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Bikinis, Texas, is no more. The privately owned town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith, the name it had before it was bought by an Austin restaurateur whose chain requires waitresses to wear bikinis. Doug Guller bought the ghost town in 2012 and renamed it...
A natural gas pipeline explosion and fire in a Texas Panhandle town has left four workers hurt, including two in critical condition. The Carson County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened Thursday night in White Deer, about 35 miles northeast of Amarillo. Two men remained...
Police say a body has been recovered after a homeless man was swept away by a rain-swollen creek in Central Texas. Waco police say a body located Saturday morning appears to be a man who was sleeping in a tent near the creek during overnight storms. Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says...
As space age icons grow older, a foundation to support would-be astronauts looks beyond their fame for financial support. In 1984, six surviving Mercury 7 astronauts — Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Walter Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton — each pitched in $1,...
Mario Sabillon-Mejia said he was a dentist. Police say the Honduran immigrant was nothing of the kind. "We think he was just getting his experience by practicing on people," said Lt. Tony Crawford, who is supervising the investigation. Police say they caught on to what Sabillion...
WACO, Texas -- An attorney for one of the men charged in the Twin Peaks shootings in May has filed a subpoena to get surveillance video from the Waco restaurant during the shootings, but the city has moved to quash the subpoena. According to the release sent by F. Clinton Borden...
Six people were killed when two vehicles crashed head-on on a two-lane East Texas highway. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports the crash happened about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 69 about two miles south of Colmesnei. DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis says identities were...
Checking the U.S. Supreme Court blog has become a weekly ritual for Bill Reyno, 50. "I think I'll probably be sweating a little on Monday," he said. Though justices will be in session on Thursday and Friday this week, many court- watchers expect them to issue their landmark...
New monitoring program to add more seismic sensors in Texas (Information in the following story is from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com ) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that will fund the deployment of additional sensors to...