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Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

Oct. 22, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find solace in training canines for adoption, and pigs strut their stuff in a “body positivity" celebration. That and more is part of “That Animal Rescue Show,” an...

Texas running back Keaontay Ingram (26) scores a touchdown against Oklahoma during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Oklahoma defeated Texas 53-45 in four overtimes.(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

A return to football and relief for Baylor and Texas

Oct. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Tom Herman and Baylor's Dave Aranda are old friends and college teammates who will meet for the first time Saturday as opposing head coaches. For both, just getting on the field will be somewhat of a relief. And for Herman, all eyes will be on how the Longhorns (2-2, 1-2 Big 12)...

Ex-Blue Bell Creameries CEO charged in deadly listeria case

Oct. 21, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former president of Blue Bell Creameries has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly trying to cover up a 2015 listeria outbreak linked to the company's ice cream that killed three people in Kansas and sickened several others, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. A federal...

Duncanville boys, girls lead Texas prep basketball rankings

Oct. 21, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas High School Basketball Coaches Association preseason basketball rankings: BOYS PUBLIC CLASS 6A 1. Duncanville; 2. Richardson; 3. Humble Summer Creek; 4. SA Wagner; 5. Waxahachie; 6. Wylie ; 7. Houston Bellaire; 8. Odessa Permian; 9. Humble Atascocita; 10. Killeen Ellison;...

University of Texas to create center to study stuttering

Oct. 19, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new center for research and education into stuttering is being created at the University of Texas at Austin, the university announced Monday. The Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Research and Education is being underwritten by a 10-year, $20 million legacy grant from Home Depot...

Leaders of Texas 6A rankings unchanged with 3 of top 5 idle

Oct. 19, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine and TexasFootball.com’s high school rankings after Week 8, distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 6A Rank School (Record) Week 8 Prev rank 1 Galena Park North Shore (4-0) W: Manvel, 49-14 1 2 Duncanville (1-1) Idle 2 3 Katy (3-0) Idle 3 4 Austin Westlake...

Memphis defensive lineman O'Bryan Goodson (1) celebrates after sacking Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian via AP)

White's 6th TD pass caps record comeback over UCF, 50-49

Oct. 17, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brady White's sixth touchdown pass with just over a minute remaining completed a school-record 21-point comeback and the Tigers beat UCF 50-49 on Saturday to snap a 13-game losing streak to the Knights. After White found Calvin Austin for a 4-yard score and a two-point try failed, the...

Interim superintendent named for Baton Rouge schools

Oct. 16, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An interim superintendent has been named to lead Baton Rouge schools while officials look for a permanent leader. After nearly five hours of debate Thursday, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted unanimously to promote top administrator Adam Smith to take over as interim...

Texas ban on abortion procedure blocked again by court

Oct. 13, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Texas cannot ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that Republican-led statehouses across the U.S. have sought to outlaw in recent years. The law signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2017 was never enforced and was previously...

With an election official looking on an elderly voter uses the drive-thru option to vote outside Richardson City Hall during early voting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Richardson, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Despite virus fears, Texas sends most voters to the polls

Oct. 13, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Early voting began Tuesday with long lines in Texas, one of the few places in the U.S. not allowing widespread mail balloting during the pandemic, and Jill Biden rallied supporters across the red state that Democrats are no longer writing off. Texas is one of just five states that did not...