Emily Alvarado


‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Under Fire for Allegedly False War Stories

After a week of scrutiny, contestant Timothy Poe apologizes for "incomplete facts" in the heart-breaking story he gave on his audition for America's Got Talent.   

Highlights from the Denton Record-Chronicle's Police Blotter

Denton's criminal activity may be just as strange as that of Lufkin and Wise County.

Houston Couple Leaves $5,000 Tip

A waiter at D'Amico's Italian Market Café received a 18,518 percent from two regulars to cover the cost of a new car.

International Flights from Hobby Airport to Start in 2015

Houston Hobby is set to become an international airport after the Houston City Council voted to allow Southwest to build an international terminal to fly to Latin America.

Ed Young is Giving Lessons on ‘Swag’

The Grapevine pastor starts a fashion blog to help Christians "set the standard for the rest of the world in fashion as well as faith."

Ballooning Issue Floats Around Texas Panhandle

A global helium shortage has U.S. senators looking at new legislation to preserve the resources coming out of federal reserves near Amarillo.

Laredo Dentist Tries Hand at Plastic Surgery and Lying to Medicaid

A dentist who previously dabbled in unlicensed plastic surgery, pleaded guilty to making false statements to Texas Medicaid about procedures he conducted while he was on vacation out of state.

Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?

The Columbia University Human Rights Law Review published a 400-page investigative article that alleges that in 1989, Texas executed the wrong man for a 1983 murder.

Pot-Bellied Pig Granted Pet Status

A Spring family wins a legal battle against their homeowner's association keep their Vietnamese pot-bellied pig in their home.

Juárez Death Toll Surpasses 10,000

Earlier this week, the drug war claimed the city's 10,000th victim.

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth to Baby Girl

The Abilene-born singer announced the arrival of Maxwell Drew Johnson on her website Tuesday.

RIP, “Amarillo Slim”

Remembering the telegenic Texan who helped bring poker into the mainstream.

'People' Declares Beyoncé World's Most Beautiful Woman

The Houston-born singer tops People's 2012 "Most Beautiful" list.

“Sharkboy” Hunter Hooks Another Big One

A fisherman and his 9-year-old son reel in sharks and reality TV producers from their kayak off the Galveston coast. 

UT-Dallas Researchers Make Phones with 'X-Ray' Vision Possible

The future is here! Engineers from the University of Texas at Dallas have uncovered how to make camera phones that see through walls.