Texas News

HOUSTON (AP) - Testimony resumes in Houston as prosecutors seek the death penalty for a 23-year-old man convicted of capital murder in the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner. The punishment phase begins Monday in a...
DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Police Department is using civilian employees at the county jail to help free up its officers. The Dallas Morning News reports department commanders recently transferred 10 employees to the jail to watch arrested suspects while the county processes them...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas teenager has died after her go-kart crashed during an autocross event near Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday identified the victim as 14-year-old Kierstin Eaddy of Flower Mound. No...
Governor Rick Perry is expected to announce he'll be sending more security to the Mexico border. According to Senator Juan Hinojosa, he will be activating the Texas National Guard for duty there. According to the McAllen Monitor, he will call up about a thousand troops. The...
The Texas unemployment rate for June held steady at 5.1 percent. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday said last onth's seasonally adjusted figure matched the May unemployment rate. Texas had recorded declines in statewide unemployment during March, April and May. The...
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas dentist has been sentenced to 21 days in prison for taping a female employee changing in the office bathroom. Sixty-seven-year-old William Birdwell pleaded guilty Thursday in Bryan to improper visual recording. Birdwell was appointed to the...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for stealing a woman's purse outside a grocery store. A Tarrant County jury on Thursday handed down the sentence to 49-year-old Michael Wayne Perry. He will have to spend at least 10 year in prison...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Board of Education is mulling allowing its members to take all-expenses-paid trips to tour out-of-state campuses of charter school networks seeking approval to operate in Texas. The fact-finding missions would be funded by private foundations or...
Texas health officials say more than 30 people who traveled to a softball tournament in Kansas over the Fourth of July weekend may have been exposed to the measles virus. The Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement Thursday it wants to alert Texans who...