The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for the public\'s help in solving the 1994 murder of 20-year-old Mike DeLeon.According to the DPS, a reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible in the case if the tip is received before the next featured case next month.The Falfurrias Fire Department responded on the morning of April 10, 1994, to a house fire on West 12th Street in Falfurrias.After the fire was extinguished, DeLeon was found dead in the home.DeLeon was the only person in the home at the time of the fire, and investigators believe that the fire was the result of arson.In addition to DeLeon\'s case, the DPS said the Texas Rangers\' Unsolved Homicides website provides information on more than 75 cases in an effort to increase public interest in unsolved or \"cold cases.\"Anyone with information, is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips will remain anonymous.
Get ready to dig into a new flavor of Blue Bell ice cream. The first new flavor of the year, Ice Cream Cone, hit stores Friday.Ice Cream Cone is vanilla ice cream loaded with dark chocolate-coated cone pieces and chopped roasted peanuts, all surrounded by a rich chocolate sundae sauce swirl.Ice Cream Cone will be available for a limited time in the half-gallon and pint sizes.Expect a few more new flavors in the coming months, said Ricky Dickson, Blue Bell president.Some returning favorites are back in stores. They include Chocolate Almond Marshmallow Ice Cream, Coconut Fudge Ice Cream and Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream.For more information about Blue Bell and for a complete list of flavors now available in stores, visit Bluebell.com.
State fire officials say a drone being operated near a wildfire southwest of Fort Worth hampered firefighting efforts by forcing aircraft carrying retardant to be grounded.The Texas A&M Forest Service says two air tankers were grounded Thursday in Erath County when the drone appeared at the wildfire\'s perimeter.Officials say one aircraft had dropped retardant on flames and the second plane was following to drop as well when the drone flew into its path, nearly causing a collision.The forest service on Thursday responded to 10 separate fires in Texas covering more than 7,000 acres.Authorities in other states have reported similar problems with drones.For instance, aircraft fighting two fires in 2015 in California\'s San Bernardino National Forest were forced to land when unauthorized drones disrupted operations.
A Texas father is asking for changes in state law so he will be able to treat his autistic daughter with cannabis.His daughter, identified only as Kara, has a severe case of autism and can be seen in the post punching herself in the face and banging her head against a car seat. Kara\'s father talks about her team of doctors and evaluating different treatment options. His says she takes eight prescription medicines.\"We are not anti-doctor. Cannabis is the best medicine, by far, for halting acute behaviors,\" he wrote. In the video from the post, he shows how his daughter\'s behavior quickly changes after treatment with vaporized cannabis.\"Vapor is not harmful. It is not smoke. High-THC cannabis treatments always work. They stop Kara\'s acute behaviors 100 percent of the time. It stabilizes her mood within minutes. Her mood usually lasts all day,\" he wrote. Kara\'s father said he has not seen any negative side effects in his daughter and encouraged people to contact Texas leaders.\"Sen Charles Schwertner is the decider and and he needs to hear from Texans at 512-463-0105. Call him and ask for a hearing on medical cannabis,\" he wrote.
A Baytown police officer is recovering after he was attacked during a traffic stop, officials said. Officers said they were patrolling the area of Fourth Street and Texas on Tuesday when they saw what was believed to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction between a pedestrian and the driver of a vehicle. Officers pulled over the vehicle as it began to leave the area.During the stop, officers said 31-year-old Kenny Cody of Baytown got out of the vehicle. Officers said they saw what appeared to be narcotics in his hand. As officers tried to arrest Cody, he resisted, striking the officers several times with a closed fist, police said.One officer had to use his department-issued Taser before Cody was taken into custody, investigators said. Cody was in possession of 3 grams of synthetic marijuana in a plastic bag, officers said. Cody was taken to the Baytown jail. He is charged with assault on a public servant. One officer suffered minor scrapes as a result of the assault, investigators said.
