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2 Amarillo men pointed laser at Texas DPS chopper

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Two Amarillo men face up to five-year federal prison terms for pointing a hand-held laser at a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.

Reserve deputy charged in Houston shooting

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

A reserve deputy constable has been charged in the off-duty shooting of another driver during what Houston police call a road rage incident.

Century-old theater throws open doors once more

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

The chill in the air might have shrunk the crowds for a street dance outside the remodeled Waco Hippodrome on a recent Saturday night, but the lobby was busy, the second-floor café was full, and people seemed thrilled at the newest manifestation of a revitalized downtown Waco.

Aggie trooper has his dream job

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

When the cannon went off signaling the start of halftime, Trooper Clay Taylor jumped into gear, leading Coach Kevin Sumlin to a brief interview on the field before jogging into the locker room.

Woman cited in fatal Texas motorcycle crash

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A woman has been cited in connection with a crash that killed a motorcyclist from Iowa last month in Kermit, Texas.

Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.

Oil boom brings new focus to Univ. of Texas' land

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The University of Texas System owns 2.1 million acres of land, most of it in oil-rich West Texas where royalty payments have soared past $1 billion each year. But a consulting group and environmental advocates say the UT System needs to do more with a valuable public resource.

SUV carrying 12 children rolls over; 1 dead

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

An SUV carrying 12 children has rolled over in rural South Texas, leaving one of the children dead and 9 other kids injured.

Police: Burglar left keys inside neighbor's house

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

San Antonio police say a man who may have stolen his neighbor's Sony Playstation 3 gaming system left his keys inside the neighbor's house.

Now on sale: 288 sq. ft. house for just under $50K

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A 288-square-foot "tiny house" designed by Austin Community College is now on sale for just $49,800.