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Texas GOP Senate Primary Going to Runoff

Texas GOP Senate Primary Going to Runoff

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — The Texas Republican Senate primary will go to a runoff, with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Solicitor General and Tea Party up-and-comer Ted Cruz facing off in the contest, which is scheduled for July 31.In…

With Texas Win, Romney Clinches the GOP Nomination

With Texas Win, Romney Clinches the GOP Nomination

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney has clinched the Republican presidential nomination.It has been projected that Romney has won the Texas GOP primary, and ABC News estimates he will win at least 88 of Texas’s 155 delegates, gi…

Mitt Romney Set to Clinch GOP Nomination

Mitt Romney Set to Clinch GOP Nomination

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney is about to become mathematically inevitable.When Texas ends its GOP primary tonight, the presumptive nominee is all but certain to clinch his party’s presidential bid, surpassing the 1,144 …

Texas Primary: Romney Expected to Clinch GOP Nomination

Texas Primary: Romney Expected to Clinch GOP Nomination

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Tuesday’s state and presidential primary is no exception.Mitt Romney is expected to reach (and surpass) 1,144 delegates Tuesday night — the magic delegate number n…

15-Hour Standoff in Dallas Ends with Suspect Falling Off Crane

15-Hour Standoff in Dallas Ends with Suspect Falling Off Crane

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — A 15-hour standoff between police and a suspected armed robber in Dallas came to an end early Tuesday morning when the man, who was stationed in the cab of a construction crane, fell to his death.The man is believed to…

Death Row Woman Could Get New Trial Over ‘Dropped Baby’ Evidence

Death Row Woman Could Get New Trial Over ‘Dropped Baby’ Evidence

(TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas) — A Texas woman who was convicted of killing a 3-month-old baby but claimed she merely dropped him could be released from her cell on death row and receive a new trial.Texas Judge Jon Wisser has submitted a formal recommendation…

Death Row Woman Could Get New Trial Over ‘Dropped Baby’ Evidence

Death Row Woman Could Get New Trial Over ‘Dropped Baby’ Evidence

(TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas) — A Texas woman who was convicted of killing a 3-month-old baby but claimed she merely dropped him could be released from her cell on death row and receive a new trial.Texas Judge Jon Wisser has submitted a formal recommendation…

Texas Teen Wins National Geographic Bee

Texas Teen Wins National Geographic Bee

(WASHINGTON) — What is the Bavarian city located on the Danube River that was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806? Without a deep knowledge of geography or the Holy Roman Empire, most people wouldn’t be able to answer t…

Rick Santorum Announces Latest Endorsement

Rick Santorum Announces Latest Endorsement

Jay LaPrete/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rick Santorum has endorsed Texas U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz, announcing Thursday his backing of the former state solicitor general and Tea Party favorite.The former presidential candidate praised Cruz, callin…

Rick Perry Stars in Ad for Texas Senate Race

Rick Perry Stars in Ad for Texas Senate Race

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A week before Texas Republicans head to the polls to select a Senate nominee, Gov. Rick Perry starred in a television advertisement on behalf of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who has poured millions of his personal fort…

Study Questions Execution of Possibly-Innocent Texas Man

Study Questions Execution of Possibly-Innocent Texas Man

Carlos Hernandez (L), and Carlos De Luna (R). (Corpus Christi Police Department)(NEW YORK) — A brutal murder, two similar-looking suspects, and a death sentence.  For Jim Liebman, these three ingredients became the catalyst for exposing one of th…

‘Anger Room’ Allows Stressed-Out Customers to Smash TVs, Other Junk

‘Anger Room’ Allows Stressed-Out Customers to Smash TVs, Other Junk

ABC News(DALLAS) — Have you ever been angry or stressed out enough to smash something to bits? Instead of becoming the Incredible Hulk and destroying your own home, a Dallas-based company offers the “Anger Room” as a place where paying customers can t…

Texas Constable Allegedly Forced Deputy to ‘Motorboat’ Her Breasts

Texas Constable Allegedly Forced Deputy to ‘Motorboat’ Her Breasts

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GALVESTON, Texas) — The lawsuit reads like the script for a sexual harassment in the workplace video, but a former Texas deputy said the unwanted sexual advances from his female constable went too far.Galveston County Constable …

Mysterious Noises, Vibrations Reported in Austin

Mysterious Noises, Vibrations Reported in Austin

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — Mysterious vibrations – which sounded like a bass guitar and caused homes to shake – frightened Austin area residents over the weekend, prompting calls to 911.“I heard a shaking noise – i…

Quinn the Dog Swims for Cancer Cure

Quinn the Dog Swims for Cancer Cure

(DALLAS) — It’s not easy to upstage Olympic medalists at their own sport, but Quinn the dog is getting ready to do just that in his second year as the “unofficial mascot” of Swim Across America in Dallas.The 160-pound Leonberger, who…

‘Avery’s Bucket List’: Texas Girl With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Dies

‘Avery’s Bucket List’: Texas Girl With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Dies

Mike and Laura Canahuati(BELLAIRE, Texas) — Avery Canahuati, the five- month-old girl with spinal muscular atrophy whose inspirational “bucket list” went viral online, died Monday of pulmonary complications from the disease.The little girl…

Texas Teen Indicted for Faking Cancer

Texas Teen Indicted for Faking Cancer

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HORIZON CITY, Texas) — Police in Horizon City, Texas say they have arrested a teenager whose false tale of her fight against cancer got neighbors to open their hearts — and their wallets. Nineteen-year-old Angie Go…

Drunk Driver Made to Wear Sign Saying He Killed a Man

Drunk Driver Made to Wear Sign Saying He Killed a Man

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOUSTON, Texas) — A  man from Houston who killed a man while driving drunk has been ordered to wear a sign saying, “I killed Aaron Coy Pennywell while driving drunk.”Michael Giacona, 39, ran a red light  an…

Austin, Texas Launches Anti-Junk Mail Program

Austin, Texas Launches Anti-Junk Mail Program

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hate that junk mail clogging your box? The Resource Recovery program in Austin, Texas has a new service that lets residents say no to bulk mail they don’t want. And there are ways you can accomplish the sa…

Texas Mom Behind Prom Queen Billboard Says Daughter Not Chosen, Being ‘Harassed’

Texas Mom Behind Prom Queen Billboard Says Daughter Not Chosen, Being ‘Harassed’

Hemera/Thinkstock(KILLEEN, Texas) — A Texas mom who put up a billboard as part of publicity campaign to get her daughter elected high school prom queen said the 18-year-old did not win the coveted crown.The pink, rotating billboard, which read “…

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