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    New York : Megan H. from Flower Mound, Texas, won over $ 302,000 playing the Wheel of Fortune. Photo: Ethan Miller / . On Thursday morning a Texas woman was playing in front of a slot machine while waiting for a flight when he won the jackpot. Megan H., of Flower Mound, Texas, ghe made more than $ 302,000 while playing roulette of fortune in lobby B of McCarran International Airport in the city of Las Vegas. The woman, identified as Megan H., earned $ 302,334.86, according to the KLAS-TV station. A video shows the woman how she reacts to winning the six-figure prize by saying “OMG” after clapping her hands and yelling that she just won $ 300,000. Although there are no further details from the local media, Megan was able to delay her flight to collect her prize. Imagine winning $ 300K waiting...
    The wife of an American Airlines executive shot dead in Texas played the grieving widow on TV — only for cops to discover she was allegedly having “a full-blown emotional affair” with his accused killer, authorities said Thursday. Jennifer Lynne Faith, 48, was hit Wednesday with federal obstruction of justice charges in the Oct. 9, 2020, death of her 49-year-old hubby James “Jamie” Faith, according to the Department of Justice. Federal prosecutors charge that she communicated with the alleged gunman, her high school sweetheart, and pushed him to get rid of evidence — all while publicly pleading for information about the case. Her husband James, an IT director for the airline, was gunned down while the couple were out on a morning walk with their dog in their Dallas neighborhood. “I heard running behind me, and I turned around and all of a sudden somebody just started shooting at him,” Jennifer...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton remained completely silent as he landed back in Austin after it was revealed that he had been in Utah as his home state suffered under a disastrous winter snow storm. The Republican lawmaker buzzed through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Tuesday, weaving through local reporters who asked him about his trip and meetings with Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes last Wednesday and Friday. Paxton didn't answer a single question as he made his way to his vehicle, video obtained KXAN shows.   The Republican lawmaker buzzed through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Tuesday NEW: @TXAG Paxton landed in Austin this afternoon after a trip to Utah last week. It’s the first time we have seen the attorney general in-person since the energy crisis across the state last week. I tried asking some questions, he didn't answer any. #txlege @KXAN_News pic.twitter.com/kguCb29vFC— Maggie Glynn (@maggie_glynn1) February 24, 2021 Paxton's trip...
    A Texas man was arrested Tuesday after homemade bombs were found inside his home just months after he made threats to a family member, authorities said.  John Christopher Crawson, 47,  first got under the radar of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office in mid-January after it was reported that he made the threat, Lt. Jason Braeutigam said at a press conference, Patch.com reports.  Crawson was detained at around 8am at his residence on the 2500 block of Santa Barbara Loop just outside of Round Rock. John Christopher Crawson, 47, first got under the radar of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office in mid-January after it was reported that he made the threat At Crawson's home, authorities found 'several' improvised explosive devices. Six homes in the nearby vicinity had to be evacuated.   Officers from the Austin Police Department's bomb unit and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reported to the...
    (CNN)For many Texans, basic necessities like clean running water and a stable electricity provider may seem like a pipe dream right now.It's been a week since a frigid storm engulfed the state, knocking out power and water and leaving millions of Texans freezing in their homes for days. At least 29 Texans were killed during the storm. That's more than half of the 56 weather-related deaths nationally. While most Texas now have power, some of their electric providers will no longer be available. And more than 8.6 million people have water disruptions, including warnings to boil water before using it or having no running water at all.Read MoreSky-high electric billsThe frigid weather caused power use to skyrocket and forced several retail electric providers to leave the market, said Andrew Barlow, spokesperson for the Public Utilities Commission.JUST WATCHED'Very shocking': Texas man receives energy bill for almost $7,000ReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCH'Very shocking':...
    Police in Texas have dropped a misdemeanor charge against a Black man who was arrested last week while walking home during a snowstorm. Rodney Reese, 18, faced a charge of being a pedestrian in the roadway after he stopped by police in Plano. He was headed home after working at Walmart last Tuesday, reports said. "There’s a lot of information that we know about this case that we didn’t know at the time. Those officers didn’t know his age. They didn’t know he was 18. They didn’t know he worked at Walmart. They didn’t know where he lived," Plano Police Chief Ed Drain told FOX 4 of Dallas/Fort Worth. QUADRIPLEGIC TEXAS MAN HIT WITH $3G POWER BILL AFTER WINTER STORM: 'I DON'T KNOW HOW I'M GONNA PAY THIS' WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE The department released bodycam footage of the incident on Friday, which said that officers responded to a welfare check after a caller reported a Black man...
    More On: texas La Cruz-aracha! Mariachi band shows up at Ted’s home amid Cancun trip uproar Tragic end for Texas family huddled around fireplace to stay warm: ‘Just screaming their names’ United Airlines reportedly probing Ted Cruz leak Nets stars aiding storm-battered Texas A black man in Texas was arrested for walking in the middle of a street during a snowstorm – but the misdemeanor charge has since been dropped, police said. Video of the encounter last Tuesday shows Rodney Reese, 18, walking home from his job at Walmart in the middle of a snow-covered street when Plano cops approached him for a wellness check. “Dude, stop, we’re trying to help you,” one officer said before hopping out of a police cruiser. Another cop then asked Reese, who is wearing a T-shirt, jeans and no coat, if he needed a ride somewhere, the clip shows. “Nah, I’m straight,” Reese...
    A Vietnam veteran died in the Texas winter storm after he went outside searching for a way to charge his oxygen machine. The U.S. Army veteran suffered from pulmonary disease after being exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Toni Anderson of Crosby, Texas, found her husband Andy Anderson in his pickup truck outside their home, KTRK ABC13 reported. He went out to his truck to use a portable oxygen-producing machine after his main unit died during a prolonged power outage. “We just thought the power would get back on,” Toni told the Houston ABC affiliate. “We didn’t know the power would be out for days like it was.” After Andy failed to return to the house, Toni went to search for him and found him dead in his truck. “I went out there, he had no response. He was already cold. It looked like he was trying to...
    A Republican state lawmaker from Texas is under fire from his own constituents after he left his district in suburban Houston and flew on his private jet to sunny Florida while his neighbors were without water or power. The backlash against Gary Gates, a Republican state lawmaker who represents Texas House District 28, comes amid the uproar ignited by Senator Ted Cruz, who flew to Cancun on the same day while Texas was in the grip of a crisis brought on by severely cold winter weather. Gates left town with his wife and three daughters after power was cut to his home in Fort Bend County, according to the Houston Chronicle. He spent two nights at his cousin's home in the Orlando area, where temperatures were in the 80s.  ‘It really would have been nice to have a state representative helping on the ground, working at a warming center, packing...
