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Texas Officer Dies After Crash With 18-Wheeler While Responding To Emergency

Lewis "Andy" Traylor of the Austin Police Department was pronounced dead Saturday while hospitalized from the Wednesday morning crash.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 31, 2021, 9:51 pm


‘Vote Them Out’: Willie Nelson Headlines Rally Against GOP-Backed Voting Changes In Texas

Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 31, 2021, 4:18 pm


Administrative Court Judge Orders Mask-Wearing To Enter Dallas County Courthouses

Those refusing to wear a mask could be barred from entering the buildings.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 30, 2021, 7:51 pm


Allen West Says Border Security, Replacing Property Tax Are His Top Priorities In 2022 Primary Challenge To Gov. Abbott

Former Texas GOP Chair and retired Lt. Col. Allen West outlined his priorities amid his challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:48 pm


Department Of Justice Sues Texas And Gov. Greg Abbott Over Executive Order Restricting Travel Of Undocumented Migrants

Gov. Abbott's order, issued Wednesday, prohibits anyone from providing ground transportation to migrants detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for illegally crossing the border.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:15 pm


Suspect In Amarillo Explosion, Erfan Salmanzadeh Charged With Possession of Destructive Device

Erfan Salmanzadeh, a 32-year-old naturalized citizen of the U.S. born in Iran, was charged via criminal complaint on Friday with one count of possession of a destructive device.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 30, 2021, 1:50 pm


Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Arrested During Voting Rights Protest In Washington

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said she was arrested on Thursday by Capitol Police during a protest on voting rights.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 30, 2021, 1:16 pm


Texas Health Resources Workers Required To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine By September

Texas Health Resources has joined Baylor Scott & White in enacting a mandatory systemwide COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees effective September 10. 

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 30, 2021, 12:41 pm


Gov. Abbott Welcomes Largest Graduating Class In Texas DPS History

Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday congratulated 145 new Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, the largest graduating class in the department's history.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 30, 2021, 12:31 pm


Explainer: Are Evictions In Texas About To Increase?

A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 30, 2021, 11:49 am


North Texas Congressman Jake Ellzey Sworn In After Upsetting Trump-Backed Susan Wright

Texas Republican Jake Ellzey was sworn in to the House on Friday, days after winning a special election in which he defeated his predecessor's widow, who was backed by former President Donald Trump.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 30, 2021, 10:26 am


Arlington Father Shawn Andrew Kuhleman 1 Of 2 Killed In Chemical Incident At Plant Near Houston

One of two victims in the LyondellBasell chemical leak in Houston was a father of two from Arlington. 

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:27 am


Gov. Abbott’s New Executive Order Limits Local Leaders’ Response To COVID-19 In Texas

“Today’s executive order will provide clarity and uniformity in the Lone Star State’s continued fight against COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 29, 2021, 7:37 pm


Texas Election Integrity Bills In Political Spotlight During Hearing At US Capitol

The hearing by the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties was called Democracy in Danger: The Assault On Voting Rights In Texas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 29, 2021, 6:39 pm


US Attorney General Merrick Garland Threatens To Sue Texas Gov. Abbott Over Order Targeting Migrants

On Wednesday, Abbott issued an executive order restricting ground transportation of migrants "who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 into Texas communities."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 29, 2021, 4:28 pm


Texas Marine Killed In World War II At 19 Accounted For 77 Years Later

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday, July 29, Marine Corps Sgt. Fred Farris, 19, of Hillsboro, Texas, killed during World War II, is accounted for.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 29, 2021, 2:09 pm


Executive Director of Catholic Charities Says COVID-Stricken Migrants Eating At Whataburger An ‘Isolated Case’

Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, Sister Norma Pimentel said an incident where a La Joya police officer approached a COVID-sticken migrant family at Whataburger was an "isolated case."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 29, 2021, 12:12 pm


State Health Department Urges Texans To ‘Get FULLY Vaccinated ASAP’

"Get FULLY vaccinated ASAP." That's the message the Texas Department of State Health Services has for residents amid a continuing surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 29, 2021, 10:47 am


South Texas Police Department Issues Public Health Announcement After COVID-Stricken Migrants Seen ‘Coughing, Sneezing’ At Whataburger

The undocumented migrant family at Whataburger told a police officer that Border Patrol had released them because they had COVID-19.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 29, 2021, 6:00 am


$1.5 Million In Methamphetamine Seized At Southern Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Anzalduas International Bridge intercepted $1,577,000 worth of methamphetamine that was hidden within a SUV arriving from Mexico.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 29, 2021, 5:17 am


After Ellzey Upsets Wright In Runoff Election, Tarrant County Republican And Democratic Parties Dissect Outcome

Congressman-Elect Jake Ellzey may be sworn-in as early as Friday, July 30, after his upset victory over fellow Republican Susan Wright.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 28, 2021, 7:45 pm


