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September 1, 2007

Much discussion has been garnered over a massive 200 yard spider web discovered in Lake Tawakoni State Park, Eastern Texas, United States. The web is stretched across a 200 yard section of a nature trail in the park, covering the ground, bushes and even seven sizeable trees. More...

July 11, 2007

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Former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson née Claudia Alta Taylor, wife of United States President Lyndon B. Johnson, has died at her home in Austin, Texas. She was 94. She died of natural causes about 4:18 p.m. CDT. More...

July 6, 2007

After 44 days of rain, Texas is experiencing its worst flooding in 50 years. That was the last time that five of the state's river basins - the Red, Trinity, Brazos, Colorado and Nueces - were at flood stage. Source: [1]

April 20, 2007


Around 1:40 p.m. CDT, NASA employees reported that two shots were fired in the NASA Building 44 in the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. A SWAT team later reported that Bill Phillips, a contract engineer with Jacobs engineering, had killed David Beverly as well as himself, leaving a female hostage physically unharmed. More...

April 2, 2007

An Arlington, Texas woman is charged with manslaughter for falsely crying "rape" and inciting her husband to shoot her lover. More...

March 12, 2007

A gas line at Lake Weatherford, Texas exploded Monday afternoon. No one was injured in the explosion, though several vehicles were completely destroyed in the explosion. Flames are reported to be at least a hundred feet into the air. More...

February 2, 2007

Texas pre-teen girls will be the first required to get a vaccination against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. Gardasil is widely regarde as a cure for HPV. Source:KXAN

January 4, 2007

The Supreme Court Clinic of the University of Texas School of Law receives word they will be able to argue a case before the Supreme Court of the United States.

September 29, 2006

Don't Mess with Texas was named the top advertising slogan and honored on Madison Avenue.

September 26, 2006

Byron Nelson died at the age of 94. Born in Waxahachie, Texas, he was often referred to by the nickname "Lord Byron." An American PGA Tour golfer between 1935 and 1946, he is mostly remembered today for having won 11 consecutive tournaments and 18 total tournaments in 1945. He retired at the age of 34 to be a rancher.

September 13, 2006

Formor governor of Texas, Ann Richards, died Wednesday night at her home in Austin, surrounded by her family. In March 2006, she disclosed that she had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

September 6, 2006

Flags fly at half-mast across the state as Nelly Connally, wife of former Governor John Connally, is laid to rest in Austin. The last surviving occupant of the limousine in which John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, in 1963, she died on September 1st at age 87.

August 25, 2006

A Dallas, Texas man foiled a burglary in Liverpool, after spotting thieves trying to break into a shop. The man spotted the burglary using a webcam. More...

August 3, 2006

According to the Texas Education Agency, the number of state schools and districts receiving the top ratings of "exemplary" and "recognized" increased from 2,213 in 2005 to 3,380.

June 19, 2006

Juneteenth is celebrated as the 141st anniversary of General Gordon Granger's reading of "General Order No. 3" announcing that all slaves were to be free.

June 12, 2006


The Rice University baseball team (55-11) beat the University of Oklahoma (45-22) in the NCAA Super Regional 9-5. Rice won the series and will now play in the College World Series.

May 23, 2006

According to family, former United States senator for Texas and former Treasury Secretary, Lloyd Bentsen has died at the age of 85 in his home located in Houston, Texas.More...

May 6, 2006

Early Saturday morning winds up to 90 miles per hour (140 km/h) struck Waco, Texas and central McLennan County, United States, causing widespread damage and leaving many households without electricity.More...

Feb. 25, 2006

The FBI has confirmed that the chunky substance discovered in the Moore-Hill dormitory at the University of Texas on Thursday is not the poison ricin. More...

Feb 12, 2006

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter in the face on Saturday during a bird hunting trip at a south Texas ranch. More...

Nov. 5, 2005

Before the McIntire family of Austin, Texas sat down for their Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, the family discovered something unusual: a live turkey buried in their front yard. More...