Texas News

Happy 50th birthday to the Houston Astrodome. The "Eighth Wonder of the World" will reach a half-century since its opening this week, standing in limbo empty years after its baseball and football tenants moved to newer homes. City officials haven't decided whether to tear it...
A portion of Interstate 35 south of Waco was closed for about two hours as authorities negotiated with a veteran who threatened to harm himself. Officials closed the interstate and access roads near the small town of Lorena on Saturday morning until the man surrendered. Lorena...
A minor earthquake has shaken an area in rural West Texas. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3 magnitude quake occurred at 7:16 p.m. CDT Friday in Reeves County. Experts say the earthquake was centered about 23 miles southeast of Pecos (PAY'-kuhs). The Reeves County Sheriff'...
A Jordanian-born man living in Texas has been convicted of disability fraud just months after a murder charge was dropped in the death of an Iranian student and activist. Ali Irsan of Conroe was convicted Friday of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. in what prosecutors say involved...
A South Texas man accused in the fatal shooting of his daughter's ex-boyfriend during a scuffle will not be prosecuted for the October slaying. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ( http://bit.ly/1Gtwybl ) reported Friday that a Nueces County grand jury declined to indict 56-year-...
The Interstate 35 access road bridges over the Brazos (BRAZ'-uhs) River in Central Texas have a new look meant to enhance the spans near Baylor University. The Waco Tribune-Herald ( http://bit.ly/1C1kpoJ ) reported Friday that crews recently turned on the decorative LED lighting...
The operator of a Dallas hospital has denied allegations of poor training and seeks dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient. The Dallas Morning News ( http://bit.ly/1GcgoEy ) reports Texas Health Resources filed a response Friday...
1 worker dead, 3 hurt in steel frame collapse in North Texas ARGYLE, Texas (AP) — The steel frame of an under-construction activities center has collapsed outside a North Texas school, leaving one worker dead and three others hurt. The accident happened Thursday morning at...
One of four stained-glass windows salvaged from an old church undergoing demolition will be hung in the ticketing hall at Dallas Love Field Airport. A statement issued by the City of Dallas says the window is one of four windows salvaged from the Trinity Lutheran Church in Old...