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Midland cop shoots machete-wielding man

Midland cop shoots machete-wielding man

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Midland police say an officer has fatally shot a man who barricaded himself in his home for nearly four hours and swung a machete at officers who entered.
Police chief on downtown Austin shooting: 'We were lucky'

Police chief on downtown Austin shooting: 'We were lucky'

The man who shot up downtown Austin last week had the words, "Let me die," written in marker on his chest, the city's police chief said Monday.
Petty feeling better, but still hasn’t been cleared to play

Petty feeling better, but still hasn’t been cleared to play

 Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty said he’s feeling better after receiving a mild concussion during the Bears’ victory over Texas Tech last week, but he hasn’t been cleared to play in their pivotal game against Kansas State
O’Brien says Texans using Watt on offense isn’t a ‘circus show’

O’Brien says Texans using Watt on offense isn’t a ‘circus show’

 J.J. Watt highlights dominated national sports TV shows Monday, following the Texans’ 45-21 thrashing of the Tennessee Titans.

Caught on camera: sleepy bandit

When an Austin, Texas business owner went into work this weekend he found more than he bargained for - a strange intruder. The owners are relieved he came for nothing more than a good night's sleep.
'Canoe' Believe It? Canoer Paddles Home from 4,000 Mile Journey

'Canoe' Believe It? Canoer Paddles Home from 4,000 Mile Journey

Dallas, TX (KDAF) -- Life's journey can sometimes lead us through uncharted waters. Our destiny is often defined by our response to the the ebb and flow of routine.
Police: South Texas woman arrested for DWI after driving without tire

Police: South Texas woman arrested for DWI after driving without tire

A Harlingen woman is under arrest for driving without a tire on Thanksgiving night. Harlingen police saw 38 year-old Maria Isabel Gloria driving a Jeep without its front driver side tire around 2 on Friday morning.

Customized caskets made for Texas children killed in mobile home fire

A small town is rallying around a family who lost five children in a house fire. One business owner is paying his respects , with a special gift to the family, Kevin Reece has the story.

University of Texas offers Beyonce, Rihanna feminism course

Beyonce takes center stage at the University of Texas Austin. This spring, students will be able to take a unique course featuring the superstar.
Five Aggies injured in wreck near Cleveland

Five Aggies injured in wreck near Cleveland

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Five college students reportedly from Texas A&M University were injured in a traffic crash Sunday night near Cleveland.
Extra $86M in border security up for approval

Extra $86M in border security up for approval

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Another $86 million on border security spending in Texas is up for approval by the state's top budget office.
Mavs sit Dirk, survive in Philly against winless 76ers.

Mavs sit Dirk, survive in Philly against winless 76ers.

Unlike the first meeting between the two teams, the Mavs would be tested for four quarters.
Texans rout Titans to get back to .500

Texans rout Titans to get back to .500

 Ryan Fitzpatrick set a career high with 6 TD passes, J.J. Watt left his mark on the defensive side of the ball and DeAndre Hopkins caught everything in sight as Houston moves to 6-6 on the season after a 45-21 thrashing of the Titans.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien says Jadeveon Clowney “probably will not play” on Sunday

Texans coach Bill O’Brien says Jadeveon Clowney “probably will not play” on Sunday

 When rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney told reporters Thursday he didn’t think he would be able to go Sunday against Tennessee because of swelling and soreness in his surgically repaired knee, the prognosis appeared to surprise coa

Austin police searching for motive in Friday shooting rampage

Police in Austin, Texas are trying to figure out why a gunman went on a rampage in the heart of the city's downtown district.