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Hood County Sheriff’s Office: Man found dead in woods possibly killed by mountain lion

An autopsy done on a man found dead in a wooded area of Hood County showed that he died as the result of a wild animal attack, possibly a mountain lion, according to the sheriff’s office there.

  Texas prep football player attacks referee, charged with assault

She lost work to the pandemic. Now she helps thousands of jobless Texans maneuver through the state’s unemployment system.

  Nearly 30 people freed from alleged human smuggling operation in Houston

Search continues for crew member who fell off tanker ship

South Texas prep football player attacks referee

Governor’s temporary vehicle registration waiver remains in effect

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Historic west Texas 6666′s ranches are for sale

State extends emergency SNAP benefits through December

11 Austin officers disciplined for actions in May protests

Houston to give $1,200 in relief to neediest residents

Austin mayor went to Mexico while urging people to stay home

  Biden is facing high hopes, tough choices on border wall

88 sick turtles found fighting for their lives near a lake

Two Amarillo women were doing their morning walk and found 88 sick turtles about a football field away from a local lake.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice is temporarily closing prisons

In 2011, there were approximately 156,000 inmates within the TDCJ.

City of Lubbock discusses vaccine, changes to CDC’s quarantine guidelines in virtual COVID-19 news conference

Wednesday, the City Of Lubbock held a virtual news conference updating everyone on the latest COVID-19 news including the newest quarantine restriction guidelines from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention.

Governor Abbott announces initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution for Month of December

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the State of Texas for the month of December.

Gov. Abbott announces initial COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed week of Dec. 14

Two service members found dead last week at joint base in San Antonio

Sutherland Springs shooting survivor appointed to state committee on disabilities

Amarillo hospitals starting to see COVID-19 and flu coinfections

Inmate uses fire extinguisher, hose to make brief escape

Man charged in area real estate agent cyber-stalking case indicted for capital murder

Thomas Reavley, oldest active federal judge, dies at 99

He had served nine years on the Texas Supreme Court, the state’s top civil court, before being appointed to the appeals court by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

Cancelation of Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show predicted to cost the city millions of dollars

One of Amarillo’s biggest events would typically be taking place around this time of year, but because of COVID-19 not only is the event canceled, but Amarillo is expected to lose millions of dollars because of it.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise headquarters to relocate to Texas

The headquarters will be located in a new state-of-the-art campus that will open in early 2022.

TxDOT asking for submission for new Don’t mess with Texas anti-litter star

This winner will receive a School of Rock Scholarship donated by iHeart Media.

Amazon to build distribution warehouse in Lubbock

KCBD has learned an Arizona real estate development company, BH DevCo, signed a letter of intent with Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) in August 2020 to build a 278,000 square foot, $24 million warehouse near the Lubbock airport.

US temporarily closes detention facility at Texas border

US temporarily closes detention facility at Texas border

San Antonio police kill man in trailer park fire, shootout

San Antonio police kill man in trailer park fire, shootout

3 Tylerites arrested in connection with multi-state shooting rampage

3 Tylerites arrested in connection with multi-state shooting rampage

Man shot, killed after pulling knife on San Angelo police

Man shot, killed after pulling knife on San Angelo police

Texas man sent to prison for bomb threat to Federal Reserve

Texas man sent to prison for bomb threat to Federal Reserve

  Doctor seen comforting elderly COVID-19 patient in heartbreaking photo speaks

Thankfully, the patient in the picture is doing better and may be able to leave the hospital soon.

Wichita County anticipates COVID-19 cases spike after Thanksgiving

Wichita County anticipates COVID-19 cases spike after Thanksgiving

  Texas DSHS reports 1,247 new COVID-19 cases, 2,047 recoveries, 50 deaths in Tx Panhandle counties

The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting 1,247 new COVID-19 cases, 2,047 recoveries and 50 deaths in Texas Panhandle counties.

  Texas boy who lost parents to COVID-19 turns 5 with massive parade

The car parade, which included appearances by Santa Claus, superheroes and dinosaurs, lasted nearly an hour.

Wreaths for Vets honors thousands of fallen soldiers in Texas

From the sound of taps, to the thousands of wreaths being laid on each tombstone, every American soldier is remembered, including the grave of Kile West.

Gov. Abbott orders resources on standby for possible flash flooding

Governor Greg Abbott today placed numerous resources on standby across the state in anticipation of potentially severe weather that is expected to impact Texas throughout the evening. These storms are expected to bring moderate to heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding to south and southeast Te

Amber Alert discontinued for Texas toddler

Authorities report Victoria Alerman was found on Saturday.

Police: Texas State defensive back shot dead in drug deal

The officers found Winters with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

San Antonio area issues curfew for Thanksgiving, weekend

The curfew begins Thursday night and extends through Monday morning.

San Antonio police kill man in trailer park fire, shootout

A SWAT team was sent to a trailer park on the Texas city’s northeast side around 9 p.m. Wednesday night after people reported a man firing a gun inside his trailer.

McAllen immigration facility being remodeled to add ‘modern detention areas’

The McAllen facility garnered international attention when images emerged of children separated from their parents detained in chain-link cages inside.

  Texas grandparents mail life-sized cutouts to family for holidays

The cutouts created an activity for their grandchildren, who have had fun placing them in various locations around the house.

