Category Archives: WBAP 24/7 News

Texas Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend, Online Shopping Included

Texas Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend, Online Shopping Included

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers that the annual sales tax holiday for certain clothing items, footwear, backpacks and school supplies is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 7-9. The law exempts sales tax on qualified items priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.…MORE

Central Texas Man Charged with the Murder of Fort Hood Soldier

Central Texas Man Charged with the Murder of Fort Hood Soldier

HARKER HEIGHTS (WBAP/KLIF News) – There’s been a charge in the murder of a Fort Hood soldier whose body was found beside a road four miles from where his burned SUV was found in Harker Heights, about 11 miles from the base. 28-year-old Brandon Michael Olivares of Killeen has been charged with murder of Pfc.…MORE

43 Infected With COVID-19 at South Texas Nursing Home

43 Infected With COVID-19 at South Texas Nursing Home

(WBAP/KLIF) — Health officials say 19 people at a Missouri City nursing home have died due to the Coronavirus. In addition, 24 employees at Paradigm at First Colony nursing home have been infected by the virus. Missouri City officials say they received notification about the deaths and infections on Wednesday. Although nursing homes house a…MORE

Twice As Many Hurricanes Expected in 2020

Twice As Many Hurricanes Expected in 2020

(WBAP/KLIF) — As U.S. costal areas have experienced an already busy hurricane season, forecasters warn it may turn nastier. The national oceanic and atmospheric administration, Thursday, increased its forecast for the number of storms and hurricanes this year to be far above normal. Colorado State University is calling for 24 named storms and hurricanes this…MORE

COVID-19 Cases Expected to Break 100,000 Today

COVID-19 Cases Expected to Break 100,000 Today

(WBAP/KLIF) — North Texas reported more than a thousand new cases of COVID-19, Thursday, bringing the area total to 99,616.  Tarrant county had 464 additional positive tests, while Dallas county reported 230, Collin county 222, and Denton county showed 117 newly infected residents. That brings Dallas county to almost 53,000 total cases, with Tarrant county…MORE