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 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    August 5, 2022

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    August 3, 2022

Sandy Hook dad says Alex Jones made his life a 'living hell'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting testified Tuesday that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones made his life a "living hell" by pushing claims that the murders were a hoax. In more than an...

 

Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook attack was '100% real'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For years, bombastic far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ranted to his millions of followers that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, that children weren't killed and that parents were crisis actors...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    July 24, 2022

Testimony to start in Alex Jones' Sandy Hook damages lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury will hear the first testimony Tuesday in a civil lawsuit to decide how much Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay Sandy Hook Elementary School parents for falsely telling his audience that the...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    July 17, 2022

Uvalde report takeaways: Massive response but little action

The Texas House report into the May 24 Robb Elementary School shooting charts a massive but uncoordinated and chaotic response from law enforcement. It also notes a lax approach to campus security related to locking doors, and regular lockdowns that...

 

Texas top cop: Uvalde police could've ended rampage early on

Texas top cop: Uvalde police could've ended rampage early on AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police had enough officers and firepower on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, and they...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    June 1, 2022

Texas police: Teacher closed propped-open door before attack

An exterior door at Robb Elementary School did not lock when it was closed by a teacher shortly before a gunman used it to get inside and kill 19 students and two teachers, leaving investigators searching to determine why, state police said Tuesday....

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    June 1, 2022

Uvalde school police chief says he's still cooperating

The school district police chief who served as on-site commander during last week's deadly shooting in Uvalde, Texas, said Wednesday that he's talking daily with investigators, contradicting claims from state law enforcement that he has stopped...

 

Police: Texas gunman was inside the school for over an hour

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — It was 11:28 a.m. when the Ford pickup slammed into a ditch behind the low-slung Texas school and the driver jumped out carrying an AR-15-style rifle. Twelve minutes after that, authorities say, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos was i...

 

Official: Girl told 911 'send the police now' as cops waited

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week's attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, "Please send the police now," as officers waited more than an hour to...

 

Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman's rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Sports    October 17, 2021

No 12 Oklahoma State rallies late to beat No. 25 Texas 32-24

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Facing a big early deficit on the road at Texas, Oklahoma State leaned on the two things that had kept the Cowboys undefeated so far: defense and a punishing run game that could grind out the final quarter. Eventually the...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Sports    October 10, 2021

Texas defense needs quick fix ahead of No. 12 Oklahoma State

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There were plenty of warning signs about the Texas defense, from big-play scores to the late-game touchdown drives, that had been overlooked in three consecutive wins. Then came a second-half meltdown against Oklahoma that was...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Sports    October 8, 2021

Texas-Oklahoma soon to be part of "SEC! SEC!"

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — To get a glimpse of the Southeastern Conference's plan to dominate college football Saturdays, take a look at this weekend's schedule. In Dallas, No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 21 Texas play their annual matchup amid the revelry of...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Sports    October 3, 2021

Texas defense bracing for another dose of Sooners QB Rattler

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ranked again and on a three-game win streak powered by tailback Bijan Robinson and an explosive offense. Scoring points in bunches has helped prop up a defense has been good enough so far, but has shown just enough...

 

Big 12 quarterback play full of struggles and surprises

There have been boos in Oklahoma and frustration in Iowa. And down in Texas, a gigantic new scoreboard is lighting up like an old pinball machine. Much of the quarterback play in the Big 12 so far this season is not what anyone expected. The...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Sports    August 8, 2021

American gold bonanza as Tokyo Olympics near end

TOKYO (AP) — The second to last day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics produced a gold medal bonanza for the United States. The Americans kept up their domination in men's basketball and women's water polo with gold medal victories in both on...

 

Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 41-year-old man is wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, and police officials searching the surrounding area Sunday warned residents that the suspect might take a hostage. Interim Austin Police Chief...

 

Texas top utility regulator quits in fallout over blackouts

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' top utilities regulator resigned Monday in the widening fallout from blackouts triggered by an unusually heavy and widespread winter storm that left millions in the state without power and water for days. DeAnn Walker, t...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Sports    January 27, 2021

Reaves' 23 points, late FT lift Oklahoma over Texas 80-79

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Oklahoma Sooners are surging. And when they can grab a tough win at Texas, it makes no difference to them the Longhorns were playing short-handed and without their coach. Austin Reaves scored 23 points and made two free...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Sports    October 9, 2020

Texas-Oklahoma won't look or feel the same in 2020

Tim Taylor's plans for the Texas-Oklahoma game have changed. Instead of enjoying a long weekend with old friends as he has for decades, he'll make the trip from Austin in one day, bringing a mask and plenty of hand sanitizer. The border rivalry that...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Sports    October 8, 2020

Old-man Ehlinger and freshman Rattler face off in Texas-OU

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is the old man of the Red River rivalry. He has seen just about everything. Ehlinger has watched Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winners come and go, losing to one, beating the other. He has led Texas to...

 
 By Jim Vertuno    Regional    July 3, 2020

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that sought to gather hundreds of fans in one of the nation's coronavirus hot spots. The 1990s rapper with the hit single "Ice Ice...

 
 By Jim Vertuno    Regional    June 19, 2020

Multiple Texas cities and counties adopting mask orders

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Multiple Texas counties and cities are ordering businesses to require customers and workers to wear face masks as the state sees a continued rise in the numbers of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Republican Gov....

 

Tensions rise as Texas governor readies to lift more rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two weeks into the reopening of Texas, coronavirus cases are climbing. New outbreaks still crop up. And at Guero's Taco Bar in Austin, which offers the occasional celebrity sighting, a log of every diner and where they sat is...

 

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