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Even Students Didn't Like This Senior Prank: 'Not Cool'

Texas high school shuts down for 2 days after harmless antics 'devolved rapidly'

(Newser) - End-of-year tomfoolery at a Texas high school was supposed to involve nothing more than harmless sticky notes. But the high jinks got out of hand, leading to the school's closure for two days due to vandalism. According to the Frisco Independent School District, a "small group of students"...

Elite Biker Shot and Killed at 25
Elite Cyclist Shot, Killed at 25

Elite Cyclist Shot, Killed at 25

Moriah Wilson was planning to race last weekend

(Newser) - An elite gravel and mountain bike racer was found fatally shot in an Austin, Texas, apartment last week. Moriah Wilson, 25, had been staying with a friend in the city ahead of last weekend's Gravel Locos race, which she was a favorite to win. That friend called 911 after...

Mass Shooting at Texas Flea Market Leaves 2 Dead

3 others injured in Houston incident

(Newser) - Two people were killed in a shooting at a Texas flea market that left three others injured Sunday afternoon. Police say all of those who were shot—all men in their 20s who likely knew each other, police say—had been involved in an argument at the Harris County market...

Officers Search Rural Texas for Escaped Murderer

Gonzalo Lopez stabbed bus driver and ran off as shots were fired at him, officials say

(Newser) - Residents of a rural area in Texas are being advised to lock their doors while authorities search for a convicted murderer who escaped from custody. Gonzalo Lopez slipped out of his restraints while on a bus on Thursday and stabbed the driver's hand with a sharp object, causing him...

3 Korean Women Shot at Dallas Salon
3 Korean Women
Shot at Dallas Salon

3 Korean Women Shot at Dallas Salon

Victims expected to be OK after Wednesday shooting; police are seeking suspect, who fled

(Newser) - Police in Texas are on the hunt for a suspect who shot and injured three Korean women at a Dallas beauty salon. ABC News reports the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at Hair World Salon, in the city's Koreatown. Police say the suspect parked a "dark color minivan-type vehicle"...

Texas Court Kicks Back 5-Year Sentence for Illegal Vote

Crystal Mason says she'll fight 'these cruel charges' again

(Newser) - Update: A court made a mistake in upholding the conviction of a Texas woman who was given a five-year prison sentence for casting a ballot when she wasn't eligible to vote, and it needs to take another look at the case, a higher court ruled Wednesday. The court should...

Woman With Dementia Saved by 4-Legged Hero

Sherry Noppe's dog, who never left her side after she got lost in woods, barked till they were found

(Newser) - Texas' Sherry Noppe, recently diagnosed with dementia, disappeared after taking her dog for a walk on May 3 in the Houston suburb of Katy. Thankfully, the 63-year-old was reunited with family just in time for Mother's Day after said black Labrador "saved her life," daughter Courtney Noppe...

6 Sweet Words to College Grads: 'You No Longer Have a Balance'

Donor pays off debt of Class of 2022 at Wiley College in Texas

(Newser) - As far as messages to graduating college seniors go, it's tough to beat. Wiley College President Herman Felton informed more than 100 grads of his school on Saturday that an anonymous donor had paid off their student debt, reports the Root . "If you have a balance, you had ...

She Had a Hunch on Her $34.99 Goodwill Find. She Was Right
She Had a Hunch
on Her $34.99
Goodwill Find.
She Was Right
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She Had a Hunch on Her $34.99 Goodwill Find. She Was Right

Art collector confirms she bought a stone bust straight out of ancient Rome

(Newser) - Four years ago, an art collector picked up an old stone bust at a Texas thrift shop for less than $40. It was money well spent: The sculpture has been confirmed to be an artifact straight out of ancient Rome. KHOU reports that Laura Young stumbled upon the bust, nestled...

$20K Reward Offered for Those Who Drowned Stranded Dolphin

Texas beachgoers accused of harassing animal, leading to its death

(Newser) - A reward of up to $20,000 is up for grabs in exchange for information leading to the identification, arrest, or conviction of Texas beachgoers accused of harassing and ultimately drowning a stranded dolphin. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the reward following the April 10 episode at Quintana...

