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A state audit has found that the Texas Education Agency is unable to detect widespread cheating on the state's school accountability system. The El Paso Times reports the audit report is to be released Friday. The report, of which it received an advance copy, says state...
State transportation officials are backing off an effort to shift the burden for maintaining urban highways to local governments in a bid to save upward of $165 million. The Texas Transportation Commission heard testimony Thursday on an initiative to have cities and counties...
A West Texas jury has sentenced a San Antonio trucker to 25 years in prison for beating a woman to death. The Lubbock County jury deliberated 41/2 hours Thursday before sentencing Kenneth Ray Dunn for the fatal beating of Stephanie Williams of Dallas. Jurors had deliberated...
The wife of rock musician Ted Nugent has been arrested after a handgun was found in her carry-on luggage at an airport security checkpoint. Police confirmed Friday that 51-year-old Shemane Ann Nugent was taken into custody at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. An incident...
A jury has awarded $32 million to the family of a Southeast Texas couple involved in a deadly crash with a Domino's Pizza delivery driver. The Jefferson County jury concluded the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain was partially responsible for the death of 65-year-old Ruth Christopher...
A judge has refused to throw out a blood test that showed former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was driving drunk the night of a crash that killed a practice squad player. Josh Brent's attorneys argued his blood was drawn under an improper warrant. They wanted the results of...
A Zimbabwean national in the country illegally has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for knowingly infecting four West Texas women with the HIV virus. Derick Nhekairo pleaded guilty earlier this week to multiple charges that included aggravated assault. State District Judge...
The Texas Education Agency says it will create a new investigative division after a state report highlighted serious flaws with how it monitors its more than 1,000 districts. The State Auditor's Office report released Friday confirmed that TEA did not perform a thorough...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas jury deliberated just 40 minutes before finding a 45-year-old drifter guilty of capital murder in the 2006 rape and killing of a Fort Worth woman. The Tarrant County jury returned its verdict Wednesday against John R. Hoffman in the...