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Amber Alert Issued For 1-Month-Old Boy From Wells, Texas

The baby was wearing a diaper, has brown eyes and black hair. He weighs nine pounds and is 1'10."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 18, 2020, 9:55 pm


Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Urges President Trump To Nominate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Successor Soon

He called on President Trump to nominate a “principled constitutionalist with a proven record.”

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 18, 2020, 9:30 pm


Texas Reports 3,978 New Coronavirus Cases, 123 Deaths

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 continued to fall with 3,172 beds filled Friday, 74 fewer than the day before.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 18, 2020, 8:14 pm


Tropical Storm Beta Forms In Gulf, Could Hit Texas Coast Next Week

Tropical Storm Beta has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and could hit the Texas coast next week, the National Hurricane Center reported Friday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 18, 2020, 4:24 pm


Texas Ex-Deputies Say Leaders Rewarded Force With Steakhouse Gift Cards

Incidents that the Texas Rangers and local prosecutors are investigating include a violent arrest that was broadcast on "Live PD" and a deputy's attack on a domestic violence victim.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 18, 2020, 3:33 pm


Texas Doctor Apologizes After Viral Tweet Falsely Accused BLM Protesters Of Attacking His Daughter

A Texas cardiologist's tweet about his daughter and her boyfriend being attacked by “a group of BLM” in Baltimore went viral -- the problem is the claim was not true.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 18, 2020, 2:04 pm


TWC: Texas Unemployment Rate Continues To Decrease, Over 100,000 Jobs Added In August

The unemployment rate in Texas continues to decrease as over 100,000 jobs were added in the state throughout August, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 18, 2020, 12:58 pm


Source Of Texas College Cheerleader Cayley Mandadi’s Injuries The Focus Of Murder Trial

There's no disputing injuries to Texas college cheerleader Cayley Mandadi's body made her virtually unrecognizable. But where did those bruises come from — and when?

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 18, 2020, 8:23 am


Texas Man Who Said He Wanted To Rape, Kill And Eat Girl Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Child Exploitation Crimes

Alexander Nathan Barter pleaded guilty last December to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:53 pm


Reopening Texas: Most Businesses Can Open At 75% Capacity, Bars Still Closed

Most businesses in Texas will soon be able to open at a 75% capacity, but bars will remain closed, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 17, 2020, 4:30 pm


Blue Bell Ordered To Pay $17.25 Million In Criminal Penalties For Shipping Contaminated Products

Blue Bell Creameries has been ordered to pay $17.25 million in criminal penalties after the Texas-based company pleaded guilty to shipping contaminated products.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 17, 2020, 3:08 pm


Fort Hood Soldier Arrested As Base Deals With False Active Shooting Reports

A soldier at Fort Hood was arrested for threatening his leadership, officials at the Texas base said Thursday following what they described as false reports on social media of an active shooter.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 17, 2020, 2:39 pm


Young Texas Woman Turns To Twitter For Help After Dad’s Food Truck Makes Just $6 In One Day

After watching her father struggle to keep his small business afloat in Texas a young woman took to social media -- explaining that he had only made $6 one day and asking for help.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 17, 2020, 2:31 pm


‘They Need To Go’, Lawyer Says Texas Police Leaders That Employed Now Charged Officer Must Make Reforms Or Resign

It was just days ago that a Texas police officer was charged with aggravated assault for shooting and killing a schizophrenic woman, now the lawyer for her family says the police department’s leadership must enact “specific reforms” or step down.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 17, 2020, 2:12 pm


Texas Man Dies While Diving In Florida Keys

A 64-year-old Texas man died Wednesday during a diving trip in the Florida Keys, sheriff's officials said.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 17, 2020, 10:59 am


CVS Set To Double Number Of COVID-19 Testing Locations, Adding Dozens Of Sites In Texas

CVS Health has plans to add more than 2,000 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites at CVS Pharmacy locations in Texas and across the country.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 17, 2020, 8:33 am


Family Of Fort Hood Soldier Corlton Chee Alleges Foul Play In His Death

An Army tank crewman who died at the Fort Hood Army base messaged his fiance that he was concerned about three men who didn't like him.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:39 am


COVID-19 Vaccine Expected By End Of The Year – But Not For Everyone

A COVID-19 vaccine could be available by November, but not for everyone, said CDC director Robert Redfield while testifying in front of a U.S. Senate subcommittee.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 17, 2020, 5:49 am


Texas Looks To Bolster 2020 Census Effort

The Atkins Group has launched the "Let's Count Texas" campaign by issuing a call to action to all Texans to participate in the decennial count.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2020, 8:18 pm


Texas Man Gets 2-And-A-Half Years In Prison For Stalking Taylor Swift

Eric Swarbrick pleaded guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters and emails to pop star Taylor Swift's former record label.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2020, 6:06 pm


