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TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man doing lawn work has been charged with using a mower blade to slice his son's arm during an argument. Smith County jail records show 51-year-old Darron Campbell of Tyler was being held Thursday without bond on a charge of aggravated assault...
MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - A dozen people have been indicted in an East Texas drug trafficking and firearms investigation. Federal prosecutors in Marshall on Wednesday announced 10 arrests in the cocaine and methamphetamine case. Authorities say the arrests are related to weapons,...
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas mother who admitted to beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the child's hands faces anything from probation to a life in prison for her crimes. Elizabeth Escalona's sentencing hearing is set to continue Thursday, a day after she pleaded for leniency,...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio police say a 90-year-old woman using a motorized wheelchair has died after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a street. A police report identifies the dead woman as Erna Zwicke (ZWIH'-kee) of San Antonio. Police says she was crossing busy...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - Central Texas police are still investigating a shooting that left one Fort Hood soldier dead and another injured. Police say Spc. Jamie Lee Schnider died Thursday night during a fight outside a Killeen home near the Central Texas Army post. A 21-year-old...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Gulf cartel boss who once threatened two U.S. agents in Mexico with his assault rifle is to be sentenced in Brownsville for trying to bribe his way to safe release from an earlier prison term for that crime. Juan Carlos De la Cruz Reyna and six...
DALLAS (AP) - A national small business trade association has endorsed Texas Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz. The tea party favorite and former state solicitor visited a Dallas machine company Tuesday. There, he accepted the nomination of the National Federation of...
(Information in the following story is from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com) CONROE, Texas (AP) - Texas child welfare officials say two Houston-area children found living in an old school bus have been returned to their parents. The Houston Chronicle reports...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A juvenile services worker says a man convicted of killing a Texas pastor had been committing crimes since he was a teenager. The testimony came Monday during the punishment phase in Steven Lawayne Nelson's trial. Nelson was convicted earlier Monday of...