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A financial coordinator at a Houston clinic who used another person's name and Social Security number to get the job faces up to 25 years in prison for fraud. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Simone Nicole Gary of Houston applied for financial grants for kidney dialysis patients and...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is demanding federal environmental regulators scrap a proposal to expand the definition of federal waterways. The gubernatorial candidate submitted a written public comment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday. He threatened to...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The chief underground water source for irrigating the agriculture-rich Texas High Plains is depleting at a pace some fear will exhaust it far more quickly than anticipated. Records examined by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal showed the Ogallala Aquifer has...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say an off-duty officer has fatally shot a man who tried to force his way into a family's vehicle. Dallas police Maj. Jeff Cotner says the shooting happened Sunday night near downtown. He says police received a 911 call that a man was making lewd...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former top prosecutor in South Texas has lost his law license after his sentencing to 13 years in federal prison for taking bribes. The Brownsville Herald reports that former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos has been ordered to...
WACO, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas sheriff's idea to form an all-volunteer community "posse" to help his deputies in certain cases has drawn a wave of social-media response. McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara posted the idea to the sheriff's office Facebook page on...
(Information in the following story is from: The Monitor, http://www.themonitor.com ) EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — An audit of a South Texas sheriff's department reveals that hundreds of items have gone missing, including firearms and vehicles, and there were few protections against...
HOUSTON (AP) — Local health systems across Texas are working to disqualify certain patients who remained enrolled in the taxpayer-funded medical programs instead of getting insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The hospital districts say that because insurance premiums are...
A proposal to allow alcohol sales at guns shows in Texas got a mostly unfavorable reaction at a gun show in Houston, with many in attendance calling it a bad idea. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is considering the proposal, provided that at such events live ammunition...