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Texas: State in the United States
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by area and population. Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects inmate's bid for sex reassignment surgery

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by a convicted murderer who filed a civil rights lawsuit because Texas prison officials denied her request to be considered for gender..
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Caring alone for two small girls, Texas father grapples with loss

Zak Tiemann picked up his daughters from school early this Halloween. Zayleeana, 3, and Zoey, 5, were beaming with excitement as they donned their "Frozen" costumes and went trick-or-treating in their..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Texas


Fireball in Texas skies caught on dashcam [Video]Fireball in Texas skies caught on dashcam

Dashcam video shows a fireball lighting up the early-morning sky above Texas city of Austin

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:18Published

Six-time champ Hamilton "above cloud nine" after successful F1 season [Video]Six-time champ Hamilton "above cloud nine" after successful F1 season

Lewis Hamilton reflects on his sixth Formula One title as he arrives for the British Fashion Awards.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:50Published

Liam Payne restrained by fellow patron during heated bar row [Video]Liam Payne restrained by fellow patron during heated bar row

Liam Payne had to be held back during a tense confrontation in a bar in Texas on Friday

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Thor the bulky bulldog wins National Dog Show 'because of his outstanding overall attitude' [Video]Thor the bulky bulldog wins National Dog Show 'because of his outstanding overall attitude'

A chunky English bulldog waddled his way to winning the 18th Annual National Dog Show. More than 20 million people tuned in to the two-hour broadcast following Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. According..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Texas Chemical Fire Burns For A Second Day [Video]Texas Chemical Fire Burns For A Second Day

A major fire at a Texas petrochemical plant continued to burn for a second day on Thursday. According to Reuters, more than 60,000 people have been forced to evacuate. The inferno is burning inside a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Texas chemical plant continues to burn after major explosion [Video]Texas chemical plant continues to burn after major explosion

Three workers were injured in a massive explosion on Wednesday that sparked a blaze at a Texas petrochemical plant, the latest in a series of chemical plant accidents in the region. Gavino Garay..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

New Blast At Chemical Plant Spurs Widespread Evacuation Orders [Video]New Blast At Chemical Plant Spurs Widespread Evacuation Orders

Authorities called for residents in four Texas towns to flee their homes ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The move came following a new blast at an east Texas chemical plant that has been burning for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for U.S. president [Video]Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for U.S. president

Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to run for president of the United States as a Democrat, the latest sign he is joining the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Prototype rocket ruptures during SpaceX pressure test [Video]Prototype rocket ruptures during SpaceX pressure test

SpaceX's Starship rocket prototype ruptured during pressure testing at the space company's Texas facility on Wednesday.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

After 12 Years, 'Lavender Doe' Is Finally Identified [Video]After 12 Years, 'Lavender Doe' Is Finally Identified

Volunteer internet sleuths on a true-crimes website have helped identify a woman dubbed 'Lavender Doe.' According to Newser, a woman was found dead, her body on fire, on Oct. 29, 2006, near Longview,..

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Three killed in Oklahoma Walmart shooting [Video]Three killed in Oklahoma Walmart shooting

Three people were shot and killed in a morning attack at an Oklahoma Walmart on Monday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the latest in a string of deadly shootings in the United States...

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Kanye West performs for Houston jail inmates [Video]Kanye West performs for Houston jail inmates

Kanye West and his choir stopped at the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas for a surprise concert. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:45Published

Flu Season: Two More Dead As Illness Continues To Spread [Video]Flu Season: Two More Dead As Illness Continues To Spread

Connecticut confirmed Thursday that two adults have died as a result of influenza-related complications. According to the CDC, 2.3% of healthcare visits this week were related to "influenza-like..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Anti-Abortion Centers In Texas Want Planned Parenthood's Forfeited Federal Funds [Video]Anti-Abortion Centers In Texas Want Planned Parenthood's Forfeited Federal Funds

Planned Parenthood gave up roughly $60 million this summer when it left a federal family planning program. This was in opposition to a new Trump admin rule prohibiting clinics from referring for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Walmart lifts outlook, El Paso store reopens [Video]Walmart lifts outlook, El Paso store reopens

Walmart raised its earnings forecast ahead of the holiday shopping season. And as Fred Katayama reports, it reopened its El Paso, Texas store that was the site of a massacre that killed 22 people.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Kanye West To Appear At Joel Osteen's Church [Video]Kanye West To Appear At Joel Osteen's Church

The rapper will visit the pastor's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, a representative for the church told the Houston Chronicle Tuesday. Osteen will conduct a 15- to 20-minute conversation..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S. Midwest, Northeast hit by Arctic blast [Video]U.S. Midwest, Northeast hit by Arctic blast

An Arctic blast pummeling the northern United States on Monday is forecast to break more than 400 cold-temperature records in the next 48 hours. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:59Published

Travis Scott fans injured as stampede breaks out at Astroworld Festival [Video]Travis Scott fans injured as stampede breaks out at Astroworld Festival

Fans of Travis Scott were left injured after a stampede broke out at the gates of the star's Astroworld Festival at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Saturday.

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Kanye West makes surprise appearance at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival [Video]Kanye West makes surprise appearance at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival

Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas to perform his new single on Saturday.

