Texas governor’s race a whisper as Senate battle steals show

Texas 09/28/18, 15:39

Texas is picking a governor in November, though a tight U.S. Senate race has made that contest easy to overlook.As the race for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's seat gets airtime on late-night talk shows and the attention of President Donald Trump, who is planning to hold a rally for the ...

2nd Cruz-O’Rouke debate postponed due to Senate schedule

Texas 09/28/18, 11:08

The second debate between Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has been postponed because the Senate may be in session this weekend to vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.Organizers announced Friday that Sunday night's event at the University of Houston was off while ...

Lions, Cowboys take different vibes into battle of 1-2 teams

Texas 09/27/18, 17:30

The vibes are vastly different for a pair of 1-2 teams trying to put rough starts behind them.The Detroit Lions just secured their first win under new coach Matt Patricia, against longtime boss Bill Belichick and New England, in prime time no less.The Dallas Cowboys can't fix a dysfunctional passing ...

Convicted former Arkansas state senator reports to prison

Texas 09/27/18, 08:01

Former Arkansas state Sen. Jon Woods has reported to a federal prison in Texas to begin a more than 18-year prison sentence for bribery .The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows Woods is being held at a low-security facility in Fort Worth. ...

Murder suspect held by Texas police before killings began

California 09/27/18, 02:30

A man with a history of violence who'd been deported from the United States six times wasn't flagged for arrest by Houston police before he arrived in California, where's now charged in a series of killings.This photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Ramon Escobar. Escobar, who ...

Update: Suspect in Calif. deaths was questioned in Texas

California 09/26/18, 15:53

The Latest on a man suspected in beatings of homeless men in Southern California (all times local):12:45 p.m.A man who Los Angeles police say is a "deportable felon" responsible for the beating deaths of three men was questioned weeks earlier by Houston authorities about the disappearance of his aunt but ...

Ted Cruz takes unlikely role as a bulwark of stability

Texas 09/26/18, 13:02

Ted Cruz is talking again about chaos in Washington, only this time he's not the one causing it. "If the next two years are nothing but a political circus of impeachment that paralyzes the federal government, that effectively locks every federal agency in gridlock, then I think we will see little ...

Gaines’ Magnolia Market at Silos in Waco to host church

Texas 09/26/18, 09:30

The stars of TV's "Fixer Upper" have invited a congregation that worships under a Texas highway bridge to use the lawn of nearby Magnolia Market at the Silos for services during road construction.Pastor Jimmy Dorrell welcomed the offer from Chip and Joanna Gaines as Church Under the Bridge in Waco ...

FACT CHECK: O’Rourke ‘Jim Crow’ remark goes beyond police

Texas 09/25/18, 14:16

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of making offensive comments about police officers during their first debate of the Texas Senate race.The attack came amid heightened attention in Texas on fatal shootings involving police officers. Last month, a white Dallas police officer shot and killed her unarmed ...

Owner of Texas 3D gun company resigns after arrest

Texas 09/25/18, 12:39

An activist who garnered national attention for running a Texas company that sells blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns has resigned from the firm he founded after being arrested on charges of having sex with an underage girl.Cody Wilson tendered his resignation Friday evening to tend to "personal matters," Paloma ...

American expands inflight food options on domestic routes

Texas 09/25/18, 11:15

American Airlines is expanding its inflight food options with the addition of a light and healthy Mediterranean menu.The world's largest carrier on Monday announced an agreement with the restaurant chain Zoe's Kitchen.American, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, says the new Zoe's Kitchen menu will be sold on most ...

California attacks suspect probed in case of missing Texans

California 09/25/18, 10:56

A man arrested on suspicion of beating a Southern California homeless man into unconsciousness and suspected in six other beating attacks — three of them fatal — is also being investigated in the disappearances of two of the suspect's Texas relatives.Houston police Lt. Humberto Lopez told the Los Angeles Times ...

Texas prisons often deny dentures to inmates with no teeth

Texas 09/24/18, 11:14

Inmates without teeth in Texas are routinely denied dentures because state prison policy says chewing isn't a medical necessity because they can eat blended food.Texas prisons' medical providers approved 71 dentures to a state inmate population of more than 149,000 in 2016, the Houston Chronicle reported. It's a sharp decline ...

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

Texas 09/22/18, 21:26

A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas' campus in nearby Arlington."(A) witness ... stated that the victim was swept ...

Relatives: Women killed in Texas more than troubles endured

Texas 09/20/18, 01:21

Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn't home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children do better than she had.A framed photo of Melissa Ramirez sits at the end of a makeshift altar in her mother's ...