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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...
The government has lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. And the Food and Drug Administration also says the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters. Those seeking Plan B One-Step previously...
Texas is in first place when it comes to the number of drunk- driving deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1,450 alcohol-related fatalities in the Lone Star state in 2011. Now, a state lawmaker wants to use modern technology to put...
Texas college students who are licensed to carry concealed handguns would be allowed to keep their guns locked in their cars in campus parking lots under a bill advancing in the Legislature. In a 27-4 vote Tuesday, the state Senate approved a bill that would override rules...
Musicians are working to help a Texas town decimated in a deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Officials with the Texas Thunder Festival on Monday announced next month's performances will benefit emergency responders and schools in West, where 14 people were killed in a blast on...
Lawyers for a Houston man accused of capital murder for killing a bystander during a shooting rampage outside a Southeast Texas courthouse have wrapped up their case. Jurors are to begin deciding Tuesday after closing arguments by attorneys whether 42-year-old Bartholomew...
The Texas House has scheduled a vote this week on a bill allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns into college classrooms. The bill has been placed on Saturday's House calendar, a significant move on an issue that died without a vote in that chamber two...