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Houston man pleads guilty to 5 counts intoxication manslaughter

A Houston man pleaded guilty to five counts of intoxication manslaughter. The plea came just before his trial was set to start. Chanton Jenkins was driving drunk and using his cell phone in April 2009, when he lost control of his car. Five c

Student fined 22 million dollars

COLLEGE STATION - A Texas A&M student was fined nearly $22 million for causing a deadly accident in 2007. A Robertson County jury ruled Wednesday that Jasan Vestal was texting while driving, which caused the wreck. Phone records show Vestal sen

Senator Hutchison will finish term

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says she will stay in the Senate.

UT developing 'exercise pill'

AUSTIN - Scientists are working on a pill that would allow people to lose weight without working out.

Hacker disables more than 100 cars remotely

More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of con

Textbook turmoil in Austin

AUSTIN - The standards regarding school social studies textbooks are being discussed in Austin. Before meetings began, a group of University of Texas students marched to the school board meeting.

State senator stepping down after a week

UNDATED - State Senator Kip Averitt will be stepping down later this month. The Republican's announcement on Monday, comes just a week after he won his primary race. Averitt cited health concerns. A special election will be held in may t

Senator Hutchison concedes to Governor Perry

UNDATED - Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison conceded the Republican nomination for Texas governor to Governor Rick Perry last night. The GOP nominee will face democratic nominee and former Houston Mayor Bill White. The 2010 Texas gubernatorial elect

Primary elections vote tomorrow

WACO - Texas primary elections will be held tomorrow. Republican gubernatorial candidates include incumbent Rick Perry, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina. Democratic candidates include Bill White and Faruk Shami.

Poll shows Perry pulling away

The race for the March 2 primaries continues with current Governor Rick Perry seperating from the pack. In September, Senator Hutchison had a 40-38 lead over Perry. According to a current Rasmussen poll, Perry is enjoying a 21 percent lead over