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Texas releases video of arrest of black woman who died in jail

Washington - Texan authorities released footage showing a white police officer, during a routine traffic stop, argue with and arrest an unarmed black woman who later died in jail.

Parents napped as 2-year-old Dallas girl died in hot car

Police in Dallas, Texas, are investigating the tragic death of a two-year-old girl who died in a hot car as her parents napped inside their home. Nariyah Raufu died July 17 after allegedly being left strapped to her hot car seat in 98 degree weather.

Texas redheaded centipede is large enough to eat a snake

Yep, they do grow them big in Texas, and we're not talking about Longhorns, either. The Lone Star State is also home to the biggest creepy-crawly bug around, called the Texas redheaded centipede, it is a whopping eight inches when fully grown.

Tanya Tucker: Interview with a celebrated country icon Special

Digital Journal caught up with the charismatic superstar ahead of a tell-all TV interview set to air on Friday, July 10 on PBS. She also discussed her current tour and her struggles with addiction.

BP agrees to settle claims from 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

New Orleans - Oil giant BP Plc has agreed to pay nearly $19 billion in penalties to U.S. and state agencies to resolve claims still outstanding from a 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 and ravaged the southern U.S. coastline.

Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton discusses the band's current activities Special

The Aerosmith juggernaut just keeps on rolling and in 2015 the legendary five-piece from Boston, Massachusetts - America's most successful rock band - remain as busy as ever. Digital Journal spoke to their bass player, Mr. Sweet Emotion himself.

Man getting traffic ticket flees police, but for a heroic reason

Irving - A Texas driver fled the scene while receiving a citation from a police officer, but his motives were to track down a hit-and-run driver.

Suspect dead after gun, bomb attack on Dallas police HQ

Dallas - A man sprayed gunfire and planted several bombs at Dallas police headquarters in a rampage that came to a brutal end when snipers shot him dead after several terrifying hours.

Snipers shoot Dallas attacker after chaotic night of carnage

Dallas - Snipers shot and presumably killed a man in Texas on Saturday, ending a spectacular rampage in which he planted several bombs and sprayed the police headquarters with gunfire, authorities said.

We Were Wolves: Interview with singer/guitarist Drew Haught Special

Festival appearances, new EPs, hard-rocking tunes and the challenge of coming up with a name. The singer of this Houston-based band chatted over the telephone with Digital Journal about all of the above and more.

Wife of Okla. pastor shot by trooper challenges police account

Tulsa - The wife of Nehemiah Fischer, an assistant pastor who was fatally shot by one of two highway patrol officers responding to a stranded vehicle call, is questioning the initial police account of the incident.

Op-Ed: World leaders ignore climate change as hundreds die

Denver - In India hundreds are dying from extreme heat. Rain, floods and tornados are lashing Midwestern states in the U.S. In Colorado, the menace is less dramatic: overgrown lawns and grumbling about Seattle-like days in Denver.

Op-Ed: Can weed control violent bikers in Texas?

Austin - Perhaps in a bid to slow down gangster bikers, the Texas legislature has approved medical marijuana. It isn’t likely to calm any aging bikers down.

Marijuana legalization bill advances in Texas

Austin - A controversial marijuana legalization bill is advancing in the Texas legislature and Texas Rep. David Simpson is urging his religiously conservative colleagues to back the bill.

Road rage leads to sword, home-made flail attack in Austin

Austin - An alleged instance of road rage Friday turned into something medieval, ending with attacks with a metal sword and a home-made flail.

Monster mile-wide tornado, softball-sized hail pummels Texas

Rio Vista - A monster tornado touched down in north-central Texas as part of a storm system that brought hail as big as softballs and dangerous winds. The tornado, described as a mile long knocked out power to more than 30,000 people.

Bill requiring cop canine training passes in Texas

In Texas, House Bill 593 may help prevent police shootings involving pets, and the bill is progressing through the Texas legislature.

Dallas County to take guns away from domestic abusers

Dallas - Starting as soon as this week, the Dallas County Sheriff's Department will start taking guns away from those convicted of domestic abuse.

Op-Ed: Bill to bypass high school end-of-course exams hurts education

Austin - To graduate from high school in Texas, you must pass standardized tests: Algebra I, English I and II, Biology, and U.S. History. With many students unlikely to pass them all, the state Senate has just passed a bill allowing exemptions. It's bad law.

Indie artist Zach Nytomt discusses his current activities Special

The Austin-based performer released his debut album two years ago. This year, we shall be hearing quite a lot more from him. He filled Digital Journal in on the details.

Gun rights advocates rally for open carry in the state of Texas

Austin - In Texas, activists are rallying for open carry, an issue still causing quite a bit of controversy in both the political world and daily life in America.

Workers threaten to strike Sunday at huge Texas refinery

Port Arthur - Workers at the largest oil refinery in the United States joined a growing nationwide strike Saturday when they left their jobs at the Motiva Enterprises LLC facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

U.S. oil refinery strike spreads to largest plant in country

The latest round of negotiatons ended on Friday night with workers at the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery in Texas walking off the job at midnight. The strike began on Feb. 1 in California and Texas. Louisiana plants will join at midnight Saturday.

