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Fort Hood shooter asks to join Islamic terror group

Fort Leavenworth - The U.S. Army psychiatrist who murdered 13 people at a Texas military base in a 2009 rampage wants to join ISIS, the Islamic militant group currently terrorizing northern Iraq and western Syria.

Op-Ed: Texas Supreme Court wrong to allow employers to lie to workers

Austin - In an erroneous decision that should provoke outrage, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that employers may lie to their workers. It turns out that an employer is not obligated to be truthful about whether workers' jobs are in jeopardy.

Op-Ed: A veto threat even Vito would appreciate

Just about the only folks having a good time with the indictment of Texas governor Rick Perry are members of the national media and folks who really don’t understand Texans or politics.

Tiger shark weighing more than 800-pounds fed to homeless in TX

Earlier this month an 809-pound tiger shark was caught in the Gulf of Mexico, and then it was cooked and fed to some of the homeless and poor in Texas.

Teen boy lives inside Texas Walmart for days — goes unnoticed

Corsicana - A 14-year-old Texas boy who had been missing for 54 hours was discovered camping inside a 24-hour Walmart in the baby section behind boxes of strollers.

Op-Ed: Texas logic on gay marriage would also ban marriage of minorities

Austin - Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor this fall, says that the state's ban on gay marriage should be upheld because gay couples are allegedly not as conducive to "stable" families and child-rearing.

Texas’ emergency herbicide request refused by EPA

Houston - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied the emergency use request filed by the state of Texas to use hazardous herbicide propazine to kill superweeds infesting the state’s cotton.

Texas closes its border to Mexico

After repeated attempts to receive aid to help with the Mexican refugee crisis have failed, Texas officials have been forced to take drastic measures.

Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border

Los Angeles - Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to send 1,000 military reservists to the state's border with Mexico, to tackle a surge in immigrant children flooding into the United States.

Review: Bart Crow and Macy Maloy delight on 'If I Go, I'm Goin'' Special

Texas country artist Bart Crow released his music video for his single "If I Go, I'm Goin'," his collaboration with country songstress Macy Maloy.

Texan shoots dead four of his children, two adults: police

Spring - A Texas man shot and killed four of his children and two adults looking after them before surrendering to police after a standoff during which he held a gun to his head, officials said.

A toast to DoubleToasted: A Kickstarter success story Special

No use crying over Spill-ed milk! Sylvannia Soulet talks with Korey Coleman, the man behind the Kickstarter success story and newly launched movie review site, DoubleToasted.com.

Desperate and alone, immigrant children to be housed in Dallas

Dallas - More than 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into Texas earlier this month are on their way to shelters in Dallas, Texas.

Texans mistakenly vote for African-American reparations

Dallas - Texas legislators approved a bill which supported reparations for American slavery. They did so because they approved it without reading the content.

Luxury lakefront home demolished in fiery cliffhanger (Video)

Whitney - Just imagine. Your luxury lakefront house, bought only a couple of years ago, starts falling into the lake below as the cliff cracks and crumbles away beneath it. Then, to speed things up, authorities set it alight Friday and now the home is gone.

Texas Gov. Perry visits SF, compares homosexuality to alcoholism Special

San Francisco - Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited San Francisco on Wednesday and stunned an audience in the famously tolerant city by comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

George Strait breaks North America indoor concert record

Arlington - George Strait is the reigning ACM and CMA "Entertainer of the Year." He played his final tour stop on his "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour on June 7 in Arlington, Texas.

Husband and wife kill each other in head-on crash

Odell - On Wednesday morning, two drivers in separate vehicles were allegedly killed after a head-on collision. Coincidentally, the drivers were husband and wife.

Newlyweds driving in separate cars die after head on crash

Chillicothe - Texas newlyweds and parents Cristina Munoz, 26 and Nicolas Cruz, 31, were killed when their vehicles smashed on a unlined country road Wednesday morning near their place of employment. They are survived by their three young children.

Olympic gold medalist David Boudia talks diving and future plans Special

Basketball player and television analyst Rebecca Lobo once said, "Winning an Olympic gold medal is like nothing else." This quotation holds true for 2012 Olympic gold medalist David Boudia.