    An Austin couple took in a Houston delivery woman for five days after her SUV got stuck in a flowerbed outside of their home in the midst of the disastrous winter storm that has devastated Texas. Homeowners Doug Condon and Nina Richardson immediately rushed out to check on Chelsea Timmons after her Toyota Rav4 got stuck in their flower bed on Sunday. The couple welcomed the driver into their home until a tow truck had the chance to make it to them.  'I'm just extremely fortunate that this is where my car crashed,' Timmons said to CNN. 'It was in their flower bed. It wasn't in a ditch. It wasn't on the side of the road ... I was stuck someplace safe and warm.' At the time of her accident Sunday, Timmons had been taking one last delivery as the snow picked up, believing she had enough time to still...
    CROSBY, Texas -- A Vietnam veteran who needed a breathing machine to survive faced some obstacles during the winter storm when his power went out and his pipes burst.Andy Anderson's widow, Toni, showed sister station KTRK-TV the long tube that connected to her husband's breathing machine."He had all this dragged through the house with him so he could breathe," said Toni.The machine is run by electricity, so when the power went out during the storm, the machine stopped working.While serving in the war, Andy encountered Agent Orange, a tactical herbicide used to clear foliage in Vietnam, and was later diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This led to him needing the machine.As the hours went by without power this week, Andy struggled to breathe."We just thought the power would get back on," said Toni. "We didn't know the power would be out for days like it was."All the while, a...
    More On: ted cruz Inside Ted Cruz’s $2M Houston house where he stranded family poodle Biden says he plans to visit Texas amid power crisis Did ‘The Simpsons’ predict Ted Cruz’s Cancun debacle back in 1993? Houston police chief calls Ted Cruz’s Cancun trip ‘a little tone-deaf’ Here’s what Ted Cruz is missing out on in Cancun. The Texas senator’s family was happily soaking up the Mexican sun Friday — without him — after leaving the Lone Star State, where millions experienced power outages and record freezing temperatures during a deadly winter storm, exclusive photos show. Cruz’s wife, Heidi, was seen on the sand wearing a red bikini under blue beach umbrellas, video and photos obtained by The Post show. Cruz cut his trip short by two days and returned to Houston Thursday night after receiving backlash from constituents and colleagues for leaving his state while millions...
    (CNN)While Sen. Ted Cruz was dealing with the fallout from his trip to Cancun, two of his Democratic political nemeses -- Beto O'Rourke and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- raised money and offered resources to Texans hit hard by this week's winter storm.Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic congresswoman from New York who has frequently sparred with Cruz, launched a fundraiser on Twitter and raised $1 million by Thursday evening.Ted Cruzs explanation for his Cancun trip made things worse"Wow. We officially raised $1 million for Texas relief at 9:17pm.," she tweeted. "Thank you all so much. Folded hands I'm at a loss for words. Always in awe of movement work."By Friday, she tweeted, that figure had risen to $2 million and she announced she was going to fly to Houston to join with Texas Rep. Sylvia Garcia to distribute supplies.Meanwhile, O'Rourke, who unsuccessfully challenged Cruz in the Texas 2018 Senate race, ran a virtual...
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzales at an emergency shelter. Massive natural disasters test political leadership in a singular way. A leader has to be not just competent, but compassionate, to show not just logistical abilities but humanitarian concern. Those are tests at which the former occupant of the Oval Office failed miserably. They are tasks at which President Joe Biden is proving utterly capable of handling. The ongoing problem for Texans is that competence and compassion is lacking on the ground in its Republican leadership. Take this example: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sent 60 generators and 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel that have apparently been sitting at a staging area in Forth Worth for more than 24 hours. Biden's administration got the critical assistance there. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who made the time to go on Fox News and lie about how...
    (CNN)Stephanie Rubio and her three children have had their heart broken twice in three weeks.Stephanie's husband, Robert, died from Covid-19 complications on January 28 after spending eight days in the hospital. On Tuesday, the family lost their home, filled with his memories, to a fire while trying to stay warm in Texas. With winter storms and freezing temperatures creating chaos and confusion across the state this week, thousands of families have been forced to live without power, heat and water, including the Rubio family. The family lives in Fort Davis, Texas, about 150 miles east of Odessa. They have been without power since Monday around 4 a.m.Read MoreTo stay warm, Stephanie and her children have been relying on firewood to fuel the fireplace. But by Tuesday afternoon they were almost out. Stephanie and her youngest son, Levi, 15, braved the road conditions and went to pick up firewood at a...
    Two officers have been shot and wounded in a Texas home responding to a call at the house hours before two other people were found dead inside. Officers with the Dallas Police Department responded to the home shortly after 11am after a 911 call reported a shooting had occurred, according to KXAS-TV. Cops said a man had threatened to hurt his wife and officers were met with gunfire which struck two of them when they approached the home.  Video footage from around the time of the incident shows firefighters carrying a limping officer to an ambulance. Scroll down for video  Dallas police enter a home to investigate a crime scene where earlier in the day two other officers were shot responding to an emergency call An evidence marker is shown by a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home being investigated by Dallas police A Dallas police officer patrols...
    Sen. Ted Cruz defended his trip south of the border amid a winter storm in his home state of Texas, saying he realized he needed to be home once he was aboard the flight. The Texas Republican faced criticism from both sides of the political aisle after photos of him and his family surfaced on social media, showing them traveling while the state worked through electricity blackouts prompted by cold weather. TOP REPUBLICAN ENERGY REGULATOR CRITICIZES PARTY FOR BLAMING TEXAS CRISIS ON FROZEN WIND TURBINES "Last night, I flew down with them to the beach, and then I flew back this afternoon," Cruz said Thursday on Fox News. "I had initially planned to stay through the weekend and to work remotely there, but as I was heading down there, I started to have second thoughts almost immediately because the crisis here in Texas, you need to be here on...
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz acknowledged that he has traveled to Mexico for a family vacation as his state suffers a severe winter storm that left many residents without electricity or running water. Miami World / APNews The prominent Republican lawmaker, a possible 2024 White House hopeful, said in a statement that he accompanied his family after his daughters asked to go on trips with friends because classes were suspended for the rest of the week. “I wanted to be a good dad, I flew with them last night and flew back this afternoon,” Cruz said after The Associated Press and other media reported on the details of their trip. “My staff and I are in constant contact with state and local authorities to fully investigate what happened in Texas,” Cruz said. “We want them to give us back our electricity, our water, the heating of our houses.” The legislator traveled...
    New York : Ted Cruz has a net worth that ranges from $ 1.8 to $ 4.4 million. Photo: Tom Williams / . As Texas is hit by a winter storm that has caused power failures that has left millions of residents without service, on Wednesday the senator Ted Cruz He left his home state and traveled to the resort of Cancun, Mexico, according to the newspaper The Dallas Morning News. After photos of Senator Cruz and his wife boarding a flight from Houston to Cancun were revealed, a fierce protest was unleashed on social networks. According The New York Times The senator returns to Texas this Thursday while the senator’s office issued a statement explaining the reason for the trip to Mexico. “With schools canceled for the week, our daughters asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good father, I...
