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Texas Supreme Court Backs Gov. Greg Abbott On Limiting Mail-In Ballot Drop-Off Sites

The high-court court ruling upholds a restriction Abbott imposed on Oct. 1, just before early voting in the Nov. 3 general election was to open.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 27, 2020, 8:50 pm


Reversal: Texas Council Outlaws Social Worker Bias Against Clients Following Backlash

The previous vote, which came at Gov. Greg Abbott’s direction, drew a backlash from social worker and civil rights advocacy groups.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 27, 2020, 8:00 pm


Texas Democrats Look To Gain Control Of State House, Republicans Aim To Maintain Majority

Whichever party controls the Texas House will not only have a say over policy, but redistricting as well.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 27, 2020, 6:16 pm


El Paso Residents Instructed To Stay Home For 2 Weeks During Coronavirus Surge

Health officials are blaming the spike on family gatherings, multiple generations living in the same household and younger people going out to shop or conduct business.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 27, 2020, 6:00 pm


Dallas Police Preparing For Potential Election-Related Unrest

"Let's just be honest, 50% of the population is not going to be happy,” Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata said.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 27, 2020, 5:30 pm


Wintry Weather In Panhandle, As Front Keeps North Texas Temperatures Near Freezing With Cold Rain

It may still be a couple months away from the official start of winter, but Mother Nature had different plans for North Texas Tuesday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 27, 2020, 12:05 pm


After More Allegations Of Misconduct At Fort Hood, Top General Wants To Follow Up With Accusing NCOs

Several non-commissioned officers expressed fear for their safety in a published article this week, now Fort Hood's top commanding general has turned to social media to get some answers.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 27, 2020, 9:27 am


Some North Texas Businesses Revert To Tightened COVID-19 Restrictions As Cases Climb Across The State

The rising number of COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide is forcing some businesses to scale back.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 27, 2020, 5:41 am


Another Top Deputy Resigns After Accusing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Of Crimes

Darren McCarty, the deputy attorney general over civil litigation, confirmed his resignation Monday but declined to comment further.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 26, 2020, 6:15 pm


Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris To Campaign In North Texas Friday

With polls showing Texas a tight race for president, Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to visit North Texas on Friday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 26, 2020, 5:55 pm


Trump Administration Sending 8.7M ‘State-Of-The-Art’ Rapid Coronavirus Tests To Texas

The rapid point of care tests will be distributed at the discretion of Governor Greg Abbott to support testing K-12 students, teachers, nursing home patients, first responders and more.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 26, 2020, 4:22 pm


Texas Health Services Recommends Building COVID-19 Protective Masks Into Halloween Costumes

Masks are more important than ever, but a costume mask is not a substitute for a protective cloth mask, the Texas Department of State Health Services says.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 26, 2020, 3:28 pm


Almost Too Many To Count, Gulf Coast Braces For Another Possible Hurricane Hit — This Time From Zeta

Tropical Storm Zeta continues to intensify over the Western Caribbean and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall along the already battered U.S. Gulf Coast.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 26, 2020, 8:04 am


Texas County Imposes Curfew, Converts Convention Center Into Hospital As U.S. COVID-19 Cases Spike To Highest Ever Average

Coronavirus cases in the United States are surging. Over the last seven days the number of confirmed infections sends the average daily case totals to heights not seen since the pandemic began.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 26, 2020, 6:25 am


El Paso County Judge Imposes Curfew As Hospitals Reach Capacity Due To COVID-19 Surge: ‘We Are At A Crisis Stage’

The El Paso County judge announced Sunday the area's hospitals and intensive care units have reached capacity due to the recent COVID-19 surge and that a curfew will be imposed for all citizens.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 25, 2020, 6:56 pm


2 Dead After Small Plane Crashes In Texas Neighborhood

Officials say two people were killed in a small plane crash in a southeast Texas neighborhood.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 25, 2020, 3:06 pm


3-Year-Old Texas Boy Dies After Shooting Self During His Birthday Party

A 3-year-old Texas boy was killed after he shot himself accidentally at his own birthday party, sheriff's officials said.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 25, 2020, 2:58 pm


2 Abducted Kansas Girls Found Near Texas-Oklahoma Border, Suspect In Custody

Authorities near the Texas-Oklahoma border found two girls who were abducted from a Kansas home where two boys were discovered dead Saturday, and a suspect is in custody.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 24, 2020, 8:04 pm


Suspected Human Smuggler Shot, Killed By Border Patrol Agent In Texas

A U.S. Border Patrol agent investigating suspected human smuggling with other agents in Texas fatally shot a person driving a vehicle carrying people believed to be in the country illegally, federal officials said Saturday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 24, 2020, 6:09 pm


Texas Gov. Abbott Requests Use Of Army Medical Center For Non-COVID Patients In El Paso During Current Surge

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has requested authorization to use an Army medical center for non-COVID patients in El Paso due to a current surge in cases and hospitalizations in the area.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 24, 2020, 5:06 pm


