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A top leader of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas has pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and admitted to participating in a systematic use of murder, robbery, arson, kidnapping and drug trafficking to support the gang. The plea in federal court in Houston...
A hill country school district approved a policy Thursday that will allow employees to be armed with a handgun. However, the approval didn’t come without some parents asking school board members to reconsider. The vote was close, but the Hunt ISD board of trustees approved the...
It was a late night Thursday for Texas lawmakers in the House of Representatives. Elected state officials had until midnight to file their individual, pet-projects as bills before the House. One of the stand out discussions at the Capitol had to do with the passage of a bill...
HOUSTON (AP) - A celebrated piece of fictional space travel history is to go on display at Space Center Houston. The shuttle Galileo from the starship Enterprise has been donated to the Space Center by a group of "Star Trek" fans who bought it at auction and reconditioned the...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Crews have stopped a Lubbock chemical tank leak almost 24 hours after it forced about 100 families from their homes. A city statement says all of the corrosive hydrogen chloride contained in the leaking tank had been drained into another tank by sundown...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A top House Republican has pleaded with his colleagues to raise by $15 the state's annual car registration fees - despite stiff opposition from fellow conservatives and Gov. Rick Perry. Rep. Drew Darby of San Angelo's impassioned call was purely symbolic,...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Just three weeks before he's to stand trial for the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, an Army psychiatrist wants his trial delayed until this fall. Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys are to ask a judge Thursday to delay the court-martial from late May...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Energy companies engaging in fracking and other oil and gas exploration would be excused from some possible litigation involving recycled waste water under a bill approved by the Texas House. The measure has been cheered by oil and gas companies, who say it...
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Vatican's culture minister says Mexico's folk Death Saint is a blasphemous symbol that shouldn't be part of any religion. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi says worshipping such an icon is a degeneration of religion. The Santa Muerte is a skeletal figure of a...