    Sea turtle rescue center in Texas takes in over 2,000 turtles during winter storm Senator jets off to Mexico as Texas slammed by winter storm © Alex Brandon/AP Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Alex Brandon/AP Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas flew to Cancun this week. His vacation coincided with one of the worst winter storms Texas has experienced in years. After days of outages, roughly 485,000 Texans remain without power. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas flew to Cancun this week while his constituents continue to struggle with one of the worst winter storms in years, multiple news outlets reported Thursday.  The news comes after hours of speculation on Wednesday night about the senator's whereabouts after photos of him and his family at the Houston airport...
    New York : Senator Ted Cruz. Photo: Stefani Reynolds / . To the republican senator Ted Cruz (Texas) thought it a good idea to go on vacation to Cancun, while their clients face serious problems due to lack of electricity in the middle of a snowstorm. Photographs of Cruz at an airport began circulating on social media Wednesday night. A Fox News report confirmed, based on a Republican source, that the senator had traveled to the Mexican tourist destination. “The photos speak for themselves”the source told the television station. It appears in the middle of the worst energy crisis in the history of Texas, @tedcruz is on his way to Cancun with his family. pic.twitter.com/aEdiqdn70j – Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) February 18, 2021 Texas is the state that faces the most problems due to snowfall in the entire country. At least 20 people have died. On...
    Speculation raged on social media overnight that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) flew out on vacay to Cancun while his home state of Texas froze—but his office stayed completely silent on the rumors. However, Fox News reports that a Republican source has now confirmed Cruz’s trip. The senator’s fellow travelers seemed to out him on Wednesday evening by posting several snaps of him inside an airport and then, later, on a plane. An unnamed Republican appeared to put an end to the speculation Thursday morning, telling the network that the allegations are true and commenting: “The photos speak for themselves.” Cruz reportedly flew out during an unfolding catastrophe in his home state—freezing weather has caused days of power outages, and reports from Texas say that the state is now running out of food and water. In his final tweet before the photos surfaced, Cruz wrote: “A blizzard strikes Texas & our...
    Thousands of turtles have been rescued from freezing waters in Texas Supreme Court is still sitting on Trumps tax returns, and justices arent saying why © LM Otero/Getty Images Freezing weather in Texas has hit US oil production LM Otero/Getty Images US futures slipped on Thursday morning after a rise in bond yields in recent days. WTI oil rose above $61, with US production falling 40% due to extreme cold weather. US stocks were mixed on Wednesday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq slipping 0.58%. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stock futures slipped on Thursday morning as investors weighed a rise in borrowing costs over recent days that could drag on equities markets. Load Error Meanwhile, energy prices jumped as freezing weather continued to pummel Texas, knocking oil production by around 40%. S&P 500 futures were 0.38% lower at...
    ELON Musk has slammed the Texas electrical grid after millions were left without power as Storm Uri caused havoc in the state. Musk tweeted on Wednesday that the state’s energy agency, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), “is not earning that R". 5Elon Musk has slammed the Texas electrical grid after millions were left without powerCredit: Getty Images 5Storm Uri and extreme winter weather left millions of people across the United States without electricity or heat this weekCredit: AP:Associated Press 5Elon Musk criticised the Texas energy agency over the state wide power cutCredit: twitter It comes after the company reportedly received death threats over the widespread failure, leading the company to take off the name of boar members for fears over safety. In December, the billionaire moved from California to Austin, where he’s building a new Tesla factory. Yesterday, the Tesla founder's partner Grimes said she and their baby were trapped...
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently moved to Texas, has slammed the state's electrical grid operator as unreliable, while a number of Tesla owners say they are sleeping in the vehicles to keep warm amid an historic power outage crisis. Musk, who is building a new Tesla factory near Austin and moved to the area from Silicon Valley in December, sniped on Wednesday at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). '@ERCOT_ISO is not earning that R,' he wrote in a tweet, referring to the word 'reliability' in the grid operator's acronym. Along among the contiguous states, Texas operates an independent electrical grid that does not tie in with other states, in order to avoid federal regulations.  ERCOT, the grid operator responsible for system reliability, came under heavy criticism after a deep freeze reduced generating capacity by a third, leaving more than 3 million Texans without power on Wednesday. ...
    Dangerous attempts to keep warm after losing power have killed at least six people in Texas amid a historic winter storm, with four perishing in a fire and two dying by carbon monoxide poisoning. In Houston, a mother and daughter were killed after running a car inside a closed garage, while a blaze in Sugar Land killed a grandmother and her three young grandkids when they tried to use a fire to stay warm.  Houston police were called to the home on the 8300 block of La Roche Lane for a welfare check early on Tuesday, and found a family of four suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The mother and daughter were dead on the scene, while the father and son were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. In Sugar Land, a city on the southwest outskirts of Houston, a grandmother and her three young grandchildren perished in...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A fire official says three young children and their grandmother died in a Houston-area house fire early Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, while it’s believed they were trying to stay warm during a power outage. Sugar Land Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Adolph said that when firefighters arrived after the call at about 2 a.m., the house was fully engulfed and the 41-year-old mother of the children and her female friend were outside of the home and suffering from burns. He said a responder had to restrain the mother from going back into the house. Both women have been taken to a hospital. He said they are still investigating the cause of the fire but that the neighborhood had been without power for over eight hours and social media posts from the family indicated they were using the fireplace to keep warm. He did not have ages for...
    Police in Houston said Tuesday that a woman and one of her children died Monday evening from carbon monoxide poisoning after the woman started her car in her garage to use the vehicle's heating system to stay warm after her house lost power. Officials said that a welfare check to a residence in southwest Houston resulted in the discovery of two adults and two children affected by carbon monoxide poisoning.  The woman and an 8-year-old girl who was found in the residence did not survive, according to police, while an adult male and a 7-year-old boy were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Initial indications are that car was running in the attached garage to create heat as the power is out. Cars, grills and generators should not be used in or near a building. 202— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 16, 2021 The unidentified woman had been on the phone...
    The severe winter weather ravaging the middle and Southern parts of the United States has led to at least seven deaths as of Tuesday, as millions across the country face power outages. As many states throughout nation remain in dangerous, below-freezing temperatures, a tornado ripped through North Carolina Monday night, killing at least three, according to a statement from Gov. Roy Cooper. "It’s something like I have never seen before. A lot of destruction. It’s going to be a long recovery process," Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said during a news conference early Tuesday. The tornado struck just after midnight near Grissettown in the Ocean Ridge Plantation Community. The storm left thousands without electricity and caused massive tree limb damage. Authorities said 10 others have been injured, and some residents are trapped inside homes. BREAKING: Three people are dead and 10 are injured after a tornado ripped through Brunswick County,...
