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Schlumberger announces plan to cut 9,000 jobs

In a Schlumberger press release, the company announced a major cut in their workforce numbers. The company stated they recorded a $296 million charge associated with a headcount reduction of approximately 9,000.

IRS announces delays in taxpayer refunds this year

The IRS announced this week that it's receiving its lowest level of funding from Congress since 2008. That could result in a hiring freeze, meaning 3,000 to 4,000 full time employees will be gone by the end of June.

Report: Cowboys reach new deal with Jason Garrett

According to ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with head coach Jason Garrett.

Fort Hood soldier found dead at home after returning from West Africa

Fort Hood officials are working with the Killeen Police Department in the investigation of the death of a Fort Hood Soldier who recently returned from West Africa.

Two brothers arrested for assaulting two sisters in Bellmead

Two brothers have been charged with assaulting two women in Bellmead.

Bellmead PD releases name of woman found dead in early December

Bellmead Police Department has released the name of the woman who was found dead on December 5. Michele Yvette Edwards, 47, of Waco was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officials release name of soldier found shot dead in Killeen

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a soldier who died January 8 from an apparent gunshot wound in Killeen. Bell County Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced him deceased at 7 p.m. the same day.

TxDOT prepared to treat roads in event of severe winter weather

The Texas Department of Transportation is ready for wintry weather that may move into the local area this weekend. Crews are checking supplies such as magnesium chloride and grade 5 rock, and making sure equipment is ready-to-go.

Texas rig count in decline

The number of operating Texas oil rigs has continued its descent in recent weeks. The drop marks the sixth consecutive week the Lone Star State has seen a decline, according to oil field company Baker Hughes.

Listeria-linked caramel apples recall expands to Kroger brand

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for consumer safety Happy Apples is expanding their voluntary recall of caramel apples to include Kroger Brand caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company with a best use by date between September 1