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  Border Patrol releases thousands of migrant families, overwhelming local charities

Border security officials and charitable organizations are overwhelmed this week as a record number of asylum-seeking families continue to cross the border.

  San Antonio’s 4-year-old Mariachi singer competing on Mexico’s Got Talent

  VERIFY: Yes, submitting a claim to ITC waives your right to sue them later.

  This is SPARTA!

  She’s heading to law school at SMU – and she’s only 16

  Sisters give birth within an hour of each other at Austin hospital

FEMA wrongly releases bank information of hurricane, wildfire survivors

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  Plan to bring new restaurants to SA Airport amended by City Council to exclude Chick-Fil-A

  Feds will investigate ITC Deer Park fire after benzene scare

Texas House approves bill legalizing lemonade stands

Waco ISD superintendent resigns in wake of marijuana charge

  Pink stops at Buc-ee’s on the way to San Antonio

  Texas gets ‘F’ for effort to deter lead in school drinking water

  Woman who was smallest baby in Texas now works at the NICU that saved her life

Woman who was smallest baby in Texas now works at the NICU that saved her life

‘Immigration is a blessing:’ George W. Bush welcomes new US citizens at Texas ceremony

Former President George W. Bush welcomed new U.S. citizens Monday during a naturalization ceremony in Dallas

Forever 21 launches exclusive collection honoring Selena

Fans can rock fashions from 'The White Rose Collection' inspired by the Queen of Cumbia.

  African Watusi on a leash spotted at Petco in Atascocita

Employees and customers got quite a treat when a beautiful beast named Oliver sauntered in.

  Overpass strike bill moves to House for vote

  Elevated benzene levels near Texas petrochemicals facility

  Want to grow bluebonnets in your yard? Here’s how

  Texas lawmaker files bill to protect breastfeeding mothers

Wanna-be firefighter turned away from Deer Park fire scene

Tim Duncan’s new hairstyle is sending social media into a frenzy

  Shelter-in-place issued for portions of Shell Deer Park after low levels of benzene detected

Officials said the chemical readings are at or below OSHA permissible exposure limits but above Shell's standards, requiring the shelter in place.

Police investigating double-homicide and arson case on the city’s north side

The SAPD’s Crime Scene Unit is on the scene at a home in the 4800 block of Chadbourne Street. Fire personnel sifted through the remains of the structure as police interviewed neighbors.

  Dozens of rattlesnakes removed from under Texas home

Snakes will begin emerging from underneath Texas homes as the weather warms up, increasing the risk of snakebites.

ITC Deer Park: ‘All tank fires have been extinguished’

Firefighters have extinguished the tank farm fire that sent a plume of smoke over Houston for three days. At this time many schools are still scheduled to be closed today.

  Texas Senate passes bill to allow dogs on restaurant patios

Texas Senators took a page out of dog-friendly Austin's book Tuesday by passing a bill to allow dogs on restaurant patios.

  Texas named most Instagrammable state in the country

As more people take their potential social media posts into account when planning a vacation, the Lone Star State is standing out.

  Tracking dog killed by illegal immigrant on the run from DPS troopers

Refugio County Sheriff's deputies stopped a major illegal immigrant smuggling operation Monday and put a notorious human trafficking coyote behind bars.

  Special Ops sniper finds peace in publishing

From sniper to best-selling author, Nick Irving has found a way to help others find their peace.

Woman caught with $8,500 cash admits she was smuggling people to Houston

Woman caught with $8,500 cash admits she was smuggling people to Houston

#432Traffic: Alerts for the week of March 18

On the week of March 18, keep a watch out for these lane closures for repairs in the West Texas area.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Midkiff Road, Loop 250 frontage roads closed for repair

The Texas Department of Transportation will close several lanes on Midkiff Road and Loop 250 frontage roads.

  A promise to pay it forward: Mom and daughter who fled communism find purpose in nursing

Thanh and Thao Nguyen have both worked as nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian.

‘Immigration is a blessing:’ George W. Bush welcomes new US citizens at Texas ceremony

Bush and former first lady Laura Bush spoke to the around 50 candidates for naturalization during the ceremony at his institute at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

  Howard County Commissioners to discuss I-27 expansion

During the Howard County Commissioners meeting the possibility of expanding I-27 will be discussed.

  ‘BETO 2020’: Artist creates 2-acre Beto O’Rourke crop circle in Austin

‘BETO 2020’: Artist creates 2-acre Beto O’Rourke crop circle in Austin

Texas A&M-Commerce football players robbed and shot on Spring Break vacation in Miami

Two Texas A&M-Commerce football players were robbed and shot while on Spring Break in South Florida, police say.

  Robert Fabian heads to pre-trial

Fabian was originally scheduled for a hearing in February but it was canceled.

PICK SIX: Mother gives birth to sextuplets in Houston

The odds of having sextuplets are estimated at one in 4.7 billion.

Reserved seats honor George H.W. and Barbara Bush at RodeoHouston

For decades the President and First Lady attended Houston’s rodeo, sometimes even sitting in the opening parade.

WATCH LIVE: Fire spreads to six additional chemical storage tanks near Deer Park

A shelter-in-place for the Deer Park area has been lifted, but La Porte ISD and Deer Park ISD have canceled classes for the day.

  George Strait sets new all-time NRG Stadium attendance record in Houston

The King of Country played to 80,108 people to close out Rodeo Houston Sunday.

  Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

O'Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted Monday the 'record-breaking' $6.1 million came 'without a dime' from political action committees, corporations or special interests.

Husband arrested for allegedly stabbing wife with screwdriver 17 times

An argument between a husband and his wife on March 5, 2019 took a violent turn.

