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19-year-old could serve life in prison for pot brownies

A Texas man accused of making and selling marijuana brownies is facing up to life in prison if convicted. That's because officials in Round Rock have charged 19-year-old, Jacob Lavaro with a first-degree felony.

Lapel video released in Albuquerque traffic stop

Albuquerque police have released video of an arrest that ended with the loss of a suspect's testicle.

Texas gets poor marks on pedestrian safety


Law helps state workers find time for fitness


Robert Duncan to Be Next Texas Tech Chancellor

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents officially named state Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, the sole finalist to be the system's next chancellor in a press release issued Monday afternoon.

Police working to solve prom night death of Texas teen

Prom night in Houston ended in tragedy for anyone who knew Jacqueline Gomez. Police are still trying to determine what led to the death of the student.

Over $500K of meth seized at Hidalgo port of entry

Officers with U.S.

Texas teen sworn in as town's mayor

He may be graduating from high school this month, but already he's entering the political ring. Kelvin Green, 18, was sworn in as mayor of Archer City, Texas Friday morning.

Nurse practitioners look to ease supervision rules


Vacant juvenile facility costing $100,000 monthly

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Busted: Fake high school student

An East Texas woman who posed as a high school sophomore is behind bars after lying about her identity. According to Debra Stiles with the Longview Police Department, Charity Anne Johnson, 34, was arrested May 12.

Despite water woes, Texas says "pass the hot sauce"


DPS remembers fallen officers at memorial service

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) honored the state troopers, agents and Texas Rangers who have lost their lives in the line of duty Thursday. State Sen.

Houston man with leukemia gets special gift from neighbors

In the 800 block of Azalea in Houston, Texas, you'll often spot two Yorkies, a cat and a neighbor who everyone seems to know. "He's a pretty laid back guy, very friendly," Mark Klein said. is now mobile friendly

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