    A man who shot himself dead outside Texas congresswoman Beth Van Duyne's house has been identified as her 2020 campaign communications director.  Richard Christian 'Chris' Dillard killed himself outside the freshman Republican's home in a gated community in Irving, just outside Dallas, on Wednesday afternoon. Dillard, 55, was a former campaign staffer, political consultant and a Republican activist. According to his LinkedIn, Dillard was Van Duyne's communications director between November 2019 to April 2020 for her campaign for Congress.   Richard Christian 'Chris' Dillard, 55, killed himself outside Texas congresswoman Beth Van Duyne's home in a gated community in Irving, just outside Dallas, on Wednesday afternoon Dillard, 55, was a former campaign staffer, political consultant and a Republican activist. According to his LinkedIn, Dillard was Van Duyne's communications director between November 2019 to April 2020 for her campaign for Congress Dallas County GOP spokesman William Busby told the Dallas Morning...
    Jenny Louise Cudd plans her Mexican work retreat for four days in February A judge has granted the request of a woman charged in the U.S. Capitol riot to travel to Mexico's Riviera Maya for a 'company retreat' with employees at the business she owns.  Jenny Louise Cudd, who runs Becky's Flowers in Midland, Texas, on Monday requested court permission for the trip from February 18 to 21 while she is free on bail pending trial for misdemeanor charges of entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. A U.S. magistrate approved the request, ordering that Cudd's pretrial travel restrictions to be amended to allow the four-day trip, according to USA Today. Cudd was originally arrested on January 13, after photos showed her inside the Capitol and her social posts suggested that she helped break down the door to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. Jenny Cudd, on the left of...
    A married Texas mother of three was murdered while dropping off an Uber Eats delivery on Saturday night, according to authorities and a family friend. Ryan Munsie, 31, was found dead in the breezeway of an apartment complex in Haltom City outside of Fort Worth at about 9:35 p.m., according to police. Munsie had visible signs of trauma and was declared dead on scene. Authorities have not yet revealed Munsie’s cause of death. As of Tuesday, her killer remained on the loose. Police said Munsie was working for a meal delivery service when she was killed. A GoFundMe page created for Munsie’s family specified she had been delivering for Uber Eats. “Please pray for Ryan’s family and friends and that the person who did this to her will be found and arrested,” the fundraising page read.
    A Texas city has settled a lawsuit brought by a man who was pepper sprayed while recording his son’s traffic stop. Officials in Keller agreed to the $200,000 settlement with Marco Puente, who sued two local police officers in federal court after he was pepper sprayed and arrested while videotaping an officer who pulled over his son, Puente’s attorneys confirmed to The Hill. Body camera footage from the incident last August shows Sgt. Blake Shimanek pulling over Puente’s son, Dillon Puente, for making a wide right turn, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported. Marco Puente reportedly arrived at the scene in another vehicle and started filming from across the street. Shimanek then ordered Ankit Tomer, another officer, to arrest Marco Puente and pepper spray him. Both the father and son were taken to jail, but the charges against them were later dropped and Shimanek was demoted, according to the news outlet. ...
    A pair of house hunters stumbled across a body while looking at a property in Texas, authorities said. The incident occurred around 5:15 p.m. Saturday at a home under construction in Katy, news station KHOU reported. While touring the property, the couple spotted a man’s body in a drainage ditch behind the backyard, authorities said. The man’s body appeared to have been there for a couple of days, KHOU reported. He had suffered some trauma, though the circumstances surrounding his death weren’t immediately clear, KHOU reported. An autopsy was ordered to determine the cause of death, authorities said. “As of right now, we’re not really sure exactly what happened to the individual,” Harris County Sheriff Sgt. Jason Brown told reporters, the Houston Chronicle reported.
    HOUSTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Houston police officer who is under criminal investigation for allegedly participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and going into the building has submitted his resignation from the department, the chief announced Thursday. The Houston Police Department is currently performing a joint investigation with the FBI and Department of Justice on the officer, who has not yet been identified. During a news conference Wednesday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed the investigation after he said he received a tip on Sunday. The assault on the U.S. Capitol building happened after President Donald Trump and his supporters called for the 2020 election results to be overturned due to unfounded claims of voter fraud. In the end, five people, including Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, died as a result of the Capitol siege. One person, Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, was shot to death...
    A TEXAS radio host has described storming the Capitol as "one of the best days of my life" as a CEO says breaching the building was "the worst decision" he ever made. Jenna Ryan, who is also a radio host, flew from US Trinity Aviation in Denton, Texas, to the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday boasted about her alleged involvement on social media. 4Jenna Ryan enjoying herself 4Jenna Ryan's post on social media the morning of the Capitol Hill siege “We just stormed the capital. It was one of the best days of my life,” she tweeted after thousands of rioters violently besieged the building where five people were killed. As widespread damage and carnage ensued, Ryan posed in front of a broken window at the Capitol, smiling, with the caption: “Window at The capital. And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next.” Earlier that day, Ryan...
    A Fort Bliss soldier has died while on holiday leave this week, just days after a servicewoman's death on the base. Private First Class Nylyn Eady, 19, was found dead in Converse, Texas, on Monday, sparking an investigation by local police. Eady served as an intelligence analyst with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. Private First Class Nylyn Eady, 19 (left), was found dead in Converse, Texas, on Monday. Four days prior, 19-year-old Pfc Asia Graham (right) was found dead in her barracks on the base Eady was on holiday leave from Fort Bliss at the time of his death, which is now being investigated by the local police  He joined the US Army in July 2019 from Odenton, Maryland. Fort Bliss was his first duty station, according to officials. Eady's death comes just four days after 19-year-old Pfc Asia Graham was found unresponsive in her barracks...
    Mexico’s coronavirus czar is drawing intense criticism after pictures surfaced of him enjoying a beach vacation while telling the rest of the nation to stay indoors. In the photos, the top health official is seen not wearing a mask amid extensive complaints that his staff is suppressing the true scale of the pandemic. Anthony Fauci “Sólo me tomé unos días de vacaciones para ir al Polo Norte para vacunar a Santa Claus, a fin que los niños puedan estar tranquilos con los regalos que les llevará” (entrevista en CNN) Hugo López-Gatell pic.twitter.com/DB8A56SeQe — Pascal BeltrandelRio (@beltrandelrio) January 4, 2021 “Stay at home, stay at home, stay at home” is the message that Mexico’s Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez Gatell has preached since early 2020 when he told the public that the best way to avoid exposure was to stay indoors. Over the past weekend, photographs surfaced depicting Lopez Gatell at...
