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Flooding in Texas

Latest on flooding: Tornado hits Panhandle gas rig; 3 hurt

What officials say was at least one tornado has struck a gas drilling rig in the Texas Panhandle, injuring three workers.

Texas Legislature

House OKs family department bill without gay adoption limits

The Texas House has passed a bill reorganizing a state family agency - without divisive rules allowing private child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children on religious grounds.

Police opposition stalls open carry handgun bill

Fierce opposition from police across the state derailed efforts to pass a bill that allows open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas.

Texas Flood - Flooding in Austin

Flooding in Austin.

Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains

The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager highlight the dangers posed by storm drains that protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting people.

Abilene firefighters battle blaze on Briarwood, no one injured

Abilene firefighters battled a blaze Wednesday morning in the 700 block of Briarwood.


Their Opinions: Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Some of the recent editorials in newspapers from across Texas.

OTD April 7 - John Wayne

1970: At the 42nd Academy Awards, John Wayne wins his first and only Oscar for his role in "True Grit." At the ceremony, "Midnight Cowboy" also became the first -- and, so far, the only -- X-rated film to win Best Picture.

'John Wayne Day' in Texas honors actor's 108 birthday

Wearing a brown plaid coat from the 1945 film "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared it John Wayne Day in Texas.

Texas Flag news

66 pounds of cocaine washes ashore Galveston beaches

A sixth package of narcotics has washed ashore in Galveston the past week.

Concealed handguns in college bill set for Texas House vote

The Texas House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to allow concealed handguns in public college classrooms and buildings.

2 gun rights bills expected to get final votes in Texas

The top two gun rights bills expected to shoot through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature, one allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms and the other permitting them to be carried in plain sight most everywhere else, have been slow going so far - and now need a final week push to become law.

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KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Tracking storm chances for Thursday

Storms are likely again Thursday night