Texas News

A federal lawsuit has been filed seeking damages for 17 people who were passengers last month on the crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship. The plaintiffs in the suit filed Thursday are all Texas residents who claim they were physically harmed and fearful for their lives. The...
A Republican from rural North Texas wants to put an end to Texas cities banning plastic bags. State Rep. Drew Springer has filed a bill that would make all plastic bag bans invalid. He tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( http://bit.ly/ZTFaTj ) that such bans simply "push...
A Mexican man has been returned to Dallas after a years-long investigation to face charges that he raped two girls. Police say Jose Adan Rico was linked to two crime scenes with DNA evidence. He was charged in 2009 with two counts of aggravated sexual assault. While out on bond...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - An inmate at a Southeast Texas prison must serve a federal term of nearly four years for writing a letter threatening President Barack Obama and his family. A federal judge in Beaumont on Tuesday sentenced 26-year-old Joseph Scott Sword of Cooper. Sword in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An appeals court has declined to block the $1.6 million sale of the former Texas Highway Patrol Museum in downtown San Antonio to developers. The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/10EZnyP ) reports the 3rd Court of Appeals dismissed sales process...
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - Border Patrol officials have confiscated more than 3 tons of marijuana hidden in a tractor-trailer rig searched at a South Texas border checkpoint. Officials on Monday announced the seizure of the marijuana with a street value topping $9.8 million...
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - Reorganization of the German Air Force means the overseas troops will leave a West Texas post after a relationship spanning nearly 60 years. The El Paso Times (http://bit.ly/YSgn0k) reported Monday that the German Air Force Command for the U.S. and...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police are investigating whether the slaying of a 78-year-old woman whose body was found at her home was a botched burglary. Oak Farms Dairy on Sunday night announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the killing of...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A Dallas man has been sentenced to a year of probation after he pleaded guilty to killing a whooping crane, a federally protected species of endangered waterfowl. Worthey D. Wiles pleaded guilty in Corpus Christi on Wednesday to violating the federal...