Texas Might Fight Ruling That States Must Educate All Children

1982 Supreme Court case applied to undocumented students, as well

(Newser) - Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas may fight a Supreme Court ruling mandating that public education for all children, including undocumented immigrants, be provided free by the states. Texas already sued the federal government over the cost of complying with the ruling, the Hill reports. That was a loss for the...

Crowd Watches as Rattlesnake Handler Suffers Fatal Bite

Eugene De Leon Sr. died in Texas 'doing what he loved'

(Newser) - A rattlesnake handler with more than 20 years of experience was showing off his skills at a festival in Texas over the weekend when he suffered a fatal bite. Eugene De Leon Sr. was bitten on the shoulder around 1pm Saturday as he handled a western diamondback rattlesnake in front...

Lawmaker in Lucio Call: 'You're Going to Wake Up on Thursday'

Phone call released between Jeff Leach, Texas mother of 14 after stay of execution announced

(Newser) - One of the Texas lawmakers working hard behind the scenes to stop the execution of Melissa Lucio was the one who got to tell her about her stay on Monday, just two days before the 53-year-old mother of 14 was to be put to death, and KXAN now has audio...

Body of Soldier Who Drowned Trying to Rescue Migrants Found

Bishop Evans was a 'hero who risked his life in service of Texas and America'

(Newser) - The body of a National Guard soldier who drowned while trying to rescue two struggling migrants from the Rio Grande was recovered Monday morning, authorities say. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Specialist Bishop E. Evans, a 22-year-old Texas Guardsman from Arlington, was a "hero who risked his life in...

Texas Woman Granted Stay of Execution

Melissa Lucio is on death row, but she is seeking a new trial in daughter's death

(Newser) - A Texas appeals court on Monday delayed the execution of a woman amid growing doubts about whether she fatally beat her 2-year-old daughter in a case that has garnered the support of lawmakers, celebrities, and even some of the jurors who sentenced her to death, per the AP . The Texas...

For High-Profile Inmate on Death Row, Time Is Short

Melissa Lucio to be executed Wednesday despite big push for new trial

(Newser) - Nearly half of the jurors who sentenced a Texas woman to die for the 2007 death of one of her 14 children have called for her upcoming execution to be halted and for her to get a new trial. Melissa Lucio, 52, is set to be executed Wednesday for the...

After Home Run, College Pitcher Attacks
After Viral On-Field
Confrontation, 2 Suspensions
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After Viral On-Field Confrontation, 2 Suspensions

Owen Woodward of Texas' Weatherford College tackled Josh Phillips after home run

(Newser) - Update: A college pitcher has been suspended four games for acting more like a football player than a baseball player during a game. Owen Woodward of Weatherford College in Texas tackled an opposing player on the base path after the player hit a home run off him, reports Yahoo Sports...

She Applied for Job at Texas Nightclub, Disappeared

Community activist calls for action in case of missing woman Felicia Johnson

(Newser) - Felicia Marie Johnson traveled from California to Houston looking for employment at a nightclub, but disappeared after applying for a job at the club on April 15, KHOU reports. The 24-year-old called an Uber after leaving Cover Girls Night Club, but it was running late and a man at the...

Texas Executes Its Oldest Death Row Inmate

As Tennessee issues temporary reprieve to an inmate there

(Newser) - Texas’ oldest death row inmate was executed Thursday for killing a Houston police officer during a traffic stop nearly 32 years ago. Carl Wayne Buntion, 78, was executed at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was condemned for the June 1990 fatal shooting of Houston police officer James Irby, a...

Cops: Carjacker Dies After Beating Up Senior

You might say it was karma; Shirlene Hernandez would not

(Newser) - A Texas man beat up a 72-year-old great-grandmother so as to take her car, only to die later in a crash, according to San Antonio police. Shirlene Hernandez, who was left with a nasty black eye and bruising covering half of her face, was assaulted as she headed into a...

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