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  Police: 2 dead after warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says authorities don’t believe Friday morning’s explosion was intentional though a criminal investigation is underway.

SPD: Family needs help finding man last seen in December

Amarillo man arrested after barricading himself in abandoned home after multi-county chase

  Texas high school student told to cut dreadlocks in order to walk at graduation

Texting scam claims to be FedEx; WF residents on alert

First Texas WIC clinic in a grocery store opens Thursday

  Brothers help save officer during a traffic stop in Texas

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South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center provides an update for admitted Bald Eagle

  Police: 2 dead in Texas club shooting, suspect arrested

Texas homicide suspect being held in Caddo Parish jail

  Texas boy, 4, undergoes surgery after swallowing plastic lollipop stick

  Cat dies after Texas animal hospital accidentally gives her euthanasia drug instead of vaccine

AMBER ALERT: 12-year-old Austin girl found

Barefoot child breaks into Texas smoke shop

A barefoot boy robbed a Texas smoke shop, under the direction of an adult, stealing about $300 worth of product.

Trump administration sets into motion return of online 3D gun blueprints

An Austin man posted blueprints for the world's first fully 3D-printed gun online in 2013. They've been blocked from the internet twice.

2 children killed, 1 adult injured in icy-weather crash on I-27

Two children, ages 10 and 11 were killed in a crash and a 34-year-old woman has serious injuries after a crash on I-27 in Hale Center on Thursday.

WATCH: Funeral held for fallen firefighter Eric Hill

The funeral for Firefighter Lt. Eric Hill was held at RIP Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University Friday morning.

  Simone Biles surprises students at a Texas school

Meet the Class: NASA’s newest astronauts could be assigned to Moon, Mars missions

Texas inmate executed for killing wife in 2005

Law helps protect patients from surprise hospital bills

East Texan, his LA company accused of harboring aliens

Texas to carry out nation’s first execution of 2020 for domestic violence slaying in Collin County

Lubbock mom speaks on son battling for his life against mysterious bacterial infection

24-year-old son Tanner Rodrigues who is fighting for his life at UMC due to a mysterious bacterial infection in his heart.

  Student fatally shot at Texas high school; suspect arrested

A suspect and another person police said was connected to the case were arrested hours after the fatal shooting.

Marshall hospital unveils new memorial prayer garden

It will be a place to patients, families and associates to reflect and seek solace.

First Responder Organizations nationwide asking drivers to move over

After the loss of two first responders this weekend, several representatives from various First Responder organizations across the country are asking drivers across the country to “pay attention and move over.”

Caddo Lake State Park re-opens to public after storm damage causes closure

After taking a hard hit from the storms that blew through the area on Jan. 11, Caddo Lake State Park is now open to visitors again.

Gov. Greg Abbott, a Catholic, draws criticism over new refugee ban from Texas’ Catholic bishops

It’s not the first time Abbott has disagreed with the religious groups over state policy. He was also criticized in 2015 after he made Senate Bill 4, an omnibus, state-based immigration enforcement bill, a legislative priority.

Toddler rescued after parents’ car stolen from Texas gas station; 4 arrested

Two young men were charged for allegedly stealing the car with the infant still inside, and the child's parents were charged for allegedly leaving him unattended.

Houston Astros fire manager and general manager

Houston Astros fire manager and general manager

LSU lineman from ETX experiences National Championship game

Marshall's Chasen Hines experiences a National Championship game for the first time, with LSU.

Gov Abbott honors Texas church hero today

Governor Greg Abbott will present the Governor’s Medal of Courage to West Freeway Church of Christ hero Jack Wilson on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Tire crashes through Texas restaurant window, almost hitting worker

It was a close call for an employee at a Houston-area Italian restaurant after a tire smashed through the window.

Second grade class shows up to support classmate, adopted after 3 years in foster care

A local 2nd grade class followed one of their classmates to court on Friday, to help celebrate her adoption after more than three years in foster care.

