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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas judge has sentenced a formal Fort Bliss soldier to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to murdering a man in a cartel-ordered hit. Michael Jackson Apodaca admitted to shooting Jose Daniel Gonzalez-Galeana. The 22-year-old agreed to the plea...
HOUSTON (AP) - A San Antonio man sent to death row for killing a woman during a burglary attempt more than nine years ago has lost an appeal of his case to a federal appeals court panel. The ruling Thursday from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals moves 42-year-old Taichin...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Federal emergency officials have announced a grant of nearly $2.8 million to help schools devastated by a plan explosion in a Central Texas town. In April, a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people and wrecked three of the West Independent School District'...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities say a piece of the exterior of a C-17 military plane fell off the aircraft and into the backyard of San Antonio home. No one was injured. Joint Base San Antonio spokesman Brent Boller told the plane took off from Port San Antonio Thursday morning...
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) - An East Texas teen has been charged in a deadly crash that killed three classmates at Stephen F. Austin State University in May. The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1e0uztz ) 19-year-old Kevin Garcia of Nacogdoches was charged this week with three...
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas authorities say a suspect in at Texas homicide is hospitalized in Wichita with critical injuries and burns after a police pursuit in south-central Kansas. Kansas Turnpike Authority Lt. John Lehnherr says a trooper saw a vehicle driven by 27-year-...
DALLAS (AP) - The North Texas man accused of killing former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man has been indicted. Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine and Iraqi war veteran charged with killing Kyle and a friend at an Erath County gun range in February, was indicted...
SAGINAW, Texas (AP) - A North Texas teenager suspected in his 6-year-old neighbor's death now faces a charge of trying to kill a police officer. Tyler Holder faces charges of attempted capital murder. Several Dallas-Fort Worth area news organizations report Wednesday that a new...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate and House could wrap up the second special session by approving a proposed constitutional amendment increasing funding for road and bridge construction. Lawmakers meet Thursday. They may approve a conference committee reconciliation of...