Texas News

The Texas unemployment rate for June held steady at 5.1 percent. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday said last onth's seasonally adjusted figure matched the May unemployment rate. Texas had recorded declines in statewide unemployment during March, April and May. The...
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas dentist has been sentenced to 21 days in prison for taping a female employee changing in the office bathroom. Sixty-seven-year-old William Birdwell pleaded guilty Thursday in Bryan to improper visual recording. Birdwell was appointed to the...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for stealing a woman's purse outside a grocery store. A Tarrant County jury on Thursday handed down the sentence to 49-year-old Michael Wayne Perry. He will have to spend at least 10 year in prison...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Board of Education is mulling allowing its members to take all-expenses-paid trips to tour out-of-state campuses of charter school networks seeking approval to operate in Texas. The fact-finding missions would be funded by private foundations or...
Texas health officials say more than 30 people who traveled to a softball tournament in Kansas over the Fourth of July weekend may have been exposed to the measles virus. The Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement Thursday it wants to alert Texans who...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say three children have been found unharmed after their parents died in an apparent murder-suicide at the family's home. Police say the couple's 7-year-old daughter ran to a neighbor's place early Thursday to report hearing gunfire. The neighbor...
Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died while on tour in Switzerland. Winter died Wednesday in a hotel room in Zurich. There's no word yet on a cause of death. The statement says his wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of one of the world's finest...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - A Dallas man already serving time for a 2001 slaying has been charged in the 1989 killing of a North Texas woman. Plano police say they linked 48-year-old Temmie Cooley to the cold case using DNA evidence. Cooley was charged Monday in the death of 23-year-old...
SPRING, Texas (AP) - Funeral services are planned for six members of a suburban Houston family at a church not far from the home where they were shot to death last week. The slaying victims are 39-year-old Stephen Stay, his 34-year-old wife Katie and their four youngest children...