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For air traffic controllers, the first sign something was wrong with Southwest Airlines Flight 812 came in a garbled radio communication obtained by News 8. Controller: "Southwest 812, I'm sorry I could not understand. Please say again." Pilot: "Request emergency descent. We've...
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison asked a Veterans Affairs Secretary Erik Shinseki to investigate allegations of religious discrimination by Houston VA officials. Several Houston veterans groups have filed a lawsuit accusing officials of banning such religious words as "God'' and...
Two Republican boosters have circulated a memo urging business owners to call or email lawmakers on the powerful House Committee on State Affairs to encourage them to vote against the “sanctuary cities” bills pending before the committee. Norman Adams, the co-founder of Texans...
The U.S. Surgeon General will speak at a seminar this week in Austin designed to promote tobacco-free workplaces. The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event. Ed Gomez from the Chamber and Brock Purslow with Humana talk more about the seminar.
A late night crash killed a sheriff's deputy and injured another deputy in Brazoria County. The accident happened around 9:30pm Sunday on State Highway 6 at FM 1128 in Manvel. DPS troopers say that two Brazoria County deputies were in their patrol car on State Highway 6, when...
Mesquite ISD officials have confirmed that two district educators and their one-year-old child were killed Saturday afternoon when their car slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler on Interstate 30 in East Texas. Texas Department of Safety officials said the flatbed trailer was...
The Texas Constitution says the special session must be wrapped up one week from Wednesday. Despite the looming deadline, many legislators have been absent lately drawing a stern warning Wednesday from the Speaker of the House. On Monday, more than a third of members were found...
Dallas police said they have arrested a second man in connection with the incident involving dozens of motorcyclists who effectively shut down North Central Expressway in broad daylight on Memorial Day weekend. Kenneth Hernandez, 27, is charged with a felony count for spraying...
American troops are fighting and dying in a foreign land as opposition to the war continues to grow at home. The president ignores legal requirements to timely inform Congress about the full nature of American involvement in the conflict. Secrets involving the war are leaked to...