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Midland-area housing crunch hurts foster care oversight

Midland-area housing crunch hurts foster care oversight

Since moving to Odessa in September to work as a state Child Protective Services investigator, Juan Carlos Pacheco has bounced among three homes, s
Denton fracking ban could spur wider legal clash

Denton fracking ban could spur wider legal clash

Debbie Ingram understands the importance of Texas’ oil and gas industry, and she enjoys the look of a lit-up drilling rig rising in the
Man, 60, contracts West Nile in Montgomery Co.

Man, 60, contracts West Nile in Montgomery Co.

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a 60-year-old man from The Woodlands has become the first person to contract the West Nile virus this year in Montgomery County, although the mosquitoes started testing positive for the virus in the coun

Houston whiskey distillery Yellow Rose wants to upgrade distillery

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a local distillery is asking friends and fans to donate dollars to a crowd-funding campaign to make brand new digs right outside the inner loop possible.
Phil Kuchinsky is at the first day of Cowboys Camp

Phil Kuchinsky is at the first day of Cowboys Camp

KETK's Phil Kuchinsky is covering the Cowboys in California. One the first day of training camp he talked with linebacker Bruce Carter.
Yankees top Rangers 4-2 in series finale

Yankees top Rangers 4-2 in series finale

Colby Lewis allowed three runs in the middle innings after a fast start, and former Rangers pitcher Brandon McCarthy allowed only one in six innings as the Yankees closed the four-game series with their third straight win, 4-2.
Jerry in July: Undaunted as always as Cowboys open camp

Jerry in July: Undaunted as always as Cowboys open camp

In July, even Jerry Jones is undefeated. But in a lot of ways, like any other lame-duck politician, his training camp act has become repetitive, predictable.
Texas man arrested for $56,000 in unpaid tolls

Texas man arrested for $56,000 in unpaid tolls

Cops pulled Robert Dupree over in The Colony for failing to signal… no big deal, right? But when they ran his license, it turned out this guy apparently owes $56,000 in unpaid tolls.
Report: ETX native among 2 UT football players charged with sexual assault

Report: ETX native among 2 UT football players charged with sexual assault

University of Texas football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Me
Report urges more funding for job training programs

Report urges more funding for job training programs

A new workforce report released Wednesday by the Texas comptroller’s office emphasizes the promise and pitfalls of Texas’ recent economic success for workers, highlighting the importance of investing in
Texas delays rollout of new teacher evaluations

Texas delays rollout of new teacher evaluations

Texas will take an additional year to pilot a controversial new state teacher evaluation system, Education Commissioner Michael Willia
Woman and child rescued after boat runs aground

Woman and child rescued after boat runs aground

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a woman was rescued after she and a child sustained injuries from being ejected as their boat ran aground Tuesday near Port O'Connor, the Coast Guard reported.

Gilley's could return to Pasadena party landscape

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a whole new batch of Buds and Sissys could soon be flocking to Pasadena to look for love in all the wrong places, if all goes to plan for a legendary country singer and his business partners.

Lawn mower grandma rewarded

A feisty Odessa, Texas grandmother who fought back against thieves is getting some unexpected help.
Texas officials investigating surge in Cyclospora cases

Texas officials investigating surge in Cyclospora cases

A recent surge in reports of illnesses due to the parasite Cyclospora has prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to begin an investigation into the infections in hopes of determining a common source.