Governor: Iowa Taxpayers Likely To Pay $200,000 Cost Of Sending Troopers To Texas

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday it's likely Iowa taxpayers will pay the cost of sending 28 Iowa Department of Public Safety officers to assist Texas officials at the U.S.-Mexico border from July 10 through 20.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 28, 2021, 5:14 pm


ZZ Top Bassist, Dallas Native Dusty Hill Dies At 72, Band Says

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, one of the Texas blues trio’s bearded figures, died at his Houston home, the band announced Wednesday on Facebook. He was 72.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 28, 2021, 3:45 pm


‘We Have Flight Attendants Sleeping In Airports’: American Airlines Crews Say Company Fails To Book Hotels

Unions for flight attendants and pilots filed grievances this week with American, charging that the company is violating its contracts and putting employees in danger.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 28, 2021, 2:55 pm


Jake Ellzey Defeats Susan Wright In Runoff Special Election For Texas’ 6th Congressional District Seat

Republican state lawmaker Jake Ellzey has upset Susan Wright, GOP party activist and widow late Congressman Ron Wright, to win the U.S. House seat.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 27, 2021, 10:15 pm


2 People Killed In Chemical Incident At Plant Near Houston

Two people died after a chemical incident at the LyondellBasell plant in La Porte, city officials confirm.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 27, 2021, 10:00 pm


Gov. Abbott Orders Texas National Guard To Help Make Arrests At Southern Border

"To respond to this disaster and secure the rule of law at our Southern border, more manpower is needed," Gov. Abbott said in his letter to Major General Tracy R. Norris.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 27, 2021, 7:35 pm


Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Slams CDC’s Updated Mask Guidance For Fully-Vaccinated People, Calls It A ‘Mandate’

The CDC is recommending fully-vaccinated people wear masks indoors when in areas with "substantial" and "high" transmission of COVID-19.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 27, 2021, 5:45 pm


Sex Offender Busted Trying To Sponsor Juvenile Migrant Who Crossed Rio Grande Into US

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents busted a registered sex offender from California who was trying to sponsor a 16-year-old migrant teenager who walked from the Rio Grande illegally into the United States.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 27, 2021, 8:46 am


UT Southwestern Ranked No. 1 Hospital In Dallas-Fort Worth By U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’

New rankings from U.S. News & World Report have UT Southwestern Medical Center as Dallas-Fort Worth's best hospital and second best in Texas for the fifth consecutive year.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 27, 2021, 5:41 am


Former President Trump Endorses Ken Paxton To Be Re-Elected As Texas Attorney General

"Ken has my Complete and Total Endorsement for another term as Attorney General of Texas. He is a true Texan who will keep Texas safe—and will never let you down," Trump said in a statement.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 26, 2021, 7:31 pm


Texas Lawmakers Want To Require Legislative Approval Before Universities Can Switch Athletic Conferences

Texas lawmakers representing other universities in the Big 12, announced bills that would require approval from Texas lawmakers.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 26, 2021, 5:55 pm


Man Fatally Shoots Pregnant Ex-Wife, Man At Houston Soccer Field

A man who fatally shot his pregnant ex-wife and her boyfriend in the parking lot of a Houston soccer park as children played in a tournament was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 26, 2021, 11:47 am


Real Estate: Texas In Middle Of ‘Record-Breaking Summer Selling Season’

Texas home sales reached a new high of 114,772 homes sold in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 24.7% from the second quarter a year ago.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 26, 2021, 11:09 am


Did You See It? Nearly 150 Reports Of ‘Fireball’ Skirting Across Texas Sky

Nearly 150 reports were received by the American Meteor Society of a “fireball” skirting across the sky Sunday night, July 25.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 26, 2021, 9:45 am


Horse Trailer Used In Smuggling Attempt Nets 21 Undocumented Migrants At Southern Border 

The 21 undocumented individuals taken into custody were from the countries of Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 26, 2021, 8:03 am


Texas House Members Urge Gov. Abbott To Reverse Ban On Mask Mandates In Public Schools

Texas lawmakers are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to reconsider his executive order that bans mask requirements in public schools, saying they want schools to have more say on masks.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 25, 2021, 6:24 pm


Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Steven Weinberg Dies At 88 In Texas Hospital

Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists for their separate contributions unlocking mysteries of tiny particles and their electromagnetic interaction, has died at 88 in a Texas hospital.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 24, 2021, 7:58 pm


Acid-Shooting Whip Scorpions Seen Roaming Texas National Park

Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas is alerting visitors that summer rains are bringing arachnids called vinegaroons "out of their burrows in search of food and love."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 24, 2021, 5:23 pm


Capitol Riot Suspect From Texas Was Turned In To FBI By Bumble Match, Prosecutors Say

Prosecutors say Andrew Taake, of Texas, used the dating app Bumble while in Washington on Jan. 6 and was allegedly involved in two violent attacks against police at the Capitol.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 24, 2021, 3:16 pm