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Texas Salamanders Eyed For Endangered List

Federal officials have proposed adding four Central Texas salamander species for the endangered species list and designated 6,000 acres of Central Texas as critical habitat.

08/22/2012

The Walmart logo is displayed on the exterior of a store. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

4 People Shot In Texas Walmart Parking Lot

Police said that a suspect is in custody after four people were shot during an altercation in the parkin lot of a Walmart store in Central Texas early Sunday morning.

08/20/2012

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Central Texas Veterans Wait Longest For Claims

It takes about 393 days for a veteran in Central Texas to process a disability claim, an average of five months longer than those who live elsewhere.

08/06/2012

AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Fire Report Says Homes Need Bigger Buffer

Texas Forest Service officials say last year’s devastating Bastrop County wildfire has shown that the vegetation-free area around a home should extend beyond the long-accepted recommendation of 30 feet.

07/26/2012

ABILENE, TX - JULY 26:  Cattle are held in a pen prior to going up for sale at Abilene Livestock Auction July 26, 2011 in Abilene, Texas. A severe drought in the region has caused shortages of grass, hay and water forcing ranchers to thin their herds. The Abilene Livestock Auction has been selling at least two to three times the number of cattle each week compared to last year.  The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as "exceptional drought", the highest classification.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Modified Grass Linked To Texas Cattle Deaths

A mysterious mass death of cattle has prompted a federal investigation in Texas. Preliminary test results are blaming the deaths on the grass the cows were eating when they got sick.

06/25/2012

This is Zip, a horse that was stolen from a southwest Dallas camp.

4 Texans Charged Over Illegal Horse Races

Authorities have charged four Texas residents after finding evidence of illegal gambling at unlicensed horse races. Gambling is permitted only at licensed, regulated races in Texas.

05/11/2012

A tree ringed in blue signifies it was not terminally damaged by 2011's wildfires. (Allen Manning/CBSDFW)

Bastrop State Park Rebuilding After 2011 Wildfires

It’s been seven months since wildfires claimed 34,000 acres of forest and grasslands in and around the Central Texas community of Bastrop.

04/27/2012

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Extortion Reports Among Locked Up Texas Youth

A state ombudsman tells lawmakers that students at a youth lockup in Texas are coercing and extorting each other for cigarettes, drugs and money.

04/19/2012

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire that is threatning a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

$4 Million In Donations After Central Texas Wildfires

Parts of Central Texas devastated by wildfires have benefited from more than $4 million in donations and the help of volunteers rebuilding homes.

03/07/2012

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Texas Rice Farmers Won’t Get Water For Irrigation

A Central Texas river authority said Friday that Hill Country lakes fell short of levels sufficient to provide irrigation water to downriver rice farmers.

03/02/2012

Water flows from a bathroom tap. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texas Court Says Landowners Also Own Groundwater

In a landmark ruling, the Texas Supreme Court said that landowners have an ownership interest in the water underneath their land.

02/24/2012

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Texas Bank Robber Sentenced 100 Years In Jail

A 48-year-old Dallas man convicted of two armed bank robberies in Central Texas in 2010 has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.

10/27/2011

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