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Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, the state's first elected black district attorney, made national news after taking office in 2007 when he declared that he personally opposed the death penalty on moral and religious grounds. Now mired in a rough re-election race,...
Dave "Uncle Dave" Schultz was dressed like a tubing veteran. With Budweiser swim trunks, a can of Natural Ice in his hand and a pack of Marlboros hanging around his neck in a waterproof container, the Fort Worth resident was ready to go. "This is great," Schultz said. "Now I don...
Police are investigating the death of man who apparently swallowed cocaine after he was taken into custody by officers Thursday night in south Houston. The man, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody in the 7200 block of Calais about 9:30 p.m. during a...
A month after oil from the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion stopped flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, the emphasis has shifted toward cleanup and disposal of oily trash at government-approved landfills in coastal states. The cleanup is generating thousands of tons of oil-soaked...
The University of Texas Dean of Students Office is now investigating two separate incidents of alcohol poisoning involving two students. At 3 a.m. Wednesday, just hours before the first day of classes were to begin at the University of Texas, a student living at the Hardin House...
A wounded migrant stumbled into a military checkpoint and led Mexican marines to a gruesome scene, what may be the biggest massacre in Mexico's bloody drug war: a room strewn with the bodies of 72 of his fellow travelers, some piled on top of one another, just 100 miles from the...
The blowout preventer on BP's failed Macondo well had hydraulic leaks, was modified without documentation and didn't comply with federal regulations, but that doesn't mean it caused the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster, according to testimony in government hearing Wednesday...
Army Pfc. Benjamen Chisholm's family celebrated his life and mourned his death Wednesday, recalling him as a free spirit and their go-to guy. "He was always so energetic and happy, no matter what,” nephew Julian Frolov said of Chisholm, 24, who died in Afghanistan with a fellow...
State Rep. David Leibowitz said Monday that he plans to ask for a new hearing on a $5.5 million judgment against him involving a soured loan agreement. In a case involving conflicting rulings in two states, the Texas Supreme Court has affirmed a Fourth Court of Appeals opinion...