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The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is calling for an independent investigator to look into a $528 million loan approved by the Energy Department for a now-bankrupt solar energy company. Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder on...
Scientists are scooping up minnows from a shrinking Texas river in one of the first rescues of fish being threatened by the state's lingering drought. Hundreds of smalleye and sharpnose shiners are being collected from the Brazos River and will be taken to the state's fish...
A Central Texas man accused of lying about having terminal cancer and keeping more than $1,500 in donations has been caught in Austin. Killeen police announced the arrest today of 32-year-old Brian Jeffrey Bonniwell of Austin, who's also known as Brian Fisher. Bonniwell is being...
Texas Governor Rick Perry is continuing to tie the health care program enacted by fellow Republican Mitt Romney in Massachusetts to the federal law supported by President Barack Obama. Perry continued to hammer GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney while campaigning today 100 miles...
Her recovery is being called amazing. Two-year-old Joselyn Cedillo left Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Wednesday afternoon. The child was in a coma for two days after police said she was tortured by her mother. A hearing was held Wednesday in the courtroom of Dallas County...
A federal trial that could throw out new Republican-drawn voting districts in Texas is coming to an end. Closing arguments are set for Thursday in San Antonio. Democrats and minority groups are urging a three-judge panel to invalidate a new redistricting map passed by the GOP-...
Testimony is scheduled to continue in Edna in the trial of a Texas man accused of raping several older women. The prosecution is expected to rest Wednesday in the case of 54-year-old Billy Joe Harris, the man suspected of being "The wilight Rapist." DNA samples linked Harris to...
Three suspected bank robbers caught in Mexico have been indicted over holdups in Texas and Missouri. A federal grand jury in Waco on Tuesday indicted 25-year-old Jeffrey Brent Heckman, 23-year-old Jacob Thomas Norris and 23-year-old Alexia Quentasha Baker, all from Macon, Mo...
Border Patrol agents have found a bag full of assault rifles, other weapons and what they believe to be plastic explosives hidden near the community of Fronton along the Rio Grande. The agency says its agents were on patrol in Fronton, a rural area about 250 miles south of San...