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Ex-Gang Member, Hailed ‘Hero’ For Pulling Injured Houston Officers Out Of Line Of Fire: ‘Didn’t See Cops, Didn’t See Color’

Police have yet to identify an ex-gang member who Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo called a "hero" for helping one of two officers shot at an apartment complex Tuesday morning.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2020, 1:51 pm


Police: 1 Houston Officer Dead, Another Injured Before Shooting Suspect’s Arrest

A Houston police officer was shot twice in the head and died Tuesday before a SWAT team was dispatched to the scene, where the suspected shooter -- Elmer Manzano, 51 -- was arrested.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2020, 1:35 pm


Texas Reports Most Coronavirus Hospitalizations In Nearly 2 Months

State health officials reported 4,319 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals for treatment Monday, the most since 4,422 patients were hospitalized on August 28.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2020, 6:32 pm


Some Trump Administration U.S.-Mexico Border Policies Being Reviewed By Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases involving the Trump administration's policies at the U.S.-Mexico border. One case will look at a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for American court hearings and another centers on the administration's use of border wall money.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2020, 12:31 pm


CVS Hiring 15K With Cases Of COVID-19, Flu Expected To Rise During Fall & Winter

Along with the holiday season comes flu season, that coupled with the coronavirus has CVS Health looking to fill some 15,000 positions in Texas and across the country.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2020, 10:48 am


After 2019 Grounding, American Airlines Looks To Get 737 Max Jets Back In the Air By December

They were grounded after two deadly crashes that took the lives of every passenger and crew member onboard, now Fort Worth-based American Airlines is planning to return the Boeing 737 Max to service.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2020, 8:36 am


SpaceX Launches 14th Batch Of Internet Relay Satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fired 60 more Starlink internet relay satellites into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center with another set awaiting launch Wednesday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 19, 2020, 6:37 am


El Paso Area Sees Largest Number Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Since Pandemic Began

The El Paso, Texas area has reported its highest number of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus since the pandemic began, officials said on Sunday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 18, 2020, 2:21 pm


Texas County To Fine Poll Workers Who Turn Away Voters For Not Wearing Face Masks

A county in Texas will now begin fining poll workers who turn away voters for not wearing face masks or coverings, according to a new order signed by the county's judge.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 17, 2020, 3:58 pm


Texas Allows Social Workers To Deny LGBTQ, Disabled Clients

The National Association of Social Workers criticized the board’s decision to follow governor’s recommendation rather than seek public comment.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 16, 2020, 9:08 pm


Dallas Morning News Staff Votes To Unionize

The staff of the Dallas Morning News voted to unionize Friday, becoming the first newspaper in Texas to do so amid a recent wave of labor organizing at news outlets across the country.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 16, 2020, 8:30 pm


Feds To Execute Man Who Killed 2 Youth Ministers In Texas

Brandon Bernard and his co-defendant, Christopher Vialva, were convicted in the 1999 kidnapping and killing of an Iowa couple who stopped to use a payphone in Killeen.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 16, 2020, 7:32 pm


Judge: Evidence ‘Overwhelmingly Supports Detention’ Of ‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris While Awaiting Trial On Child Porn Charges

Attorneys for Harris, who appears in the Netflix documentary series, had asked that he be released and confined at home under strict conditions.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 16, 2020, 5:10 pm


Former US Rep. Beto O’Rourke To Teach At Texas State University, School Newspaper Reports

Former U.S. representative and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is set to teach Texas politics at Texas State University, the school's newspaper reported.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 16, 2020, 4:16 pm


Over $296 Million To Be Given To Public Safety Programs In Texas

Over $236 million in grand funding is being given to public safety programs and services throughout Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 16, 2020, 3:17 pm


Gov. Abbott: Additional Help Sent To West Texas Area After Rise In COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Additional help is being sent to West Texas as some areas see a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 16, 2020, 11:17 am


Houston Arson Investigator Lemuel Bruce Shot & Killed While Conducting Surveillance

An arson investigator with the Houston Fire Department was shot and killed Friday morning while conducting surveillance into a number of fires set in the city.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 16, 2020, 10:53 am


Texas Billionaire Robert Brockman Charged In $2 Billion Tax Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman with a $2 billion tax fraud scheme that they say is the largest such case against an American.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 16, 2020, 10:00 am


Will Closed Ballot Drop-Off Sites In Texas Reopen? Latest Legal Salvo Strikes Down County Box Limits

With the 2020 election a little more than two weeks away, the legal back-and-forth over the number of drop-off locations for hand delivered absentee ballots in Texas continues.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 16, 2020, 7:11 am


Texas Sen. Cruz: Socials Actively Interfering In Election By Blocking Alleged Joe Biden Corruption News; ‘What The Hell Is Going On’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is demanding that Twitter and Facebook answer questions regarding their decision to block a  New York Post article from Wednesday, Oct. 14 that alleged corruption of Joe Biden and the Biden family. On Thursday, Cruz announced the "Judiciary Committee will subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in light of latest politically motivated censorship."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 15, 2020, 6:01 pm


