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Everybody in the U.S. seems to have come down with a nasty case of the flu, and Texas is partly to blame. The Center for Disease Control's influenza activity map shows how Lousiana and Mississipi are patient zero, quickly spreading the flu to other states in the south and eventually Texas. After reaching ...

The report identified 73 "high-risk zones in the State of Texas, where 10 or more pedestrian collisions occurred during the study period," which was 2012 to 2015, the last year for which there is complete data. "Pedestrians of any age are amongst the most vulnerable road users," the report noted. "Even at ...
FILE - This file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Anthony Allen Shore. Shore, a Houston-area sex offender who was convicted of killing a young woman and confessed to three more strangling deaths, is set for lethal injection in Texas on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in what ...
If negotiations fall through, nonessential federal employees will be sent home after midnight Friday, but Texas officials say the shutdown won't change much for the average Texan - at least not immediately. Core functions will not be affected, officials insist, but there could be some closures in national parks ...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an official, nonbinding opinion Wednesday saying school districts cannot drive students to polling places unless the trip serves an educational purpose. State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, asked Paxton to weigh in on the issue last month, arguing that a civic ...

A large power outage was reported in Texas City and La Marque on Wednesday evening. Texas-New Mexico Power posted around 6 p.m. that they were "restoring a large outage underway." They initially hoped to have the power back to all customers by 8:30 p.m., but later estimated it would be closer to ...
Despite the high demand, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas says the state's power supply is keeping up. At least one power company -- CPS Energy in San Antonio -- had warned customers that the state might be forced to impose rolling 15-minute outages to balance demand during the coldest part ...
Just one week after taking the oath of office in the wake of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson bought a secluded parcel of land in Blanco County, Texas, to use as a private retreat from the stresses of life in the White House. Today, LBJ's former ranch on the ...
Bakersfield, Calif. - Two men -- including a Bakersfield man -- were killed in a head-on collision in Texas Tuesday morning according to officials. Daniel Robinson, 32, of Bakersfield was identified as one of the drivers killed in a crash on ranch-to-market Road 652, 12 miles northeast of Orla, Texas ...
Texas educators are pushing back against Gov. Greg Abbott's assertion that children were denied special education services because of schools' "dereliction of duty." Last week, federal authorities found that schools across the state broke the law by intentionally delaying or denying students such programs ...
Regular readers of our editorial page know the Denton Record-Chronicle strongly believes Gov. Greg Abbott should appoint at least one Denton resident to each of the University of North Texas and Texas woman's University boards of regents. It is obvious why a Denton voice should be in the room when ...
airlines called off more than 800 Texas flights on Tuesday as a winter storm hit the eastern part of the state, where its largest airports are located. More than 600 flights in or out of Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, a United Airlines hub, were canceled Tuesday, according to flight-tracking site ...
A strong cold front brought a wintry mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet to parts of North Texas Monday night and Tuesday morning. You can share your photos in an email, with information, at iSee@nbcdfw.com. A strong cold front brought a wintry mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet to parts of North Texas ...
After hearing about the discovery in Perris, California of 13 malnourished children locked inside their family home, do you think this sort of occurrence would be easily unnoticed in your neighborhood? Yes. No. I'm not sure / I'm not following this story. Next. Insights powered by CivicScience | Privacy Policy.
But the U.S. Supreme Court is still looking at partisan gerrymandering cases from other states that could ultimately affect Texas. The Supreme Court already has agreed to look at allegations of partisan gerrymandering in the congressional redistricting maps of Democrats in Maryland and in the state ...

