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Body Of Small Boy Washes Ashore On Galveston Beach

Galveston police are investigating the discovery of a small boy's body found washed ashore on a beach.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 22, 2017, 4:44 pm


Lightning Strikes Spark House Fires Across North Texas

 Investigators believe lightning is likely to blame for a fire that heavily damaged a new home in McKinney early Sunday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 22, 2017, 4:00 am


Former Presidents Call For Unity At Hurricane Aid Concert

The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 21, 2017, 10:25 pm


Trump Commends Ex-Presidents As ‘Finest Public Servants’

President Donald Trump released a video message commending the five living ex-presidents appearing together at a hurricane relief concert in Texas Saturday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 21, 2017, 7:38 pm


Mexico Joins Legal Fight Against Texas Sanctuary Cities Law

Mexico has joined a legal battle against a Texas law cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities, one of the toughest of its kind in the U.S.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 21, 2017, 3:52 pm


Rare Appearance By 5 Former Presidents At Texas A&M Concert For Hurricane Relief

On Saturday night, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will make a rare, joint appearance at a concert benefitting hurricane relief efforts at Texas A&M University.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 5:31 pm


New Battle Of The Alamo Is Brewing Over Texas Shrine Revamp

San Antonio, Texas, The Alamo, Alamo, July 4th, HistoryRemember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 5:16 pm


Texas To Receive Nearly $58 Million In Federal Housing Funds In Wake Of Harvey

HUD hopes Texas can begin meeting unmet housing needs in 13 Harvey-affected counties by mid-December.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:44 pm


Shock After Whataburger Slight On Most Popular Fast-Food List

A survey by Business Insider and Foursquare determined that the most popular fast-food chain in Texas wasn't a San Antonio-based favorite, but a chain from the West Coast. Naturally many are outraged!

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 2:05 pm


Texas Men Arrested For Shooting After White Nationalist Speech

Three Texas men accused of firing at anti-Nazi protesters and encouraging the shooting following a speech at the University of Florida by a white nationalist have all been charged with attempted murder.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 12:46 pm


White Supremacist Flyers On Texas Campus For 2nd Time

Texas State University President Denise Trauth says university police found flyers promoting white supremacy on the exterior of university buildings.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 12:14 pm


Arkansas Bank Corporation Acquires Banks In Texas, Oklahoma

Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corporation has announced the completion of its purchase of both Southwest Bancorp, Inc. of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and First Texas, BHC of Fort Worth, Texas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 12:11 pm


Missing Texas Toddler Investigation Generating Interest In India

Authorities in Texas are still searching for missing toddler Sherin Mathews, and a prayer vigil is planned for Friday night. But now, this case is generating international interest.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 11:34 am


Suspicious Device Outside Dallas Women’s Clinic Deemed Harmless

A police bomb squad took apart a device police described as “alarming,” near a pro-life vigil outside a Dallas abortion center Friday. Police determined the device was ultimately harmless, but meant to cause fear.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 10:59 am


Police Seek Gunman After Garland Woman Killed In Her Front Yard

Police in Garland are looking for the person who shot and killed a woman in her own front yard early Friday. Homicide detectives believe that the woman had just gotten home from work.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 10:26 am


Rick Perry Rules Out Senate Run Against Ted Cruz In 2018

Despite some teasing from President Trump, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry says he will not seek to challenge Senator Ted Cruz in  2018.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 6:55 am


Hurricanes, Earthquakes Estimated To Cost Industry $95B

One of the world's biggest reinsurers estimates Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, plus two recent earthquakes in Mexico will cost the industry about $95 billion.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 6:28 am


New Battle Of The Alamo Is Brewing Over Texas Shrine Revamp

The Alamo renovation in San Antonio has raised the ire of some conservatives, who worry the Battle of the Alamo will be sanitized by "political correctness."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 6:00 am


