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Authorities believe a body recovered in the Gulf of Mexico is a cruise ship passenger reported missing during a trip from Galveston. Officials with Carnival Cruise Lines says Mexican authorities located the man's body Wednesday morning. The Miami-based cruise line says the...
The number of Texas children who died as the result of abuse or neglect fell to 156 in fiscal year 2013 from 212 the previous year - and has declined 30 percent over the previous 4-year period. A report released Tuesday by Department of Family and Protective Services credited...
A clerk abducted from Central Texas gas station has been found in the Fort Worth area and the man accused of kidnapping him was arrested. College Station police say the clerk, Kevin Garcia, was located Tuesday afternoon with his truck and was being treated by medical personnel...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that two fugitives on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list were captured recently. Daniel Carroll Wright, 58, was arrested on March 12 in Beaumont; and Mack Houston Jr., 53, was apprehended on March 12 in...
A former Central Texas high school baseball coach has pleaded guilty to two counts of an improper relationship between an educator and student. According to the Burnet County district attorney, Jose Miguel Sierra has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. The charges stem from...
A 29-year-old man was arrested on charges he stole a pricey SUV after police used his social media post to track him down. Christopher Andrew Lee of Wharton was being held Monday at the Galveston County jail on a $60,000 bond, charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle. He's...
The Coast Guard says recent poaching in U.S. waters represents some of the 1,100 instances of illegal fishing by Mexican boats recorded each year in the Gulf. Coast Guard officials said in a statement late Sunday that the poaching annually nets about 760,000 pounds of red...
The longest escaped inmate in recent Texas history is settling back into a state prison after being extradited from Mexico last year. Jose Salaz was on the run for 16 years after escaping from a Beeville prison where he was serving time for holding a bar owner for ransom and...
Investigators with the state education agency are reporting an increase in allegations of sexual relationships between educators and students, mirroring a trend seen nationwide. Texas Education Agency spokeswoman Lauren Callahan tells the Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/...