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Man Gets 25 Years in Prom Date's Death

He admitted to choking her during rough sex

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Houston man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday after he woke up to find his prom date dead back in 2014, KHOU reports. Eddie Herrera admitted to choking 17-year-old Jackie Gomez during rough—but consensual—sex in a hotel room after the prom. According to the... More »

Johnny Manziel Turns Self in on Domestic Violence Charges

He immediately posted bond

(Newser) - Johnny Manziel turned himself in on domestic violence charges Wednesday in Texas before immediately posting bond, ABC News reports. According to Yahoo Sports , the bond was $1,500. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback is accused of hitting his now ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley during an argument in January. He was indicted... More »

7-Year-Old Fools School With Poorly Spelled Note

The tiny forger spent the afternoon unsupervised

(Newser) - A Texas school district is investigating after the staff at one of its elementary schools was fooled by a misspelled, suspiciously childlike note passed off by a 7-year-old student, KTRK reports. Instead of going to the after-school program at Sheldon Elementary like she was supposed to on Monday, Rosabella Dahu... More »

Justin Bieber Sued After Poorly Chugged Beer Bong Incident

'He was clearly a novice'

(Newser) - Justin Bieber's alleged lack of prowess with a beer bong could cost him $75,000, the Houston Chronicle reports. The singer was hanging out at Cle nightclub in Houston post-gig on April 9 when he grabbed a beer bong that was being passed around. According to a lawsuit filed... More »

2 Dead as Fired Worker Shoots Up Texas Office

Worker who was fired earlier in the day came back with 2 guns: cops

(Newser) - Authorities say a recently fired employee opened fire at a transportation company on the outskirts of Houston, killing one employee and injuring another before fatally shooting himself, the AP reports. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said Wednesday that the gunman had been fired earlier in the day, then returned with... More »

Ex-Marine Shot Dead While Making Citizen's Arrest

Anthony Antell Jr. witnessed domestic shooting in Texas

(Newser) - An ex-Marine in Texas who witnessed a shooting in a Walgreens parking lot was shot dead as he tried to make a citizen's arrest, police say. The Arlington Police Department says Anthony Antell Jr., 35, went to his vehicle to get his gun after he saw Ricci Bradden shoot... More »

Guy Follows Woman Into Bathroom Thinking She's a Guy

Jessica Rush was scared. Then she got mad

(Newser) - Jessica Rush was scared to see a man following her into a Texas hospital bathroom last Thursday. That's when she confronted him—and learned he thought she was a he, NBC Dallas/Forth Worth reports. "You didn't look like a girl when I saw you enter, I thought... More »

Teen Girl Dies After Being Thrown From Carnival Ride

A 2nd teen was flung from the Sizzler while a 3rd held on for dear life

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl died Friday after being thrown from a carnival ride at a church festival in El Paso, Texas, the El Paso Times reports. According to ABC News , three teen girls were aboard the Sizzler when something went wrong. Two of the girls were flung from the ride; the... More »

Woman, 4 Grandkids Killed in Texas Flood

'Within minutes, the water was waist deep'

(Newser) - A woman and her four grandchildren were killed by flooding early Saturday in Palestine, Texas, CNN reports. According to the AP , the children were all under 9 years old. The flooding started with heavy rainfall shortly after midnight, quickly overflowing a neighborhood creek. "We had people tell us that... More »

2 Kids Restrained Like Dogs, 6 Others Rescued in Texas

'To call this horrific would be an understatement'

(Newser) - Authorities removed eight children—two of whom had been restrained like dogs in the backyard—from a San Antonio home late Thursday night, the AP reports. Their parents were nowhere to be found. According to KSAT , an anonymous woman called 911 shortly before midnight to report a child crying for... More »

Children of Famed Pianist Were Likely Smothered

Medical examiner's office reports findings

(Newser) - Concert pianist Vadym Kholodenko's two young daughters were probably smothered to death with pillows, investigators believe. The official ruling on the manner of the March 17 deaths of Nika Kholodenko, 5, and Michaela Maria Kholodenko, 1, as reported Thursday by a Texas medical examiner's office: homicidal violence, with... More »

Bloody Shirt May Be From Dogfight, Not Murder Case

Father-in-law brought it in to dry cleaner, and police are testing

(Newser) - A major breakthrough—or a deeply unfortunate coincidence? Police investigating the murder of Missy Bevers in Midlothian, Texas, obtained a search warrant after her father-in-law brought a bloody shirt to a local dry cleaner and told them the stains were animal blood, Fox News reports. An employee kept the XXL... More »

Dad Saves Son on Malfunctioning Roller Coaster in Dramatic Video

Scary moment was recorded

(Newser) - A dad's heartstopping moment was caught on video last week: Delbert Latham was filming himself and his son, Kaysen, riding a roller coaster at the Wonderland amusement park in Zita, Texas, when the seatbelt malfunctioned and the little boy started to slip to the floor of their ride car.... More »

Vet Who Killed Cat With Bow Fights to Keep License

She says she hasn't worked since post went viral

(Newser) - The Texas veterinarian who was fired after boasting about killing a cat with a bow and arrow is trying to keep her license—and she promises she won't do it again. Dr. Kristen Lindsey appeared before state administrative judges Tuesday for the second day of a hearing about revoking... More »

School Name Proposal: Schoolie McSchoolface, Of Course

Who knows how long this trend will last

(Newser) - People have apparently been inspired by the "Boaty McBoatface" fervor : A racehorse was recently named Horsey McHorseface , and now Schoolie McSchoolface has been proposed as the new name of an elementary school in Austin, Texas. The school district voted in March to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary based on... More »

Lawyer Threatens Lawsuit When He Doesn't Get Soup

Dwain Downing claims it was a 'deceptive practice'

(Newser) - A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn't provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he'll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup, the AP reports. Dwain Downing also is seeking $250 in attorney fees for the time... More »

Tiger Roamed Texas Streets, Wearing Collar and Leash

Animal control officers captured her after calls from concerned citizens

(Newser) - Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in a South Texas city, the AP reports. The Conroe Police Department says it received several phone calls Thursday from residents who saw the young female tiger wandering around the city. Animal control officers... More »

Mom Found Dead in SUV With 3 Kids Killed Herself

Christine Thi Woo died of self-inflicted overdose

(Newser) - The death of a Texas mother whose body was found in her SUV last month with her hungry, thirsty children alive beside her has been ruled a suicide, the AP reports. A Frisco police statement says the Collin County Medical Examiner's office has determined that Christine Thi Woo died... More »

Texas Cops Go on High-Speed Food Fight

Thief pelted officer's car with steaks: police

(Newser) - What a waste of perfectly good beef. Authorities in Longview, Texas, say they tried to pull over a suspect accused of stealing steaks from a local Walmart on Wednesday, but the man kept on trucking, hitting speeds of 100mph as he fled through two counties, per the New York Daily ... More »

Pastor Sues Whole Foods Over Cake, Gets Sued Back

Company says it has proof no anti-gay slur was written on cake

(Newser) - Whole Foods is taking claims that an employee wrote a homophobic slur on a custom cake so seriously that it's countersuing the guy who made them. Church of Open Doors pastor Jordan Brown, who is openly gay, sued Whole Foods on Monday after a video showed a cake from... More »

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