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The Texas water industry faces a looming workforce shortage as it struggles to attract new talent

The Texas water and wastewater industries are nearing a workforce shortage, making it essential for employers and universities alike to rethink the industry’s education pipeline, a new article in the Texas Water Journal says.

Texas to execute Alvin Braziel on Tuesday, making him the second inmate to die in a week

House passes legislation to make Bush Childhood Home national landmark

Texas secretary of state resigning after 2 years in office

Body of George H. W. Bush arrives in College Station for burial

State executes “Texas Seven” member Joseph Garcia

VA clinics in Lubbock, Amarillo, Clovis, Childress, Dalhart to remain open Wednesday

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Texas DPS offers $8,000 for tips on most wanted sex offender from Wichita Falls

Lubbock runaway teen found safe

Missing 13 year old girl found and reunited with her family

Lubbock locals remember Bush as loyal, kind, noble

Amarillo murder suspect arrested in Odessa following kidnapping call

2 dead after car loses control, crashes into Odessa business

Former Sunray police chief and wife appear in court for Sodus, NY double homicide charges

Former Sunray police chief Timothy Dean and his wife, Charlene Childers, appeared in court today for charges related to the double homicide of a Sodus, New York couple.

U.S. Marshal’s arrest convicted robber, burglar out of Iowa

Officers with the Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety and U.S. Marshal’s were able to band together earlier this week to arrest 35-year-old Ray Allen Blume for an outstanding warrant out of Des Moines, Iowa.

Man accused of impersonating Homeland Security officer attempts arrest of former city councilman

48-year-old Donn Wojtowicz has been indicted for impersonating a public servant after he claimed to be a Homeland Security officer and attempted to arrest a former Lubbock city councilman.

New details released in connection with Burkburnett Amber Alert suspects

The pair was expected to appear before a judge on Monday.

Serial Killer Sam Little escorted out of Ector Co. Jail

Woman says dog saved her life during house fire

Amber Alert cancelled after 2-year-old in Houston was found safe

Almost 6,000 pounds of drugs discovered during Texas DPS traffic stop

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rules against prosecutors in Ken Paxton payment case

Federal judge blocks Trump’s asylum ban for migrants who enter illegally from Mexico

Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American

Pilots at American Airlines say contract wish list includes better pay and fewer flight delays

Child airlifted to Lubbock with serious bodily injuries; Fort Stockton PD investigating

The child is listed as being in critical condition at a hospital in Lubbock while Fort Stockton PD begin a child abuse investigation.

Sunray police officer arraigned on charge related to Sodus double-homicide

A Sunray police officer charged with conspiracy in connection to a double homicide in Sodus, New York has been arraigned.

Crashed World War II plane recently in Lubbock

Vintage World War II fighter plane that crashed in Hill Country was recently in Lubbock.

Officials say gas prices to remain low for Thanksgiving break

Officials say gas prices are to remain low for Thanksgiving break

Amarillo Sod Poodles may have a problem with their merchandise

The Amarillo Sod Poodles baseball team may not legally own the name, according to a trademark filed in June.

Serial killer linked to more than 90 cases admits to Odessa woman’s 1994 murder

A man connected to several cold cases across the country has confessed to killing an Odessa woman in 1994.

Texas Tech, New Mexico Junior College announce partnership

Officials from Texas Tech and New Mexico Junior College are set to officially announce a new educational partnership between the two to make it easier for students to transfer.

Texas to execute Mexican national on Wednesday, amid pleas for case review

Texas plans to carry out the execution of Robert Moreno Ramos by lethal injection on Wednesday evening, amid his lawyers’ continued pleas that the case be re-examined for legal violations from 25 years ago.

Hockley County truck driver cited for losing spools on Houston interstate

Traffic along Interstate 10 in Houston was delayed Monday after a Hockley County truck driver lost two fiber-optic cable spools from his flatbed.

Amarillo Professional Baseball announces team name and logo

Amarillo Professional Baseball has announced the team name and logo.