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Lewis Hamilton continues celebration after sixth World Championship [Video]Lewis Hamilton continues celebration after sixth World Championship

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his team after winning his sixth world championship. The 34-year-old wrote his name into the pantheon of Britain’s all-time sporting greats by winning..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

"He doesn't like guns, religion or oil": Trump takes swipe at Beto [Video]"He doesn't like guns, religion or oil": Trump takes swipe at Beto

President Trump went off script and mocked Texas native and former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke at a White House event Wednesday.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:22Published

ATX TV Festival Sets Up 'Parenthood' Reunion | THR News [Video]ATX TV Festival Sets Up 'Parenthood' Reunion | THR News

The Austin, Texas-based annual event has set up its big reunion for 2020 and will reunite the cast and creators of NBC's beloved family drama 'Parenthood.'

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:12Published

Site Popular With QAnon Rebrands [Video]Site Popular With QAnon Rebrands

The forum formerly known as 8chan has been relaunched and rebranded. According to Business Insider, it's now operating under the new name '8kun.' 8chan was pulled down in August after the El Paso,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

 

Second evacuation order lifted in Texas city hit by explosion, chemical fire

Authorities on Thursday lifted a second evacuation order in a week for thousands of people in a Texas city as U.S. safety officials began examining what caused the latest in a series of chemical plant..
Reuters - Published

TPC Port Neches, Texas blast due to 'fundamental failure': U.S. safety board

A Nov. 27 explosion at the TPC Group petrochemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, was due to a "fundamental failure in the system," U.S. Chemical Safety Board member Manuel Ehrlich said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Maximus appeal: 'Critical' stray cat attracts global support

Maximus was found severely underweight in Great Barr, and has been sent aid from as far as Texas.
BBC News - Published

Voluntary evacuation issued for city of Port Neches, Texas

A voluntary evacuation was issued on Wednesday for all residents of Port Neches, Texas, due to elevated levels of 1,3-Butadiene, according to a statement provided by a local official.
Reuters - Published

Texas county rules out lawsuit over chemical plant fire

The top official of an east Texas county that evacuated 60,000 residents last week after a petrochemical plant exploded and caught fire said on Tuesday he does not plan to sue the company, and will..
Reuters - Published

Plane crash north of San Antonio International Airport kills three: NBC

Three people died when a small plane crashed on the north side of the San Antonio International Airport in Texas late on Sunday, NBC Chicago reported, citing fire officials.
Reuters - Published

Evacuation lifted for Texas towns rattled by chemical plant blast

Residents of four Texas communities menaced by a petrochemical fire began returning to their homes on Friday after authorities declared the blaze contained, said an official for Jefferson County, and..
Reuters - Published

Texas chemical fire that forced evacuations burns for third day

The fire at a petrochemical plant that prompted thousands of people to flee from four Texas communities burned for a third day on Friday with officials huddling as investigations were launched.
Reuters - Published

Texas chemical fire rages for second day, thousands evacuated

A major fire at a Texas petrochemical plant continued to burn for a second day on Thursday, with the 60,000 people forced to evacuate still uncertain as to whether they could return home in time to..
Reuters - Published

Residents flee fourth major Texas petrochemical fire this year

Three workers were injured and residents of four towns were told to evacuate after explosions on Wednesday at a Texas petrochemical plant, the latest in a series of chemical plant accidents in the..
Reuters - Published

Texas officials order evacuations after new blast at chemical plant

Authorities called for residents in four towns to flee their homes ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday following a new blast at an east Texas chemical plant that has been burning for more than 12 hours.
Reuters - Published

Three injured in Texas petrochemical plant blast

Three workers were injured in an early morning explosion on Wednesday that sparked a blaze at a Texas petrochemical plant, the latest in a series of chemical plant accidents in the region.
Reuters - Published

Port Neches: Huge blast at Texas chemical plant

At least two people have been injured in the explosion at the Port Neches plant, police say.
BBC News - Published

Two injured in TPC Port Neches, Texas chemical plant blast: official

Two workers were injured in an early Wednesday explosion at TPC Group's chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, that felt more than 30 miles (48 kms) away from the plant, said a law enforcement official.
Reuters - Published

Woman killed by pack of wild boars outside Texas home

The 59-year-old was found dead near a home where she worked as a caregiver to an elderly woman.
BBC News - Published

Texas teacher faces backlash for telling student to 'speak English'

A Latino civil rights group on Friday called for a Texas teacher to be banned from instructing students after she was shown on video appearing to tell a Latino high school pupil to "speak English;..
Reuters - Published

Fire contained at Texas oilfield site, one critically injured

One person was seriously injured in a Midland, Texas, explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, according to a hospital spokeswoman and..
Reuters - Published

Shifting asylum 'burden': U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant

The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution..
Reuters - Published

One critically injured after fire erupts at Midland, Texas, oilfield operations

One person was seriously injured in a Midland, Texas, explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, according to a hospital spokeswoman and..
Reuters - Published

Fire erupts at Midland, Tx oilfield operations, injures one: reports

Midland, Texas, firefighters responded to an explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, local media reported.
Reuters - Published

U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant under asylum deal

The first Honduran asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a controversial U.S. agreement that establishes Guatemala as a safe third country to process people fleeing..
Reuters - Published

Mexicans sue Walmart over Texas shooting that left victims on both sides of border

Ten Mexican citizens have sued Walmart over the shooting at a store in the U.S. border town of El Paso, Texas, that killed eight Mexicans and left eight more injured, saying that Walmart did not do..
Reuters - Published

Bloomberg to appear on U.S. presidential ballot in Texas

Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg put his name on Democratic primary ballots in Texas on Wednesday, paving the way for a possible late entry into the presidential race.
Reuters - Published

Apple starts construction of new $1 billion campus in Texas

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had started construction of a new campus in Austin, Texas, beside its existing facility where it makes the new MacBook Pro laptops.
Reuters - Published

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