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Tips to avoid new scams targeting seniors

(StatePoint) While we are all taught to use good manners when answering the telephone, not everyone who calls you necessarily has good intentions.

Intoxicated woman arrested after slapping an officer; defecates, throws feces in cell

An intoxicated woman was arrested after she allegedly verbally harassed and physically struck officers while they attempted to get her a safe ride home.

Homeless TX vet ticketed for digging through trash

A homeless veteran in Texas was ticketed by police for searching through a garbage can for food. The case has sparked outrage from activists who say it's a waste of resources.

TX students lobby for official state pie

Most states have an official food, an official tree and even an official bird. But some Texas first-graders felt something was missing from that list-- an official state pie! So they went to state leaders to make it happen.

5 teens die in fiery collision with tanker truck in Texas

At the intersection of the two country roads, charred debris lies strewn haphazardly. The earth around it is scorched.

'Grumpy Cat' visits Texas for music festival

It ain't easy being "meme." The internet sensation known as "Grumpy Cat" made an appearance at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

TX school district gets SWAT team for added school safety

Edinburg CISD is bulking up their school police force by adding in a SWAT team.

Jazz up pizza night at home

(StatePoint) Pizza is a staple for many, but with a simple twist and the collaboration of the entire family, making pizza at home can turn a pizza night into a much-anticipated night of fun for the entire family.

TX baby born with heart outside body doing well

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Teacher accused of rape receives additional molestation charge

A local teacher who was arrested last month for sexually assaulting a mentally challenged student now faces more charges.