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Texas: State of the United States of America
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

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Texas migrant facility suspends intake after death of 16-year-old

The border patrol’s largest migrant processing center is closed for now over fears of a potentially deadly flu outbreak. A 16-year-old from Guatemala, Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, died Monday..
CBS News - Published

12 children rescued after roller coaster stalls at Texas amusement park

A dozen school-aged children were rescued after their train of roller coaster cars stalled at Wonderland Park in Amarillo, Texas.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Texas

Opponents Of Pipeline Challenge Louisiana Protester Laws [Video]Opponents Of Pipeline Challenge Louisiana Protester Laws

Environmental groups and demonstrators arrested near an Energy Transfer LP crude pipeline have filed a lawsuit challenging a 2018 Louisiana state law that made trespassing near oil and gas pipelines a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:01Published

Deadly Storms Strike U.S. Southern Plains [Video]Deadly Storms Strike U.S. Southern Plains

Reuters reports a deadly storm system that blasted U.S. southern and central states has weakened, but more severe weather is on the way. According to National Weather Service meteorologists, more than..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

USPS Is Considering Self-Driving Big Rigs For Transporting Mail Between Cities [Video]USPS Is Considering Self-Driving Big Rigs For Transporting Mail Between Cities

According to Digital Trends, the United States Postal Service is exploring the idea of transporting mail across the country using self-driving trucks. The USPS has already partnered with..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

National Weather Service Says Over 30 Tornadoes Struck This Week, More On The Way [Video]National Weather Service Says Over 30 Tornadoes Struck This Week, More On The Way

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, a storm system that blasted the U.S. South began to weaken, however another one appears to be on the way after thunderstorms and tornadoes carved a path of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

The USPS Is Testing Self-Driving Mail Trucks [Video]The USPS Is Testing Self-Driving Mail Trucks

Gizmodo reports that the United States Postal Service will begin testing self-driving mail delivery trucks. The USPS is partnering with San Diego-based startup TuSimple in a two-week pilot program to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Severe Weather Rips Through The Great Plains and Midwest [Video]Severe Weather Rips Through The Great Plains and Midwest

According to Mother Nature Network, Severe storms and devastating tornadoes have wreaked havoc in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas over the past few days. The string of intense..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

After tornadoes, flash floods for Oklahoma [Video]After tornadoes, flash floods for Oklahoma

After being pummeled by tornadoes late Monday, multiple counties across Oklahoma are dealing with flash floods. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

More Tornadoes, Hail, Rain For U.S. Southern Plains [Video]More Tornadoes, Hail, Rain For U.S. Southern Plains

Reuters reports U.S. southern plains states face more tornadoes, hail and heavy rain after at least 19 twisters tore through parts of Texas and Oklahoma. The National Weather Service said on Tuesday..

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Tornadoes, flash flooding pummel Southern Plains [Video]Tornadoes, flash flooding pummel Southern Plains

A powerful storm system moving across the U.S. Southern Plains spawned tornaodes and triggered flash flooding as the region braces for more severe weather. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Guatemalan Teenager Dies In U.S. Border Patrol Custody [Video]Guatemalan Teenager Dies In U.S. Border Patrol Custody

According to Reuters, U.S. officials said a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas. The boy was the fifth Guatemalan minor since December to die after being..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Beto O’Rourke’s Shaky Polling Looks Like It's Not Going To Get Any Better [Video]Beto O’Rourke’s Shaky Polling Looks Like It's Not Going To Get Any Better

Former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is attempting to reboot his presidential bid with a media tour. He's making stops on "The View" and "The Rachel Maddow Show" on top of..