  Houston Public Library admits registered child sex offender read to kids in Drag Queen Storytime

A registered child sex offender has been reading to children at Houston Public Library as part of its Drag Queen Storytime.

  ‘It was worth it’ | Teens fired for ‘abandoning their duties’ to take selfies with actor, restaurant says

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. But two teens,Mario and Araceli, claim taking selfies with a popular actor cost them their jobs.

Texas lawmaker wants to make breakfast tacos the official state breakfast item

Rep. Stephanie Klick filed a resolution on March 7 to make breakfast tacos the official state breakfast item.

  Last rodeo: Cowboy calls it a career after 28 years

One of the most accomplished cowboys in rodeo history calls it a career after one last ride in Houston.

  When storms badly damaged a North Texas dog rescue, supporters donated $40,000 in 2 days

A small, yet vital dog rescue in rural Denton County is being showered with goodwill after Wednesday's storms heavily damaged its property.

Blue Bell brings back Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream

The Texas ice cream icon is putting a fan favorite back on the shelves.

  ‘Doggy day trips’ program gives ACS dogs a break from the shelter

The Shelter Paws program invites dog lovers to take a new four-legged friend out for a doggy date.

  Garland teen hospitalized after college roommate pours bleach in her eyes, police say

The roommate was booked into the Waller County Jail outside of Houston before spring break on an aggravated assault charge.

Ward Memorial Hospital offers free ‘Lunch and Learn’ seminar on colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer remains one of the most common forms of cancer in the nation.

  Woman in Big Bend disappears

Maragaret Channon has been missing since Feb. 11 and her last known location was in Big Bend National Park.

  Meet the newest baby gorilla born at the Dallas Zoo

Megan, a 13-year-old western lowland gorilla, delivered the baby early on the morning of March 7, the zoo announced on Thursday.

  Houston philanthropist Lester Smith has died at age 76

Houston Philanthropist Lester Smith died at his home Thursday morning, his spokeswoman confirms.

  University of Texas named in college admissions bribery scandal lawsuit

The University of Texas has been named in a lawsuit where prosecutors said parents paid bribes to ensure their children's admission.

Over 200 people without power in Odessa, Oncor reports

Oncor also reports there are nearly 2,000 outages across the Permian Basin.

O’Rourke tells Texas TV station he’s running for president

"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents. It's a big part of why I'm running. This city is the best example of this country at its best."

  Whataburger throws surprise 90th birthday party for superfan

Whataburger helped pull off a fantastic surprise party for one of their favorite customers who turned 90 recently.

  Boyfriend speaks after woman killed by rock thrown from overpass

Thirty-three-year-old Kaila Flores was killed when a rock crashed through the windshield of a vehicle her boyfriend was driving as she sat in the passenger’s seat, police said.

  Driver who hauled horse in pickup truck could face charge

Corrigan police told us the driver was ticketed for a defective taillight. The case was then referred to the district attorney's office.

Authorities locate missing teenager in Presidio Co.

The 14-year-old, who is autistic, reportedly wandered away from the Chinati Hot Springs Resort where his family was staying at around 9 a.m. Sunday.

Doctors to Texas parents: No vaccination, no office visit

Doctors to Texas parents: No vaccination, no office visit

  UT tennis coach Michael Center arrested for allegedly accepting nearly $100K in bribes

National admissions and athletics cheating scam includes Longhorn tennis coach, who is now arrested.

  ‘Abigail’s Beads that Feed’: 7-year-old on a mission to feed the hungry

Abigail Dorn's favorite holiday, Christmas, sparked her mission to help others.

  Video: Horse in back of pickup on Texas highway

Someone in Texas was caught on video over the weekend transporting a horse in the back of a regular pickup truck. Not in a trailer - in the bed of the truck.

Former Texas A&M Forest Service firefighter to serve 30 years for continuous sexual assault of a child

A 47-year-old former Texas A&M Forest Service wildland firefighter received a 30 year sentence last week for continuous sexual assault of a child.

Andrews community unites to raise money for local injured teen

Bealls in Andrews hosted a car wash and bake sale to raise money for former award winning powerlifter, Isabel Hinojos, after she was injured in a serve car accident on Feb. 16.

After an Officer-involved shooting in Monahans Texas Rangers investigate

After an Officer-involved shooting on the 300 block of North Bruce in Monahans Saturday morning the Texas Rangers will take over investigating.

  Stranger said ‘sorry,’ then shot children’s dog in the face, Dallas mom says

A Labrador Retriever mix named Nolan, was shot in the mouth and is expected to survive after a stranger committed the crime in Dallas.

  Texas police chiefs: Marijuana legalization would only make things worse

Texas Police Chiefs Association is urging lawmakers to proceed with caution and to recognize what they believe is a harmful drug, legalized or not.

  SWEET! Unicorn Magical Dessert Bar opens in Houston Saturday

Unicorn Magical Dessert Bar opens March 9 in Montrose.

Buna boy wins big at Houston Rodeo

The 6-year-old boy stole dozens of hearts during the Houston Rodeo Thursday night.

  Selena mural in Downtown Austin erased hours after it was completed

The mural was painted on a building at the intersection of I-35 and Sixth Street.

  Ector County ISD counselor speaks about new state bill aiming to reduce school violence

In an effort to reduce school violence in the state of Texas, legislation was recently introduced requiring school counselors to engage in more personal student counseling instead of administrative tasks.

  Big Bend area sees 97 percent increase in illegal immigrants

Through February of the 2019 Fiscal Year, the United States Border Patrol apprehended 268,044 individuals.

  Trinity School seniors apply real world knowledge

Trinity School’s partners with Classic Honda of Midland to instruct in Life-One-On-One program.

All rise, all rise, all rise: Matthew McConaughey makes appearance at Texas Capitol

McConaughey was at the capitol to honor his alma mater.