Amarillo grocery stores environmental efforts

A FEW STORES IN THE AREA ARE DOING THEIR PART TO ENCOURAGE THEIR SHOPPERS TO USE THEIR REUSABLE PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS.

Amarillo man sentenced to 150 years in prison for sexual assault of a child

A judge sentenced an Amarillo man to 150 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for sexual assault of a child

Texas governor to honor man who killed church shooter

Jack Wilson will receive the Governor’s Medal of Courage on Monday.

Texas governor to reject new refugees, first under Trump

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state will reject the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order.

Tornadoes hit Missouri, Oklahoma, move east

Tornadoes have destroyed homes in Arkansas and Missouri and also caused damage in Oklahoma amid severe storms.

Miracle baby born after transplant from deceased donor

For only the third time in the world, a healthy baby has been delivered from a uterus that was transplanted from a deceased donor.

White House welcomes court ruling on border wall, proposes rollback of environmental law

The government is proposing changes that could allow projects ranging from oil pipelines to mines to move forward without far less federal review of their impact on the environment.

Family mourns loss of 10-month-old stuffed in backpack

A family is distraught and a man is facing capital murder charges after he told police he stuffed his girlfriend’s 10-month-old child into a backpack and left her in his car for more than five hours on Tuesday.

Police looking for Texan who used to work in Louisiana

A family member who has had no contact with him since July reported him as missing Dec. 30

Volunteers needed for ‘Night to Shine’ in Marshall

They still need around 200 volunteers for this event, particularly buddies that will be partnered with guests during the night.

  4 hurt after firework ignited inside Houston-area school

Law enforcement officials say four students suffered minor injuries after a firework was ignited inside a Houston-area high school cafeteria.

Officials: Boat found during search did not belong to missing man

Park officials at Lake Meredith say the boat found during the search for Ryan Kennedy did not belong to him.

TTU President issues statement about ‘Racist Video Incident’

After a racially charged video was sent to a young woman by a Texas Tech student on November 21, 2019, the TTU Dean of Students took to Twitter to address the video, and now Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec has issued a statement.

Suspect in TTU campus sexual assault case indicted

The Texas Tech Police Department executed an off-campus search warrant with the assistance of the Lubbock Police Department which led to the arrest of 17-year-old Dominic Rodriguez for the sexual assault. He is now in custody at the Lubbock County Jail.

Number of US measles cases in 2019 highest in decades

The majority of cases were among people who were not vaccinated against measles.

13-year-old killed when US family attacked on notorious stretch of Mexican highway

The family was returning to the U.S. after spending the holidays in central Mexico.

Coyotes prompt warning from Marshall, Texas, police

Their message specifically is directed at pet owners and parents of small children; supervision, they say, could be critical

Affidavit: Kidnap suspect pretended dead mom’s baby was hers

Heidi Broussard and her daughter had been reported missing in Austin. Investigators found the infant along with the lifeless body of her mother at a home in the Houston area last month.

Divorce rates increase during January in Texas Panhandle

Many couples might be having issues throughout the year but wait until January to file for divorce.

Texan arrested in cyber-stalking probe; female real estate agents targeted across the U.S.

A Lubbock man has been arrested and charged with cyber-stalking female real estate agents in the Waco area. He is also accused of threatening to sexually assault their children, according to officials with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials: Boat found at Lake Meredith could be missing man’s

As the search for Ryan Kennedy continues into its third week, officials have located a boat that they say could be his.

1-year-old boy killed after multiple shots fired into Dallas home

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect in what they say was an intentional shooting.

  Not the end of the line for Children’s hospital trains

After thousands of people posted on social media and signed petitions in hopes of convincing Children’s Health in Dallas not to eliminate the popular train room from its hospital, there has been a compromise.

Girls Scout cookie record

Jenna Diehl has sold more cookies than any other girl scout in history.

