Texas

U.S. Department of Transportation News: DOT Announces $46 Million Loan for Austin’s Manor Expressway Project

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Thursday announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau will provide up to a $46.94 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA).  The loan is for the 290E Manor Expressway Phase III Project. “This … Continue reading U.S. Department of Transportation News: DOT Announces $46 Million Loan for Austin’s Manor Expressway Project

Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to Texas

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Austin, Texas, where she delivered remarks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Midyear meeting between heads of state police agencies, police chief associations, and midsize agencies. During her remarks, the Secretary reaffirmed the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) commitment to … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to Texas

Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Appoints Three To The Specialty Courts Advisory Council

Texas Governor Greg Abbott appoints Carols Y. Benavides, Keta Dickerson and Amy Granberry to the Specialty Courts Advisory Council AUSTIN, TX (STL.News) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carols Y. Benavides, IV and reappointed Keta Dickerson and Amy Granberry to the Specialty Courts Advisory Council for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025.  The … Continue reading Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Appoints Three To The Specialty Courts Advisory Council

The Latest: Hickenlooper unlikely to fall back on Senate bid

AUSTIN, Texas(AP)  — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he can’t see running for U.S. Senate if his presidential bid fails. The Democrat says Sunday that he’s “not cut out” for the Senate. But Hickenlooper acknowledges he’s spoken with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. … Continue reading The Latest: Hickenlooper unlikely to fall back on Senate bid

The Latest: Warren defends call for breaking up tech giants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)  — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has defended her new call to break up big U.S. technology companies at a major tech conference in Texas. The Democratic presidential candidate appeared Saturday at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival a day after making her … Continue reading The Latest: Warren defends call for breaking up tech giants

No. 1 Baylor women rout Texas Tech 100-61 in Big 12 quarters

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)  — Kalani Brown and NaLyssa Smith scored 14 points each Saturday to help No. 1 Baylor rout Texas Tech 100-61 for its 21st straight victory in the Big 12 women’s tournament quarterfinals. Moon Ursin and Chloe Jackson added 12 points apiece for the Lady Bears (29-1), who shot 57 percent in their third 100-point … Continue reading No. 1 Baylor women rout Texas Tech 100-61 in Big 12 quarters

‘Blood everywhere’: Package bomb 911 calls are released

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Recordings of several 911 calls made after a series of deadly package bombings in Austin last year show the chaos and panic that gripped the city. In one 911 call after the first bomb detonated March 2, 2018, relatives, neighbors and first responders struggled to discern what happened after a packaged exploded … Continue reading ‘Blood everywhere’: Package bomb 911 calls are released

United States | Assistant Secretary Fannon Travel to Houston, Texas

United States – Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon will travel to Houston, Texas March 10-14 and will accompany Secretary Pompeo when he delivers keynote remarks at CERA Energy Week’s “Reshaping the Energy Future” conference. During his trip, Assistant Secretary Fannon will also meet with government officials and private sector representatives … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Fannon Travel to Houston, Texas

10 Laws You Must Know If You Are in Texas

It doesn’t matter where you come from, the natives of the Lone Star state would not appreciate you if you’re clueless about the laws, ‘estrictamente no’!  Well, to your rescue, we have the 10 must know laws of Texas, that can spare your face from an embarrassing ‘mugshot’, and worse, a gunslinger. Ask a Texan, and you’d … Continue reading 10 Laws You Must Know If You Are in Texas

Texas News: Governor Greg Abbott Names Chair, Appoints Five To Texas Physician Assistant Board

AUSTIN, TX (STL.News) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Larry Hughes, Ed.D. to the Texas Physician Assistant Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025.  Additionally, the Governor reappointed Jennifer Clarner and appointed Cameron McElhany, Janith Mills, and John Scott, D.O. for terms set to expire February 1, 2023.  The Governor … Continue reading Texas News: Governor Greg Abbott Names Chair, Appoints Five To Texas Physician Assistant Board

WACO, Texas | Jury finds ex-Baylor football player not guilty of rape

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury on Thursday found a former Baylor University football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the nation’s largest Baptist university and led to the departure of several top leaders. The McLennan County jury deliberated about two … Continue reading WACO, Texas | Jury finds ex-Baylor football player not guilty of rape

HOUSTON | Migrant mom sues over toddler’s death after detention

HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a migrant toddler who died shortly after being released from the nation’s largest family detention center sued the tiny Arizona city on Thursday that for years was paid by the U.S. government to run the facility in name only. The lawsuit from Yazmin Juarez of Guatemala alleges that her … Continue reading HOUSTON | Migrant mom sues over toddler’s death after detention

Son of American freed in Yemen says dad is ‘safe’

DALLAS | FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) The son of an American oil worker recently freed after being abducted 18 months ago in Yemen said Wednesday that his father is getting reacquainted with his Yemeni wife and their children, and that he hopes to talk to him soon. “All I know right now is that he’s … Continue reading Son of American freed in Yemen says dad is ‘safe’

