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A member of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas is going to prison after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy counts relating to the gang's criminal activities. A Justice Department statement says a federal judge in Houston sentenced James Marshall "Dirty"...
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - Two law enforcement officers have been shot in the North Texas city of Granbury while in the apparent pursuit of a suspect. Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds says the officers were wounded late Friday morning. No information was immediately released on the...
Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston is joining a crowded Republican primary for lieutenant governor. Patrick announced his statewide campaign at a downtown Austin hotel about two blocks from the Capitol. He joins a 2014 primary that already includes current Lt. Gov. David...
The Supreme Court has thrown out lower court rulings that blocked a Texas voter identification law and the state's political redistricting plans as discriminatory. The court's action Thursday was a predictable result of its major ruling two days earlier that effectively ended...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Texan linked to a sex trafficking ring in which a woman was branded with a panther image to mark her as property must serve 61/2 more years in prison. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 43-year-old Andre McDaniels for witness tampering. McDaniels...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Democratic congressman has joined seven others in filing a federal lawsuit to keep Texas from enforcing its voter ID law. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth filed the papers Wednesday in Corpus Christi, calling the requirement to show a state-issued photo...
(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com) SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A projected deficit of $50 million is forcing San Antonio leaders to review an array of cuts to close the shortfall. The San Antonio Express-News notes (http://...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas has executed its 500th inmate since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982. Kimberly McCarthy received lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 1997 slaying of her 71-year-old neighbor near Dallas. She's the first woman put to...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian whose partner held a family Bible for her in 2010 when she was sworn in, welcomes a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, but says the "fight is not over." Parker's election in 2009 made Houston the largest U.S. city...