Republican gay rights groups barred from Texas convention

Fort Worth - According to a joint press conference Thursday, two Republican gay rights groups were barred from setting up booths at the upcoming GOP convention in Forth Worth, TX.

Interview: U.S. Senate candidate Kesha Rogers Special

Kesha Rogers is a most interesting U.S. Senate candidate. She's a Texas Democrat who believes that President Obama, who she often compares to Hitler, should be impeached -- some allege she's even said executed -- for "flagrant" constitutional violations.

Country duo The Bellamy Brothers release risky music video

Weatherford - The iconic country duo, The Bellamy Brothers, have released a new music video that is quite risky in terms of traditional country music.

Texas teen faces life in prison for making marijuana brownies

Round Rock - A Texas teen accused of making and selling marijuana and hash oil-laced brownies could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.

Adult woman poses as 15-year-old student, arrested

Longview - A woman in her 30s is in police custody after being outed for posing as a 15-year-old teenager for almost an entire school year.

Amarillo’s new CMA program aims to help community

The medical field is booming and students in the Amarillo area looking to benefit from it have new options at Amarillo College. The college has recently started a new Certified Medical Assistant program to supplement its current Health Science offerings.

Teacher arrested after giving lap dance to student

Houston - A Houston middle-school teacher faces criminal charges after performing a lap dance on one of her male students for his birthday.

U.S. delays Keystone pipeline decision until next year

Washington - Approval of a new pipeline to bring controversial fracked crude oil from Canada to Texas for refining has been delayed for at least a year, U.S. officials announced last week.

Country singer Bart Crow talks new single 'If I Go, I'm Going' Special

Country singer Bart Crow chatted about his forthcoming single release "If I Go, I'm Going," which features country vocalist Macy Maloy.

New lethal drug supply found for Texas executions

Houston - A serial killer was put to death on April 3 in Texas. This followed the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting the lawyers' demand that the source of the lethal injection drug be revealed.
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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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Conspiracy theorist  radio talk show host and Infowars.net founder Alex Jones (L) loudly rallies a g...
Conspiracy theorist, radio talk show host and Infowars.net founder Alex Jones (L) loudly rallies a group of supporters with a megaphone in Dealey Plaza looking down towards the spot where U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 as people gather at the site one day before commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the assassination in Dallas, November 21, 2013. Commemorations of the anniversary will be held Friday in Dallas, Washington and Boston
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An execution chamber at a U.S. State Prison
An execution chamber at a U.S. State Prison
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Galveston Pirate SC
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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.
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A bridge was demolished in Marble Falls  TX
A bridge was demolished in Marble Falls, TX
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Barack Obama campaigning in downtown Austin  Texas  February 22  2008
Barack Obama campaigning in downtown Austin, Texas, February 22, 2008
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Cadillac style also showed up for the small--town Mardi Gras parade.
Cadillac style also showed up for the small--town Mardi Gras parade.
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Many significant lawyers could be involved with the Supreme Court case.
Many significant lawyers could be involved with the Supreme Court case.
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Brad Wiewel  Texas Estate Planning Attorney
Brad Wiewel, Texas Estate Planning Attorney
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Woodrow s run for Governor is a fund-raising effort to help Austin Pets find new homes and meet expe...
Woodrow's run for Governor is a fund-raising effort to help Austin Pets find new homes and meet expenses to stop animals from being dying each week when the new kill lists come out.
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There are no age restrictions for EMS applicants.
There are no age restrictions for EMS applicants.
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In his attempt at becoming honorary fire marshall for the afternoon  Cap checks wind direction as th...
In his attempt at becoming honorary fire marshall for the afternoon, Cap checks wind direction as the fire comes to an end.
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Eight year old Brandon Ivy
Eight year old Brandon Ivy
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Kaylee Rutland
Kaylee Rutland
Renee Rawlings
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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
Who What Where Nguyen Why a/k/a Anonymous Cow
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Texas singer and songwriter Brad Davis
Texas singer and songwriter Brad Davis
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License plates
Linda Flores
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Coffins of soldiers killed in the Fort Hood shootings being loaded aboard an aircraft for flight to ...
Coffins of soldiers killed in the Fort Hood shootings being loaded aboard an aircraft for flight to Dover Air Force Base. 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.
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