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(AUSTIN) – The advertised $17.5 million jackpot-winning ticket for the Lotto Texas® drawing held on Jan. 15 was purchased at Stripes Store 40922H, located at 5301 McPherson Road, in Laredo. The winning Quick Pick ticket matched all six of the numbers drawn (16-34-38-40-49-54). The cash value…

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PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring at least eight other people and collapsing buildings.

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GUÁNICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.


DALLAS (AP) — A Texas law that gives families 10 days to find a new hospital if they disagree with doctors who decide to take a patient off life support is once again under the spotlight after a judge halted a Fort Worth hospital’s plan to remove a 9-month-old girl from a ventilator against …


MONT ALTO, Pa.— Retired Brig. Gen. Wilbur Wolf III will serve as keynote speaker during the Penn State Mont Alto Veterans Day Celebration at noon on Nov. 11, 2019. Wolf served in uniform for more than 32 years, including 10 years active duty in the U.S. Army and 22 years in the National Guard. 


Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end and tonight time will fall backward.  At 2 a.m. time will fall back an hour, providing an extra hour of sleep.  


PECOS, Texas – The Texas Rangers are searching for Arthur Ortiz Gallegos who is wanted for a murder that occurred around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Reeves Co., Texas. Gallegos was last seen on foot in the 800 block of South Mesquite in Pecos, Texas. He has ties to the Midland, …

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Chief Boatswain’s Mate Daniel Pike, from Big Spring, Texas, right, instructs Sailors during a general quarters drill aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). Pacific Griffin is a biennial exercise conducted in the waters near Guam aimed at enhancing c…

A former Big Spring resident and 2018 Big Spring High School graduate, Eric Stinson and his wife, Chesney, are working on a bucket list. 


The first annual Bikes Across Big Spring was held today.  A large crowd of motorcyclists and local businesses came together to raise awareness for Motorcycle drivers and raise funds for a good cause.  

AUSTIN, TX – Grants supporting veteran services are available to eligible non-profit organizations and government agencies from the Fund for Veterans' Assistance (FVA) of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC). The application deadline for 2020 FVA grants is October 25, 2019. For detailed instr…

AUSTIN – Services for Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Moises Sanchez will begin Thursday, Sept. 5, in Edinburg, Texas. Sanchez, 49, died Aug. 24, nearly five months after he was shot in the line of duty.


AUSTIN – Two of the Texas 10 Most Wanted — one sex offender and one fugitive — were recently captured. Melvin Carl Schrader, 49, a wanted sex offender, was arrested on Aug. 19 in Waco. Cesar Rene Ortiz, 45, a wanted fugitive, was arrested on Aug. 13 in Edinburg. The arrests were not the resu…

Earlier this year, the fire at Notre Dame drew vast media coverage, and locally fires have been happening at an increased rate due to the dry weather. However, West Texas isn't alone in the increased fire danger arena.

AUSTIN — A recent study shows approximately 362 million pieces of visible litter accumulate on Texas roadways each year. As litter continues to be a growing challenge in our state, TxDOT is hopeful this statewide collaborative effort between two Texas-sized brands will help keep our state clean. 

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A large number of juvenile green sea turtles are showing up on or near the shores and jetties near Corpus Christi and possibly in more areas. The small turtles are returning to bays and estuaries from the Gulf of Mexico to continue their growth in shallow waters. Reports are being received o…

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