Police: Bone found near Lowery Field is connected to missing Zoe Campos investigation

On November 7, 2018, investigators found a bone in the backyard of a home just west of Lowery Field on 70th Street. Police have confirmed to KCBD the bone found is related to the investigation in the disappearance of Zoe Campos, who went missing on November 17, 2013.

Amarillo Professional Baseball to announce team name and logo Tuesday

The Amarillo Professional Baseball team will announce the team name and logo on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

State Representative Four Price ending bid for Speaker of the House

State Representative Four Price announced on Sunday that he is withdrawing his candidacy for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

Services held for Texas newlyweds killed in helicopter crash

Services have been held for Texas newlyweds who died when the helicopter transporting them to an airport to start their honeymoon crashed into a rugged hill

Texas pastor blames devil for child sex abuse allegations

A church pastor in West Texas has blamed the devil for accusations that he sexually abused a child

Vernon Farthing III found not guilty in bribery case

Lubbock businessman Vernon Farthing III has been found not guilty of bribery by a San Antonio federal jury.

Winter wonderland fulfills wish of Texas woman with cancer

A Lindale woman with stage 4 cancer had her wish for snow fulfilled with a magical winter wonderland.

Texas judge orders Child Protective Services to pay $127K

A Texas judge has ordered Child Protective Services to pay more than $127,000 for wrongfully removing a couple's children and allegedly lying to the court about the removal

Amarillo man tells story of diagnosis and recovery from polio-like illness

An Amarillo man is sharing his story of dealing with Acute Flaccid Myelitis, known as the polio-like illness, and his eventual recovery.

Blue Bell brings back a classic

Blue Bell is bringing back a fan favorite treat to keep with the giving season.

Wichita County man added to Most Wanted Sex Offender List

An Electra man has been added to the Texas DPS Most Wanted Sex Offender list.

  Court to make ruling on public information in Mike Leach investigation

An appeals court is expected to make a ruling within a few weeks to decide if Texas Tech can appeal a previous court ruling on whether investigation information into the firing of former Coach Mike Leach should be made public.

Texas man in jail for aggravated sexual assault of a child bailed out after parents win lottery

ason Wayne Carlile was being held in the Wichita County Jail following his arrested last year for allegedly sexually assaulting a child younger than 14 years old in 2006.

Sunray police officer arrested in connection to New York double homicide

A Sunray police officer has been arrested in connection the the double homicide case in Sodus, New York.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas defeats Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas defeats Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke

Judge orders Harris County to keep some polling locations open an extra hour

A state district judge has ordered Harris County to extend voting hours at nine polling locations that failed to open on time this morning.

Denver City police seize 19 kilos of cocaine, make 2 arrests

Chief of Denver City Police, David Hennigan said one of his officers made one of the largest, if not the largest drug bust in Yoakum County history on Friday.

Lubbock, Texas native on Ball State team winning second place in architecture competition

Caitlyn Barhorst of Lubbock, Texas, was part of a Ball State University student team that studied and measured a historic schoolhouse owned by her family since 1972, winning second place in the 2018 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition.

Curry County officials searching for wanted burglary suspect

Curry County officials are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a suspect wanted for burglary.

Lowe’s is closing 51 stores in the US, Canada

The home improvement company said it will try to find jobs at nearby stores for employees affected by the closings

Newlyweds killed in helicopter crash while leaving their wedding

The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from the aviation monitoring center about a downed aircraft around midnight.

Win or lose, Cruz and O’Rourke may remain political forces

Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke could both emerge as plausible presidential contenders, regardless of which one wins their high-profile Texas Senate race

Houston man killed in Lea County crash

On November 1, 2018 just after 9 p.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash at the intersection of U.S. 62/180 and Maddox Road west of Hobbs.

2 men rushed to hospital following helicopter crash near Iowa Park

We have crews on the scene working to learn more.

Electric pole explodes near Anadarko construction site in Midland

A video shows that an explosion occurred at the Anadarko construction site in Midland. The site is near Loop 250 and Hwy 191. The fire happened earlier the morning of Nov. 2.

Vacuum salesman convicted of sexually assaulting Clovis woman in her home

An Albuquerque man selling Kirby Vacuums has been convicted of sexually assaulting a Clovis woman inside her home.