    One might have reasonably concluded that all the surprisingly athletic plays at the Orange Bowl had been made when the final gun sounded, but that would have been a mistake. A mistake that was borne of the fact that no one and I mean no one apparently appreciated Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher’s mind-numbing fear of Gatorade baths. As Fisher made his way across the field to shake North Carolina head coach Mack Brown’s hand after A&M’s 41-27 victory, he spotted several of his players sneaking up on him with the Gatorade bucket. No doubt planning to give Fisher the customary dousing players give coaches after big wins. Fisher, however, was having none of it and bolted. SEC Speed from Jimbo pic.twitter.com/1MmIWTv3hU — SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 3, 2021 Who could have known that Fisher had that kind of getaway speed? “I pulled my hamstring. Somebody, in there’s gonna...
    HOUSTON (AP) — Three deputies were shot early Sunday while working an extra job at a nightclub, a sheriff in Texas said. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a series of tweets that two of the deputies are believed to be stable while the third may be in serious condition. All three were taken to a hospital for treatment. It was unclear what led up to the shooting. No arrests were immediately announced. Harris County includes Houston. The city’s police department was expected to give updates from Ben Taub Hospital later Sunday. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Texas, Associated Press
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas officer injured his head while chasing a suspect on foot Saturday afternoon, police said. The incident happened just after 4:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of Audelia Road in the northeast area of the city. Police said the officer suffered the injury after falling off a fence during the foot chase. The officer’s injuries are not considered serious, but he was taken to a hospital, according to police. The suspect was detained at the scene. Police have not yet said what led to the chase. MORE FROM CBSDFW Authorities: Veteran Texas Sergeant Killed In Motorcycle Crash After Completing Funeral Escort With Surging Prices, The DFW Housing Market Has ‘Red Hot’ Momentum Going Into 2021 Texas Sen. Cruz Leads 11 GOP Senators In Challenging Biden’s Win Over Trump
    Dozens of senior citizens in a luxury high rise in Texas were given COVID-19 vaccines in the state's first wave. The Montebello condominium complex in uptown Houston boasts marble tile bathroom floors, an outdoor pool, valet parking, a concierge service and a 24/7 security guard, and has condos that can sell for up to $4.8 million. And, in the last two weeks, approximately 60 residents have been immunized against the virus, reported the Daily Beast. In Harris County, where Houston is located, there are more than 237,000 confirmed cases, one-sixth of all infections in the state.  But thousands of at-risk healthcare workers have been struggling to receive their vaccines due to hospitals quickly running out of supply. Approximately 60 residents of the luxury Montebello condominium complex (pictured)  in uptown Houston received COVID-19 vaccines Meanwhile healthcare workers have been struggling to receive their vaccines due to hospitals quickly running out of...
    Seniors line up for COVID-19 vaccine in Fort Myers, Florida. The frustration that vaccines are not showing up in the quantity, and on the schedule, that states were promised continues to grow. The distribution was called a logistical nightmare months ago, and despite a stack of promises from Donald Trump, that nightmare is coming to pass as federal sources utterly fail to get the vaccine where it’s needed in the appropriate quantity. As a result, three weeks after the first vaccine became available, the rate of vaccination is still running well below the rate of new COVID-19 cases. Getting 80% of the populace vaccinated at the current rate would take a decade … only it wouldn’t matter, because long before then the vaccine would have ceased to function for most of those previously vaccinated. Handling of the vaccine has been so dreadful that Texas is being forced to throw away thousands of doses because they were allowed to...
    Florida, Texas and Ohio are among the Republican-led states forgoing federal vaccination guidelines to prioritize the elderly ahead of frontline workers.  While medical workers and residents and staffers of long term care facilities are being prioritized for vaccines in virtually every state, local leaders are split on who gets the vaccine next.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines say under the second tier of vaccinations grocery store employees, transit workers, and other frontline staffers should receive the shot at the same time as those who are 75 and older.  But in Florida, Texas, and Ohio shots are being offered to the elderly first and frontline workers are asked to wait. 'We are not going to put young, healthy workers ahead of our elderly, vulnerable population,' Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday, allowing people 65 years and older to jump ahead of essential workers.  In Lee County, Florida on...
    A Texas college student has vanished while driving back to spend Christmas with his family with his crashed car found in a ditch at the side of the road. Texas State student Jason Landry, 21, went missing on Sunday, December 13, just as he set off on the 165 mile drive from San Marcos east to his parents' home in Houston. Texas EquuSearch announced on Saturday that it was suspending its search efforts for the man but could resume once law enforcement had determined a more specific area in which to conduct a search.  Jason Landry's family say his belongings were found in his crashed car, but there was no sign of the 21-year-old. He disappeared on December 13th Texas EquuSearch has combed the area for Landry, using scent dogs that tracked the 21-year-old to a pond but there was no sign of the man Fox 4 News...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A University Park police sergeant, who was reported missing on Wednesday while duck hunting, was found dead Thursday morning, the police department said. The department identified the officer as Sgt. Robert Ramsey and said he went duck hunting at Lake Tawakoni in Hunt County on Wednesday. Police said it appeared Ramsey was launching his boat from a public ramp at 11:30 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, he ended up in the water. His body was found at around 11:20 a.m. Thursday and was eventually recovered by crews with the Texas Game Warden, police said. Further details on his death have not been released as authorities continue to investigate. MORE FROM CBSDFW Affidavit: Dispute Over Repossessed Vehicle Leads To Triple Murder At Fort Worth Used Car Lot Car Crashes Into Home, Kills Greenville HS Senior Aramis Mora As She Took Virtual Classes COVID-19 Waivers Of Texas...
    A married couple who were both teachers in Texas died of COVID-19 complications while holding hands.  Paul Blackwell, 61, and Rose Mary Blackwell, 65, died on Sunday at Harris Methodist Hospital, according to their family. The couple spent several days in intensive care on ventilators as their conditions continued to worsen and their family made the heartbreaking decision to take them off life support, Paul’s son Christopher Blackwell told CBS 11. “Two of my other brothers are actually in the room there at the hospital and they wheeled my stepmother in there in the room with my father and at the same time, removed them both from the ventilator,” Christopher said. “They had them holding hands and they were both gone in a couple of minutes,” he continued. “I’ve never seen anything like that before and it’s hard to even put into words seeing that.” Both Paul and Rose...
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    (CBS DFW)- A gut-wrenching story out of Texas on the deadly toll COVID-19 continues to take in the state. A married couple who were both educators in Grand Prairie, Texas have become two of the pandemic’s latest victims. Paul Blackwell was a PE teacher and a football coach at a local middle school. His wife, Rose Blackwell, was a teacher at the Travis World Language Academy. Paul and Rose Blackwell (credit: Blackwell family) Their son, Christopher Blackwell, told CBS DFW the couple had been hospitalized at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. He said they spent several days in intensive care on ventilators as their conditions continued to worsen. Last week, the couple’s family which includes five children, was told the 61-year-old father and 65-year-old mother would not survive. A decision was made to discontinue life support while the family took part in an emotional goodbye. “Two of my other...
