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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...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democrat Wendy Davis says her run for Texas governor has already raised more money han Bill White did in 2010. The Fort Worth state senator Tuesday reported raising $27 million over the past year. Her campaign counts more than 140,000 contributors since her...