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Texas Tech Condemns Racist Remarks Students Allegedly Posted

(AP) – Texas Tech University leaders have condemned racist online comments allegedly posted by several students calling for attacking immigrants and building a border wall. School spokesman Chris Cook said Friday that officials are investigating comments linked to the site “Frat Chat” and trying to identify several students allegedly involved.  The Texas Tech Interfraternity Council […]

Report Highlights Lessons Learned In Houston From Harvey

(AP) – A new report about Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Houston area highlights a variety of issues that it says contributed to the extensive damage.  Among them are a lack of consistent regulations and awareness by residents of the risks of widespread flooding, and an overreliance on engineering solutions to deal with potential flooding […]

800-Pound Chunk Of USS Arizona Heading To Texas War Memorial

(AP) – An 800-pound chunk of a battleship that sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor is heading to Texas for display at a war memorial.  UPS was loading the piece from the USS Arizona on a plane in Honolulu on Thursday and flying it to California. The parcel delivery company plans to then […]

Police: College Student Kidnapped, Raped At Gunpoint

(AP) – Police say a suspect has been arrested after a Texas college student reported being kidnapped and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.  Arlington police say 20-year-old Joel Engobo Mambe was arrested Thursday in Fort Worth. Police say he’s accused of attacking a University of Texas at Arlington student early Wednesday. Arlington police say some of […]

Separated 7-Year-Old, Illegal Migrant Mom Are Reunited

(AP) – A 7-year-old boy and his illegal migrant mother who had been separated a month ago have been reunited after she sued in federal court and the Justice Department agreed to release the child. The two were reunited at about 2:30 a.m. Friday at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Maryland, hours after a Justice Department […]

Texas Governor Seeks Bipartisan Border Solutions

(AP) – Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking Texas’ congressional delegation to find bipartisan solutions to immigrant children being separated from their parents after illegally crossing the U.S. border, saying, “This disgraceful condition must end.” In a letter Wednesday to the state’s 36 House members and two senators, Abbott says, “It can only end […]

Central Texas Company Recalls Nearly 500 Pounds Of Beef

(AP) – A Central Texas company has recalled 489 pounds (221.81 kilograms) of frozen raw ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Texas Natural Meats of Lott produced the beef on Aug. 8, 2017. The problem was discovered Tuesday during routine sampling. The recall involves 1-pound (0.45-kilogram) […]

Body Of Child Washed Ashore Identified, Mother Arrested

(AP) – Texas authorities have identified a dead child found washed ashore in South Texas last year, and accused his mother and her girlfriend of dumping his body. Galveston police on Wednesday identified the body as 4-year-old Jayden Alexander Lopez. His body was found eight months ago, and authorities named the child “Little Jacob.” Police […]

Deputy Arrested On Allegation Of Child Sexual Assault

(AP) – A deputy sheriff in Texas is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening the child’s mother with deportation if she reported him.  Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says 47-year-old Jose Nunez was arrested Sunday on a warrant for super aggravated sexual assault, pending formal charges. County jail and court records show […]