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Emergency personnel have extinguished a fire aboard a barge carrying petroleum after the vessel collided with another barge near the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Kendrick says some nearby ship traffic was suspended but traffic along...
HOOD COUNTY — Homeowners in the Comanche Cove neighborhood in Granbury say 10 dogs were recently poisoned. The dogs belong to several families, and all but one of the pets died. One homeowner showed News 8 home video of his lively dog Dakota taken before her death. He also...
A vacant youth lockup in Southeast Texas is being leased to a private charter school company for $1 per month even as state taxpayers continue to pay off the nearly $16 million in bonds issued to build it two decades ago. In fact, a legislative report last year revealed that...
State health records reviewed following the Blue Bell ice cream listeria outbreak show that a quarter of Texas cases involving the foodborne illness are not recorded or tracked. The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday ( http://bit.ly/1RH7ipI ) that Texas has never enforced a law...
CEDAR PARK MAY NOT HAVE BECOME A CITY UNTIL 1973...BUT ITS HISTORY DATES BACK TO THE 18 HUNDREDS. NOW VISITORS TO THE TOWN CAN EXPERIENCE THAT HISTORY...THROUGH QR CODES AT TEN AREA HISTORICAL MARKERS. TOURISM SERVICES MANAGER KATIE KRAMPITZ SAYS WHEN YOU SCAN THE QR CODE...A...
FBI agents have arrested a South Texas police officer on allegations he was involved in drug trafficking. The Monitor newspaper reports ( http://bit.ly/1Dnbdw0 ) that Mission officer Hector Mendez is a 17-year veteran of the police department who was assigned to a drug...
Texas' unemployment rate fell slightly in June to 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent in May. The Texas Workforce Commission said Friday that this marks the third month this year that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 4.2 percent, the lowest rate of unemployment...
Texas marked its third straight month of seasonally adjusted job growth with the addition of 16,700 nonagricultural jobs in June. The state has added jobs in 56 of the last 57 months, including a total of 53,600 positions in the first half of 2015. Over the year, Texas has seen...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Shareholders approved Friday a highly contested deal that strengthens the Samsung family's grip on the world's largest smartphone maker, sparking criticism that South Korea lacks sufficient protections for foreign investors and small shareholders...