Texas Singer, Songwriter, Self-Professed Gypsy Songman Jerry Jeff Walker Dead At 78: ‘Sad Day For Texas’

Jerry Jeff Walker, perhaps most noted around the world as the man who penned pop and country hit "Mr. Bojangles" has died at the age of 78.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 24, 2020, 4:30 pm


Texas Deputy Credited With Saving Life Of Infant Who Was Choking

A Texas deputy is being called a hero after authorities said he saved the life of an infant who was choking last month.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 24, 2020, 2:45 pm


2nd Judge Rules Texas AG Ken Paxton’s Securities Fraud Trial Should Be Held In Collin County

A Harris County State District Judge ruled Friday, Oct. 23, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton should be tried for felony securities fraud in his home county, Collin County.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 23, 2020, 5:03 pm


Texan Shot In Face During Road Rage Incident

Two people were taken into custody and two weapons were found, but investigators weren't sure which weapon was used.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 23, 2020, 4:08 pm


Texas Fire Chief Under Review After Photos Surface Of Him Eating Sushi Displayed On Naked Woman

The actions of a fire chief in Texas are under review after photos were made public in which he was eating sushi displayed on a mostly nude woman at a firefighter’s birthday party this year.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 23, 2020, 2:23 pm


Texas Man Ivan Harrison Hunter Accused Of Shooting At Minneapolis Police Station

A Texas man who says he is affiliated with the Boogaloo Bois anti-government movement and is suspected of opening fire on a Minneapolis police station during a protest in May is facing riot charges.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 23, 2020, 1:43 pm


El Paso Funeral Homes Prepare Refrigerated Units To House Bodies As COVID-19 Cases Soar

As COVID-19 cases in El Paso, Texas continue to surge, funeral homes in the city are preparing for a surge in coronavirus-related deaths.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 23, 2020, 10:40 am


Gov. Abbott Responds After Biden Calls For ‘Transition’ From Oil

Biden's plan doesn't call for a ban on climate-damaging fossil fuels and instead focuses on technologies that can capture pollution from oil and other sources.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 23, 2020, 10:25 am


Conflict Raging Over ‘The Eyes of Texas’ School Song At UT Austin

The administration insists the song, one of the school's most treasured traditions, will stay even though it is unlikely that players or student musicians can be ordered to support it.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 23, 2020, 9:35 am


Pregnant Texas Woman Found Dead, Wrapped In Tarp Inside Freezer

A Texas woman pregnant with her third child was found dead and wrapped in a tarp inside a freezer, authorities said this week.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 22, 2020, 6:17 pm


Texas Expedites Medical Resources To El Paso As City Reports Over 1,100 COVID-19 Cases On Thursday

Additional medical resources are being expedited to the El Paso region as the area sees a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Greg Abbott announced.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 22, 2020, 4:11 pm


Houston Arson Investigator Killed In Shootout Remembered At Memorial Service: ‘He Motivated People, Inspired People’

Lemuel Bruce, 44, died while he was investigating a recent string of fires in northwest Houston. He was following a suspect in a vehicle when he was shot, according to authorities.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 22, 2020, 2:49 pm


Man In US Illegally Charged In Houston Police Officer’s Murder Could Face Death Penalty

In state court, Elmer Manzano, 51, is facing a capital murder charge for the death of 65-year-old Sgt. Harold Preston.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 21, 2020, 8:56 pm


Texas Reports 4,991 More Coronavirus Cases, 114 Deaths

The second coronavirus wave in Texas continued with more active cases than at any time since the summertime peak, according to numbers state health officials reported Wednesday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 21, 2020, 7:31 pm


Former Blue Bell President Charged In Alleged ‘Scheme To Deceive’ Customers During 2015 Listeria Contamination

The former president of Blue Bell faces fraud charges by a Texas grand jury in an alleged cover-up scheme during the 2015 Listeria contamination in certain ice cream products.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 21, 2020, 4:52 pm


Army Declares Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen Died In ‘Line Of Duty’

The U.S. Army declared Tuesday that Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, whose disappearance and death grabbed national attention, died "in the line of duty," which allows her family to receive compensation.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 21, 2020, 10:46 am


JC Penney Sees Bankruptcy Protection Exit By Christmas

J.C. Penney believes it will emerge from bankruptcy protection before Christmas under a new ownership agreement that would save tens of thousands of jobs.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 21, 2020, 8:45 am


Police: 3 Dead, 1 Critically Hurt In Houston Club Shooting

Police were called to the DD Sky Club at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday on reports of multiple people dead inside.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 21, 2020, 7:17 am


Police: 1 Houston Officer Dead, Another Injured Before Shooting Suspect’s Arrest

A Houston police officer was shot twice in the head and died Tuesday before a SWAT team was dispatched to the scene, where the suspected shooter -- Elmer Manzano, 51 -- was arrested.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2020, 11:00 pm


Texas Coronavirus Cases Spiking Along With Hospitalizations

Tuesday saw the addition of 4,856 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, more than 400 more than the 4,422 reported Monday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: October 20, 2020, 7:22 pm