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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Texas Republicans must extend health care for new mothers after abortion ban Republican lawmakers who voted to ban abortion in Texas say they’re committed to protecting the health of pregnant women who are now...

Police: Officers in Texas fatally shoot man with rifle

Aug. 13, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Fort Worth fatally shot a man who pointed a rifle at them, authorities said. The shooting Friday in Richland Hills happened as two officers were investigating reports of gunshots along a city street. They found a man carrying a rifle...

NIT headed to Las Vegas in 2023, Indianapolis in 2024

Aug. 12, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA announced Friday that the NIT semifinals and final will be played at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas in 2023 and Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in 2024. The NIT has been played at Madison Square Garden in New York every year but two since 1938, with the...

Faber new Texas Motor Speedway GM after Ramage SMI promotion

Aug. 11, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Mark Faber was named general manager of Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday after the promotion of Rob Ramage to a senior vice president role for Speedway Motorsports. Ramage was named VP of government relations and deputy counsel for Speedway Motorsports,...

Iman Shumpert arrested at Texas airport for pot possession

Aug. 04, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former NBA player Iman Shumpert was arrested at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport last weekend for allegedly trying to bring six ounces of cannabis through security. The police report from the DFW Airport Department of Public Safety shows police were called...

Fewer firefighters needed as Texas wildfire almost contained

Aug. 02, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) — Fewer firefighters are needed as a stubborn two-week-old North Texas wildfire nears being fully contained, officials said Tuesday. The multi-agency Southern Area Incident Management Team said it's turned management of the 10 1/2-square-mile (27...

Firefighters close to containment of stubborn Texas wildfire

Aug. 01, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters were approaching total containment Monday of a two-week-old wildfire in rural North Texas. The multi-agency team fighting the Chalk Mountain Fire, located 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Fort Worth, reported 89% containment of...

Federal tourism aid funds gas stations, trash cans, jazz

Jul. 30, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

Located along a remote stretch of Highway 395, the Fort Independence Travel Plaza touts a dozen gas pumps, clean restrooms and made-to-order meals for travelers visiting California's Eastern Sierra. The facility, which provides revenue for a Paiute Indian tribe, is about to quadruple...

Chief: Bottle-magnified sunlight ignited Possum Kingdom fire

Jul. 29, 2022 06:48 AM EDT

Sunlight magnified by glass bottles in an open garbage can ignited paper trash, starting a 500-acre (200-hectare) North Texas wildfire that destroyed five homes, fire officials said Thursday. The July 18 fire on Possum Kingdom Lake’s western shore, about 70 miles (113 kilometers)...

Sinton's Michell and Stewart share TSWA Class 4A honors

Jul. 28, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Sinton’s Blake Mitchell and Jaquae Stewart shared player of the year honors on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state baseball team announced Thursday. Mitchell, who played shortstop, batted .465 with seven home runs and 52...