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Witness Says Driver of Truck in Fatal Church Bus Crash Was Texting

A witness says he heard the 20-year-old driver of the pickup that hit a First Baptist Church of New Braunfels bus, killing 13, admit to texting while driving.

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Katherine Ruth Harper - Tidwell Police Photo
Katherine Ruth Harper - Tidwell Police Photo

Texas Teacher Accused of Sex with Student is 8 Months Pregnant

Yet another Texas teacher is accused of having an improper relationship with a student, and this time there may be an unborn child involved...

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Chris Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL and bestselling author of the book "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History", holds a .308 sniper rifle in this April 6, 2012, file photo. Kyle was one of two people reported killed on the gun range at Rough Creek Lodge near Glen Rose, Texas, Saturday, February 2 2013. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images

Bill to Name Highway 191 After Chris Kyle Passes House

Texas' House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday in favor of renaming Highway 191 in Ector County to Chris Kyle Memorial Highway.

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Permian High School Cheerleaders - KOSA-TV
Permian High School Cheerleaders - KOSA-TV

Everyone Gets a Trophy at Texas School After Complaints About Cheerleading Tryouts

Every girl who tried out for cheerleading at Permian High in Odessa has been assigned to a squad after tryout errors caused "hurt feelings and some confusion."

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KENS-TV, YouTube
KENS-TV, YouTube

Callers Reported a Swerving Pickup Before Deadly Bus Crash

Authorities say they received calls about a pickup swerving on the road shortly before a head-on collision between a church bus and a pickup killed 13 people.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Texas Attorney General's Office Photo

Judge Moves, Pushes Texas Attorney General’s Criminal Trial

PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge is postponing the criminal trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and is moving the case from the Republican's hometown...

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KXAN, YouTube
KXAN, YouTube

12 Killed, 3 Injured in Texas Church Bus Crash

UPDATE: KXAN, citing Texas' DPS, has released the names of the victims.

  • Murray William Barrett, 67, of New Braunfels
  • Howard Bryan Allen, 81, of New Braunfels
  • Rhonda Barlow Allen, 61, of New Braunfels
  • Harold Boyd Barber, 87 of New Braunfels
  • Margaret Robinson Barber, 82, of New Braunfels
  • Cristie Claire Moore, 68, of Cibolo, Texas
  • Donna Elizabeth Hawkins, 69, of Schertz, Texas
  • Avis Scholl Banks, 83, of Austin
  • Mildred Godlettt Rosamond, 87 of New Braunfels
  • Addie Maurine Schmeltekopf, 84, of New Braunfels
  • Sue Wynn Tysdal, 76, of New Braunfels
  • Martha Holcomb Walker, 84, of New Braunfels
  • Dorothy Fern Vulliet, 84 of New Braunfels


12 people are dead and three others injured after a pickup truck collided head-on with a church bus near Concan, just south of  Garner State Park.


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Bill Proposing School Finance Changes Headed to Texas House

Houston Republican Dan Huberty's proposal increases per-student funding to $5,350, and adds funding for transportation and educating dyslexic students.

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Valerie McDaniel - Harris County Sheriff's Office Photo
Valerie McDaniel - Harris County Sheriff's Office Photo

Texas Veterinarian Accused of Murder-for-Hire Plot Jumps to Her Death

Valerie McDaniel was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday after allegedly trying to hire a man to murder her ex-husband, but she jumped from a building Monday.

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Senate Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing For Rick Perry To Become Energy Secretary
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Rick Perry Criticizes Election of Texas A&M’s First Gay Student President

Writing to the Houston Chronicle, Perry cried foul at the disqualification of the winner's rival on charges of not providing a receipt for glow sticks.

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