Dozens of military boats and helicopters scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southern coast.
Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them.
One of the more remarkable photos from Tuesday morning’s eclipse is actually a composite of moon photos, taken over a bluebonnet field in Ennis, Texas.
Randall Reed, 52, was sentenced on Tuesday by United States District Judge Lee Yeakel.
The early morning flood that claimed four lives in Travis County last October 31 also overwhelmed the city’s 911 call center and public safety leaders knew it, records show. But a final report from the city made no mention of wait times.
The demand for craft beer in Austin has become so popular that the trend is now spreading to Hays County.
A city worker indirectly struck by lightning during Monday morning’s thunderstorms was released from the hospital Tuesday. KXAN learned new details Tuesday about what led to the man being injured, and why he was in harm’s way in the first place.
An Amber Alert issued for a 14-year-old girl Texas girl with Down syndrome on Tuesday was canceled Wednesday morning. The girl’s family told NBC affiliate KPRC she was found safe in Harlingen.
A prominent immigration reform advocate faced a prominent Republican hardliner on immigration reform Tuesday in a debate recorded for Spanish-language television stations statewide.
Four schools in the Houston school district have new mascots following the school board’s vote to ban the use of any race or ethnic group for such symbols.
Department of Public Safety Trooper Randall Wade Vetter was killed in the line of duty more than a decade ago. On Tuesday, he was honored for his service with signs marking a nearly six mile stretch of Interstate 35.
A new venue for music festivals is beginning to emerge in southeast Travis County. And it is in a spot with very few ordinances.
The bolts of lightning and claps of thunder didn’t just scare people in Austin on Monday. It also riled up some pooches. Now those dogs need their families to come pick them up.
Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed said Tuesday that using state funds is appropriate since the case involves “actions by the governor while acting in his official capacity.”
The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don’t dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation’s busiest death chamber.