Texas

actor Matthew McConaughey posing with first responders in Houston as he surprised them with catered lunches.
(AP Photo/John Mone)
October 30, 2018 - 6:27 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Firefighters, police officers and 911 operators in Texas got a surprise lunch from a famous son as Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey showed up with roasted turkey to give thanks on National First Responders Day. The actor's appearance and catered lunch Sunday shocked those at a...
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Border
(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 29, 2018 - 5:13 pm
A week out from the midterm elections, the Pentagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops, some armed, to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation to help stop illegal crossings by a caravan of migrants moving slowly north in Mexico, still hundreds of miles from the U.S. border.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, talks to journalists during a press conference with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, not shown, in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Mattis arrives in Prague to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 creation of the Czechoslovak state. (Roman Vondrous/CTK via AP) ** SLOVAKIA OUT **
October 29, 2018 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 12:23 p.m. Three U.S. officials say the number of military troops deployed to the southern border in support of the Customs and Border Patrol could be in the thousands. The officials spoke on condition of...
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Hurricane
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October 28, 2018 - 11:27 am
HOUSTON (AP) - State and federal officials are recommending a plan to protect the Texas coast from hurricanes - particularly the Houston area - with a barrier system made up of floodwalls, floodgates and seawall improvements. The proposal, which could cost up to $31 billion, focuses on preventing...
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A woman holds her baby as she waits in hopes of a ride among other Central Americans participating in the thousands-strong caravan of Central American slowly making its way toward the U.S. border, outside Pijijiapan, Mexico, before dawn on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Many migrants said they felt safer traveling and sleeping with several thousand strangers in unknown towns than hiring a smuggler or trying to make the trip alone.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
October 26, 2018 - 6:09 pm
PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Kenia Yoselin Gutierrez had long thought about migrating from her native Honduras to the United States, but stories of others who made the trip scared her off: migrants being raped or disappearing, children stolen. When she heard about the caravan that has now grown into...
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Police Lights
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Barbara Schwarz
October 25, 2018 - 6:23 am
SOUTH TEXAS (1080 KRLD) - A 19-year-old has filed a lawsuit against Baytown Police officer Christopher Felder. Jeff Sprecher says he and a 17-year-old girl he was seeing were in a parked car last the night of October 15th when her mother arrived. Sprecher's attorney Sean Buckley says she blocked...
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