One Arrested After Houston Hospital Shooting Report

Metro — One person is under arrest in connection with a report of a shooter a Houston hospital. A woman could be seen being taken away in handcuffs at Ben Taub Hospital. It isn’t known why she was arrested or if anyone else is in custody. SWAT officers are going through the hospital, but there are […]

Fort Hood Soldier From Massachusetts Dies In Iraq

(AP) – A soldier from Massachusetts has died in Iraq.  The Pentagon on Tuesday said the death Monday 21-year-old Pfc. Brian Odiorne was not combat related. The Ware resident died in Al Anbar Province in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, […]

Crash Victim A Prominent US Bankruptcy Attorney

(AP) – A Texas law firm has confirmed that one of five men killed in a plane crash in Australia was a founding partner who litigated some of the most prominent bankruptcy cases in the U.S.  Munsch Hardt said in a statement that Russell Munsch had retired but was “one of the best of all […]

New President At Texas Ice Cream Maker Blue Bell

(AP) – Blue Bell Creameries says it’s elevating its vice president of sales and marketing, Ricky Dickson, to replace the retiring Paul Kruse as president of the Brenham-based ice cream maker.  Dickson becomes the first non-Kruse family member to lead the company since the family took over Blue Bell in 1919. Dickson has worked for […]

San Antonio Mayor Issues Disaster Declaration After Twisters

(AP) – The mayor of San Antonio has issued a disaster declaration for the city of 1.4 million during cleanup after four tornadoes touched down in the area.  Mayor Ivy Taylor issued the declaration over twisters late Sunday and early Monday that emergency officials say damaged nearly 120 homes. Taylor says the declaration is the […]

Ex-Texas Neurosurgeon Sentenced To Life For Maiming Patients

(AP) – A jury has sentenced a former neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries.  The decision came Monday, almost a week after the Dallas County jury convicted 44-year-old Christopher Duntsch of first-degree felony injury to an elderly person. Prosecutors alleged numerous cases […]

Several Tornadoes Hit Central Texas

(AP) – Authorities say severe storms have pushed several tornadoes through parts of Central Texas, ripping the roofs from homes in San Antonio and toppling freight train cars near Austin.  No major injuries have been reported from the storms that moved across the area late Sunday and early Monday. Officials estimate the weather damaged roughly […]

Missing Texas Dad Of 3 Is Found In Ohio, Met Someone Online

(AP) – Police in Ohio say they’ve safely located a father of three whose mysterious disappearance from the San Antonio area spurred weeks of searching by his family and volunteers.  Police tell the Akron Beacon Journal a tip led them to 44-year-old Lee Arms near Bath Township. They say he tried to escape his life […]

Texas Child Welfare Agency Adding 400-Plus New Staff Members

(AP) – The head of Texas’ troubled foster care system says emergency state funding helped hire 441 new employees in December and January, a two-thirds increase over the same period the previous year. Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Hank Whitman told a state House committee on Monday that an additional around 250 staff […]

Hunters Charged In Texas Shooting Had Blamed Immigrants

(AP) — Two hunters accused in a shooting on a Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the U.S. illegally.  Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told Odessa television KOSA that a grand jury indicted Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty on charges of using deadly conduct […]