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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Dallas Republican lawmaker has announced her bid for the Texas Railroad Commission. State Rep. Stefani Carter released a statement Monday saying she will run for a seat on the commission responsible regulating the oil and gas industry in Texas. Carter was...
BOYD, Texas (AP) - Eleven bears from a now-closed North Carolina animal park have a new home in Texas. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/184Epd8 ) reported Monday that the six black bears, three grizzlies and two Asian black bears are adjusting at the International...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A Cuban who fled Texas in 2003 following his drug-smuggling arrest then turned up last fall bound in a vehicle faces up to 40 years in prison. Prosecutors in McAllen on Tuesday announced 45-year-old Alexis Estevez-Alvarez of Havana has been convicted of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Bob Hardesty, a top speechwriter for President Lyndon B. Johnson, has died in Austin at the age of 82. According to a statement from the LBJ Presidential Library, Hardesty suffered congestive heart failure when he died Monday. A native of St. Louis, Mo.,...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A federal agency says it will protect six species of aquatic invertebrates native to West Texas as endangered and is designating 450 acres of land as critical habitat for these species The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that four species of...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army psychiatrist going on trail in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting says he wants to tell potential jurors that he's being forced to wear a military uniform he believes represents "an enemy of Islam." Before jury selection begins Tuesday afternoon...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A man suspected of shooting his common-law wife at Fort Sam Houston is now accused of trying to hire a hit man from jail. Court documents filed Monday accuse Alvin Leon Roundtree of calling his nephew, Leonard Roundtree, and conspiring to hire someone to kill...
CONROE, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area courts worker who allegedly tried to lure someone he thought was a 16-year-old boy to the government building for sex has been arrested. Montgomery County jail records show 50-year-old Donald Edward Huse of The Woodlands was being held Tuesday...
ESTELLINE, Texas (AP) - West Texas authorities say the inebriated passenger of an SUV has been killed after he became upset that he wasn't allowed to drive and suddenly turned the steering wheel, causing a rollover. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Daniel Hawthorne...