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A runaway mini horse led police in Haltom City, Texas, on a bit of a chase. In dashcam video, the pony galloped away with no end in sight as officers had a difficult time corralling the little guy. Police ended up enlisting the help of a teenage competitive calf roper to wrangle in the mini pony. Colby Caudle ...
Police chased an unusual escapee through the streets of a Texas city on Friday after a miniature horse made a bid for freedom from a local stable. Haltom City Police Department was called to reports of loose livestock on Beach Street on Friday evening. Footage of the incident showed officers pursuing the ...

Longview has the seventh-highest rate of deadly crashes involving drunken driving in the state, according to a new study. With an average annual death rate of 5.09 per 100,000 people, Longview is just above Waco, Houston and Lubbock, according to the study published this month by a Texas law firm ...
Students at Texas City High School gathered in the Texas City High School football stadium on the anniversary of the tragic event at Columbine High School to remember the victims of the Parkland, FL shooting that occurred February 14, 2018. The event was organized by the Political Activism Club.
Emergency crews responded to an explosion Thursday afternoon at the Valero refinery in Texas City, according to Texas City officials. No one was injured or killed, and all Valero personnel were accounted for, Texas City officials said. The fire was contained by 6:30 p.m. Fire crews will continue to be at the ...
No one was injured in a large explosion and fire at a Texas City refinery Thursday afternoon, officials said. A Valero security guard said he was at his station at the entrance to the refinery off Spur 197 around 4:50 p.m. when he heard a "whistle and then an explosion" from a stack roughly 100 yards away ...

Estimates are that between 500 and 600 people died in the explosion. The exact number of dead was difficult to determine, because of the condition of many of the bodies and the fact that there were a number of visiting seaman and laborers, according to the Texas City Library. Thousands were wounded.
A former Texas City employee filed a federal lawsuit this week against the city and Mayor Matthew Doyle, accusing the city of wrongful termination and violating her due process rights after she refused to take a random drug test. The plaintiff, Michelle Garcia, claims the test violated her constitutional rights ...
In 1947, Texas City was the site of the deadliest industrial accident in American history. The incident changed safety regulations in the chemical industry forever. The morning of April 16, a French ship anchored in the Port of Texas City caught fire. Eventually its cargo of more 2,000 tons of ammonium nitrate ...
Texas City police need your help in identifying two people suspected of robbing a convenience store Monday night. According to police, the ... Anyone with information is asked to contact Mainland Community Crime Stoppers at (409) 945-8477 (TIPS) or Detective Berg with Texas City PD at (409) 643-5820.
The police department in the small city of Fulshear, Texas spotted an emu running free on a road, snapped a picture and posted a notice to Twitter. Whoever needs to find their ... The bird was apparently spotted in a rural area of the town of a little more than 1,000 people Friday. Aside from that, not much ...
ODESSA, Texas — To help hospitals and first responders better manage emergency calls, Medical Center Hospital and Texas Regional Advisory Council have partnered to roll out WHALE stickers. WHALE stands for 'we have a little emergency' and there will be a sticker for the back of a child's car seat, ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — City Council members have approved an ordinance requiring all non-government employers in Austin to offer workers paid sick leave, becoming the ... "You have continually led the way for other cities in this state and across the country on what good governance looks like," she said.
Getting ahead of the problem is crucial for Texas: Analysts predict the state could run out of water as early as 2020, while experts project the Lone Star State will add more than 1.7 million new residents by then, according to the report. Cities will take a much larger hit than rural areas, particularly since more ...
The Texas city on TripAdvisor's 'Destinations on the Rise' list probably isn't what you think. By Craig Hlavaty. Published 8:19 am, Friday, February 16, 2018. LISTED: Unique Texas travel destinationsAccording to TripAdvisor the city of Waco is one of the. UNIQUE TRAVEL IDEAS FOR A TEXAS ROAD TRIP:Bandera, Texas ...
A small town in Central East Texas is racing to replace hundreds of jobs lost when one of the largest employers in Freestone County shut down. “It's like losing your old friend, you know, that's been very loyal and good to you for the time that they've been here,” said Jeff Looney, Fairfield City Administrator.
There are two ways to tell the story of how the artist Michael Tracy ended up living in the tiny Texas border town of San Ygnacio. This is the more rational one: In 1978, a friend reminisced about a United States town on the Rio Grande that felt just like Mexico with its central plaza, Roman Catholic church and ...

