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Black Friday Frenzy: 2 Run Down in Washington, Man Pulls Gun in Texas

Black Friday Frenzy: 2 Run Down in Washington, Man Pulls Gun in Texas

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Black Friday, one of the most ballyhooed shopping days of the year, has also proven to be hazardous, with incidents including fights between frenzied shoppers and parking-lot robberies.Two people were run down …

TCU Knocks Off No. 16 Texas

TCU Knocks Off No. 16 Texas

Cooper Neill/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — In their first season in the Big 12 Conference, TCU finally got their signature win.
Matthew Tucker scored two touchdowns to lead TCU to a 20-13 Thanksgiving night victory over Texas (No. 16 BCS, No. 18 AP)
T…

Texas Thanksgiving Pile-Up Kills Two

Texas Thanksgiving Pile-Up Kills Two

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A major traffic tie-up involving about a hundred vehicles on a Texas highway this Thanksgiving has killed two and sent 50 to the hospital, according to ABC affiliate KBMT-TV. Dozens of vehicles crashed into one a…

Texas Girl Allegedly Kidnapped by Mother Found Safe

Texas Girl Allegedly Kidnapped by Mother Found Safe

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — An 11-year-old Texas girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert after police said she was was abducted by her mother, has been found safe, and her mother is in custody.A Child Protective Services spokesperson in Tri…

Investigation Under Way for Veteran Parade Crash

Investigation Under Way for Veteran Parade Crash

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(MIDLAND, Texas) — The freight train that struck a flatbed truck full of wounded veterans was going 62 miles per hour before the crash and applied its emergency break, according to preliminary details released by the Nation…

Formula 1 Race: Austin, Texas, Welcomes Inaugural US Grand Prix

Formula 1 Race: Austin, Texas, Welcomes Inaugural US Grand Prix

Photos.com/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — Millions around the world are focusing their attention on the U.S. this week.No, it has nothing to do with the recent presidential election. What’s got millions around the globe glued to their seats is the inaugu…

Midland, Texas Train Crash: Hero Vets Die Saving Wives

Midland, Texas Train Crash: Hero Vets Die Saving Wives

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(MIDLAND, Texas) — Police have identified the four servicemen who died in Midland, Texas when a freight train plowed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their spouses at a crossing, two of whom saved their wiv…

Abandoned Texas Boy Reunited with Fireman Who Found Him as Infant

Abandoned Texas Boy Reunited with Fireman Who Found Him as Infant

Comstock/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Texas) — When 10-year-old Koregan Quintanilla’s teacher asked him where he would go if he could go anywhere, the boy said he would to go “his fire station” to meet the fireman who found him when he was abandoned as a bab…

Train Hits Truck Carrying Wounded Veterans at Parade; Four Killed

Train Hits Truck Carrying Wounded Veterans at Parade; Four Killed

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(MIDLAND, Texas) — Four people died and 17 others were injured when a freight train plowed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans at a crossing in Midland, Texas.The float was one of two flatbed tractor-trailers carr…

Four Dead as Train Hits Trailer Carrying Veterans at Parade

Four Dead as Train Hits Trailer Carrying Veterans at Parade

Comstock/Thinkstock(MIDLAND, Texas) — Four people died and 17 others were taken to a hospital when a train crashed into a parade float honoring veterans in Midland, Texas, late Thursday afternoon.”From what we know right now, apparently there were two…

Another George Bush Considers a Run in Texas

Another George Bush Considers a Run in Texas

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Political observers, take note of this name: George Prescott Bush.  The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission …

Texas Petition to Secede Reaches Threshold for Obama Comment

Texas Petition to Secede Reaches Threshold for Obama Comment

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A petition for Texas to secede from the union, submitted to the White House, reached the number of signatures needed to draw comment from the Obama administration Monday.The petition appeared on a section of the White H…

Texas State Senator Wins Election After Death

Texas State Senator Wins Election After Death

Rick Scibelli/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Democrat Mario Gallegos won re-election to his Texas state Senate seat on Tuesday. Gallegos, who had served since 1994, overwhelmingly beat his challenger, Republican newcomer, R.W. Bray. But the victory is, to sa…

Did Beyonce Break the Law by Revealing Her Ballot on Election Day?

Did Beyonce Break the Law by Revealing Her Ballot on Election Day?

Kristian Dowling/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — All throughout Election Day, celebrities posted photos of themselves on various social networking sites going to the polls, and some even showed fans pictures of their filled-out ballots, including Beyonce.&nb…

Texas Bigamist Led a Double Life for Three Years, Police Say

Texas Bigamist Led a Double Life for Three Years, Police Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Germaine Gardea, a 38-year-old Texas man, has been married to two women for the last three years, say Fort Worth police.  The wives, who lived less than 17 miles apart, were unaware of his double life.Gardea had…

Judge Rules in Favor of Biblical Verses on Texas High School Football Banners

Judge Rules in Favor of Biblical Verses on Texas High School Football Banners

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KOUNTZE, Texas) — When the Kountze Lions take to their home field Friday night in Kountze, Texas, to play football against the Newton Eagles, the Kountze cheerleaders will already have a win under their belt in the battle for re…

Baby Gabriel’s Mother Used Him as a Pawn in Custody Battle, Said Prosecutors

Baby Gabriel’s Mother Used Him as a Pawn in Custody Battle, Said Prosecutors

Comstock/Thinkstock(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Nearly three years after 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson was reported missing in San Antonio, Texas, prosecutors say his mother used him as a pawn against his biological father because she was angry at him and wanted to…

Strict Voter ID Blocked for 2012, but What About the Future?

Strict Voter ID Blocked for 2012, but What About the Future?

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Opponents of strict voter ID laws have had a good run in the courts recently.In the past few months, federal and state judges have used different legal grounds to block voter ID laws from going into effect durin…

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/13/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/13/12

Getty Images/ Hemera(NEW YORK) — Top 25 College Football:  (1) Alabama (6-0) rolled over Missouri (3-4), 42-10.
(4) Florida (6-0) defeated Vanderbilt (2-4), 31-17.
Texas Tech (5-1) shocked (5) West Virginia (5-1), 49-14.
(6) Kansas State (6-0) st…

No. 13 Oklahoma Thrashes No. 15 Texas, 63-21

No. 13 Oklahoma Thrashes No. 15 Texas, 63-21

Tom Pennington/Getty Image(DALLAS, TX) –  The No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners used their high powered offense to rout the No. 15 Texas Longhorns at home, 63-21.
Sooner quarterback Landry Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns, but it was backup Bla…

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