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Oil-spill sludge hits Mustang Island

Oil-spill sludge hits Mustang Island

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; tar balls washed up in Mustang Island State Park Sunday as oil from last week's spill in Galveston Bay continues to slide down the coast.
For Scheppers, Opening Day one to forget

For Scheppers, Opening Day one to forget

Tanner Scheppers called his first major league start Monday “a dream come true.” “It was something I’ll never forget,” the Texas Rangers’ right-hander said.

WARNING GRAPHIC: Texas child found bone thin, living under stairs

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Rangers lose Opening Day slugfest

Rangers lose Opening Day slugfest

The Rangers and Phillies combined to score 24 runs on Opening Day. Philadelphia had more. The Phillies beat the Rangers Monday at Globe Life Park, 14-10.
Rangers confident but limping into opener with Phillies

Rangers confident but limping into opener with Phillies

The most crowded part of the Texas Rangers’ spring clubhouse the past six weeks was the training room, and that’s never a good thing.
SILVER ALERT: Police looking for missing 76-year-old woman

SILVER ALERT: Police looking for missing 76-year-old woman

A Silver Alert has been activated the Hurst Police Department is searching for Leilani Collett who has been diagnosed with a Cognitive Impairment.
Ports returns to round-the-clock operations

Ports returns to round-the-clock operations

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Port of Houston returned Thursday to around-the-clock operations, five days after a collision spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Galveston Bay.
Texas child sex assault fugitive found in Hawaii

Texas child sex assault fugitive found in Hawaii

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force says 42-year-old Adrian Gamble was tracked down and arrested Thursday in Kapolei, a suburban community west of Honolulu.
Beaumont woman cited in bus wreck

Beaumont woman cited in bus wreck

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; An 80-year-old Beaumont woman who was driving the red Chrysler 300 Wednesday has been cited for running a red light at Washington Boulevard and Avenue C.

Former Alvin coach accused of sexual relationships with students

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a former Alvin High School coach has been charged with sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child, and with having an improper relationship with a student after allegations of a history of sexual
Rangers embrace baseball math: 84 is the new 10

Rangers embrace baseball math: 84 is the new 10

Change is inevitable in pro sports. Players grow old. Batting averages turn sour. Yesterday’s local hero is tomorrow’s free agent, signing a contract with the other side.
Baseball preview: American League West

Baseball preview: American League West

Texas Rangers. Better, worse or same? Same Why: A lot of turnover, new faces and injuries this spring. The offense is improved, but the rotation is a question mark at the back end.
2014 Astros season preview

2014 Astros season preview

The overview: This season is supposed to bring daybreak for the Astros, a sign that even if they’re bad, they’re no longer the punch line. Position-by-position breakdown: A deeper look at the 2014 Astros roster.
State of Texas unveils a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans

State of Texas unveils a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans

Forty-one years after the last U.S. Troops left Vietnam, the state of Texas unveiled a monument to those veterans. A half a million Texams served in Vietnam, thousands of Texans died there.
The baseball gods are angry, but pray for the Rangers

The baseball gods are angry, but pray for the Rangers

Maybe it was Nolan’s Revenge, as colleague Mac Engel was predicting even before Christmas. Maybe it was Kinsler’s Karma. What did Ian know and when did he know it with that “0-and-162” wish?