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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...
DALLAS (AP) - Police in North Texas say two men have been shot and killed following a confrontation at a gas station. Dallas police say the shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the northwest part of the city. A gunman shot 28-year-old Vincente Flores and 30-year-old Osmia...
HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities say a father and son were shot to death when an armed trio accosted them at their suburban Houston home. Investigators say 49-year-old Mario DeSantiago and 21-year-old Leobardo DeSantiago were returning home about 1 a.m. Saturday when they were...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Will he or won't he? Gov. Rick Perry has invited friends and supporters Monday to San Antonio and the largest Caterpillar equipment dealership in the country to announce "exciting future plans." The longest-serving governor in Texas history should reveal if he...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas county that's seen the number of child abuse cases more than double in recent years has launched an investigative unit to tamp down the problem. The Cameron County district attorney's office launched the unit July 1 and it features two...
HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - South Texas officials intend to raise $2.5 million by selling 600 acres of a dry salt lake that borders the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The La Sal Vieja lake in Willacy County has been a valuable resource for people dating to the...
Police say the seizure of about 2,000 pounds of marijuana has led investigators to an unusual find: an underground drug bunker built beneath the foundation of a South Texas home. The Monitor of McAllen reports (http://bit.ly/14S0OYl ) that the bunker was discovered Wednesday...