White Supremacist To Be Executed For East Texas Dragging Death Of Black ManIt's been nearly 21 years since John William King was convicted of leading a group of white men who chained James Byrd Jr. to the back of a pickup and dragged him for miles. Tonight he's set to die.
Texas Woman Dies After Eating Contaminated OystersAccording to health officials, 56-year-old Jane White Cunningham of Jasper County experienced a severe infection after eating contaminated oysters.
North Texas-Area Counties Included In Updated FEMA List For Disaster DeclarationResidents in the counties are now able to apply for disaster assistance.
Fired Black Police Chief In Infamous Texas Dragging City Settles Suit The first black police chief of an East Texas city made infamous by a black man's 1998 dragging death has settled his wrongful dismissal lawsuit. Jasper was made infamous by the dragging death of James Byrd Jr.
Former Jasper Sheriff Looks Back At James Byrd Jr. DraggingHe’s one of three men convicted in one of the most notorious murders in modern Texas history and he’s set to die. Former Jasper Sheriff Billy Rowles talks about the pending execution and the events in the east Texas town.
Evacuations Continue Amid Texas Wildfire ThreatOfficials who evacuated 1,800 southeast Texas homes and businesses as wildfires approached were wary of allowing anyone to return too soon.
Firefighters Battling 20 Wildfires Across TexasFirefighters across the drought-plagued state worked Monday to contain multiple wildfires, including 20 battled by Texas Forest Service crews.