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A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test. ACT said Wednesday that 116,547 graduating students in the state took the test this year compared to 109,841 last year, a 6...
Ezekiel O’Neal Harris, 28, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on August 13 in Ennis. Harris was wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward up to $3,000...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas residents have met with top law enforcement leaders to express concerns over recent officer-involved shootings. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins announced last week that he'll create a unit to independently investigate police shootings. He told...
CANYON, Texas (AP) - A former West Texas sheriff accused of making improper advances to a female county worker must serve 30 days in jail for misdemeanor official oppression. Ex-Swisher County Sheriff Emmett Benavidez of Tulia pleaded guilty Monday in Canyon. The 65-year-old...
HITCHCOCK, Texas (AP) - A veteran Southeast Texas police chief has been fired. The Hitchcock City Commission voted 3-2 on Monday to dismiss Chief Clay Kennelly, effective immediately. The Galveston County Daily News reports Commissioner Lee Sander, who made the motion to fire...
GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A murder warrant has been issued for a North Texas man after a fight outside a roller skating rink left two people fatally stabbed and five hurt. City of Greenville spokeswoman Autumn Barton on Monday night announced police are looking for Heriberto...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio police say a partially naked man who crashed his vehicle and was shot with a Taser has died. Police Sgt. Javier Salazar says EMT personnel were deployed Sunday afternoon to a man whose vehicle was parked on the Interstate 35 access road. They found...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Two Corpus Christi firefighters and one civilian have been injured in a three-alarm store fire. Fire Capt. Daniel Valdez says crews responded to the fire early Sunday. He says a man was inside Bernice's Resale Shop when the fire started. He had...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police are trying to determine if two fatal shootings at separate apartment complexes and the wounding of another person are related. Police did not immediately say whether anyone has been arrested over the gunfire early Monday. Investigators say one person...