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A Houston driller is boasting of a big new oil and gas discovery in West Texas. Apache Corp. believes there could be 3 billion barrels of oil and 75 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in an area it calls Alpine High. The company announced its discovery Wednesday after two years...
An arrest affidavit says a Fort Worth man charged with murder in the death of his mother told investigators that he smothered the 85-year-old woman with duct tape and his hand. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that 50-year-old Kenneth Edward Baker indicated to homicide...
Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk has resigned a month after returning to work following her third inpatient treatment for mental illness. In a letter Tuesday to Gov. Greg Abbott, Hawk said "my health needs my full attention in the coming months." Her resignation is...
A report commissioned as part of Texas' sweeping new prekindergarten initiative recommends capping classroom size at 22 students - something most pre-K programs statewide are already doing. The Texas Education Agency report was mandated by the Legislature when it approved a...
FROM GASBUDDY.COM Austin, TX, September 6- Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has...
Officials say a man was fatally shot by police after ramming his vehicle into two squad cars and driving at officers trying to arrest him following a traffic stop. Police in Ennis, located south of Dallas, say 36-year-old Moses Ruben of Dallas was fatally shot Monday night...
A portion of the Houston Ship Channel is closed to all traffic after a tanker caught fire and spilled fuel oil. The U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release Tuesday that a mile of the channel is closed and it has yet to determine when it will reopen. The Coast Guard says the 810-...
The superintendent of a struggling South Texas school district has been suspended after he was arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Premont school district Superintendent Eric Ramos was put on paid administrative leave Friday...
A North Texas mother's efforts to get school districts to install cameras in classrooms with special-needs students in order to increase safety are finally seeing success. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Breggett Rideau had lobbied the Texas Legislature to require school...