Yoakum Community Hospital in Yoakum also plans to end deliveries soon -- meaning just 69 of Texas' 163 rural hospitals will still deliver babies. That's according to the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, an advocacy group for rural hospitals. Texas' rural hospitals have struggled just ...
Roads kept icy by frigid temperatures are keeping many school systems closed Wednesday in East and Southeast Texas. School districts in the Houston, Galveston and Beaumont will remain closed Wednesday, as will Tyler schools and numerous other rural and small-town school systems in East Texas.
Meanwhile, an estimated 700,000 young unauthorized immigrants -- including about 124,000 in Texas -- are awaiting the outcome of negotiations in Washington regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, that has provided them with work permits and protection from ...
Texas tycoon T. Boone Pickens shutters energy hedge fund. Emily Schmall, Associated Press ..... T. Boone Pickens poses for a photo before a series of man-made lakes leading from The Lake House to The Lodge on his Mesa Vista ranch in the panhandle of Texas. Pickens announced Friday, Jan.
The winner chose to receive a cash prize of $3,877,581.51, according to the Texas Lottery Commission. Peaster Grocery and Grill will also receive a retailer bonus of $55,000, which has yet to arrive but will be a big help for the store, Currie said. The Weatherford area has had several lottery winners over ...
A grand jury in Dallas County, Texas, on Friday returned several charges, most notably capital murder, against Wesley Mathews. He is accused of killing Sherin Mathews in October 2017. Mathews, 37, told police that he disposed of the child's body after she choked on her milk early on October 7, according ...
The justices opted to take up an appeal by Republican lawmakers in the state, who had sought to overturn two lower-court rulings that would have required them to redraw portions of Texas' maps in order to address alleged infractions of voting rights. The move will delay immediate action on redistricting in ...
By setting an enrollment target for special education, the Texas education Agency violated federal law that ensures a free, appropriate public education to all students with disabilities. That's what the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday, after a 15-month investigation. "I think this is a great ...
Martin says in 2016, about 76 women ran for seats in the Texas Legislature. This year, there are about 110 women who signed up to run. These women are running for a lot of reasons, she says, but mostly because they feel things have changed since Donald Trump was elected. "Women look up and they ...
A Texas man is dead following a fatal crash Sunday morning on U.S. 285 north of Clines Corners, according to a news release from New Mexico State Police. Robert Granado of Big Spring, Texas was driving a 2006 Chrysler sedan northbound on U.S. 285, "at a high rate of speed" when he crossed into the ...
Across North Texas, students went back to the classroom this week, but it wasn't a holiday for some school administrators and parents who were frantically looking for a new school uniform supplier during the break. The closure of Texas-based Parker school uniforms left families scrambling, but it also ...
Texas police believe a 37-year-old old mother fatally shot her husband and their two young sons before turning the gun on herself in an apparent murder-suicide in a high-end Galveston resort, PEOPLE confirms. A motive for the shocking killings has not been announced by police, who were called to the ...
... in Texas Case Involving State Senator. The former chief executive of a failed oil field services company has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and other charges in a federal case that includes a Texas state senator as a defendant. Jan. 9, 2018, at 11:40 a.m.. Ex-CEO Pleads Guilty in Texas Case Involving State Senator ...
Midterm elections, especially after a new president comes into office, often bring interesting stories. Just look at 2010, when we saw the rise of the Tea Party and a "red wave" that swept out dozens of congressional Democrats nationally and pushed an almost evenly split Texas House (76-74) to a GOP ...
Daytona Beach, Fla. -- Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams will officially bring in the sport's New Year during a two-day closed Goodyear tire test at Texas Motor Speedway this week. Newly-crowned Monster Energy Series champion Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota) joins former series champion ...
The singer shared a picture taken at the Texas home she "grew up in, from birth to 13" on Instagram Sunday and mused that her life there "very well could have been better than my life today." Gomez said that she visits the home "every chance" she gets.
Health Department officials say the best way to protect against the virus is to get the flu shot. Stephanie Whitfield, KHOU 10:47 PM. CST January 07, 2018. (Photo: Sasha_Suzi, Thinkstock Images, Sasha_Suzi). CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN Google+ PINTEREST. Houston - Texas is one of 26 states reporting "high flu ...
