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Wind power does its part during record heatwave in Texas

Homes and businesses in Texas last week experienced record high electricity use, but the grid held up without any major problems, a testament to good grid management and the increasing use of wind power.

Canadian company to build largest solar plant in Texas

Austin - Longueuil, Québec-based Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the acquisition of a sizable photovoltaic solar project located in Winkler County, Texas from Longroad Energy Partners, LLC.

Texas considers how to prevent school shootings

Chicago - Texas Governor Greg Abbott met Tuesday with experts and politicians to discuss how to prevent school shootings, five days after a teenage gunman killed 10 people at a high school in the southern US state.

Texas school gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say

Santa Fe - The gunman accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 at a Texas high school last week was in a state of mental confusion, his attorneys said Monday, as schools beefed up security for students returning to classrooms.

Deadly Texas school shooting gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say

Santa Fe - The gunman accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 at a Texas high school last week was in a state of mental confusion, his attorneys said Monday, as schools beefed up security for students returning to classrooms.

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Stafford - Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Stafford - Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

Texans turn to God as school rocked by latest shooting

Santa Fe - Grief-stricken families in southwestern Texas gathered in churches throughout Santa Fe on Sunday seeking spiritual succor following a massacre at the town's high school, the nation's latest mass shooting.

Funeral set for Pakistani girl killed in Texas

Santa Fe - Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral Sunday in Texas of Sabika Sheikh, the young Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting Friday at a high school, organizers told AFP.

Texas students take solace in baseball after school shooting

Deer Park - Thirty-six hours after several classmates were gunned down in a massacre, Santa Fe High School athletes took the field Saturday to partake in a longstanding and, for at least one evening, healing Texas pastime: baseball.

Officers 'did what they could' in Texas killings: chief

Santa Fe - Two officers "did what they could" when a teenager opened fire and killed 10 inside a Texas school, their chief said Saturday, tight-lipped about a probe into the latest US mass shooting.

'It was terrifying': Students reel from latest US school shooting

Santa Fe - Evan San Miguel, a freshman at Santa Fe High School, said he was in his art class early Friday when a fellow student burst in and yelled "Surprise!" Then the shooting started."It was terrifying, terrifying," Evan recalled hours later.

Latest shooting revives US arms control debate

Washington - The shooting at a Texas high school has revived the perennial hot-button issue of arms control in the United States, and the ease with which weapons can be purchased.

Texas shooter had 'born to kill' t-shirt

Santa Fe - Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who police say shot 10 people dead Friday at his Texas high school, recently posted a picture of a black t-shirt on his Facebook page that read: "BORN TO KILL.

Texas school shooting: What we know

Santa Fe - The latest mass shooting at a US school unfolded Friday in the Texas town of Santa Fe, where least 10 people were killed by a heavily armed student.

Ten dead in Texas school shooting, student arrested

Santa Fe - Ten people, mostly students, were killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in a Texas high school Friday, the latest deadly school shooting to hit the United States.

Deadliest recent mass shootings in the United States

Washington - At least five people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday.

Amazon has started rejecting cities' proposals for its HQ2

Arlington, Texas, says that as of two weeks ago, it was out of the running to host Amazon's second headquarters, known as HQ2. Arlington, about 20 miles from Dallas, had submitted a proposal as part of Dallas' pitch to Amazon.

California firm starts self-driving ride-share project in Texas

Frisco - Drive.ai based in California is about to launch a self-driving ride-share service in Texas. Drive said it will offer rides to more than 10,000 people in Level 4 self-driving vehicles.

Texas bomber 'not sorry' on confession tape: report

Chicago - The man behind a series of package bombs that terrorized Texas state capital Austin left a recorded confession expressing no remorse and describing himself as a "psychopath," a newspaper reported Thursday.

Suspect in Austin bombings has blown himself up: police

Washington - A man being sought over the Austin parcel bombings blew himself up early Wednesday inside his car as police moved in to arrest him, police said."The suspect is deceased," Austin police chief Brian Manley told a news conference.

Trump slams 'sick people' for Texas bombings after fifth blast

Austin - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced a series of package bombings in Texas, calling those behind them "very, very sick," following an explosion at a FedEx facility that officials said appeared to be linked to four others.

Two injured in mysterious Texas bombing, fourth in month

Chicago - Two people were injured late Sunday in an explosion at a home in Austin, Texas, the fourth mysterious bombing in the city this month, police said.

US police search for Texas package bomber

Chicago - Police in Austin, Texas were searching Tuesday for a bomb maker as the US city remained on edge following a series of explosive packages sent to homes, killing two people.

Texas package bombs probed as possible hate crimes

Chicago - Two parcel bombs rattled the US city of Austin on Monday, 10 days after a similar deadly blast, as Texas police said they were investigating the possibility that the attacks were serial hate crimes.

Texas package bombs may be serial hate crimes: police

Chicago - Two parcel bombs rattled the US city of Austin on Monday, 10 days after a similar deadly blast, as Texas police said they were investigating the possibility of serial hate crimes against African Americans.

Review: Jeremy Parsons infectious on new single 'Burn This House Down' Special

Texas-born country singer-songwriter Jeremy Parsons has released his new country single, the spitfire "Burn This House Down."

Some 25 dead after gunman opens fire on Texas church service

Sutherland Springs - A gunman went into a Baptist church in Texas during Sunday morning services and shot dead some two dozen worshippers, the sheriff said, in the latest mass shooting to shock the United States.

Coal-fired power plants continue to decline, despite EPA ruling

Luminant, the state of Texas' largest energy supplier has announced it would close three coal-fired power plants in early 2018. Combined, they account for 12 percent of the state's coal power plant capacity.

Review: Tritonal superb at Electric Zoo, dedicate a track to Texas Special

New York City - On September 2, electronic duo Tritonal performed on the elephant-themed main stage at "Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro" for a good turnout.
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An official photograph - full face and profile - of Hank Skinner.
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