For high school homecoming, mum's the word: Southern tradition takes off in Texas in a big way
High school homecoming mums are taking off in a big way in Texas as homecoming football games kick off this fall — here's the back story of the tradition and the latest word on mum-making.foxnews.com
Five takeaways from the Abbott-O’Rourke debate showdown in Texas
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke traded barbs and sought to paint each other as inherently out of touch with the state in their first and only televised debate on Friday evening. The debate — hosted by Nexstar Media Group, which also owns The Hill — gave the candidates an opportunity…news.yahoo.com
5 slain in Texas neighborhood identified; suspect charged
Officials have disclosed the identities of five people killed in a Central Texas neighborhood, as well as the suspect in the slayings. The Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday that Nicolas Jaimes-Hernandez, 35, of Mexico, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The DPS identified them as Monica Delgado, 38, Miguel Avila, 15, and Natallie Avila, 14, along with next-door neighbors Lorena Aviles, 47, and her daughter, Natalie Aviles, 20.news.yahoo.com
Dysfunction in Texas AG’s office as Paxton seeks third term
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s staff this month quietly dropped a series of human trafficking and child sexual assault cases after losing track of one of the victims, a stumble in open court emblematic of broader dysfunction inside one of America’s most prominent law offices. The Republican has elevated his national profile in recent years, energizing the right by rushing into contentious court battles that have affected people far beyond Texas. An Associated Press investigation found Paxton and his deputies have sought to turn cases to political advantage or push a broader political agenda, including staff screenings of a debunked film questioning the 2020 election.news.yahoo.com
One detained after contractors fired upon near LA
Authorities say one person was detained after someone opened fire on three Angeles National Forest contract workers in mountains near Los Angeles. A sheriff's official says nobody was struck by gunfire in the shooting. (Sept. 29)news.yahoo.com
Authorities: Texas man shoots 2 migrants near Mexico border
Two brothers in Texas have been arrested after authorities say one of them opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one man and shooting a woman in the stomach, according to court documents filed Thursday. The shooting Tuesday was in rural Hudspeth County about 90 miles from El Paso, where the woman was transported and recovering at a hospital, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPS said the victims were among a group of migrants standing alongside the road getting water when a truck with two men inside pulled over.news.yahoo.com
5 found dead after shooting in Central Texas neighborhood
Five people were found dead in a Central Texas residential neighborhood Thursday, officials said. Details on what happened were sketchy, but a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said officers of several law enforcement agencies converged on the neighborhood in McGregor, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Waco. Sgt. Ryan Howard declined to say if the five had gunshot wounds, saying that the cause of death was still to be determined.news.yahoo.com
Defense grilled on fentanyl crisis post Fort Bragg, Fort Bliss, West Point drug overdoses: 'Troubling pattern'
A letter from five U.S. senators led by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., sounded the alarm to Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin about fentanyl contributing to drug overdose deaths among servicemembers.foxnews.com
Texas human smuggling bust stops plane of illegal immigrants, including deported child sexual assault suspect
Texas police stopped a Houston-bound plane of six illegal immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador, including a previously deported child sexual assault suspect, before it left Weslaco.foxnews.com
Just call them champions, young Guardians win AL Central
A sturdy pair of goggles was mandatory attire Sunday in Cleveland's clubhouse, where impromptu showers of Champagne and beer broke out inside a thick haze of cigar smoke. The Guardians, baseball's youngest team, finished an unexpected run to the top of the AL Central. Rookie Steven Kwan hit a grand slam and drove in a season-high five runs as the Guardians clinched a division championship no one thought possible six months ago with a 10-4 win over the Texas Rangers.news.yahoo.com
Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas' strict abortion law would 'eliminate all rapists.' But clinics say the number of rape cases has been 'consistently high': report
"We are struggling to keep up with demand," a Texas Clinic employee told the Associated Press, adding that she has a waitlist for victims.news.yahoo.com
Texas vow to 'eliminate all rapists' rings hollow at clinics
When Texas' new abortion law made no exceptions in cases of rape, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott defended it with an assurance: Texas would get to work eliminating rapes. One year later, Lindsey LeBlanc is busy as ever helping rape victims in a college town outside Houston. “The numbers have stayed consistently high,” said LeBlanc, executive director of the Sexual Assault Resource Center in Bryan, near Texas A&M University.news.yahoo.com
I-TEAM: Gov. DeSantis gets backlash from Hispanic leaders and political challenger Charlie Crist over transporting migrants
On the heels of a federal lawsuit filed against Governor Ron DeSantis, the State of Florida and other state officials over transporting 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard from Texas… DeSantis’ challenger in the governor’s race - Charlie Crist - held a virtual meeting with leaders in the Hispanic community. They allege the migrants were misled before boarding the planes, which they say is a violation of the law.
Judge rules against required coverage of HIV prevention drug
A federal judge in Texas has ruled that required coverage of an HIV prevention drug under the Affordable Care Act violates a Texas employer’s religious beliefs and undercut the broader system that determines which preventive drugs are covered in the U.S. The ruling was handed down Wednesday by Fort Worth-based U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, who ruled in 2018 that the entire ACA is invalid.
16 Uvalde fourth graders waited an hour with wounded teacher
When Elsa Avila looks at the scar that runs down her torso, she can't help remember May 24, when a gunman stormed her fourth grade wing at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers and leaving her and others wounded.