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3 state employees killed in West Texas helicopter crash

Posted 9:30 AM 8/9/2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three Texas Parks and Wildlife employees died after their helicopter crashed in a West Texas wildlife preserve, the department announced Sunday.

The group was surveying desert bighorn sheep in the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area on Saturday when the helicopter went (More)


Panel picks Fallon to run in Ratcliffe’s former district

Posted 3:02 PM 8/8/2020

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A Texas state senator was chosen Saturday as the GOP nominee for John Ratcliffe’s former seat in Congress that he vacated to become President Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence.

GOP activists in the rural and heavily Republican 4th Congressional (More)


7,000-plus new COVID-19 cases in Texas; 293 deaths reported

7,000-plus new COVID-19 cases in Texas; 293 deaths reported

Posted 4:07 PM 8/7/2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Official numbers in new COVID-19 infections were down slightly in Texas on Friday compared to the day before, but the infection rate remained high.

State officials reported at least 7,039 new cases, almost 560 fewer than they (More)


Man charged in slaying of Fort Hood soldier

Posted 6:07 PM 8/6/2020

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a Fort Hood soldier whose body was found beside a road four miles from where his burned sport utility vehicle was found.

Brandon Michael Olivares, 28, of Killeen, was already booked into the (More)

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