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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's nearly sales tax break time in Texas. The state's annual sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday as children prepare to return to school. Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items priced under $100. The Texas...
The University of Texas at Austin has backed off a new Wi-Fi fee after students complained on social media. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1kGPWcV ) the fee would have cost about a dollar a month for students. College officials say they would like student...
ELMENDORF, Texas (AP) — A woman who was a passenger on an all-terrain vehicle has died following a South Texas wreck. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened early Tuesday at the Alamo Junction Rail Park near San Antonio. Officials say the ATV apparently...
HOUSTON (AP) — A contract worker at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston has died after falling about 45 feet from the rail system's elevated tracks. Houston police say the accident happened Tuesday night as the worker checked the tracks. Airport spokesman David...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The final two Houston residents convicted in a South Texas weapons smuggling ring linked to Mexico have been sentenced to prison. Javier Resendez and Mary Bel Deanda pleaded guilty to conspiracy-related weapons counts. Resendez was sentenced Tuesday...
HOUSTON (AP) - A former Houston-area elementary school music teacher has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges. A U.S. attorney said Monday that 33-year-old Derrick Gossett of Humble has entered a guilty plea to two counts of child pornography production...
GALENA PARK, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its second and final hearing on proposed new standards for oil refinery emissions as part of a 60-day public comment period. The hearing Tuesday in suburban Houston is the result of a consent decree...
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - A South Texas emergency medical services employee found with child pornography on his work computer has been sentenced to more than six years in prison. David Waldrop of Luling was sentenced Monday in federal court in Victoria. Prosecutors say the 56-year-...
DALLAS (AP) - The Texas Department of Transportation says it's fixing a billing system that erroneously charged more than 41,000 motorists. The department told the Dallas Morning News the effected motorists drove a new toll road in the Dallas-Fort Worth area during a free period...