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Texas lawmakers okay law to allow college kids to bring guns on campus

Lawmakers in Texas approved a bill on Sunday that will let college kids possess guns on campus so long as they keep them in their vehicles, according to The Associated Press. The Texas House and Senate previously approved the measure amid a flurry of pro-gun bills the legislature passed earlier…

More than 200 evacuated, one dead as record flooding lashes San Antonio

A 29-year-old woman is dead and more than 200 people had to be rescued as record-setting flooding hit San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday. The Associated Press reported that the San Antonio Fire Department conducted 235 rescues during the day, pulling residents to safety from their homes and cars after the…

Southern U.S. welcomes hairy ‘crazy ant’ invasion in Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana

Hairy crazy ants are on the move in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The flea-sized critters are called crazy because each ant in the horde seems to scramble randomly, moving so fast that videos look as if they’re on fast-forward. (Joe MacGown/Mississippi State…  …

Texas teen accused of drugging and pimping 15-year-old classmate

Police in Irving, Texas, charged a 17-year-old boy with plying a 15-year-old girl with marijuana, alcohol and Xanax and making her have sex with adult men for money and drugs from April 29 to May 2, the Dallas Morning News reported on Tuesday. Authorities told the newspaper that Travis Lekas…

8-year-old boy shoots 5-year-old friend with found rifle

A 5-year-old boy in Denton, Texas was reportedly in critical condition on Saturday after an accidental shooting involving an 8-year-old friend. KXAS-TV reported that the two boys were alone in a bedroom when the 8-year-old found a .22-caliber rifle and pointed it at the younger boy. Police said the older…

2-year-old Texas boy shoots himself in the head with father’s handgun

A two-year-old boy from Corsicana, Texas, a town of just under 24,000 people located between Dallas and Waco, shot himself in the head Wednesday night with his father’s handgun while his dad was looking away, police said. The victim was identified as Kinsler Allen Davis, according to The Associated Press.…

Lax security at fertilizer plant hints at regulatory gaps in Texas

During testimony before a Texas House committee last week, state regulators did not disclose knowing that thieves had for years exploited lackadaisical security to infiltrate…  …

Death toll in Texas fertilizer plant explosion rises to 14

The tiny Texas town of West continues to struggle to come to terms with the Wednesday fire and explosion at a local fertilizer plant. According to the Associated Press, recovery workers have now pulled 14 bodies from the wreckage, ten of whom were first responders who had rushed to the…

Rescuers fear more bodies in Texas fertilizer explosion town

Rescuers in Texas feared the death toll could go up as they continued the painstaking task of looking for survivors in the rubble following a massive blast at a fertilizer factory that killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. With the country already on edge after…

60-70 dead and hundreds injured in fertilizer plant explosion near Waco, Texas: local media

Update: Officials now estimate 5-15 dead in West, Texas fertilizer depot blast Some 60 to 70 people were killed and hundreds were injured by an explosion at a fertilizer plant outside Waco, Texas, local media reported, citing the local emergency manager. The report could not be immediately verified by AFP,…

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