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(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...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a highway worker has died in a hit-and-run accident in West Texas. El Paso police are looking for the person driving a vehicle that struck the 41-year-old victim Tuesday afternoon along U.S. 54. The worker was dead at the scene. The Texas...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Zoo has announced the birth of a two-headed turtle that's been named Thelma and Louise. Zoo officials on Tuesday said the Texas cooter was born June 18. The unusual turtle will go on display Thursday at the zoo's Friedrich Aquarium. Experts say...
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - Volunteers will rebuild a North Texas woman's home destroyed by a tornado last month. Olga Hernandez is a single mother of four who lost her Granbury home to a tornado that hit her Rancho Brazos neighborhood last month. Volunteers will begin reconstruction...
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - Fort Bliss officials plan to detail how a massive U.S. Army restructuring will affect the West Texas Army post. The Army has announced that Fort Bliss and Fort Hood each will lose a 4,000-soldier brigade as part of massive U.S. Army restructuring, but...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for leading a ring that smuggled marijuana to Houston in a load of charcoal. A federal judge in McAllen on Tuesday sentenced 59-year-old Eduardo Ramirez of Rio Grande City. A jury convicted...
HOUSTON (AP) - A former prostitute in Houston has teamed up with law enforcement and the courts to reform women who are jailed with long histories of prostitution. Kathryn Griffin Grinan's We've Been There Done That program has been successfully helping some of these women for...