Family Sues Private Jail Company For Texas Woman’s Death

The family claims the jail's staff neglected Holly Barlow-Austin's care and ignored her pleas for help as her health deteriorated and she went blind.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2020, 2:38 pm


Wednesday Night’s Lotto Texas Jackpot 2nd Largest Currently In North America

So far in 2020, there has only been one Lotto Texas jackpot winner.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2020, 2:04 pm


Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen’s Murder Inspires Bill To Expand Military Code

The murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen has inspired a bill -- that the House will vote on -- to overhaul the military justice system.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2020, 1:52 pm


Collision Between 2 Cranes Leaves More Than More 20 Injured In Austin

Authorities say a collision between two cranes in Austin has injured nearly two dozen people in a growing mixed-media area.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2020, 12:15 pm


DPS Troopers Rescue 500 Missing, Exploited Or At-Risk Children Since Implementing New Program

After little more than a decade, the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Troopers has reached a milestone in child rescues.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2020, 11:12 am


Former Texas Deputy Sheriff Gets 18+ Years For Sexually Exploiting Young Girls He Met Online

A 26-year-old former deputy sheriff from Texas has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for sexually exploiting young girls from Massachusetts that he met online.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2020, 10:11 am


Hurricane Sally Skirts Louisiana, Makes Landfall As A Category 2 In Alabama

Officials at the National Hurricane Center say "historic and catastrophic flooding is unfolding" from just west of Tallahassee, Florida to Mobile Bay as Hurricane Sally comes ashore.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2020, 6:22 am


Lawsuit Says ‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Sexually Solicited Twin Texas Boys, FBI Said To Be Investigating

The lawsuit filed Monday in Texas against Harris and three cheer organizations says the boys' mother reported Harris to the FBI last month.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2020, 5:56 pm


Texas Supreme Court Allows Green Party Candidates On November Ballot

The ruling is the latest in a series of court battles nationwide over third-party candidates and ballot access.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2020, 5:22 pm


Gov. Greg Abbott Urges Every Texan To ‘Go Get A Flu Shot’

"Getting a flu shot is especially important this season to help keep hospitalizations down during the state's ongoing response to COVID-19," the Governor's Office said in a news release.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2020, 3:13 pm


Houston Police Chase Of Stolen Car Ends In Deadly Crash

Houston police say a chase by officers of a stolen vehicle ended in a crash that killed the driver.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2020, 11:48 am


Teenage Girl Arrested & Charged With Murder In Texas After Allegedly Shooting Sleeping Woman

An 18-year-old girl in Texas has been arrested and charged with murder after police say she fatally shot a 20-year-old woman as she slept in her bed.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2020, 8:36 am


Texas Coronavirus Hospitalizations Declining As State Reports 2,595 New Cases, 21 Deaths

The Texas Department of State Health Services said the total number of COVID-19 cases so far in the state is now at 663,445, while the death toll is now at 14,211.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2020, 7:27 pm


First Ever State Fair Of Texas Photo Drive Opens This Weekend

Big Tex isn't skipping 2020 after all - though it won’t exactly be crowds he’s welcoming. Starting Saturday, a newly-imagined kind of mini-Fair begins, almost all of it a drive-through.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2020, 5:31 pm


Grand Jury Indicts Texas Officer In Deadly Shooting During Struggle For Taser

A Harris County grand jury indicted Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz Monday for shooting Pamela Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they both lived in May 2019.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2020, 2:59 pm


Drama Surrounding Texas AG Ken Paxton, City Of San Antonio And Barring Of Chick-Fil-A At Airport Continues

The back and forth between Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the City of San Antonio over the barring of a Chick-fil-A restaurant inside the San Antonio International Airport continues.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2020, 2:16 pm


How Does Coronavirus Spread? When Will A Vaccine Be Available? Your COVID-19 Questions, Answered

Find answers to some of your questions about the coronavirus — as the world continues to face it, fight it, and understand it.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2020, 10:04 am


Texas Reports 1,840 New COVID-19 Cases, 47 More Deaths

Texas health officials on Sunday reported 1,840 new cases of the coronavirus and 47 additional deaths.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 13, 2020, 5:32 pm


Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Says He Does Not Want US Supreme Court Job: ‘It’s Not The Desire Of My Heart’

Days after Sen. Ted Cruz was included on President Donald Trump's new list of potential Supreme Court nominees, the Texas Republican says that he does not want the job.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 13, 2020, 3:20 pm


Texas Association Puts Up ‘Enter At Your Own Risk’ Billboard Near Austin After City Reduces Police Budget

A Texas law enforcement association erected two billboards last week, warning drivers to enter Austin at their own risk after the city reduced its police department budget.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 13, 2020, 2:42 pm