Latest Texas News

Married only minutes, Texas newlyweds killed in crash

Aug. 24, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Harley Morgan was still wearing his dark suit and Rhiannon Boudreaux her wedding dress when the Texas "childhood sweethearts" were killed in a crash with a truck minutes after they were married. Nineteen-year-old Morgan and 20-year-old Boudreaux were pronounced dead Friday at the scene...

'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violence

Aug. 24, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son after receiving a suicidal text message, he said the...

Man indicted for Texas shooting that killed 4 at kid's party

Aug. 24, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

SINTON, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man who along with his father are accused in the shooting deaths of four individuals at a toddler's birthday party in 2018 has been indicted on capital murder charges. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports 21-year-old Ronnie Rodriguez Jr. was being held without bond...

Frustrated with event ticketing? New ventures try to help

Aug. 24, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Event organizers hoping to eliminate ticket scams and huge markups in the secondary market are increasingly turning to companies that use technology to allow fans to buy and resell their tickets while putting caps on prices. Partnering with such companies allows event organizers to...

Cease, Moncada lead White Sox past Rangers 8-3

Aug. 24, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Cease said he had "A-plus" stuff. After a rough first inning, the rookie right-hander got a grip on his game. Cease settled down after a tough start, Yoán Moncada hit a two-run homer for the second straight night and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Friday. The...

Greinke wins again as Astros get 5-4 victory over Angels

Aug. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch was impressed by how Zack Greinke pitched without his best stuff. Greinke won his fourth straight start since joining the Astros, and Yuli Gurriel hit a big two-run homer in a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Greinke (14-4) allowed 10 hits,...

Police: Texas boy subject of Amber Alert, mother found dead

Aug. 24, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — Police say a 6-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead along with his mother in a vehicle in a parking garage in Waxahachie, Texas. Waxahachie police say in a statement that the body of Phillip Weidemann, whose father reported him missing earlier...

DA objects to deal in lawsuit over Houston area bail system

Aug. 23, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The top prosecutor in Texas' most populous county is opposing parts of a proposed settlement in a federal lawsuit over the county's bail system, which had been deemed unconstitutional by a federal judge. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg had previously supported the lawsuit, calling...

Rangers righty Farrell returns after broken jaw, concussion

Aug. 23, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Texas reliever Luke Farrell, out since being hit in the face by line drive in spring training, was activated from the 60-day injured list by the Rangers before their game Friday against the White Sox. The 28-year-old right-hander has spent the entire season rehabbing since suffering a...

Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

Aug. 23, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has been charged with murder in connection with the deadly January drug raid of a home that killed a couple who lived there and injured five officers, prosecutors announced Friday. Former Officer Gerald Goines, who was shot in the ensuing gunfight during the...