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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Police say several North Texas pastors have been the victims of a scam in which a man uses a hard-luck story to convince people to give him money with the promise of repaying it with cash from his mother's will. Police believe the man has targeted 10...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A Houston businessman has announced plans to convert a former Galveston orphanage that survived the 1900 hurricane into a museum. Torch Energy Advisors founder J.P. Bryan Jr. hopes to convert the former Galveston Orphans Home into a museum specializing in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The powerful chairman of the Texas House Appropriations Committee is retiring. Waxahachie Rep. Jim Pitts announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election. The veteran Republican has served as the chief budget-writer in the House five times since 2003...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A former first-grade teacher in South Texas caught with more than 1,000 sexually explicit images has been convicted of child pornography charges. A federal jury in Del Rio on Thursday convicted 39-year-old Ruben A. Vazquez of receipt of child pornography,...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a criminal enterprise that orchestrated a killing and distributed methamphetamine in East Texas. Vicki Stark-Fitts of the Liberty County town of Hull admitted Thursday to...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy after his K-9 dog died of heat exhaustion after being left in the deputy's patrol car. Sheriff's spokesman Alan Bernstein says the deputy has been placed on administrative leave until the internal...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Deliberations are to deliberate a third day in Brownsville in the case of a deputy U.S. marshal accused of revealing an undercover federal agent's identity to his father, a convicted drug smuggler. The jury continues deliberations Friday on the fate of...
DALLAS (AP) - A judge is to decide if a contempt-of-court citation against the Dallas County district attorney will stand. State District Judge Bob Brotherton of Wichita Falls is to resume a hearing Friday in Dallas of the case against District Attorney Craig Watkins. If the...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A malfunctioning air-conditioner has led to the deaths of 10 dogs that were being transported to West Texas to train with customs officers. The handlers for the German shepherds and Belgian Malinois made the grim discovery Monday while en route from a...