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Texas partial dam collapse captured on video [Video]Texas partial dam collapse captured on video

Surveillance video captured a partial collapse of the old Dunlap dam near New Braunfels, Texas along the Guadalupe river on Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Houston Ship Channel Reopens After Wreckage Removed [Video]Houston Ship Channel Reopens After Wreckage Removed

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the Houston Ship Channel reopened to two-way traffic after salvage crews removed two damaged gasoline barges involved in a weekend collision with a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic on ocean floor [Video]Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic on ocean floor

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: trash. No reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

What Expedition Found At The Deepest Undersea Point On Earth Was Just Plain Garbage [Video]What Expedition Found At The Deepest Undersea Point On Earth Was Just Plain Garbage

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: trash. Victor Vescovo is the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Death Penalty Tensions Flare In The U.S. Supreme Court [Video]Death Penalty Tensions Flare In The U.S. Supreme Court

According Reuters, The U.S. Supreme Court’s internal divisions over the death penalty were on full display again on Monday in fresh wrangling over how the justices handled recent attempts by two..

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Government Must Fly Migrants To Other Stations Due To Overcrowded Stations [Video]Government Must Fly Migrants To Other Stations Due To Overcrowded Stations

Homeland Security officials told the Washington Post that border patrols stations in south Texas are overcrowded with the amount of migrants passing through the U.S.-Mexico border. A report said that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

2nd Oil Spill In Two Months Closes Houston Ship Channel [Video]2nd Oil Spill In Two Months Closes Houston Ship Channel

According to a report by Reuters, officials said that a barge carrying gasoline capsized and leaked its cargo into the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas, following a collision on Friday with a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Shanahan Heads To Texas As Pentagon Struggles To Deal With Trump's Immigration Policy [Video]Shanahan Heads To Texas As Pentagon Struggles To Deal With Trump's Immigration Policy

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will make his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday. Shanahan's trip comes against the background of the Pentagon's search for a longer-term plan..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Mom of missing Texas girl blames her ex-fiancé [Video]Mom of missing Texas girl blames her ex-fiancé

Quanell X, a local civil rights activist and spokesman for the mother of missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis says they have new video showing the mother's ex-fiancé leaving their apartment with bleach and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Heavy Rain And Widespread Power Outages Hit Southeast Texas, Louisiana [Video]Heavy Rain And Widespread Power Outages Hit Southeast Texas, Louisiana

Hailstones the size of golf balls accompanied by as much as four inches of rain pelted the U.S. Gulf coast from Texas to Louisiana. The rain flooding highways, downing power lines and closing some..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Heavy rain and flash floods hit Houston [Video]Heavy rain and flash floods hit Houston

Heavy rain has brought flooding to large parts of Houston, closing down roads and damaging homes. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Deadly flash flooding hits South, Midwest U.S. [Video]Deadly flash flooding hits South, Midwest U.S.

Deadly flash flooding and tornadoes have brought havoc to the South Central United States, closing down roads and damaging homes. Colette Luke has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Years After Sandra Bland's Jail Cell Suicide, Her Own Footage Of Traffic Stop Released [Video]Years After Sandra Bland's Jail Cell Suicide, Her Own Footage Of Traffic Stop Released

In 2015, Texas resident Sandra Bland was arrested after a traffic stop turned ugly. According to Business Insider, she hung herself in a Waller County jail cell three days later. Bland's death sparked..

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Beto O'Rourke Defends Pete Buttigieg After Anti-Gay Heckling [Video]Beto O'Rourke Defends Pete Buttigieg After Anti-Gay Heckling

Huff Post reports 2020 Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke is defending fellow challenger, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg after he was reportedly taunted by anti-gay protesters..

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Eye Opener: Severe weather turns deadly in central U.S.

