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Public universities in Texas would have to offer students fixed four-year tuition prices under a bill that has cleared a key House vote. Gov. Rick Perry has hammered public universities about making college more affordable. A proposal by Republican state Rep. Dan Branch would...
Texas' assistant state fire marshal says investigators hope to complete their onsite probe into a deadly plant explosion by May 10. Kelly Kistner said Wednesday at a legislative hearing into the blast last month that killed 14 people that investigators believe they will wrap up...
The 18th military trial in the U.S. Air Force's worst sex scandal is underway at a San Antonio base. Staff Sgt. Emily J. Allen faces up to a year in jail if convicted of charges that include having sex with a male trainee. So far, 17 instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-...
The start of the trial penalty phase for a Houston man found guilty of fatally shooting a 79-year-old bystander outside a Southeast Texas courthouse last March has been delayed by angry outbursts from the convicted killer. Bartholomew Granger erupted in a Galveston courtroom...
A Coast Guard petty officer has been sentenced to two years in prison for going on a $230,000 personal spending spree with a government credit card. Petty Officer 1st Class Gavino Ortiz III was sentenced in Houston on Wednesday. The 32-year-old League City man pleaded guilty in...
A couple accused of forcing their 9-year-old child to live at times in a locked wooden box have been extradited back to South Texas after being apprehended in Nevada. The 49-year-old stepmother of the boy, now 10, bonded out of the Galveston County jail by Tuesday morning. The...
A 25-year-old Odessa woman has been charged with arson in connection with three fires authorities say she set back-to-back on one day. Odessa police say Alison Marie Postelle was arrested Tuesday for setting three fires blocks apart on Sunday. Firefighters were called to a home...
The U.S. Department of Justice is not objecting to the Texas Education Agency ousting trustees of the El Paso Independent School District amid a testing scandal. The decision was announced Monday by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Texas Education Commissioner...
The Dallas Opera says the French-born conductor Emmanuel Villaume (vee-YOHM') has been appointed its new music director. The announcement was made Tuesday. Villaume is only the third person named to the position in the company's 56-year history. Villaume's career has included...