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Almost 100 doctors in San Antonio are joining a research project to study the differences between cancerous cells and healthy ones. The doctors want to collect samples of at least 1,000 common tumors. They will also take samples of healthy cells from the same patients and then...
Texas A&M officials are proposing an almost 4 percent tuition hike for the upcoming school year. The Eagle newspaper reports that school President R. Bowen Loftin points to lower state funding and higher student enrollment as reasons for an increase. If the A&M System...
A 20-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping her mother and putting her in the trunk of a car, where she later died. Gwendolyn Greene pleaded guilty earlier this week to aggravated kidnapping in Gatesville, southwest of Dallas. The Killeen Daily Herald...
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit South Texas next week to review Customs and Border Protection operations. Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler says Napolitano will be in McAllen on Monday and Tuesday. She will receive briefings and...
Attorneys for a Texas man accused of kidnapping and torturing his ex-neighbor for 12 days say they never had a chance to question the woman before his trial. Jeffrey Allan Maxwell's defense lawyers cross-examined the woman Thursday. The 59-year-old is charged with aggravated...
The driver of a Central Texas school bus involved in a collision that injured 32 people, including 29 children, has died of his injuries almost a month after the crash. Academy school district officials say James Johnson died Wednesday of injuries he suffered in the Jan. 17...
A Houston-area jury has returned a $20 million verdict for a rape victim who accused her apartment complex of not telling residents about other attacks. The Houston Chronicle reports the victim lived at the Promenade Cullen Park complex, where she was raped in February 2009. The...
The chances of Texas holding a primary in April are fading fast. A federal court late Tuesday expressed skepticism that Texas could organize primary elections earlier than May. Even the most optimistic date, April 24, was deemed impossible by several county elections workers...
Federal authorities say they've arrested an alleged sexual predator wanted in Texas at a truck stop west of Phoenix. Deputy U.S. Marshals took 63-year-old Robert Franz into custody Tuesday afternoon in Buckeye. They say Franz was wanted by the Pampa Police Department in Texas...