Gun ranges across the state of Texas seem to be following a new trend, and experts said it\'s intended to attract a broader crowd to the shooting sports.\"Guntry clubs,\" as they have been dubbed, are appearing in different parts of Texas and are intended to bring a country club feel to traditional gun ranges.\"The old days of coming to a gun range or gun store and not really being treated too well are long gone,\" said Thom Bolsch, owner of the Saddle River Range near The Woodlands. \"Everyone is trying to get in the 21st century to really take care of their customers.\"Bolsch, an ex-Secret Service agent, opened the range in 2015 and designed it to be as comfortable as possible for patrons.\"We try to make it a destination and not just a place where people come to shoot,\" Bolsch said.That destination includes a cafe, archery range, retail shop, shooting simulator and a private, members-only club with its own gun range and lounge.Similar luxury ranges have popped up in other parts of the state, including the $12 million Frisco Gun Club, which opened north of Dallas in 2013. That club boasts a cigar lounge, craft beer bar and even a ...
Jaylen Barford scored 16 points as Arkansas took another step toward solidifying an NCAA Tournament berth with an 86-77 win over Texas A&M on Wednesday night.The win is the fourth straight for the Razorbacks (21-7, 10-5 Southeastern Conference), giving them two separate four-game SEC winning streaks in the same season for the first time since the 1997-98 season. It\'s also Arkansas\' 10th straight win over the Aggies (14-13, 6-9) in Fayetteville.Barford scored 10 of his points in the second half, including six straight after Texas A&M cut Arkansas\' lead to 69-67 in the closing minutes. Manuale Watkins added a season-high 13 points for the Razorbacks, while Daryl Macon had 12, Dusty Hannahs 11 and Moses Kingsley 10.Tyler Davis scored 21 points to lead the Aggies, who shot 50.8 percent (31 of 61 percent) in the loss.
A federal agency is suing a fracking company for race-based harassment and retaliation, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit, alleging that a business, Downhole Technology, fired one of its black employees after he complained about racial intimidation.Kenneth Echols said his white co-workers had used a KKK-style white hood to ridicule and insult him, a news release from the EEOC said.Rather than addressing Echols\' concerns when the company was made aware of the harassment allegations, Downhole Technology reprimanded and then fired Echols, the lawsuit contends.If it\'s true, this violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits racial discrimination.\"Employers cannot and must not discriminate on the basis of an employee\'s race,\" said Rayford Irvin, director for the EEOC\'s Houston District Office, which has jurisdiction over parts of Texas and all of Louisiana. \"Doing so denies employment equality and violates federal law.\"The EEOC filed its suit in the Houston Division of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas after the federal agency tried to reach a settlement agreement with Downhole Technology. That process was unsuccessful.The group wants a court to order Downhole Technology to pay Echols punitive and compensatory ...
Sometimes a good meal just makes you want to sing about it.One McKinney man put his words to music and posted it on Facebook.Fred Thomas, who calls himself the Christian Comedian on his Facebook page, posted a video of him singing, \"Something About This Biscuit,\" while holding a honey butter chicken biscuit from Whataburger.The video went viral. Thomas\' video has been viewed more than 4.5 million times and shared more than 131,000 times as of Wednesday.SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE LYRICSWATCH THE VIDEO Here are his soulful lyrics:\"You know breakfast is the most important meal of the day.\nBut for me, there\'s just one particular breakfast that just takes me away.\nSomething about this biscuit. Something about this biscuit.\nIt is the best biscuit I know. Oh how I love this biscuit.\nOh how I love this biscuit. It is the best biscuit I know.\nThis honey butter chicken biscuit. I can\'t explain.\nEvery time I pass Whataburger, I hear it call my name.\nThis honey butter chicken biscuit is so good to me, so good to me.\nI\'m just waiting on Whataburger to have buy one, get one free.\nSomething about this biscuit. Something about this biscuit.\nSomething about this biscuit. It is the best biscuit I know.\nOh how ...
A doorbell camera captured the impact of a EF-1 tornado that hit the Northern Hills neighborhood in San Antonio Sunday night.[READ THE ORIGINAL STORY ON KSAT.COM]The camera was facing northeast as the tornado moved through near Bellcrest and Cooble Crest. Related Stories: \n \n \n For complete tornado coverage, click here. \n \n PHOTOS: Extensive damage after storms slam NE Side, Alamo Heights \n \n NE Bexar County home unlivable after tornado \n \nNeighbors in front of the camera view (not clearly seen) lost their entire garage and roof, while the house to the right and south lost part of their roof as well.(Courtesy: Andrew Ramirez)