House fire kills Combes man

COMBES — A heater or fireplace might have sparked a house fire in which a 34-year-old man died, Police Chief Patrick Quill said Wednesday. State...

Virus cases continue to rise in Texas as vaccine rolls out

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The top health official in Austin warned Tuesday that Christmas and New Year’s are likely to be grim as the...

One-day US deaths top 3,000, more than D-Day or 9/11

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Just when the U.S. appears on the verge of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine, the numbers...

First-of-its-kind: SpaceX SN8 makes successful test flight

  “Congrats SpaceX team hell yeah!! ”was SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk’s response not long after the explosive crash landing of SN8 following a successful...

Texas reports more than 15,000 new daily COVID-19 cases

DALLAS (AP) — Texas on Tuesday reported more than 15,000 newly confirmed daily cases of the coronavirus amid spikes in cases and hospitalization as...

Test flight of SpaceX’s Starship aborted at last second

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first high-altitude test flight of SpaceX’s futuristic Starship was aborted at the last...

14 Fort Hood soldiers fired, suspended over violence at base

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Army leaders are firing or suspending 14 officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, and...

SN8 poised for launch today

SpaceX is poised to make the first high-altitude, suborbital test flight from Boca Chica Beach today, with the SN8 Starship prototype. As with every launch,...

Walmart employees to receive bonuses this month

Walmart employees will get special cash bonuses on Christmas Eve in recognition to the dedication to their jobs and the retailer’s customers during the...

Tipton giving away SUV to one lucky health care worker

After battling the coronavirus for 14 days and seeing how hard health care professionals worked to care for him and others, Brownsville businessman Jim...