{FD} 5-year-old Texas church shooting victim wishes for Christmas cards

One of the youngest survivors of last month’s Sutherland Springs church shooting is requesting holiday cards be sent to him this Christmas as he continues to recover from the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.

{FD} Santa pays special visit to hospital’s tiniest patients

Santa Claus stopped by to visit with a Texas hospital’s tiniest patients recently, as staff did their best to help spread holiday cheer.

{FD} Mom accused of subjecting son to 323 hospital visits, 13 surgeries

A Texas mother is in jail after hospital staff sounded alarm over a boy who had been seen 323 times at various medical centers and undergone 13 major surgeries in his eight years of life.

{FD} Texas teacher, 31, accused of sex with boy high school student she met in church

A teacher in Texas was arrested Tuesday following an alleged sexual relationship with a minor she reportedly met while volunteering at a church.

{FD} Dallas Marathon winner crosses the finish line — with a teen’s timely assist

A true show of sportsmanship was on display on Sunday when a relay runner in the Dallas Marathon helped the winner cross the finish line.

{FD} Texas middle school teacher, 31, accused of sex with child in church group

A teacher in Texas was arrested Tuesday following an alleged sexual relationship with a minor she reportedly met while volunteering at a church.

{FD} California man gets life in prison for ‘near-decapitation’ of wealthy boyfriend in crime judge calls ‘shockingly evil’

A 27-year-old California ex-porn star was sentenced Monday to life behind bars for brutally murdering his wealthy older boyfriend in 2015 in order to get his multi-million dollar inheritance.

{FD} Millennials partly to blame for police officer shortage, Dallas police chief says

A shortage of police officers in the nation’s ninth-largest city has the city’s top cop looking for new strategies to fill open positions — while dealing with the “challenge” of the millennial generation.

{FD} Texas man wanted in triple murder at Houston home arrested in Dallas

The suspect in a triple murder that occurred inside a Houston home was captured more than 200 miles away in Dallas, officials said Monday.

{FD} Snow in Texas makes Houston star J.J. Watt, Lone Star residents merry

Residents in some parts of southern Texas woke up to a rare sight Friday – snow.

{FD} 6-month-old in Houston dies from accidental smothering: report

A 2-year-old boy in Houston, Texas accidentally suffocated his 6-month-old brother this week, The Houston Chronicle reported.

{FD} Three Dallas cops charged in death of man who called 911 for help

Three Dallas police officers were charged Thursday in connection with the death of an unarmed man who called 911 for help after getting anxious while high on cocaine.

{FD} Ex-priest found guilty in 1960 murder of Texas teacher, beauty queen

A former priest was found guilty in a decades-old murder of a Texas teacher and beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.

{FD} Texas gun owner shoots, kills man trying to rob him and family at Popeyes, report says

A father in Texas who was dining with his family Wednesday night reportedly fatally shot the robber who threatened them during their dinner.

{FD} Texas cop shot dead in line of duty while serving warrant

A police officer in San Marcos, Texas, was shot and killed Monday afternoon when he was serving a warrant, police said.

{FD} Texas woman accused of posing as boyfriend, sending threats to herself

A Texas woman was arrested after she claimed her boyfriend was threatening her life on social media — but was actually writing those threatening posts herself, according to police.

{FD} Baby born from mother with ****** transplant delivered in Texas hospital

In what some Texas doctors are describing as a “breakthrough in medical research,” a baby was recently born from a mother who had a uterine transplant, the medical center said on Friday. The delivery of the child is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S.

{FD} Border Patrol agents may have been struck by truck, Texas sheriff says

Two U.S. Border Patrol agents seriously injured in Texas last month may have been struck by a tractor-trailer, a local sheriff says.

{FD} Missing Texas teen Heaven Ray Cox found safe

A missing teenage Texas girl who was believed to have been lured by a man she met on Snapchat has been found, her mother said.

{FD} Feds crack down on MS-13, but immigration policy lets new recruits in, figures show

The encouraging signs that federal law enforcement is making a dent in MS-13 membership may be tempered by the fact that as some 214 gang members have been taken off U.S. streets, the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the 2017 fiscal year placed more than 40,000 Central American unaccompanied teenagers around the country.