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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State officials are warning Texas Health and Human Services clients of calls being made by fake caseworkers seeking personal information. In a statement, the department's Office of Inspector General says the callers identify themselves as Health and Human...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Five people died when the sport utility vehicle in which they were riding plunged into a South Texas port basin. The Incident happened about 4 p.m. Thursday when the truck plunged into the shrimp basin at the Port of Brownsville. Justice of the Peace...
ORCHARD, Texas (AP) - Three women are dead after flames swept through a house in a rural town near Houston. The fire happened shortly before noon Thursday in Orchard, a town of about 350 residents about 40 miles southwest of Houston. Fort Bend County sheriff's spokesman Bob...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas sales tax holiday weekend has been set for Aug. 9-11 as families prepare to send children back to school. State Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items costing less than $100. The law exempts most clothing, footwear,...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man faces up to life in prison for his role in a drug and contraband smuggling ring linked to a state prison. A federal jury in Corpus Christi on Wednesday convicted 40-year-old Juan Ledezma (luh-DES'-muh) of Brownsville of drug...
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Police will examine security surveillance video after "H8" - representing the word hate - was spray-painted on the side of a South Texas Islamic center. Victoria police reported no immediate arrests over the defacing of the Victoria Islamic Center. The...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a contract employee has been electrocuted while doing work at El Paso International Airport. El Paso police on Wednesday identified the victim as 22-year-old Cheyenne Rhoades of Avinger. The worker was located early Tuesday on the ground...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Police are seeking vandals who dumped bleach on floors and broke holes in the walls of a soon-to-be occupied Habitat for Humanity house in Southeast Texas. Beaumont police say the damage was discovered Wednesday in the future home for Marilyn Dartest...
HOUSTON (AP) - An ex-Houston police officer convicted for his role in the 2010 videotaped beating of a teen burglary suspect alleges juror misconduct and seeks a new trial. Attorneys for Drew Ryser say the foreman while outside court wrongly went online to research the case,...