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New air monitor to be installed near oil drilling

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The state's environmental quality commission said it plans to add a new air monitor in the Eagle Ford Shale to help measure pollution from oil and gas sites in South Texas.

Texas college receives $390K grant

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Texas State University's criminal justice school has received a grant to study the causes of wrongful convictions and failed criminal investigations.

Beaumont ISD to seek $4M stolen by 2 ex-workers

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A Southeast Texas school district will try to recover money and property seized in a $4 million embezzlement case that sent two ex-finance officers to prison.

Ebola test results expected on Dallas patient

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Health officials are awaiting test results on a patient at a Dallas hospital who may have Ebola.

Man allegedly made hash oil during Texas explosion

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A Central Texas man has been charged with arson and child endangerment after a 2013 explosion damaged a house with his year-old son inside.

Pittsburgh man gets 7 years in sob-story mag scam

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A Pittsburgh man must spend seven years in federal prison for a $1.9 million sob-story scam in which 30,000 people were conned into buying magazine subscriptions that were supposed to benefit children's hospitals, veterans' support groups and other charities.

Group could gain ownership of Texas State Aquarium

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Corpus Christi could give up ownership of the Texas State Aquarium as part of expansion plans for the popular complex.

Texas man who faked military past pleads guilty

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A convicted Texas felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to acclaimed retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell faces up to 10 years in prison for having guns.

Texas teen pleads guilty to shooting classmate

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A Texas teenager who says he accidentally shot and killed a fellow high school football player has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.

Security guard slain in Dallas, suspects sought

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Dallas police say a security guard has been fatally shot during a convenience store robbery and the attackers then fled in two vehicles.