High court’s cross case could affect monuments nationally

WASHINGTON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) A 40-foot-tall, concrete cross on public land in a Maryland suburb of Washington is at the center of a case before the Supreme Court. But similar monuments elsewhere in the country could be affected by the high court ruling, states have told the justices. The District of Columbia-based American Humanist … Continue reading High court’s cross case could affect monuments nationally

Harden’s 30-point streak ends as Rockets beat Hawks 119-111

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden isn’t exactly lamenting the end of his impressive scoring run. Harden had 28 points, snapping his 32-game streak with at least 30 while the Houston Rockets beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday night. He’s glad it’s over, too — especially since he had no expectation of matching Wilt Chamberlain’s … Continue reading Harden’s 30-point streak ends as Rockets beat Hawks 119-111

Friends seek to clear Houston couple killed in drug raid

HOUSTON (AP) — When police fatally shot a couple during a raid of their home in a working-class Houston neighborhood, friends and family members angrily dismissed allegations that the two were selling heroin and had fired on officers while defending an illicit business. Authorities have not cleared their names, even after alleging that an officer … Continue reading Friends seek to clear Houston couple killed in drug raid

Search continues for body at Texas plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — Authorities continue to scour the shallow waters of a southeast Texas bay for clues about what led to the sudden crash of a Boeing 767 cargo plane, and for the body of one of the three people aboard. An area sheriff says a north wind has exposed more of the three-quarter-mile … Continue reading Search continues for body at Texas plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas | Sheriff: 1 body recovered from Texas cargo plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — Search and recovery crews have recovered one body and the search continued Sunday for two more at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay near Houston with three people aboard. The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the body was recovered late Saturday … Continue reading ANAHUAC, Texas | Sheriff: 1 body recovered from Texas cargo plane crash site

NEW YORK | Knicks beat Spurs to end 18-game home losing streak

NEW YORK (AP) — This Broadway smash even made news on Hollywood’s big night. Hey, when the Knicks win a home game, Spike Lee needs to know. Even if he’s across the country at the Academy Awards, busy getting his own big victory. So when the Knicks snapped their franchise-record losing streak at Madison Square … Continue reading NEW YORK | Knicks beat Spurs to end 18-game home losing streak

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s repeated fabrications on voting fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading tall tales about election fraud. Asked about ballot malfeasance involving a Republican in North Carolina, the president insisted he condemns voter fraud “of any kind, whether it’s Democrat or Republican” and pointed to a “million fraudulent votes” cast in California. But no such case exists. In fact, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s repeated fabrications on voting fraud

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla | Mets ace DeGrom makes spring debut, heater hits 97 mph

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — After one exhibition start, Jacob deGrom has a 9.00 ERA. No worries, because all other signs are positive for one of the top pitchers in the major leagues. “Still plenty of time to hopefully get that down,” the New York Mets ace said Sunday with a few laughs. The … Continue reading PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla | Mets ace DeGrom makes spring debut, heater hits 97 mph

HOUSTON | Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane “went in nose first,” leaving a debris field three-quarters of a mile long in Trinity Bay, … Continue reading HOUSTON | Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

HOUSTON | Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with 3 aboard crashes near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard crashed Saturday into a bay just east of the city, according to officials. Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration did not immediately know the status of the people aboard and the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office could not immediately be … Continue reading HOUSTON | Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with 3 aboard crashes near Houston

AUSTIN, Texas | Opposition mounts against Texas governor’s election chief

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A key Texas Democrat says he won’t back Gov. Greg Abbott’s embattled choice for secretary of state, whose job is in peril over an inaccurate list of 95,000 voters flagged as possible non-U.S. citizens. Sen. Jose Rodriguez chairs the Democratic caucus in the chamber. He said Thursday “the damage has been … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Opposition mounts against Texas governor’s election chief

HOUSTON | Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the government is still needlessly breaking up immigrant families. The Texas Civil Rights Project released a report Thursday that … Continue reading HOUSTON | Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

DALLAS | Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they are purposely grounding planes in order to gain leverage in new contract negotiations. Separately, Southwest said Wednesday that the partial shutdown of the federal government will cost it $60 million in lost revenue during the first quarter — … Continue reading DALLAS | Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems

EL PASO, Texas | Border wall could be tricky issue, especially for O’Rourke

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When Donald Trump visited Beto O’Rourke’s hometown to argue that walling off the southern border makes the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O’Rourke helped lead thousands of his own on a protest … Continue reading EL PASO, Texas | Border wall could be tricky issue, especially for O’Rourke

DECATUR, Texas | Texas sheriff: 2 malnourished children found in dog cage

DECATUR, Texas (AP) — Deputies on Tuesday discovered two malnourished children crammed into a locked dog cage and two more smeared with feces and urine in a barn in North Texas, in what a sheriff described as the worst case of child abuse he has ever seen. The barn was “crudely fashioned” into living quarters, … Continue reading DECATUR, Texas | Texas sheriff: 2 malnourished children found in dog cage