PLANO, Texas (KWTX) Plano City Councilman Tom Harrison is apologizing for sharing a Facebook post that raised the question whether the president should “ban Islam in American schools.” Harrison posted an apology several hours after the city's mayor, Harry LaRosiliere, called on him to resign.
The mayor of a Dallas suburb wants a city council member to resign after he shared an allegedly anti-Islamic video on Facebook. The Dallas Morning News reports that Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere (lah-roh-sih-LEER') called Wednesday for council member Tom Harrison to resign immediately. Harrison ...
Travis Scott has been given the keys to Missouri City, Texas. As local ABC affiliate KTRK points out, the rapper was born in the Houston suburb and was officially honored by the city's mayor at a ceremony held yesterday. February 10 will now be recognized by the city as Travis Scott Day. “This is better than ...
Houston, we can do better. The urgency comes from a ranking of the healthiest cities in America from WalletHub, where the Bayou City landed at 93 overall for health on a list of 174 American cities. The 93rd ranking keeps Houston toward the middle-of-the pack on the list. While Houston ranks as the third ...
Four East Texas cities have landed spots on a list of the top 100 best communities in the state to start a small business. Longview, Hallsville, Carthage and Overton made the list issued by LendEDU, and leaders in those cities credited community spirit, small-town values, population growth and other factors ...
Since 2012, the Alpine-based Big Bend Brewing Co. has hosted a "Valentine's in Valentine" party in the town's rambling, old mercantile building, constructed in 1907 and abandoned decades ago. Featuring musicians such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Joe Ely and Little Joe y La Familia in recent years, the party ...
Yet these state-level considerations of the Texas political climate miss the stark differences between state governance and the political climate in Texas' economically dynamic cities. It also misses the fact that several of the other Amazon candidates are in states in which the broader political climate is less ...
"I think I felt like my life was over when I got arrested,” said Lewis Conway Jr., a candidate for Austin City Council. Conway is trying something unprecedented, according to the Texas Secretary of State's Office. "I think it's absolutely necessary for folks of my background to begin to own their stories," Conway ...
WASHINGTON — With Congress slow to restrict bump stocks in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, cities in states from Colorado to Massachusetts are taking matters into their own hands. But gun control advocates aren't holding their breath for a ban in Texas, where state law prohibits municipalities ...
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Brenham, Texas, officials are hoping to convince the U.S. Bureau of Land Management not to issue leases to companies for oil and gas exploration around Lake Somerville. The city council in Brenham, about 80 miles northwest of Houston, passed a resolution this week after ...
Thursday's list eliminates two major Texas cities — Houston and El Paso — that were also vying for the spot. Despite initial plans to do so, San Antonio did not submit a bid to host the company's second headquarters. City officials told Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in October that "blindly giving away the farm ...
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DALLAS — While Texas cities vying to land Amazon's second headquarters have been vocal about why they think they should win, they've resisted ... Houston's letter to the attorney general adds that it takes no position with respect to the public availability of the requested information but that the city has ...
A young mother seen in a disturbing video hanging onto a car this week in Texas City wants people to know why she put herself in danger. Megan Crummett, 18, says her 13-month-old daughter was in the back seat of the car. She had just handed her over to her father for their agreed-upon visitation, but ...
The legal age for purchasing tobacco products just went up in one of the biggest cities in Texas. San Antonio became the first city in the state to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products when its city council voted 9-2 Wednesday to change the legal age from 18 to 21, according to the San Antonio ...
The responsibility is for citizens who are "interested in getting involved in protecting their communities and helping fight disabled parking abuse," according to the official website for the city of Houston. Volunteers on the Disabled Parking Volunteer Program are required to attend a four-hour training session ...
San Antonio City Council today approved a new law prohibiting merchants in the city limits from selling tobacco products to anyone under 21 years old. San Antonio is the first city in Texas to enact such a law. Five states and more than 280 cities in other states have approved similar measures. The new ...
