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Woman shot by stray bullet after fight breaks out at quinceanera party

Houston police are searching for two armed men who opened fire at a 15 year-old's birthday party. A woman was injured after she was struck by a stray bullet, Gianna Caserta reports.

Work zone safety awareness week

The week of April 7th marks National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is also the official start of the roadway construction season across most of the country.

77-year-old Wilson County man missing

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 77 year-old, Emilio Valdez Flores. He was last seen at 9 a.m. Sunday at 911 B Street in Floresville driving a 2009 Chevrolet Impala with a Texas license plate reading BC5K927.

Sales tax plan would redefine school district wealth

    As the conservative idea of replacing property taxes with sales taxes comes under political scrutiny in Texas, the practical complications pile up quickly.

Davis Addresses Volunteers Ahead of Canvassing Efforts

Addressing hundreds of volunteers on Saturday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis highlighted her efforts to mobilize Texas voters and once again attacked her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, for being what she cal

Inmate executed after court declines drug challenge

  Updated April 3, 2014, 6:57 p.m.:

Galveston Bay oil spill leaves hundreds of birds oiled

Coast Guard crews and wildlife advocates have recovered or spotted hundreds of shorebirds covered in oil in the aftermath of a collision late last month between two ships in Galveston Bay that resulted in a spill of up to 168,000 ga

Craft brewers seek further reforms from lawmakers

The 2013 legislative session, which featured the largest overhaul of the beer industry since 1993, was viewed by many observers as a watershed moment for craft brewers in Texas.

Army: Possible altercation 'immediately preceded' Fort Hood shooting

As the community reels from a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, investigators are grappling for answers on why Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire against fellow soldiers.

Report: Texas public school enrollment tops 5 million

 

Force Against Texas Inmates on The Rise

Correctional officers are using “major” force against inmates more often, and experts point to staff turnover, inexperience and the brutal heat of Texas summers as the most likely factors.

Officials visit Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Officials from the New Mexico Tourism Department recently spent an afternoon on the water during a familiarization boating tour of the state’s largest and most popular lake and state park.

Fort Hood shooter had ties to El Paso

As the nation watched a deadly mass shooting unfold at Fort Hood on Wednesday, residents of one east El Paso apartment complex, hundreds of miles away from the chaos, shuddered at the sight of the shooter when they realized he used to be their

Analysis: On Education, Abbott Must Aim Carefully

It’s hard to campaign against the status quo — to do what Sarah Palin might call “that hopey-changey stuff” — when the leader of that status quo is an ally.

UPDATE: Four dead in Fort Hood shooting, shooter identified

NBC affiliate KCEN reports:  U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul said that four people are dead and he identified the shooter as Ivan Lopez, age 34. From CNN: