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Jerry Jones: No issue with “Redskins” nickname, says it’s like “Cowboys” to him

Jerry Jones: No issue with “Redskins” nickname, says it’s like “Cowboys” to him

Some want to change the Redskins' name. Jerry Jones is not one of those.
Aggies coaches: ‘All positions are open’

Aggies coaches: ‘All positions are open’

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said all the right things Tuesday afternoon in terms of trying to get the reeling Aggies program aimed back in the right direction – and he said there’s been a whole lot more talk behind closed doors
Marijuana advocate ousted from Texas church

Marijuana advocate ousted from Texas church

 A Beaumont woman claims she has been cast out of her church for her use of medicinal marijuana.
Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

The Dallas Cowboys have waived defensive end Michael Sam from their practice squad.
Police: Texas man could be serial killer; cases may go back decades

Police: Texas man could be serial killer; cases may go back decades

The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades, authorities said.
Recent rains bring reports of record ducks headed to Texas

Recent rains bring reports of record ducks headed to Texas

For the first time in several years, ducks heading into Texas won’t be landing in the dirt thanks to decent rainfall across much of the state in recent months.
O'Brien testy after loss

O'Brien testy after loss

In the postgame press conference, Texans coach Bill O’Brien was as testy as he has been all season, his first on the job.
Texas to create Ebola treatment, infectious disease bio containment facility

Texas to create Ebola treatment, infectious disease bio containment facility

Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas.
Students will wear blue to honor Virginia football player who died after hit

Students will wear blue to honor Virginia football player who died after hit

Brunswick County, VA (WTVR) -- Students plan to wear blue Monday to honor a Mecklenburg high school student who died after he was injured in a football game Friday night.
Woods of Terror billboards bring controversy

Woods of Terror billboards bring controversy

Greensboro, NC (WGHP) -- Highway billboards promoting the Woods of Terror, a haunted trail popular during Halloween, is being called too violent for the public.
Judge rules Batey, Vandenburg rape trials won't be split

Judge rules Batey, Vandenburg rape trials won't be split

Nashville, TN (WSMV) -- A Nashville judge has ruled that the court case against two former Vanderbilt football players of sexual assault on a coed inside a Vanderbilt University dorm room will not be separated.
Robbers who drove off in armored car still at large

Robbers who drove off in armored car still at large

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; two robbers remain at large after overpowering an armored car driver during a heist in south Houston.
Pain-reducing injection paves way for Tony Romo

Pain-reducing injection paves way for Tony Romo

All Tony Romo needed was a pain-reducing injection to get ready to play against the Giants on Sunday.
Texans fans invade Pittsburgh for ‘Monday Night Football’

Texans fans invade Pittsburgh for ‘Monday Night Football’

The Houston Texans play the Steelers in Pittsburgh tonight. The Stellers have won a record 15 straight Monday Night Football home games.

Ft. Hood 'Hug Lady' honored

Elizabeth Laird, well known as the "Hug Lady" on Fort Hood, knows that a kind gesture goes a long way.