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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - An ex-state lawmaker will soon learn his fate for his role in a South Texas judicial bribery scandal. Former Democratic Rep. Jose Santiago "Jim" Solis is to be sentenced Friday by a federal judge in Brownsville. Solis pleaded guilty in April 2011 to...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Fort Worth Zoo's new baby elephant is already a big hit with children who visit the zoo. Their youthful fascination was enhanced Tuesday when zoo officials added a child's inflatable pool to the elephants' enclosure for Belle's enjoyment. Belle could...
HOUSTON (AP) - The average in Texas for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is at $3.50 this week, four cents less than what it was a week ago. AAA Texas said Thursday that this week's average is 13 cents less than the national average of $3.63. Drivers in Dallas and Fort...
FORNEY, Texas (AP) - Police in a Dallas suburb say they stopped George Zimmerman for speeding. Forney police say Zimmerman was stopped Sunday while driving west on U.S. 80, about 20 miles east of Dallas. A Florida jury recently acquitted Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A South Texas judge, who already under indictment for conduct relating to his work as a jurist, is now facing additional charges of aggravated perjury. Galveston County Court-at-Law Judge Christopher Dupuy surrendered Wednesday at the Galveston County...
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's homicide rate has dropped slightly from 24 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011 to an estimated 22 per 100,000 in 2012. The country's National Statistics and Geography Institute says some of Mexico's most violent states have much higher homicide rates. The...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A judge has ruled that a teen charged with capital murder in a fatal shooting during a San Antonio carjacking will be tried as an adult. With the judge's ruling Wednesday, Aaron Nicholas Ruiz faces up to life in prison with the possibility of parole is...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas deputy described by co-defendants as the ringleader of officers accused of stealing and reselling drugs is to testify for a second day in a corruption trial. Former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy James Phil Flores is to resume his...
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit credit cards. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden also ordered 42-year-old Mikel Chad Adams of Dallas to serve three years of supervised release. Adams was sentenced...