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HOUSTON (AP) - Pastor Joel Osteen is reassuring church members and fans that - despite the claims of an apparent Internet hoax - he is not giving up his Christian faith. A website purporting to belong to the famous pastor of Houston's Lakewood Church claims that Osteen has...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Police say GPS programs in computer tablets reported stolen from a West Texas business during the weekend led them to three men accused of stealing them. Quinton Quontrail Brown, Kendrick Raynard Johnson and Kendrick D. Lawton are charged each with five...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A longtime investigator for the district attorney's office in Austin has died in a motorcycle crash. Sgt. Lorraine Kerlick died just after 4 p.m. Sunday after a crash west of Bee Cave, near Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety could not immediately...
HOUSTON (AP) - The University of Houston's chancellor has agreed to higher wages for English department teaching fellows after they staged a sit-in outside her office. Renu Khator committed $1 million a year Monday to roughly 70 teaching fellows, five days after they began their...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - Two Central Texas men are accused of illegal dumping after a giant junk pile was found in their yard. Killeen police say they saw a 4-foot-high pile of items between the street and sidewalk that extended the length of the house. They say the junk pile...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Several South Texas residents charged in a federal drug conspiracy that included the wounding of a federal agent are scheduled to return to court. The initial indictment charged a father and son with shooting a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent...
A man who said he was speaking for the family of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland called for additional resources Saturday to find the person or persons who killed McLelland and his wife one week ago. The appeal was issued by Chris Heisler of The Honor Network ,...
A private foundation linked to the state's troubled cancer agency and under state investigation says it will cease operations. The announcement came Tuesday as lawmakers heaped fresh anger and criticism surrounding the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A seventh former deputy of a South Texas sheriff department has appeared in court on drug conspiracy charges in a federal investigation that has been expanding since last year. Court records indicate former Hidalgo County sheriff's Deputy Jorge Garza made...