Concrete foundations poured for Texas Panhandle wind farm

A utility building a 239-turbine wind farm in the Texas Panhandle reports more than half of the concrete foundations have been poured

3.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Snyder, TX

The earthquake happened just before 5 p.m. and reached a depth of one kilometer or a bit over half a mile.

Cruz holds final Lubbock rally as election day nears

Amid chants of ‘Raider! Power!’ and ‘Ted! Cruz!’ Texas' junior senator rallied South Plains Republicans Wednesday afternoon.

Spokesman: Texas Rep. O’Rourke got threats from bomb suspect

A spokesman for Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke says the Democratic congressman received threats earlier this year from the suspected pipe bomber in Florida

Dallas burial planned for soldier who went missing in 1950

Military officials have identified the remains of a 20-year-old soldier from Dallas who was reported as missing in action in 1950 on the Korean peninsula

13 Texas cities make top 100 Spookiest Cities in the US list

FlixBus analyzed 100 cities across the US, mapping out haunted houses, spooky tours and Halloween parades in order to compile the Spookiest Cities in the US Ranking 2018. The cities with the most spooky sites per capita make the list.

Steak bandit: Man known for fleeing stores with ribeyes in pants sentenced to prison

A Longview man with a history of absconding from grocery stores with beer and steaks stuffed down his pants has now been sentenced to prison, officials say.

Texas Capitol offices briefly evacuated due to package

A Texas state lawmaker says his office and others nearby in the state Capitol were evacuated "due to a suspicious package."

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen says he’s running for Texas House speaker

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, said Tuesday he is officially running for speaker of the Texas House — two days after an Oct. 28 meeting in Austin, where roughly 40 GOP House members gathered to discuss recruiting him for the job.

Plans announced for oil export terminal near Corpus Christi

A new oil export terminal is in the works for South Texas in a bid to attract so-called very large crude carriers bound for international markets

Clothing found in search for 2-year-old girl in TX; Father wants answers

Authorities said they found a bag with the girl’s clothes in a dumpster, along with another object. Police said they have evidence the girl’s mother, Tiaundra Christon, 21, handled the bag and the object inside.

Recording Academy to honor Willie Nelson

The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing will honor Willie Nelson days before the 2019 Grammys

O’Rourke rallies large crowd at Lubbock Civic Center

Clad in an open-collar white dress shirt and a black “Double T” baseball cap, Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke rallied his base Monday afternoon at the Lubbock Civic Center.

Quinnipiac poll releases new numbers on Cruz-O’Rourke race

Quinnipiac University has released a new poll that shows U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s lead fading, but not enough to predict a loss in the upcoming mid-term election.

16-year-old riding bicycle dies after being struck by vehicle in New Mexico

On October 27, 2018 at around 6:44 p.m., New Mexico State Police received a call about a bicyclist who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Chaves County. The crash happened on US 70 near the 339-mile marker, an unlit portion of the roadway northeast of Roswell, NM.

Cruz’ Lockney event now set for Halloween

A rally set for Senator Ted Cruz on a Floyd County farm is back on.

AAA Texas says don’t drive “intexicated” this Halloween weekend

Make sure to be on the lookout for trick-or-treaters and do not drink and drive this Halloween.

FBI, DPS to run statewide anti-terrorism training exercise

The Texas Department and Public Safety and the FBI plan to run a three-day statewide anti-terrorism training exercise next week

Austin boil-water notice continues, distribution sites open

A boil-water notice continued for a third day in Austin as the city of about 900,000 opened five distribution sites to make sure people with special needs can get water

Ted Cruz leads Beto O’Rourke by 5 among likely voters in U.S. Senate race, new poll finds

Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz leads U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, by 5 percentage points among likely voters in a new Ipsos online poll released Wednesday in conjunction with Reuters and the University of Virginia. A September Ipsos poll showed O’Rourke ahead of Cruz by 2 percentage

West Texas commissioner pleads guilty in bribery scheme

A former West Texas school board trustee has pleaded guilty to a charge related to a bribery scheme involving a former county commissioner