Severe storms in the middle of the country are now blamed for two deaths. Also, the biggest processing center for migrants in Texas is shut down to new arrivals after a 16-year-old dies amid signs of a..
CBS News - Published

Widespread flu-like illness hits main Texas facility for migrants

McAllen, Texas facility temporarily stops taking in detainees; teen who just died was diagnosed with flu there
CBS News - Published

Tornado outbreak hits Oklahoma and Texas

Six years ago, a monster tornado killed 24 people in Oklahoma. On Monday, forecasters are warning people in Oklahoma and Texas about a series of tornadoes hit the region. David Begnaud reports.
CBS News - Published

New details on Guatemalan migrant teen who died in U.S. custody

A 16-year-old boy from Guatemala was found dead Monday in the Texas facility where he was being held by U.S. Border Patrol. Carlos Hernandez Vásquez died hours after a nurse there determined he had..
CBS News - Published

Life-threatening flooding in Oklahoma

Severe weather brought nearly seven inches of rain to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas Monday night, causing life-threatening flash flooding. In Hominy, Oklahoma, dozens of people had to..
CBS News - Published

Texas transgender woman's killing highlights disturbing trend

The Human Rights Campaign tracked at least 26 deaths of transgender people due to violence. The majority of victims were black transgender women.
CBS News - Published

More tornadoes, hail, heavy rain in store for U.S. southern plains

U.S. southern plains states face more tornadoes, hail and heavy rain after at least 19 twisters tore through parts of Texas and Oklahoma, but the storm system was not as severe as originally feared,..
Reuters - Published

Multiple funnel clouds spotted in Oklahoma

An intense storm system moved across the Southern Plains on Monday, spawning tornadoes that caused scattered damage and a deluge of rain. Areas of Oklahoma and Texas remained under a tornado watch..
USATODAY.com - Published

Fassi wins NCAA women's title; Texas grabs top seed

Arkansas senior Maria Fassi won the NCAA title on her home course and gave the Razorbacks a shot at the team title as one of eight teams that advanced to match play
USATODAY.com - Published

Volunteer helped find abducted girl

When an 8-year-old girl was taken in broad daylight near Fort Worth, Texas, a group of volunteers went looking for her. One man saw the suspect's car and called for help. Omar Villafranca has the..
CBS News - Published

Tracking the severe weather in Oklahoma

Tornadoes hit parts of Texas and Oklahoma on Monday, where forecasters predicted the worst storms in more than two years. CBS New York chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn is tracking the storm's path.
CBS News - Published

Storm warnings issued as tornadoes hit Oklahoma and Texas

Powerful gusts of wind and rain whipped through parts of Oklahoma late Monday
CBS News - Published

Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother. Fort Worth police say the girl was found safe Sunday at..
USATODAY.com - Published

Dangerous Tornadoes and Flash Floods Forecast for Oklahoma and Texas

Forecasters said a rare “high risk” zone for potentially catastrophic tornadoes, issued for the first time in two years, included Oklahoma City and Norman.
NYTimes.com - Published

Guatemalan teenage boy dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas, U.S. officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •CBS News

8-year-old Texas girl found after abduction

8-year-old Texas girl found after abduction
USATODAY.com - Published

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From Bari to Texas, Rome's only female Michelin starred-chef and her rise to fame has been a fascinating and inspiring journey to follow. Here are her tips for where to eat in the Rome.
USATODAY.com - Published

From Texas to Oklahoma, 40 tornadoes touch down

More powerful storms are building in the southern Plains where five and a half million people are under a threat of severe weather. Tornadoes touched down in several states over the weekend. School is..
CBS News - Published

Dangerous, violent tornado outbreak predicted for Monday

A dangerous day for weather is forecast for Monday in portions of Texas and Oklahoma. "An outbreak of tornadoes, some potentially long-track and violent, is expected today into this evening," the Storm..
USATODAY.com - Published

Huge human hair ball, zombie archives, Tav Falco: News from around our 50 states

Matthew McConaughey goes back to Texas high school and gets diploma, Santas renew vows in North Pole on Alaska cruise, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

8-year-old child returns home after kidnapping in Texas

Surveillance video from a home near Fort Worth shows the kidnapping of 8-year-old Salem Sabatka. She was out for a walk with her mother when she was taken by someone in a passing car. Her mother tried..
CBS News - Published

Missing girl Salem Sabatka found safe after 'heroes' lead Texas police to her kidnapper

Salem Sabatka, 8, was found safe and the 51-year-old man accused of abducting her was taken into custody, according to Texas police.
USATODAY.com - Published

Destructive tornadoes tear through central U.S.

