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The Wharton County Sheriff's Department is trying to solve a gruesome mystery out of El Campo. According to Sgt. Scott Grosser, 43 animals including sheep, rams and emus were found shot to death in a pasture off County Road 406. Investigators believe the animals were killed over...
Texas lawmaker has proposed asking voters to decide whether the state's highest appeals courts should have to record and post online video of its proceedings, a move that would bring the Lone Star State up to speed with 30 U.S. states. On Tuesday, a committee will hear the...
With an influx of oil workers -- far from home and with money in their pockets -- sex trafficking has become a big problem in North Dakota. Police and lawmakers are trying to address it. (March 9)
DALLAS (AP) - It's not your usual car abandoned on the side of a road. A Dallas police impound lot is the new home for a yellow Lamborghini left on the Dallas North Tollway. Police found the Italian luxury sports car on the shoulder of the highway Sunday after its driver...
Texas lawmakers are set to tackle a growing concern on Monday: the rising number of children dying in the custody of the state. Child advocacy groups, including Texans Care for Children, say a new bill would better protect at-risk kids. House Bill 781, sponsored by State Rep...
An historic Texas hotel now in ruins could once again generate millions of dollars in profits after renovations. The Mineral Wells Index reports ( http://bit.ly/1A8JEol ) a study shows the Baker Hotel, about 50 miles west of Fort Worth, could realize $2.1 million in net...
Texas Tech University has raised $1 billion in its quest to become the state's next Tier One school. That's an elite academic status the university says it's close to achieving. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/1Hi7tyP ) the university has raised more money...
There is ample fuel for wildfires in the Lubbock area after last year's plentiful rain. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ( http://bit.ly/1GbU226 ) reports that moisture is needed on the South Plains to dampen the threat of wildfires. The region got more rain in 2014 than it had in...
If you use Facebook, watch out for suspicious posts tagged with dozens of names. This new scam is called "malicious tagging," and it's tricking victims into downloading malware. How the Scam Works: You get a Facebook notification that a friend tagged you in a post. It appears to...