Water in the small Central Texas town of Brady has the highest radium levels in the state — almost double the legal limit set by the EPA, according to a new report. But Kim Lenoir, the city manager in charge of cleaning up Brady's water supply, says she isn't alarmed. In fact, Lenoir, who moved to town four ...
Big-city hospitals in Texas have been overwhelmed this week by an influx of flu patients, and state health officials say influenza activity is widespread ... Across town on Sunday, Methodist Dallas Medical Center rerouted non-emergency ambulance patients to different area facilities in order to take care of ...
The City of Laredo, in which the merchants' association is arguing a ban on single-use bags by the city is illegal because an existing state law regulating solid waste disposal pre-empts it. If the merchants' challenge is successful, Texas cities, including Austin, Fort Stockton and Port Aransas could find their ...
San Antonio City Council today approved a new law prohibiting merchants in the city limits from selling tobacco products to anyone under 21 years old. San Antonio is the first city in Texas to enact such a law. Five states and more than 280 cities in other states have approved similar measures. The new ...
While Texas cities vying to land Amazon's second headquarters have been vocal about why they think they should win, they've resisted releasing ... Houston's letter to the attorney general adds that it takes no position with respect to the public availability of the requested information but that the city has ...
Having a medical marijuana dispensary in Schulenburg could bring revenue into the rural town, but it's likely to have a soft impact. So far only seven doctors have registered for the program and though there are approximately 150,000 qualified patients in Texas, mostly children, it may be difficult to afford ...
Last September, a farm near Schulenburg, Texas, a quiet, conservative town of fewer than 3,000 people, became a medical-marijuana dispensary. Knox Medical, based in ... Town officials are quick to point out that the site of the greenhouses and the future dispensary is technically outside of city limits.
On April 16, 1947, one of the largest industrial explosions ever killed an estimated 576 people in Texas City, about 40 miles south of Houston. Recently uncovered video from the incident shows that smoke and flames that raged in Texas City after the deadly blasts. A cargo ship called the Grandcamp, which ...
A bystander said the woman was holding on to the car as the driver tried to leave. That is when she took a hard fall onto the concrete. (KTRK). KTRK. Tuesday, January 09, 2018 10:22PM. TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) --. We're working on getting more information about this crazy eyewitness video just in from Texas City ...
Named among cities like Sydney and Vienna, National Geographic editors point to San Antonio's rich history, designation as Texas' first World Heritage site, and the city's upcoming tricentennial celebration as reasons it is a must-see destination. "Party like its 1718," the magazine writes. "Three centuries of ...
Plano was Texas' top-ranking city. It's job market rank – which includes factors like job opportunities, employment growth, salaries, industry variety, job security and employment outlook – also took sixth in the country. Its socio-economic rank – which takes into account annual income, commute times, public ...
A Texas City police officer charged with drinking while intoxicated after a Jan. 2 head-on collision told the responding officer that he crashed because he was using his cell phone, according to a Galveston County probable cause affidavit. According to the Texas City Police Department, Officer Adan ...
A Texas City police officer has been charged with driving while intoxicated after investigators say he crashed head-on into a stopped pick-up truck early Tuesday morning. According to the Texas City Police Department, Officer Adan Hernandez was off-duty and driving in his personal Ford pickup at the time ...
Plunging overnight temperatures in Texas brought rare snow flurries as far south as Austin, and accidents racked up on icy roads across the state. In the central Texas city of Abilene, the local police chief said more than three dozen vehicle crashes were reported in 24 hours. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston ...
Commuters on Tuesday reported sleet pellets to local news stations such as KTRK and FOX 26 in areas including Midtown, west Houston, Texas City, Sugar Land and Pearland. On Tuesday morning, Jeff Lindner, a Harris County Flood Control District meteorologist, reported that light sleet is possible ...
Latest Videos. Sponsored By. North Texas Cities Taking Action In Wake Of Freezing Cold. Four shelters are open across Fort Worth. The city's overflow shelters may be used Tuesday night, too. Program: CBS 11 News Evening. Categories: News Weather KTVTTV ...


 

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