‘Poor People’s Campaign’ Set To Launch Near US-Mexico Border

Civil right leaders and immigrant rights advocates are launching near the U.S.-Mexico border a new national "poor people's campaign" modeled after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final crusade.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 5:55 am


Trump’s Border Wall Models Take Shape In San Diego

The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 5:37 am


Senate Passes $4 Trillion Budget Blueprint

Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2017, 5:18 am


Leaders Pitch DFW Region To Lure Amazon’s HQ2

Some North Texas leaders are making their pitch to get Amazon's second headquarters.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 5:54 pm


Texas Man Kills 417-Pound Wild Hog

A Texas man shot and killed a 400 pound plus wild hog last weekend.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 5:02 pm


McKinney Man Sentenced To Life For Sexual Abuse Of A Child

A Collin County judge sentenced a Mexican national to life in prison without the possibility of parole for continuous sexual abuse of a child. 

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 1:38 pm


BP Chairman Who Presided Over Gulf Spill Announces Retirement

Energy firm BP announced on Thursday that Carl-Henric Svanberg, the chairman who presided over the company during the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has decided to retire.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:56 pm


Retail Gasoline Prices In Texas, Nationwide Continue To Drop

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country continue to steadily decline. AAA Texas reported the average price at the pump in the state was $2.26 a gallon, down from $2.32 last week.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 11:23 am


All-Female Crew Becomes Southwest’s First ‘Unmanned’ Boeing 737 Flight

The team became the first all-female crew to staff the airline's newest Boeing 737 Max 8 jet airliners.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:41 am


Court To Review Ruling Allowing Abortion For Immigrant Teen In Texas

File photo of a pregnant womanAn appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge's ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:19 am


Badly Parked Toy Leads To Big Surprise For Little Girl

As a Texas mom was leaving for work, she discovered her daughter's tricycle had been tagged with one of those orange, "abandoned vehicle" stickers.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:10 am


4 People Injured In Fiery Crash Along Central Expressway

Central Expressway in Dallas was shut down for several hours early Thursday after a fiery car crash left four people injured in the hospital. One of those patients is in critical condition.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 7:29 am


‘Murder Insurance’ Or Protection In Self-Defense Cases?

The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:46 am


Feds Auctioning Luxury Cars From Pill Mill During Texas Race

Federal marshals say 21 luxury and performance cars confiscated from owners of an Alabama pill mill will be auctioned in Texas during Formula One Grand Prix races.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:16 am


Hurricanes Push Down United’s 3Q Profit By One-Third

United Airlines' third-quarter profit fell by one-third as the carrier was rocked by hurricanes that hit its hub in Houston and other airports.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2017, 5:19 am


Texas Man’s Execution Halted Amid Alleged Confession Scheme

A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 18, 2017, 6:26 pm


Police Seize Electronics & More From Missing Girl’s Home

Police in Richardson have seized several items from the home of missing toddler Sherin Mathews including five cell phones, three laptop computers, a vacuum cleaner, and a washer and dryer.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 18, 2017, 4:29 pm


Twitter Vows New Crackdown On Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 18, 2017, 1:46 pm


Man Convicted Of Plotting To Behead Blogger For IS Group

A Massachusetts man has been convicted of conspiring to support the Islamic State group with a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 18, 2017, 12:54 pm


Judge: Newest Travel Ban ‘Same Maladies’ As Previous Version

Just hours before President Donald Trump's latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying the policy has the same problems as a previous version.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 18, 2017, 7:11 am


Texas Cities Wooing Amazon With Diversity, Arts, Sunshine

Economic incentives are expected to be major selling points for a number of Texas cities making pitches to Amazon for the Seattle-based company's second headquarters and the estimated 50,000 jobs that would come with it.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 18, 2017, 6:03 am


Mayor: Much Of Rockport Will Not Be Rebuilt After Harvey

Mayor Charles "C.J." Wax said Tuesday that only about 300 businesses out of the 1,300 in Rockport have reopened since Harvey came ashore in August.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:47 pm