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Top Tx Health official resigns over no-bid contract
Dec 20, 2014 • Tyler Morning TelegraphAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The widening fallout over $110 million in no-bid state contracts awarded to an Austin tech company forced the resignation of a second top state official Friday, this time at the request of Republican Gov. Rick Perry, as criminal ... More
TX SWAT team beats, deafens nude man in his own home, lies about arrest ...
Dec 20, 2014 • Boing BoingA well-meaning friend of Chad Chadwick called the Missouri City, TX police to say that he was afraid that Chadwick was having emotional difficulties; the cops lied to a judge to say that they had reason to believe Chadwick was heavily armed, then they ... More
Miss Ruby Red produces fruit for the holidays
Dec 20, 2014 • Victoria AdvocateThe red seedless grapefruit industry annually produces 80 percent of the fruit tonnage from Texas fruit and nut trees. Many fruit boxes are shipped all over the country as gifts from South Texas this time of year and provide a real boon to the Texas ... More
Low prices fuel competition between N. TX gas stations - Dallas News ...
Dec 18, 2014 • FOX 4 NewsThe cheapest gas in the state is coming out of pumps in North Texas, but drivers aren't just filling up for $1.99 or even $1.95 for a gallon of regular. On Thursday, a Keller Exxon dropped its prices to $1.75 a gallon, and when a QT down the street ... More
Texarkana, TX store clerk stabbed in robbery
Dec 20, 2014 • KSLA-TVA Texarkana, TX convenience store clerk was stabbed in the back late Friday night in an armed robbery. Now, police are looking for a suspect. It happened around 11:30 p.m. at the New Ways convenience store and gas station in the 2000 block of South ... More
Winery named to Best Texas White Wine list
Dec 19, 2014 • Victoria AdvocateThe Braman Eaglefire 2013 Texas Muscat Blanc, crafted with fruit from the award-winning Palacios vineyards in Washington County, is a light, off-dry wine that contains a complex tropical aroma and an elegant sweetness that rolls into a crisp and ... More
East players named to all-star team
Dec 19, 2014 • Victoria AdvocateCORPUS CHRISTI - Victoria East's Jonathan Ortega and Trent Whitley have been named to the South Texas Preseason Large School All-Star baseball team announced Friday. The seniors helped lead the Titans to a 30-10 record and the school's first ... More
14th Earthquake Reported in Irving
Dec 19, 2014 • NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthThe first quake struck three miles northeast of Irving and five miles south of Farmers Branch at 10:38 a.m. The epicenter was detected at a depth of 3 km. The magnitude registered 2.4. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the second tremblor was a ... More
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