In the west Texas town of Abilene, a powerful storm briefly touched down in this neighborhood, damaging some homes, snapping trees and breaking car windows
CBS News - Published

Texas, Oklahoma brace for large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes

Forecasters warn of possible tornadoes, hail and damaging winds, along a 350-mile wide swath of territory straddling the Texas-Oklahoma border.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Administration Flying Migrants Out of Texas to Ease Overcrowding at Border

The Department of Homeland Security has begun flying recent border-crossers and asylum seekers to California in a program that may expand to coastal areas and the Canadian border.
NYTimes.com - Published

Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis

Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said.
Reuters - Published

DHS flying migrants out of Texas to locations throughout U.S.

Two south Florida counties were upset with a plan to bring thousands of migrants
CBS News - Published

Violent weather: Tornado Alley in the bull's eye for large hail, likely tornadoes

Severe storms, with large hail, damaging winds and ground-hugging tornadoes, are expected to hammer major parts of Tornado Alley from Texas to South Dakota Friday in the first round of violent,..
USATODAY.com - Published

Expected plan to move migrants to Florida an unwelcome surprise for local officials

The Trump administration is apparently planning to move hundreds of undocumented immigrants to south Florida. Local officials in Broward and Palm Beach Counties say they have been told to expect plane..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Fighter jet crashes through California warehouse

A fighter jet crashes into a Southern California warehouse near a busy freeway. Also, the Trump administration is apparently planning to move hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Texas to Florida...
CBS News - Published

Florida officials brace for immigrant influx from Texas border

Local leaders demand more information and support from federal government after being told 1,000 immigrants will be flown their way
CBS News - Published

The Pour: In Texas, Winemakers Find Room to Roam

Forced to leave the North Fork of Long Island after a zoning dispute, Southold Farm and Cellar, a groundbreaking producer, has started anew in Hill Country.
NYTimes.com - Published

'You don't know my name': A Texas deputy tried to arrest the wrong black man, viral video shows

A Texas deputy tried to arrest a black man after mistaking him for a wanted fugitive, a viral video of alleged racial profiling shows.
USATODAY.com - Published

Migrants sleep on ground, rig awnings at Texas Border Patrol station

Reuters photos taken on Wednesday show adults and children outside the U.S. Border Patrol station for migrants in McAllen, Texas, sleeping on the ground and rigging up makeshift awnings with reflective..
Reuters - Published

Auburn vs. Oregon kicks off ABC's Saturday Night Football

Auburn against Oregon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Aug. 31 will be the first ABC Saturday Night Football game of the season
USATODAY.com - Published

Texas officer kills woman after stun-gun struggle

Residents of an apartment complex in the Houston area describe the moments that led to an officer fatally shooting a woman who police said had taken the officer's Taser. (May 14)
USATODAY.com - Published

Texas woman killed in police shooting was schizophrenic, stepdaughter says

Investigators in Texas are urging the person who shot video of a deadly police shooting to contact them. Police say Pamela Turner grabbed an officer’s taser on Monday and used it on him while she was..
CBS News - Published

Officer fatally shoots woman in altercation over taser

A police officer in Texas has been put on leave after shooting and killing a woman. The violent confrontation was recorded on a cellphone. Mireya Villarreal has the story.
CBS News - Published

Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki honored by Texas governor, lawmakers

Retired Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki honored by Texas governor, lawmakers
USATODAY.com - Published

Texas governor, lawmakers honor retired Mav Dirk Nowitzki

Retired Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has been honored by Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas lawmakers for his outstanding 21-year career with the same NBA team
USATODAY.com - Published

Officer fatally shoots woman who allegedly grabbed his Taser. She claimed she was pregnant, video suggests

A Texas police officer fatally shot a woman who police said grabbed his Taser and used it against him.
USATODAY.com - Published

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