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Texas home to 4 of nation's top 10 growing cities Four Texas metro areas are among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007. Details are in Census Bureau estimates to be released today. Dallas-Fort Worth added more than 162,...
Sixty-five-year-old Margie Walker has been arrested after Marble Falls police say Walker’s gun was used by her thirteen-year-old grandson to shoot his fifteen-year-old friend while in her house. Investigators say Walker was not home during the time of the shooting on March 11th...
Two candidates for Travis County District Attorney go head to head in an hour-long formatted debate at UT's Mezes Hall Wednesday night. First Assistant District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg battled her opponent, Prosecutor Mindy Montford, on questions like the death penalty,...
More than 400 flights are expected to be canceled as Delta Air Lines and American Airlines continue to inspect wiring bundles on some planes. A Delta spokeswoman says the airline expects about 275 cancellations through tomorrow morning. American Airlines has also canceled 132 of...
Convicted murderer Colton Pitonyak will remain behind bars, now that the 3rd Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected his request for a new trail. Pitonyak was convicted of killing Jennifer Cave and sentenced to 55 years in prison. However, his attorneys argued that there had been...
Four Texas metro areas are among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, including Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Houston and Austin. Details are in Census Bureau estimates to be released Tlater today. Dallas-Fort Worth...
A jury in Galveston today sentenced a father to 25 years in prison for severely burning his infant daughter in a microwave. Twenty-year-old Joshua Mauldin also was fined $10,000. The jury rejected Mauldin's claims he was insane when he stuffed his then-two-month-old daughter,...
Andy Jones with the University Democrats at the University of Texas says Mindy Montford and Rosemary Lehmberg will be asked four questions pre-created by University Democrats and Longhorn Speak. Jones says the questions created will involve student issues but also they will...
The Reverend Jeremiah Wright -- presidential candidate Barack Obama's controversial former pastor -- has canceled plans to speak at three services at a Houston church on Sunday. The Reverend Marcus Cosby, pastor at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, told Houston television station...