Texas AG Ken Paxton Sends Reminder That State Mask Requirement Does Not Apply To Polling Sites

After receiving reports about poll workers being barred from sites for not wearing a face mask, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a reminder that the statewide requirement does not apply to polling sites.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 15, 2020, 5:07 pm


Federal Investigation: White Supremacist Prison Gang Aryan Circle Murdered People In Texas, 10 Other States

Federal officials say they shot, stabbed and murdered people across at least 11 states, now two-dozen people, including alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang, have been indicted in Texas and two other states.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 15, 2020, 2:01 pm


10 Suspected Cocaine Dealers Charged In Texas Following ‘Large-Scale Federal Operation’

Operation Los Perros De Nieve targeted nine locations in Lubbock and resulted in the seizure of approximately $40,000 in cash, more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and 13 firearms.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 15, 2020, 1:59 pm


Texas Man Arrested, Charged For Giving Fraudulent COVID-19 Treatments

Hugo Chico of Texas was charged with practicing medicine without a medical license for selling and administering fraudulent COVID-19 treatments.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 15, 2020, 12:24 pm


AAA: Texas Gas Price Average Still Below $2 After 216 Days

The gas price average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in Texas remains below $2 after 216 days, AAA Texas reported on Thursday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 15, 2020, 11:14 am


Kamala Harris Temporarily Cancels Campaign Travel After Two Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19

Kamala Harris -- the Democratic vice presidential nominee -- is temporarily suspending campaign travel because two people involved in the campaign have tested positive for COVID-19.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 15, 2020, 10:49 am


‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Seeks Release From Jail As He Awaits Trial On Child Porn Charges

Prosecutors argue Jerry Harris -- one of the stars of the Netflix documentary “Cheer” -- "exhibits all the signs of a serial child predator" and should remain jailed. Defense attorneys for the 21-year-old want him released as he awaits trial on child pornography charges.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 15, 2020, 7:40 am


Woman Accused Of Killing Pregnant Mom & Cutting Infant From Womb Extradited Back To Texas

On Wednesday Taylor Parker -- who had waived extradition -- was moved from a jail in Idabel, Oklahoma, to one in Texarkana.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 15, 2020, 6:07 am


Texas Athletic Director ‘Expects’ Players To Stand Together For School Song ‘The Eyes Of Texas’

Football players skipped the traditional singing of the song after the Longhorns’ first two home games.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 14, 2020, 7:31 pm


Texas Girl Dies After Being Forced To Jump On Trampoline In Triple-Digit Heat

Odessa Police arrested a man and woman in connection with the death of 8-year-old Jaylin in late August. The pair, charged with capital murder, were the child's guardians.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 14, 2020, 5:48 pm


Jeff Bezos’ Company, Blue Origin, Launches Space Tourism Rocket Test From Texas Site

Blue Origin, the rocket venture founded by Jeff Bezos, launched its space tourism rocket from its West Texas test site to the edge of Earth's atmosphere on Tuesday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 14, 2020, 2:32 pm


‘We Plan To Stop COVID-19 At Its Point Of Entry’: University Works With Houston Biotech Company On Nasal Vaccine

A Houston-based biotech company developing techniques to deliver vaccines via nasal spray for viruses like COVID-19 has entered an exclusive license option agreement with the University of Houston.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 14, 2020, 2:27 pm


Texas Leaders Announce Rapid COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program For School Systems

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other state agencies have announced a pilot program that provides rapid COVID-19 testing for school systems.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 14, 2020, 1:41 pm


Massive Fire At Apartments Under Construction Near Houston Completely Destroys Complex

An apartment complex under construction in the Houston suburbs caught fire Wednesday, causing an inferno that could be seen from miles away.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 14, 2020, 11:04 am


10-Month-Old Texas Boy At Center Of Legal Fight Over Life Support Dies After Released To Family

Nick Torres, the 10-month-old whose parents sued a Texas hospital to keep him on life support, died Tuesday after his heart stopped beating following his release to his family.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 14, 2020, 10:29 am


COVID-19 Pandemic Causing Rising Levels Of Food Insecurity Across The U.S.

A new report found that food insecurity had doubled overall and tripled among families with children due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 14, 2020, 7:29 am


Federal Appeals Court Blocks Texas Ban On Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

Abortion rights groups say the procedure, known as dilation and evacuation, is the safest and most common second-trimester procedure.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 13, 2020, 7:59 pm


Texas Reports October High 5,209 New Coronavirus Cases

The newly reported cases raised to 800,415 the total caseload reported in Texas since tracking and tracing of the pandemic began in March, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 13, 2020, 6:31 pm


On First Day Of Early Voting In Texas, Former Second Lady Jill Biden Campaigns In Dallas For Her Husband

By honking their horns, supporters in more than 100 vehicles gave Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden a warm welcome at Fair Park in Dallas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 13, 2020, 5:30 pm


Texan Waives Extradition After Allegedly Killing Pregnant Woman And Removing Baby From Womb

Taylor Parker is accused in the death of 21-year-old Reagan Simmons-Hancock, who was found dead Friday with her baby removed from her body. The baby also died.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 13, 2020, 5:20 pm