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Fort Bliss says it's taking extra security precautions over Labor Day weekend. Spokesman Ltc. Lee Peters says the U.S. Army post has closed some entry gates to non-Defense Department personnel, and increased random vehicle searches through Tuesday. He said Sunday that the added...
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a disparaging tweet from his personal account about the Democratic district attorney he's charged with unlawfully trying to oust was unauthorized. A tweet from Perry's account Sunday, after the other post was deleted, said he does "not...
University of Texas at Arlington researchers say their study of North Texas water wells shows higher levels of arsenic and other carcinogens compared to a decade ago. In the study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, UTA biochemists measured 100 wells...
A Texas charter school co-founded by Deion Sanders is set to consider rehiring him as its athletic director — the latest chapter in an ongoing employment saga involving the NFL Hall of Famer. The Dallas Morning News reports ( http://bit.ly/1wWO8BO ) that Prime Prep Academy's...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former top two executives of an Austin medical device company have received long prison sentences for participating in a scheme that defrauded shareholders and investors out of more than $750 million. Former ArthroCare Corporation chief executive Michael...
The Border Patrol says an agent shot at someone near the Texas-Mexico border who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said that agents pursuing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville on Friday came upon a man holding a rifle near...
A federal judge has thrown out new abortion restrictions that would have banned the procedure at most Texas facilities where women can legally end a pregnancy. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Friday sided with abortion clinics that challenged one of the most disputed measures...
A parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls will be on display at an influential conservative group's annual summit. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing Friday at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in Dallas. On...
A tanker loaded with $100 million of crude oil that has been at the center of a dispute over Iraq’s oil billions vanished off the coast of Texas on Thursday. The Kurdish tanker disappeared from Coast Guard radar screens following a month of legal wrangling over whether it can...