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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy has identified a sailor from Texas who died after he fell overboard at Naval Station Norfolk. The Navy says 21-year-old Submarine Seaman Rolando Acosta of Plainview, Texas, fell from the USS Boise while standing duty on Saturday. The submarine was...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Federal prosecutors say three men have been arrested for the retaliation killing of a South Texas man thought to have stolen cocaine from the Gulf Cartel. Authorities on Tuesday said 25-year-old Roel Garza was arrested over the weekend while 26-year-old...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Court documents reveal a North Texas man accused of fatally shooting his pregnant girlfriend and two others later walked into a police department and asked officers to kill him. An arrest warrant obtained Tuesday by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://...
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...