Texas News

A North Texas man is dead after he fell from a cliff while posing for a photograph with a landmark Austin bridge in the background. The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office identifies the dead man as 63-year-old Phillip Lloyd Short of Denison, Texas. The Austin Fire...
The nation's first full face transplant recipient says he can feel his daughter's kisses now, a year after the procedure. Dallas Wiens (weens) of Fort Worth, Texas, was at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on Monday to follow up with his transplant team. He says he can use...
Jurors who convicted an ex-Texas nurse of killing five dialysis patients by injecting them with bleach decided she should spend the rest of her life in prison with no chance for parole. The jury made its sentencing decision Monday in the case of Kimberly Saenz (synz). The 38-...
A Texas jury that found a former polygamist leader guilty of bigamy is expected to begin deciding his punishment. Wendell Loy Nielsen could be sentenced early as Friday. He is the former president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was once a...
A state audit shows the Texas Department of Public Safety improperly used nearly $1 million in federal stimulus money when it overpaid a private border security contract in 2010 but returned the money to the federal account the following year. The contract went to a Virginia...
A 71-year-old suburban Fort worth woman has been charged with a hate crime for beating a man with a wooden cane because she believed he's gay and has AIDS. Police in Richland Hills say Wanda Derby assaulted the man Wednesday night as her son was moving into the man's apartment...
Two men are charged in Houston with running a scam moving company that's victimized at least 20 people in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. Harris County court records show 37-year-old Anthony Fanelli and 33-year-old Andy Bueno ran ads online offering inexpensive moves...
Lucha libre, or "free wrestling'' in Spanish, is a brand of Mexican wrestling that dates to the 1930s. The sport came north to the United States, along with Mexican immigrants, and over the years spawned clubs in some larger U.S. cities with large Latino communities. More...
A convicted child sex offender has been executed for the 2001 beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was baby-sitting in Dallas. Jesse Joe Hernandez smiled and laughed at times Wednesday night before receiving a lethal injection for the slaying of Karlos Borja. In his final...