UT System official ousted after criticizing bosses

An embattled official of the University of Texas System was dismissed Tuesday after writing a letter accusing officials at the "highest levels" of the system and its flagship campus in Austin of suppressing data showing that a growing

Texas outlaws marijuana-like substances

The Texas Department of State Health Services is outlawing marijuana-like substances that are found in synthetic marijuana products such as K2 and Spice. The ban is set to become effective April 22.

Teen charged with sexually assault several children

BELLMEAD -- A 19-year-old Bellmead man is in jail charged with several sex crimes.

Cluster of fatal birth defects in Brazos County

BRYAN -- State health officials and Texas A &M are investigating a cluster of birth defects in the Bryan-College Station area.

Hudson family posts ultimate no-trespassing sign

HUDSON — “Try to break into this house again, your head will be blown off!” warns a sign, in capital letters, in 71-year-old Claudia Holland’s front yard off state Highway 94 west.

Kindergartner's gun injures 3 at Houston school

A pistol brought to Ross Elementary School by a 6-year-old kindergarten student fell to the cafeteria floor and discharged today, slightly injuring three children, a Houston school district spokesman said.

Burglar shoots at homeowner, escapes through patrol car window

KILLEEN -- Police have arrested a man for burglarizing a home and shooting at the owner.

Lawmakers propose four day school weeks to save money

WACO -- Texas lawmakers are still looking for ways to cut school budgets. One of the solutions they're considering is going from a five day school week to a four day school week.

Lockdown ends after bomb-making device found at Killeen-Fort Hood Airport

UPDATE -- Killeen Police have now figured out how the explosives got into the rental truck at the airport.

Governer Perry asks for help with wildfires

All but two of the 254 counties in Texas have been affected by wildfires. Wildfires continue to burn across Texas, scorching a million and a half acres so far.