Ex-North Texas Deputy Sentenced to 15 Months Over Gun Sales. A former North Texas sheriff's deputy must serve more than a year in federal prison for stealing confiscated guns and pawning the weapons or selling them online. Jan. 8, 2018, at 12:39 p.m.. Ex-North Texas Deputy Sentenced to 15 Months Over Gun Sales ...
Austin -- If one thing is clear on the start of the new year, it's this: Texas, which has burned bright since the beginning of the century, is cooling off. The Lone Star State isn't so much headed for a downturn as it is leveling off. But that doesn't mean it won't continue to change. It will, but in ways more rapid ...
His two older children had managed to get into SUNY Plattsburgh, and William had actually graduated, in what was called "marketing"; Emma had got pregnant during her sophomore year, and was now a stay-at-home mother in Denton, Texas. The youngest, Marianne, had finally straightened out enough ...
Surplus lines premium in Texas increased to $5.46 billion in 2017, up from $5.12 billion in 2016, according to data collected by the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX). These numbers represent a 6.5 percent growth over 2016, and show a total 10-year growth of 66.2 percent since 2008, when ...
Nancy Jackson Carroll's excessive spending habits and elaborate lifestyle included fur coats, numerous Mercedez-Benz vehicles, horses, more than $75,000 for a swimming pool at her Keller home, $12,500 for a Taylor Swift concert, $4,300 to attend the Academy of Country music Awards and $100,000 for ...
A 10-day hunger strike over prison conditions at a North Texas lock-up has come to an end, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The action, which prison officials said was driven by complaints over recreational time and food portions and temperature, started with more than 45 ...
Texas Amber Alert discontinued for 2 children missing from Round Rock. email. share; share; tweet; email. EMBED More Videos ... On Wednesday morning, Texas DPS issued a notice that the Amber Alert was discontinued. According to Round Rock police, they have evidence that gives them reason to ...
It's that time of year when viruses are rampant as colder temperatures go through Texas. flu cases have been prevalent in North Texas this season. Walgreens released its first flu index of the 2017-18 season recently, ranking the top markets and states for flu activity in the United States, including Puerto ...
The account is one of dozens produced by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department's (TJJD) ombudsman's office over the last two years that show persistent problems hiding in plain sight at the state's five juvenile prisons, where Texas sends juveniles who have committed serious or violent offenses.
Dallas -- A 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a culvert near her suburban Dallas home little more than a year after she was adopted from an Indian orphanage died from "homicidal violence," according to autopsy findings released Wednesday. Steven Kurtz with the Dallas County medical ...
Austin - Retired Texas teachers are ringing in the New Year with sticker shock. health care costs are ... "Lots of people have done their time, they thought they were going to get to enjoy their retirement," said Tim Lee, Executive Director of the Texas Retired Teachers Association. "All of a sudden they are ...
Cruz's evident ambition - seen in his first trip to Iowa, within months of being sworn in as a senator - will be central to O'Rourke's case as he crisscrosses Texas trying to rally long-marginalized Democrats, independents, first-time voters, Latinos, the anti-Trump "resistance," and anyone else who might have ...
More than 40 prisoners at a north Texas lock-up are on hunger strike, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman confirmed Sunday. Forty-five administrative segregation inmates at the Allred Unit in Iowa Park, have begun refusing their meals. "Most of the offenders have items purchased in the ...
The service says temperatures will range from the teens in northeast Texas, southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas and eastern sections of north-central Louisiana to the low 20s across east Texas and northwest Louisiana. Temperatures began plummeting Saturday as the front moved into the area, ...
According to KTRK in Houston, police in Round Rock Texas are looking for two young girls who they say were abducted and may be headed to Louisiana. An Amber alert was issued on Sunday. The two girls, Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta Mariposa Bandera-magret, 7, are believed by ...
Austin, Texas (AP) -- Some retired Texas teachers face higher health insurance premiums in 2018 under a state program that has teetered on insolvency in recent years. The San Antonio Express-News reports that at least 9,000 educators and their dependents have left the subsidized insurance plan ...


 

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