    Two teenage brothers were fatally shot and a third person was wounded when they were attacked by masked gunmen while sitting in a car in their Texas driveway, police and family said. Jonathan and Devin Massey, ages 17 and 15, respectively, were killed and another victim was injured shortly before 8:15 p.m. Saturday in Rosharon, located in southeast Texas, a spokesperson for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said in an email to Fox News on Tuesday. Witnesses told police they saw masked suspects approach the trio of victims as they were inside a vehicle on Broadmore Avenue, where they opened fire before fleeing. It wasn’t immediately clear how many suspects were involved and if the shots were exchanged between the victims and their attackers, or if only the masked group fired rounds, police said. TEXAS HS FOOTBALL PLAYER ACCUSED OF ATTACKING REF SUSPENDED FROM ALL SPORTS FOR YEAR The...
    REDWOOD SHORES (CBS SF) – While software giant Oracle announced it would move its headquarters to Texas, becoming the latest Silicon Valley firm to leave the region, CEO Larry Ellison has reportedly moved to his Hawaiian island. According to a company email obtained by Vox, the billionaire was responding to questions about whether or not he would follow the company from its longtime headquarters in the Redwood Shores area of Redwood City to Austin. “The answer is no. I’ve moved to the state of Hawaii and I’ll be using the power of Zoom to work from the island of Lanai,” Ellison said, before ending his email with a “Mahalo.” Ellison owns 98% of the 141 square mile island, which he bought for $300 million in 2012. One of the richest people in the world, the Oracle co-founder has a net worth of $83.2 billion, according to Forbes. The company, which...
    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A gut-wrenching story out of Grand Prairie on the deadly toll COVID-19 continues to take in North Texas. A married couple who were both educators in Grand Prairie ISD have become two of the pandemic’s latest victims. Paul Blackwell was a PE teacher and a football coach at Fannin Middle School. His wife, Rose Blackwell, was a teacher at the Travis World Language Academy. Paul and Rose Blackwell (credit: Blackwell family) Their son, Christopher Blackwell, told CBS 11 the couple had been hospitalized at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. He said they spent several days in intensive care on ventilators as their conditions continued to worsen. Last week, the couple’s family which includes five children, was told the 61-year-old father and 65-year-old mother would not survive. A decision was made to discontinue life support while the family took part in an emotional goodbye. “Two...
    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A gut-wrenching story out of Grand Prairie on the deadly toll COVID-19 continues to take in North Texas. A married couple who were both educators in Grand Prairie ISD have become two of the pandemic’s latest victims. Paul Blackwell was a PE teacher and a football coach at Fannin Middle School. His wife, Rose Blackwell, was a teacher at the Travis World Language Academy. Paul and Rose Blackwell (credit: Blackwell family) Their son, Christopher Blackwell, told CBS 11 the couple had been hospitalized at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. He said they spent several days in intensive care on ventilators as their conditions continued to worsen. Last week, the couple’s family which includes five children, was told the 61-year-old father and 65-year-old mother would not survive. A decision was made to discontinue life support while the family took part in an emotional goodbye. “Two...
    The definitive ranking of every Batman movie Turkey’s Arcelik Is in Talks to Buy Hitachi Home Appliance Arm Johnny Manziel slams college football writer while defending Texas A&M Johnny Manziel slammed a college football writer over Twitter Sunday in defense of his alma mater. © Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire Johnny Manziel has very strong feelings about his alma mater. Manziel’s Texas A&M Aggies are 7-1 and have a game against Tennessee next week. The Aggies are in a tough spot when it comes to the College Football Playoff. They are ranked No. 5 and want to be among the top four teams. Manziel, who played at A&M from 2012-2013, made the case that A&M should be included. He smashed a writer who questioned whether A&M deserved a spot or USC in the case that Notre Dame beats Clemson again. “For a person that writes about college football you...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – SpaceX launched its shiny, bullet-shaped, straight-out-of-science fiction Starship several miles into the air from a remote corner of Texas on Wednesday, but the 6 1/2-minute test flight ended in an explosive fireball at touchdown. It was the highest and most elaborate flight yet for the rocketship that Elon Musk says could carry people to Mars in as little as six years. This latest prototype — the first one equipped with a nose cone, body flaps and three engines — was shooting for an altitude of up to eight miles. That’s almost 100 times higher than previous hops and skimming the stratosphere. Starship seemed to hit the mark or at least come close. There was no immediate word from SpaceX on how high it went. The full-scale, stainless steel model — 160 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter — soared out over the Gulf...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin Mayor Steve Adler went on vacation to Mexico with family in November as he urged people to stay home amid worsening coronavirus caseloads in Texas, at one point recording a video during the trip in which he told residents back home that now was “not the time to relax.” The trip revealed Wednesday by the Austin American-Statesman is the latest example of a public official who has pleaded for vigilance in the face of rising cases and hospitalizations across the U.S. seeming to not heed their own guidance. Hours after the story was published, Adler issued a statement apologizing for the trip. “While I violated no orders or guidelines, I regret this travel,” Adler said. “I wouldn’t travel now, didn’t over Thanksgiving and won’t over Christmas. But my fear is that this travel, even having happened during a safer period, could be used by some...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin Mayor Steve Adler went on vacation to Mexico with family in November as he urged people to stay home amid worsening coronavirus caseloads in Texas, at one point recording a video during the trip in which he told residents back home that now was “not the time to relax." The trip revealed Wednesday by the Austin American-Statesman is the latest example of a public official who has pleaded for vigilance in the face of rising cases and hospitalizations across the U.S. seeming to not heed their own guidance. Hours after the story was published, Adler issued a statement apologizing for the trip. "While I violated no orders or guidelines, I regret this travel," Adler said. “I wouldn’t travel now, didn’t over Thanksgiving and won’t over Christmas. But my fear is that this travel, even having happened during a safer period, could be used by some...
    Johnny Manziel seemed to recently indicate that he accepted money during his playing days at Texas A&M. Manziel was infamously involved in an autograph scandal while playing for the Aggies, but nothing really came of it. Other than having to sit a single half against Rice, he breezed through the situation. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) However, it sounds like Johnny Football more or less confirmed that he took money in violation of NCAA rules. During a recent interview on the “Ya Neva Know: You Know What I Mean?” podcast, Manziel said the following when talking about getting paid: I was like, ‘Yo, I’m going to go do what I need to do.’ It’ll get to a point to where we talk about it one day…A motherf**ker comes up to you and says, ‘I have $5,000 for you to do something,’ and...
