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Smarter than your average QB

Smarter than your average QB

Johnny Manziel is better than Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater. At least on the NFL’s famed Wonderlic test.
Mavericks lose to Spurs, drop to 8th in playoff race

Mavericks lose to Spurs, drop to 8th in playoff race

Caught once again in the Spurs’ web, the Mavs couldn’t get untangled and had to crawl home on the short end of a 109-100 score at American Airlines Center.
New App connects TX veterans to hotlines, resources

New App connects TX veterans to hotlines, resources

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has developed a mobile phone app to give Texas veterans quick access to crisis hotlines and other resources.
Study finds Southern Death Row inmates more likely to apologize at execution

Study finds Southern Death Row inmates more likely to apologize at execution

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; being Southern apparently means having to say you're sorry, even if you don't really mean it, especially at death's door.
Mexican national executed for 1997 Texas slaying

Mexican national executed for 1997 Texas slaying

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was executed in Texas on Wednesday for fatally beating a former Baylor University history professor and attacking his wife mo

Final rock to be dropped Friday in $5.8M artificial reef project in Gulf

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; work is due to be completed this week on a $5.8 million aritificial reef project designed to bring back oyster beds and revitalize marine life in Matagorda Bay.
Rangers to give Adrian Beltre a few days to prove he’s healthy

Rangers to give Adrian Beltre a few days to prove he’s healthy

The MRI exam on Adrian Beltre’s left quadriceps muscle revealed only a mild strain, and the Texas Rangers will give him through the weekend before determining if he needs to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Stars drop continued game against Columbus amid oddities

Stars drop continued game against Columbus amid oddities

The only clear-cut aspect of the game Wednesday between the Dallas Stars and the Columbus Blue Jackets was that Columbus did, in fact, win the game 3-1, claiming the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Ginobili named NBA’s Tweeter of the Year

Ginobili named NBA’s Tweeter of the Year

Be it posting candid pictures with his young sons or posing math riddles to local high school students, Manu Ginobili is one of the NBA’s most active members on Twitter.
UT's Joe Bergeron takes break from team for 'personal issues'

UT's Joe Bergeron takes break from team for 'personal issues'

Last season, Texas had the luxury of three starter-caliber tailbacks. This spring, the Longhorns are down to one.

Texas family finds help for stray dog that somebody tried to kill

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a 1-year-old Catahoula dog that was shot directly in his eye with a .22-caliber gun is on the mend, thanks to a rescue group and some emergency veterinary care.
Judge decides where starved Spring boy will live

Judge decides where starved Spring boy will live

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Harris County judge awarded temporary custody of a Spring boy found malnourished last month to Child Protective Services on Tuesday, but his mother will have unlimited access to him while the child res

Transgender teacher in Texas told not to return

A transgender substitute teacher says she has been told she should not return to her classes after parents complained about her.
Cowboys preseason sked announced; look for possibly a shorter training camp stay in Oxnard

Cowboys preseason sked announced; look for possibly a shorter training camp stay in Oxnard

Now that the Cowboys preseason schedule has been announced, the big question is how will it affect the team's training camp practices in California.
Dirk joins NBA’s ultimate top 10 list in victory over Jazz

Dirk joins NBA’s ultimate top 10 list in victory over Jazz

Dirk Nowitzki passed another legend Tuesday night and hopped into some rarefied air en route to adding more pop and sizzle to his Hall of Fame career.