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Texas Town Bans Flags on Veterans’ Graves

Texas Town Bans Flags on Veterans’ Graves

Comstock/Thinkstock (MINERAL WELLS, Texas) — A Texas town is reconsidering a controversial ordinance that it approved earlier this month that would ban the displaying of flags at  gravesites.The ordinance, approved by the City Council of Mineral …

Texas Lesbian Couple: Survivor Remembers Night of Shooting

Texas Lesbian Couple: Survivor Remembers Night of Shooting

(Handout) (PORTLAND, Texas) — The survivor of the Texas shooting of a lesbian couple remembers the night, a friend told ABC News. Mary Kristene Chapa, 18, and her girlfriend, Mollie Olgin, 19, were both shot in the head at Violet Andrews Park in Portl…

‘Speed Trap’ Warning Lands Texas Woman in Jail

‘Speed Trap’ Warning Lands Texas Woman in Jail

ABC News(HOUSTON) — A Houston woman’s attempt to save drivers from a speeding ticket landed her something worse: 12 hours in jail. As she rode her bicycle home from a grocery store last week near downtown Houston, Natalie Plummer noticed police office…

Houston Strip Club ‘Pole Tax’ Will Help Pay for Rape Kits

Houston Strip Club ‘Pole Tax’ Will Help Pay for Rape Kits

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A new $5 sin tax on strip clubs in Houston will go to help reduce the city’s backlog of an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 rape kits that have remained untested because of limited resources.The $5 tax was promoted by C…

Texas Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charge for Eating Dog While High

Texas Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charge for Eating Dog While High

McLennan County Sheriff’s Department(WACO, Texas) — A Texas man faces a felony charge after he allegedly bit, killed and ate a housemate’s pet dog while high on the synthetic drug “spice.”The alleged attack is the latest in the series of violent and b…

Lesbian Teen Couple Found Shot In Texas Park, 1 Survives

Lesbian Teen Couple Found Shot In Texas Park, 1 Survives

Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, right, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, are shown in this undated photo. (Handout)(PORTLAND, Texas) — Police in Texas are searching for an assailant who targeted a teenaged lesbian couple in a close-range shooting that left one w…

Dad Not Charged in Alleged Molester’s Death

Dad Not Charged in Alleged Molester’s Death

ABC News(SHINER, Texas) — A Texas rancher who beat his daughter’s accused molester to death moments after he discovered the man raping the 5-year-old girl, will not be charged with his homicide, officials said, as they released chilling 911 tapes of t…

Accused Fort Hood Shooter Kicked Out of Court for Not Shaving Beard

Accused Fort Hood Shooter Kicked Out of Court for Not Shaving Beard

Hemera/Thinkstock(FORT HOOD, Texas) — The Army major accused in the deadliest shooting on a military post in U.S. history finds himself in a hairy situation.Nidal Hasan, charged in the murder of 13 people at Ford Hood, Texas, in November 2009, is refu…

Texas Teacher Allegedly Allowed Bully to Be Bullied by Kindergartners

Texas Teacher Allegedly Allowed Bully to Be Bullied by Kindergartners

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) — A 6-year-old accused of bullying was supposed to get a taste of his own medicine, but his mom says what his teacher did to punish the child went too far.Ann Neely remains furious that kindergarten children at R…

Texas Toddler Loses Voice to Save Her Life

Texas Toddler Loses Voice to Save Her Life

ABC News(DALLAS) — Intent on capturing her 3-year-old daughter in one final, bittersweet moment, Amber Thomas pressed record on her camera.  The sounds of laughter filled the hospital room.”Her laugh is the most beautiful sound.  She has a r…

Man Found Guilty for Killing Neighbor in Texas ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case

Man Found Guilty for Killing Neighbor in Texas ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A jury has convicted a Texas man for murdering his neighbor during a confrontation over loud music two years ago, rejecting a claim that he was within his rights to fatally shoot the man under Texas’ version of a…

Texas Town Rolls Dice to Decide Election

Texas Town Rolls Dice to Decide Election

Courtesy City of Webster(WEBSTER, Texas) — The town of Webster, Texas, is rolling the dice on its newest city council member. Literally. After Diana Newland and Edward Lapeyre each won 111 votes in a runoff election Saturday and a recount confirmed th…

Texas Widow Sues Firm for Giving Drug Test to Dying Husband

Texas Widow Sues Firm for Giving Drug Test to Dying Husband

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Texas widow says in a lawsuit that her late husband’s employer ordered a drug test on him as he lay dying on the floor — and waited hours before calling 911.Alejandra Perez, 56, said her husband, Benino, loved his job …

Texas Teen Loses Over 150 Pounds with Controversial Gastric Bypass

Texas Teen Loses Over 150 Pounds with Controversial Gastric Bypass

Courtesy of Nick Preto(NEW YORK) — A year ago, Nick Preto, a 16-year-old from Baytown, Texas, weighed an astounding 403 pounds.  He was about to enter his senior year in high school and was plagued with potentially life-threatening health problem…

Police Delay Charging Man Who Beat Alleged Sexual Predator to Death

Police Delay Charging Man Who Beat Alleged Sexual Predator to Death

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(SHINER, Texas) — A Texas man who allegedly caught an acquaintance sexually abusing his 4-year-old daughter last Saturday beat the man until he was mortally wounded, but police are holding off on charging him with a crime.L…

Texas Considering 85 mph Speed Limit

Texas Considering 85 mph Speed Limit

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — A new stretch of highway in Texas could have one of the highest posted speed limits in the world — 85 mph.The Texas Department of Transportation said it will conduct tests near the 41-mile portion of state High…

Rick Perry Jeered for Dewhurst Support

Rick Perry Jeered for Dewhurst Support

Toni Sandys/The Washington Post(WASHINGTON) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry was met with jeers today at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth after he expressed support for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Texas Senate primary race. But it seems the governor t…

Texas Girl, 11, Kills Mother With SUV

Texas Girl, 11, Kills Mother With SUV

Hemera/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A Texas mother of six died after her 11-year-old daughter accidentally drove the family SUV over her in front of her other children, exposing the siblings to trauma that experts said will be difficult for them to survive. …

Romney Pitches to Hispanic Voters, Vows to Be President of ‘All Americans’

Romney Pitches to Hispanic Voters, Vows to Be President of ‘All Americans’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Making a rare stop in the Lone Star State Tuesday, Mitt Romney made a direct appeal to Hispanic voters, vowing that if elected, he would be the president of “all Americans, Hispanic and otherwise.”&ld…

Neiman Marcus Sued over Returns Policy, Employee Affair

Neiman Marcus Sued over Returns Policy, Employee Affair

Comstock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — Sex, money, shopping and betrayal spurred a woman scorned to file suit against Neiman Marcus after the luxury retailer, known for its generous return policy, refused to take back $1.4 million worth of merchandise.During t…

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