Infection outbreak affecting pet owners now linked to dogs

Disease outbreak from pets affecting pet owners.

Court grants order to keep Texas baby on life support

A Texas appeals court has agreed to delay a judge’s ruling that would have allowed a hospital to end life-sustaining treatment for an 11-month-old girl who doctors say is in pain and will not get better.

Texas ‘affluenza teen’ to be released; drug test questioned

A man who became known as the “affluenza teen” for his unusual defense at a 2013 manslaughter trial is set to be released from jail after prosecutors expressed uncertainty about an alleged probation violation.

1 fatally stabbed, 3 hurt in morning attack in Austin, Texas

The attacks Friday morning just south of the Texas Capitol terrified customers stopping for their morning coffee along a popular stretch of restaurants and downtown apartments.

Amarillo area wheat farmers hopeful for better growing season

Extreme weather conditions impacted wheat growing in the Panhandle last year, but farmers are more hopeful this year.

Experts predict U-Haul’s nicotine-free hiring policy to become more common

Starting February 1, U-Haul will begin testing applicants for usage of nicotine and no longer hire employees who are nicotine users.

‘Affluenza teen’ jailed in Texas for probation violation

Court records show 22-year-old Ethan Couch was booked into jail after he tested positive for the psychoactive compound in marijuana.

Texas judge: Hospital can remove baby from life support

The mother of Tinslee Lewis had asked Judge Sandee Bryan Marion, the chief justice of Texas’ Fourth Court of Appeals, to issue an injunction to ensure the Cook Children’s Medical Center doesn’t take the baby off life support.

Texas man’s confession to killing pregnant sister caught on doorbell camera, deputies say

Deputies say the suspect stabbed his older sister, who was in her first trimester of pregnancy, multiple times, killing her.

  Children’s hospital in Dallas turning train room into Starbucks, play area; petitions circulating to save it

The room full of electric trains that have entertained sick or injured children and their families for decades is being removed from Children’s Health Dallas.

Houston woman ringing in new year killed by stray bullet

Authorities say a woman ringing in the new year was fatally shot by a stray bullet outside her Houston home.

Breaking down the cost of a DWI, safe alternatives to drinking and driving

Driving under the influence can cost you thousands of dollars or even a life.

Midland authorities find body of missing teen

The Midland Police Department and the Midland County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help with finding 17-year-old Robert Duncan.

  Minister: Texas gunman grew angry in past over cash requests

That’s according to court records and the church’s minister, Britt Farmer, who told The Christian Chronicle that the church gave food to Keith Thomas Kinnunen on several occasions.

Boys light lawn on fire with magnifying glass received as Christmas gift

A 12-year-old in Texas got a magnifying glass for Christmas. His parents thought it would be used for reading, but then he accidentally set his family's lawn on fire.

Man pinned in truck speaks out after pileup on Highway 84

Friday’s pileup along Highway 84 outside of Slaton left one man pinned inside a pickup for hours as emergency crews raced to the scene to get him out.

Texas boy saves great-grandparents from ‘double murder’ by wrestling knife away from attacker

Thanks to the 12-year-old's actions, his great-grandparents are expected to make a full recovery from their wounds.

Do’s and don’ts of adopting shelter animals during the holidays

Nationwide, about 10 to 15 percent of all animals rescued from a shelter will be returned.

AAA Texas offering Tipsy Tow for New Year’s Eve

A free ride home of up to ten miles will be available for drinking drivers.

Benny Martinez, Latino civil rights leader, dies at 85

Benny Martinez, a Mexican American civil rights leader who helped organize the historic Latino gala with President John F

Start your new year with nature with these hikes at Palo Duro Canyon and Caprock Canyons

You can start your new year with nature by going on one of the hikes at Palo Duro Canyon State Park and Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway.

  Firearms instructor took out gunman at Texas church service

More than 240 congregants were in the church at the time.