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HOUSTON (AP) - The Coast Guard says ammonia that leaked from a vessel forced the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and nearby bridges while sending four workers to a hospital. Coast Guard officials said in a release that the tanker Sombeke was docked at the Houston Ammonia...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Wealthy alumni usually finance new football stadiums or libraries at their old colleges. Tom and Leti Contreras are donating nearly $1 million to build a bar. The couple met at St. Mary's University in the 1980s at an on-campus spot known as The Pub. It closed...
A judge has recommended the exoneration of a Texas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape based on recent DNA testing. Judge Gracie Lewis said Friday that the conviction of 57-year-old Michael Phillips should be vacated. The matter now goes to the Texas Court of...
DALLAS (AP) - A North Dallas prosecutor is going to court to seek exoneration of a man who served 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a 16-year-old girl. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins will ask a state district judge on Friday to exonerate Michael...
Texas will need an extra year to unveil a new teacher evaluation system that's required as the state seeks relief from some curriculum standards mandated by No Child Left Behind. State Education Commissioner Michael Williams wrote the U.S. Education Department on Wednesday...
A Texas lawmaker is asking the attorney general to weigh in on whether a state commission has the authority to allow a new form of betting called historical racing. Republican State Rep. Dan Flynn is requesting a review of devices that are like slot machines and allow people to...
GOP Leader: Congress on Track to do 'Absolutely Nothing' on Border Crisis With the White House's emergency funding request for the Southern border in jeopardy, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn on Tuesday added to the increased speculation that Congress would fail to act on the...
WILLIS, Texas (AP) - A house has exploded in Central Texas and emergency responders are trying to determine whether anyone was hurt. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the fiery blast was reported before dawn Tuesday at a home near Willis. That's about 40 miles north of...
DALLAS (AP) - The superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District has received a two-year contract extension but no raise. Trustees early Tuesday approved the deal with Mike Miles, who makes about $300,000 annually. The agreement extends a contract that was set to...