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Hector J. Tello of Austin claimed a second-tier Powerball® prize worth $2 million. The ticket was purchased at the Valero Corner Store #1307 located at 4600 W. William Cannon Drive in Austin for the Jan. 9 drawing. Tello’s Quick Pick matched all five of the white ball numbers...
The embattled Livestrong Foundation's president and CEO Chandini Portteus abruptly resigns Tuesday after only nine months on the job. The foundation released a statement saying Portteus cited personal reasons in order to focus on her family. Livestrong's Chief Financial Officer...
A Texas Tech student volunteering for Ben Carson's presidential campaign is killed after a vehicle crash in western Iowa Tuesday morning that injured three others. 25-year-old Braden Joplin of Midland died from injuries he sustained when the van he was riding in flipped on its...
(via Texas Tribune ) When asked Tuesday whether Sandra Bland was at all to blame for a heated exchange with a state trooper during a traffic stop last year, Texas Department of Public Safety director Steve McCraw said officers are responsible for escalations. “It’s always on the...
An 18-year-old woman and her 22-year-old boyfriend have been charged with murder in the death of the woman's newborn daughter, whose body was found hidden in an Abilene home. In a statement Tuesday, Abilene police said they've charged Amber Craker and Damian Cate with murder and...
Lawyers trying to keep a Texas inmate from execution for a slaying the man claims was accidental have filed multiple appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. Richard Masterson's lethal injection Wednesday evening would be the first this year in the nation's busiest death penalty state...
Juvenile defense attorneys say the argument that a Texas teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck was taken to Mexico against his will is unlikely to help his case. Attorneys for Ethan Couch said Tuesday that the 18-year-old is dropping...
Texas is the latest state to consider daily fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel an illegal form of gambling. The state attorney general wrote today in a nonbinding legal opinion that the popular online games run afoul of existing Texas law. The ruling is another...
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today attended a luncheon hosted by the Israeli Consulate of the Southwest to discuss investment, economic development and strengthening commercial ties between Texas and Israel. “Today was an encouraging step toward building an even stronger...