    The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of their own after a senior deputy was killed in a motorcycle crash after driving home from Louisiana. The crash happened in Milam County, Texas, which is about two and a half hours northeast of San Antonio. Officials said Sr. Deputy Robert Small, 48, was off-duty and driving a motorcycle that collided with another vehicle. Details on the crash are limited; however, the Texas Department of Public Safety is still investigating. The deputy’s body will be escorted to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office by TCSO deputies. Deputy Small joined TCSO in December of 1995, beginning his career in dispatch. He later served as a corrections officer for several years before ranking up to a deputy in 2006, according to officials. He worked night shift patrol in western Travis County for over 10 years before moving to the Motors...
    Harris County Precinct 4 Jennifer Moore Frenchmeyer Jennifer Moore Frenchmeyer has been arrested in Harris County, Texas, after deputies discovered that she’d abandoned her boy at a public skating rink while she smoked crack and passed out. Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman posted about the incident on Twitter and wrote, “Constables arrest mother for child abandonment” alongside a mugshot of the 39-year-old mother. According to Harris County law enforcement, the 9-year-old boy was left unattended for about four hours at the Skate Champions rink in Spring, Texas, just north of Houston. Fox West Texas reported that the boy was discovered when the owner arrived to lock up near midnight on Friday night, November 20. The owner then called Harris County Precinct 4 deputies to look into the case, the outlet reported.Harris County Deputies Said They Discovered the Boy Had Been Left Unattended...
    Harris County Precinct 4 Jennifer Moore Frenchmeyer Jennifer Moore Frenchmeyer has been arrested in Harris County, Texas, after deputies discovered that she’d abandoned her boy at a public skating rink while she smoked crack and passed out. Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman posted about the incident on Twitter and wrote, “Constables arrest mother for child abandonment” alongside a mugshot of the 39-year-old mother. According to Harris County law enforcement, the 9-year-old boy was left unattended for about four hours at the Skate Champions rink in Spring, Texas, just north of Houston. Fox West Texas reported that the boy was discovered when the owner arrived to lock up near midnight on Friday night, November 20. The owner then called Harris County Precinct 4 deputies to look into the case, the outlet reported.Harris County Deputies Said They Discovered the Boy Had Been Left Unattended for About 4 HoursOn the precinct’s...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – This holiday season, Texans can help provide meals for at-risk youth and families in need – all while supporting local restaurants. On Monday, Nov. 23, Governor Greg Abbott announced a reboot of the Comfort Food Care Program, which began in March to support restaurants forced to limit or close services because of COVID-19. “We had just celebrated our 20th anniversary in February, and it was very exciting,” said Holly Pils, owner of Boopa’s Bagel Deli in Fort Worth. “It was a triumphant kind of moment and then everything changed in March. And March, April, and May were really tough months. I had to cut my staff in half.” Some restaurants in Texas won’t survive the pandemic. “It’s heartbreaking really,” said Anna Tauzin with the Texas Restaurant Association. “About 14 to 15% of restaurants in the state have already closed and another 15 to 20% could close...
    Madison shared a Texas-appropriate greeting with her fans. On Saturday, November 21, Madison Grace Reed spiced up her fans’ Instagram feeds by showing off the leather and lace look that she wore during a visit to the Lone Star State. In her caption, the 24-year-old fashion influencer wished her followers a happy weekend in an “appropriate” Texan manner by referring to them as “y’all.” However, instead of showing off her cowgirl style, she posed in a look that appeared to be partially inspired by intimate apparel. She rocked a white bustier crafted out of semi-sheer floral lace. The garment featured boning that accentuated her svelte figure, while its lined, structured cups enhanced the shape of her perky chest. The neckline dipped down in a sweetheart shape, and it was trimmed with a small ruffle. She tagged the Australian label Lioness to reveal where she got the alluring top. Madison’s contrasting...
    Twenty five years after a nurse and mother-of-four from California was brutally raped and murdered while jogging along a river trail, police announced they have solved the cold case and arrested the suspected killer thanks to DNA found under the victim's fingernails.  The Redding Police Department on Friday identified the suspect in the 1995 slaying of 37-year-old Christine Munro as James Watkins, 42, who is currently serving a 14-year sentence in Texas state prison for a robbery conviction.    Munro was ambushed, sexually assaulted and had her throat slashed while jogging on the south side of the Sacramento River Trail on June 24, 1995, sending shockwaves through the local community.  James Watkins, 42 (left), has been charged with murder, rape and kidnapping in the June 1995 attack on Christine Munro, 37 (right) in Sacramento, California. Munro, a nurse and mother of four, was raped and had her throat...
    TheaDesign/Shutterstock A Texas fifth-grade teacher, Sarah Hunt, is accused of killing her 17-year-old son on Monday as she was driving him to school, according to the Waco Tribune-Harold. Police discovered Hunt's 17-year-old son, Garrett Hunt, with fatal gun injuries in the passenger's seat of the vehicle, the Waco Tribune-Harold reported.  Police found a .40 caliber pistol inside of Hunt's car, and during interrogation, she said that she "didn't mean to" kill her son, KWTX-TV reported, citing an affidavit.  Hunt is charged with first-degree murder and held on a hefty $500,000 bond in jail, according to theWaco Tribune-Harold on Tuesday.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A fifth-grade Montessori teacher in Texas is accused of shooting her 17-year-old son and faces a murder charge, according to local news reports. The incident happened on Monday morning in Riesel, Texas when 39-year-old Sarah Hunt was driving her son to school, according...
    A Texas teacher is accused of gunning down her teenage son while she was driving him to school near Waco, a report said. The teacher, 39-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Hunt, allegedly shot her 17-year-old son outside of the small town of Riesel, near Waco, on Monday morning, local television station KWTX reported. Hunt then walked to the town and told two people that her son was “with her mother in heaven.” “What have I done…this is not real,” she told the two people, according to the report. Officers responded to the scene and found the teen dead with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the report. Hunt had picked him up from his father’s house that morning and was supposed to drop him off at school, the report said. Hunt was arrested and hit with a murder charge after the slaying. She’s being held in a local jail in lieu of $500,000...
    Top Democrats and legal experts on Tuesday were optimistic that the Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the most recent challenge against the law while Republicans continued to slam the individual mandate in the act as "plainly unlawful" and more broadly slammed the health care law as a "one-size-fits-all approach." The flurry of commentary Tuesday follows oral arguments in the case, California v. Texas, in which the majority of the justices appeared to favor at the very least preserving the bulk of the law while throwing out the individual mandate, and it even appeared possible the court would throw out the entire case based on standing. "We just finished oral arguments at the Supreme Court to defend the entire Affordable Care Act. The ACA saves lives. It is the law of the land. It is legal. We are confident the Supreme Court will agree," tweeted California Attorney General Xavier...