Amarillo gas prices decline as less travelers are on the road this thanksgiving

Amarillo gas prices decline as thanksgiving weekend approaches and there are less travelers on the road.

TxDOT sign contest asks entrants to craft safe driving messages

The Texas Department of Transportation is launching a statewide contest to find the “best and most creative” safe-driving messages.

Man pleads guilty in plot to attack White House, Trump Tower

Kristopher Sean Matthews pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge to provide material support to IS during a court hearing in San Antonio on Tuesday.

Former Lubbock ADA Josh Reno selected as Texas Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice

Former Lubbock County Assistant District Attorney and Texas Tech grad Josh Reno has been chosen by Attorney General Ken Paxton to serve as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice.

Texas gambling addiction rises months into the pandemic

Texas gambling addiction is increasing as the pandemic continues.

Gov. Abbott encourages Texans to participate in Small Business Saturday

Small businesses account for more than 99 percent of all businesses here in Texas and employ millions of Texans throughout the entire state.

Medical board suspends license of Lubbock physician arrested for prostitution

A Lubbock physician has been temporarily suspended by the Texas Medical Board after he was arrested for prostitution involving someone under 18.

Texas A&M President Michael K. Young stepping down, interim leader named

Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young announced Tuesday that he is stepping down from his position at the end of the semester. Chancellor John Sharp has asked Dr. John L. Junkins to serve as Interim President.

Central Texas county judge will pay $1,000 fine for violating his own stay-at-home order

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Tuesday for violating his own stay-at-home order this spring and will pay a $1,000 fine, court documents show.

2 injured after crash involving SUV and City of Amarillo bus this morning

A City of Amarillo bus crashed into a building in north Amarillo this morning.

Police search for man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

Police search for man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

Midland rejects ordinance enforcing Texas’ mask mandate

Midland rejects ordinance enforcing Texas’ mask mandate

2 kids killed, 4 hurt in North Texas go-kart collision

2 kids killed, 4 hurt in North Texas go-kart collision

State starts bamlanivimab infusion wing in El Paso

HHS supplying 1,000 doses of antibody therapy as part of pilot program

Court: Texas, Louisiana can end Planned Parenthood funding

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas and Louisiana can cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics.

  Amarillo City Council will fine businesses who are found ignoring COVID-19 rules

The Amarillo City Council decided today to start educating and then fining businesses not taking steps.

Man charged with transporting a minor after 14-year-old Lubbock girl found in Michigan

Lubbock Police, with the assistance of federal and Michigan agencies, have located 14-year-old Mattie Worley in Alden, Michigan.

Gov. Abbott announces holiday comfort food care packages for Texas youth, families

The program encourages Texans to purchase a holiday meal for a family in need while patronizing their favorite restaurant.

State announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Health care workers likely to provide direct care for COVID-19 patients and other vulnerable residents are recommended to be the first group to receive the vaccine.

US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen

US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen

Texas man accused of wire fraud also faces murder charges

Texas man accused of wire fraud also faces murder charges

Texas education board set to revise sex education curriculum

Texas education board set to revise sex education curriculum

Suspect arrested in 4 Texas slayings, called serial killer

Suspect arrested in 4 Texas slayings, called serial killer

Family that got virus warns public to spend holidays at home

Family that got virus warns public to spend holidays at home

  Military steps in to help in El Paso hospitals amid devastating COVID-19 surge

With El Paso hospitals and ICUs over capacity since last month due to one of the worst COVID-19 surges in the country, three Air Force medical teams have spent the past two weeks deployed to aid in the fight.

Texas organizations provided 500 families with holiday spirit

With the holidays right around the corner, several Texas organizations came together with the Junior League of Lake Charles to give 500 families some much needed holiday spirit.

A nurses parent delivers thousands of goody bags to Amarillo nurses

Thousands of bags filled with snacks, coupons, and thank you notes have been delivered to nurses in our area. Today alone three thousand were delivered to Northwest Texas Hospital.

U.S. Marshals track down Bart Reagor to collect $49 million

U.S. Marshals served a writ of execution to Bart Reagor on Thursday to collect $49 million owed to Ford Motor Credit.

Baylor declares moratorium on campus events

Baylor University’s President’s Council Friday declared a moratorium on campus events until Feb. 7 because of the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus.

Criminal Complaint: Man charged after $27,000 worth of meth found in hotel room

One man faces federal charges after police found around $27,000 worth of meth in a hotel room, according to a criminal complaint.

Paper on Texas border ceases publication after virus cutback

A West Texas newspaper with origins dating back to the 19th century has ceased publishing.

Illegal border crossings rise for sixth straight month

The percentage of people caught who had tried crossing the border at least once in the previous year was 37% for those expelled from March through September.

Black Texas official speaks out against old ‘Negroes’ sign

A black official in North Texas is getting a private office after speaking out about being relocated to a shared workspace that was near a “Negroes” sign leftover from the segregation era.

Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone, halting a policy that has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Slain Houston police sergeant remembered for his dedication

A veteran Houston police sergeant who was fatally shot last week while trying to intervene in a shootout is being remembered as a leader who dedicated his life to his family and community.

Oft-sued Louisiana company ends contract to run Texas jail

A county’s top elected official says a company that has been the subject of several lawsuits over inmate deaths or injuries is ending its contract with a jail in East Texas that it has run since 2010.