Rougely has retained a lawyer to press a...
A former reserve deputy constable in Texas has been found guilty in the shooting of another motorist during an apparent road rage incident while he was off duty. Thirty-five-year-old Kenneth Caplan was convicted of aggravated assault Thursday. The punishment phase of the case is...
With the first Texas case of West Nile virus this year, the Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites and transmission of the potentially deadly disease. The case was reported to DSHS today by the City of El Paso...
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have received a grant of almost $5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to kick-start drug discovery programs. It is one of three CPRIT grants approved for UT Austin researchers and among the...
Every year, serious health and safety violations force thousands of public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds to close, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . But there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family. Swimming...