    HOUSTON, Texas — An as-yet-unidentified gunman shot and killed a Houston police sergeant as he drove to work on the city’s north side Monday afternoon. This marks the second fatal shooting of a Houston police sergeant in the past three weeks, third in 2020, and the fourth line-of-duty Houston police officer death in the past 12 months. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said an unknown gunman shot and killed Sergeant Sean Rios during an incident Monday afternoon on the Interstate 45 feeder road on the city’s north side, Fox 26 Houston reported. Rios was reported to be driving to work when he became engaged in a gun battle with the driver of a blue four-door Mercedes Benz. A motive for the gun battle has not yet been determined. Houston police are engaged in a city-wide manhunt for the shooter Acevedo described as a Hispanic male in his mid to late...
    Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Texas’s top Republican congressional leaders are mostly staying silent after President Donald Trump prematurely and falsely declared victory early Wednesday morning as votes continue to be counted in multiple battleground states, including Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Trump also pledged to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop votes from being counted. His statements early Wednesday morning followed a tweet he sent repeating a false claim that Democrats are stealing the election. Multiple requests for comment from Sen. John Cornyn, who won reelection against Democratic opponent MJ Hegar Tuesday night, and Sen. Ted Cruz went unanswered. The Texas Tribune also reached out to every U.S. congressional representative for Texas, but few Republican members responded. Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also did not respond to requests for comment....
    (CNN)People in the West Texas city of El Paso are waiting in two lines on Tuesday -- one for Covid-19 testing, and another to vote.El Paso became one of the nation's hot spots for the virus after seeing a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases over the past few weeks. Tents were built outside a hospital to treat the influx of patients, health care workers traveled from across the state to help and the medical examiner has received additional morgues.Despite the outbreak, El Paso is seeing a higher voter turnout than in 2016 and some consider the city key to end the unchallenged Republican dominance in America's second-largest state.A total of 222,149 people, or 45% of voters in El Paso County, cast their ballots during early voting, according to the El Paso County Elections Department. On Tuesday, people stood in line inside a shopping mall, schools emptied by the pandemic and...
    A raccoon has been caught on camera causing chaos inside a high school west of Dallas, Texas.   The furry critter managed to enter the main building of Euless Trinity High on Thursday where it ran riot through the halls.   Principal Mike Harris released surveillance video showing seven teachers trying in vain to catch the creature.  Trying out for the track team! A raccoon has been caught on camera causing chaos inside a high school west of Dallas, Texas The raccoon outran the educators, who eventually called in animal control for help.  However, the specialist was also unable to detain the creature, even after deploying a lasso.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next More people have voted early in Texas than voted in 2016 in... Freight train carrying petroleum and 'corrosive product'... Share this article Share The critter's caper continued, with a teacher seen...
    Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Texas voters should be required to wear face masks when casting ballots during the pandemic, a federal district judge ruled Tuesday, invalidating an exemption for polling places that Gov. Greg Abbott had included in his statewide mask mandate. The governor’s mandate for Texans to cover their mouths and noses in public does not apply to polling places, an exclusion that has been challenged as discriminatory against Black and Latino voters who are more likely to be harmed by the coronavirus. Abbott has previously said he encourages voters to wear a face mask, but said he excluded polling places from his mandate to prevent people from being turned away from voting just because they don’t have a mask. Poll workers are also not required to wear masks. In his temporary ruling,...
    NASCAR: Alex Bowman reflects while waiting on the playoff fringe in Texas By: Geoff Magliocchetti October 28, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditEven if his NASCAR playoff journey ends in the Round of 8, Alex Bowman is one of the year’s biggest winners through a powerful evolution. With the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 trapped in rain-induced purgatory at Texas Motor Speedway, the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series have sought ways to entertain themselves as precipitation, mists, and chilly weather rocks the Lone Star State. Bubba Wallace and Ryan Blaney are engaging in virtual sparring on the links of their PlayStations. Joey Logano, locked into the group of four drivers eligible for a champion win in Phoenix in two-and-a-half weeks, told reporters that he was so racked with bored that he considered calling TMS president Eddie Gossage to ask if he could drive one of the massive...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Trinity Railway Express train slammed into a car in Dallas driven by someone having a panic attack. It happened around 4 p.m. near the intersection of Harry Hines Boulevard and Market Center Boulevard. A DART spokesman said the driver was having a panic attack and stalled on the tracks. No one was hurt in the car or on the train, the spokesman said. A bus shuttle was set up between Medical/Market Center and EBJ/Union stations to get riders around the problem until the crash is cleared. MORE FROM CBSDFW 3-Year-Old Texas Boy Dies After Shooting Self During His Birthday Party Cowboys QB Andy Dalton Suffers Concussion During Washington Game After Taking Hit To Head Just Days After North Texas Officer Died Of COVID-19, His Mother Has Now Also Died From The Virus
    By ACACIA CORONADO, Report for America/Associated Press President Donald Trump downplayed the toll of the coronavirus during Thursday's final debate with Joe Biden, and specifically mentioned tamping down the surge in Texas. “There was a very big spike in Texas, it’s now gone,” Trump said. But in the border city of El Paso, COVID-19 is the worst it’s been since the pandemic began. Health officials in the El Paso-area reported 969 new coronavirus cases Friday, leading to more than 10,000 active cases in the region as figures soared over the past week to record highs. Hospitalizations increased by 107 over Thursday, bringing the total to 678 total, with 195 of those people in intensive care. At least 571 people in the area have died since the pandemic began. Local officials have tightened virus restrictions, cutting back capacity at non-essential businesses to 50%, stopping visitations at facilities that care for the...
    President Donald Trump downplayed the toll of the coronavirus during Thursday’s final debate with Joe Biden, and specifically mentioned tamping down the surge in Texas. “There was a very big spike in Texas, it’s now gone,” Trump said. But in the border city of El Paso, COVID-19 is the worst it’s been since the pandemic began. Health officials in the El Paso-area reported 969 new coronavirus cases Friday, leading to more than 10,000 active cases in the region as figures soared over the past week to record highs. Hospitalizations increased by 107 over Thursday, bringing the total to 678 total, with 195 of those people in intensive care. At least 571 people in the area have died since the pandemic began. Local officials have tightened virus restrictions, cutting back capacity at non-essential businesses to 50%, stopping visitations at facilities that care for the elderly, and banning home gatherings — the...
    Kimberly Van Der Beek isn’t regretting her and husband James Van Der Beek's decision to uproot their family from Beverly Hills, Calif., to Texas. The mother of five spoke candidly about how her family is adjusting to their new digs on 36 acres in the Lone Star state and what factored into the Van Der Beeks' decision to relocate their children, Olivia, 10, Joshua, 8, Annabel Leah, 6, Emilia, 4, and Gwendolyn, 2. During an Instagram Live broadcast on Tuesday, Kimberly, 38, said that while they’re currently leasing the expansive property, which features various standalone structures, including a “lounge room” and multiple guest houses, the family is simply testing the waters on how much space they actually need for their large family. “I’ll tell you a secret: This costs less than it cost to live in Beverly Hills,” Kimberly said as she panned the camera across her extensive surroundings. “It’s kind of...
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