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Two coaches suspended after Texas A&M's 'chalk talk' for women

Chron.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Texas A&M assistant football coaches Jim Turner and Jeff Banks have been suspended for two weeks for using derogatory language aimed at women during a "Chalk Talk" presentation that the Aggies football team put on for female fans Wednesday night.
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Texas hands Blue Bell potential $850K fine over listeria

U.S. News & World Report - ‎10 hours ago‎
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year linked to the deaths of three people, but the ice cream maker could end up paying only a fraction of the $850,000 penalty under an agreement announced Friday.
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Matthew Watkins and Madeline Conway, The Texas Tribune , WFAA 6:50 PM. CDT July 29, 2016

WFAA.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Thanks to a new state law, properly licensed college students, faculty and visitors across Texas will be allowed to carry their concealed guns into campus buildings beginning Monday.
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Texas Probes Charter School System After Turkish Complaint

ABC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Texas Education Agency said Friday that Turkey alleges Harmony Public Schools gave preferential treatment to Turkish owned and operated vendors in violation of competitive bidding requirements.
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Texas State student arrested on child porn charges

KVUE.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS - A Texas State student has been arrested on charges he was in possession of child pornography. Jackson Bell, 22, of Round Rock was arrested July 27 after a Texas State University police investigation. According to a report prepared ...
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Former Texas A&M All-American Antonio Armstrong, wife killed

ESPN - ‎8 hours ago‎
Former Texas A&M All-American linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife, Dawn, were shot and killed early Friday in their Houston home.

Donald Trump Coming to Austin for Fundraiser

Texas Tribune - ‎8 hours ago‎
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is returning to Texas next month to raise money for his campaign. Trump will attend a fundraiser on the evening of Aug. 23 in Austin, according to Mica Mosbacher, a former finance co-chair of the Republican ...
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Houston area leads Texas in Zika cases

KHOU.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
Texas, with 84 reported cases, is fourth on the list. Texas's Department of State Health Services counts 27 cases in the Houston area.

Nearly 7000 people died in police custody in Texas in the last decade, report says

Business Insider - ‎8 hours ago‎
Nearly 7,000 people have died while in Texas police custody or after being locked up in the last decade, according to a report from the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis.

Brain-eating amoeba claims 3 lives in Texas

The Weather Network - ‎10 hours ago‎
Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:14 PM - A 19-year-old in Houston, Texas has become the third person to die from a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in Harris County's Trinity River earlier this month.
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Texas sues over federal emissions rule

MyStatesman.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
Texas is going to court to fight another federal pollution rule, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency set new emissions standards in June for oil and natural gas facilities, including, for the first ...
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50 years ago, Texas campus murders ushered in new reality of mass shootings

USA TODAY - ‎12 hours ago‎
AUSTIN - Fifty years ago Monday, Charles Whitman, a 25-year-old engineering student and former Marine, climbed to the top of the tower at the University of Texas at Austin with an arsenal of high-powered weapons and began killing. For 96 terrifying ...
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Texas Democrats get seat at the table

KVUE.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
AUSTIN -- Texas Democrats are headed home to a state they haven't carried in two decades, but they've nonetheless secured an important seat at the national party table.

Wimberley: Small-town America, Texas-style

USA TODAY - ‎21 hours ago‎
WIMBERLEY, Texas - Patti Morgan was born in England and has traveled all over the world. She's also lived in many cities here and abroad, including New York, Houston and an island in Norway.
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Texas OG commit Xavier Newman on flip watch during expected OU visit

Burnt Orange Nation - ‎14 hours ago‎
A 6'3, 272-pounder, Newman is the only offensive lineman currently committed in the 2017 class for the Longhorns, but Texas now has 17 scholarship offensive linemen on the roster for the 2016 season, with right tackle Kent Perkins the lone senior. In ...
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Former HEI suitor NextEra buying large Texas utility for $18 billion

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - ‎7 hours ago‎
Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra said it is seeking to become a majority owner of Oncor Electric Delivery Co., an electric energy power transmission network in Texas, by purchasing Energy Future Holdings Corp., which owns about 80 percent of Dallas-based ...
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Texas Mexican Mafia Hitman Facing Life in Prison for Five Murders

San Antonio Current - ‎14 hours ago‎
According to the United States Attorneys Office, Pesina claimed membership to the gang, was selling drugs and paying the "dime," which is a street tax the gang collects, when Texas Mexican Mafia leadership found out Pesina was a police officer. It didn ...

Business Digest: Austin gas prices drop 2 cents, AAA Texas says

MyStatesman.com - ‎12 hours ago‎
Austin-area gas prices continued their downward trek this week, according to auto club AAA Texas. The average local price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline dropped 2 cents to $2.02, AAA Texas said. The current average of $2.02 per gallon is 47 ...

Suit: About 280 mentally ill suspects languish in Texas jails

Austin American-Statesman - ‎4 hours ago‎
The men are two of an estimated 280 people represented in a class action lawsuit brought against the state health department by the non-profit Disability Rights Texas. All of them are sitting in jail awaiting treatment after being declared incompetent ...
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