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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Law enforcement agencies across the state are conducting ceremonies this week to honor fallen officers in their locales and nationwide. The observances are part of National Police Week. On Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety will honor all Texas...
PALO PINTO, Texas (AP) - Wildfires have broken out in a North Texas community devastated by 2011 blazes that destroyed about 200 homes during the drought. No injuries were reported Tuesday in the wildfires that scorched about 130 acres near Possum Kingdom Lake, 75 miles west of...
Town leaders from West, Texas, and neighboring Abbott were all smiles Monday afternoon as a representative for country music star Willie Nelson gave donated checks totaling more than $120,000. Most of the money was raised at a benefit birthday concert Nelson hosted a few weeks...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brennan's restaurant in New Orleans is famous for inventing the Bananas Foster dessert, but the eatery is also known for a long-running ownership dispute. The bitter squabble heads to court Monday, when a federal judge is scheduled to hear testimony in a...
It's being called the first music video made in space. In an online video, astronaut Chris Hadfield sings the David Bowie song "Space Oddity" while floating around in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station. The video features shots of a floating guitar that would...
The San Antonio Area Foundation has received a more than $7 million gift from investor philanthropist Mary Jane K. Lewis to be used exclusively for charitable purposes. Lewis died in 2011 and bequeathed the money as a permanent fund for annual grants. Foundation spokesman Joel...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas man has been charged with killing his mother whose body was found after an argument heard by one of her friends via cellphone. Dallas County jail records show 25-year-old Gonzalo Lopez was being held Monday on a murder charge. Jail records don't list an...
PARIS, Texas (AP) - Ninety-year-old Texas Congressman Ralph Hall says he's planning to run for another term next year, extending his tenure as the House's oldest member. The Rockwall Republican first was elected in 1980, as a Democrat. He switched to the GOP in 2004. The Paris...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a former South Texas district attorney and one-time candidate for Congress used the power of his position to profit. Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos is set to go on trial Monday in Brownsville to face federal...