Dogs returned to family after FedEx driver takes them

Houston - A FedEx driver in Texas who allegedly stole two puppies off of a front porch has been suspended. Home security footage posted on Facebook caught the driver in action taking the two French bulldogs, Sheila and Bruno from the Correa family.

Owner of pit bulls who killed a dog suing the dead dogs owner

Four pit bulls in Texas got through a fence and went into the neighboring yard, setting upon a 10-year-old beagle and killing him. Now comes the lawsuit but now also comes the twist - it's the owner of the pit bulls who is suing.

Toddler taken from parents over pot use killed by foster mother

Cameron - A 2-year-old Texas girl whose parents were stripped of custody largely due to her father's marijuana use was murdered by her foster mother, who was sentenced last Tuesday to life behind bars.

Texas, the U.S. wind energy leader now looks to battery storage

Dallas - Texas, home of the oil and gas industry, is the U.S. leader in installed wind energy. As its energy mix for electricity continues to change, it has begun to deal with the issue of battery storage similar to California and New York.

Two US nurses are declared cured of Ebola

Washington - Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave the hospital and meet President Barack Obama for a hug.

US Ebola patient 'flew on domestic airplane'

Washington - The second US health care worker infected with Ebola flew on a domestic airplane a day before her diagnosis, and health authorities said Wednesday they are seeking to interview 132 people on that flight.

Jet makes emergency landing after cabin walls buckle

San Francisco - An American Airlines flight from California to Texas was forced to turn around over Nevada and make an emergency landing Monday after walls inside the passenger cabin began to buckle, leaving insulation exposed.
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Texas  home of the oil and gas industry  leads the nation in wind energy
Texas, home of the oil and gas industry, leads the nation in wind energy
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An official photograph - full face and profile - of Hank Skinner.
An official photograph - full face and profile - of Hank Skinner.
An official photograph - full face and profile
Texan governor Rick Perry
Texan governor Rick Perry
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Orange-shaded areas show where thunderstorms may hit within the next 12 hours  while red areas show ...
Orange-shaded areas show where thunderstorms may hit within the next 12 hours, while red areas show where severe thunderstorms may strike.
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The Austin cityscape as seen from the new boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake.
The Austin cityscape as seen from the new boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake.
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With god beams shining down  the new wildfire crossed the fence line  spreading onto a neighboring r...
With god beams shining down, the new wildfire crossed the fence line, spreading onto a neighboring ranch. At about this time, fire trucks and their crews arrived, quickly getting the fire under control.
The Big Texan steakhouse in Amarillo  Texas  which was made famous by offering visitors a free 72 ou...
The Big Texan steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas, which was made famous by offering visitors a free 72 ounce (2 kg) beef steak if they eat it in under an hour
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Snow on the bushes at the post office where we stopped and turned around is often not found this far...
Snow on the bushes at the post office where we stopped and turned around is often not found this far South in Marshall, Texas, as we saw it on the road to Arlington, before we turned back.
Drought conditions in Texas.
Drought conditions in Texas.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama view photographs of victims before address...
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama view photographs of victims before addressing a memorial service at Fort Hood, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2009, a few days after 13 soldiers were killed and 38 wounded when an Army officer opened fire at a base processing center.
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A bridge was demolished in Marble Falls  TX
A bridge was demolished in Marble Falls, TX
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Buddy s Well and Septic Service was a big hit at the parade  coming and going.
Buddy's Well and Septic Service was a big hit at the parade, coming and going.
Fort Hood shooting: First responders use a table as a stretcher to transport a wounded US Soldier to...
Fort Hood shooting: First responders use a table as a stretcher to transport a wounded US Soldier to an awaiting ambulance at Fort Hood, Texas - Nov. 5, 2009. The shootings were perpetrated by Nidal Malik Hasan, a career serviceman with the U.S. Army who held the rank of major. The attack claimed the lives of 13 servicemen and women. Hasan has been linked to Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-ranking al-Qaida militant.
United States Army
Texas Governor Rick Perry
Texas Governor Rick Perry
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Texas Nationalist Movement
CyFair region of Lone Star College
CyFair region of Lone Star College
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ENERGY: A major oil refinery in Port Arthur  Texas  is shown after it was damaged by Hurricane Rita ...
ENERGY: A major oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, is shown after it was damaged by Hurricane Rita in 2005.
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A new wildfire in the Texas hill country was quickly knocked down late Wednesday when firefighters w...
A new wildfire in the Texas hill country was quickly knocked down late Wednesday when firefighters with Bandera Fire Rescue arrived with their fast-attack brush truck.
Bystanders crouch for cover as shots rang out from the Soldier Readiness Processing Center on Fort H...
Bystanders crouch for cover as shots rang out from the Soldier Readiness Processing Center on Fort Hood, Texas. The Nov. 5, 2009, shootings were perpetrated by Nidal Malik Hasan, a career serviceman with the U.S. Army who held the rank of major. The attack claimed the lives of 13 servicemen and women. Hasan has been linked to Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-ranking al-Qaida militant.
United States Army
In the aftermath  luck and professionalism combined to prevent any dwelling loss or human injury.
In the aftermath, luck and professionalism combined to prevent any dwelling loss or human injury.