Texas News

Big Tex is getting a new look at next year's Texas State Fair - and a new voice. The longtime voice of the iconic 52-foot-tall cowboy welcoming visitors tells KRLD-AM in Dallas that his contract wasn't renewed. Bill Bragg served as Big Tex's voice for the last 11 years. Bragg...
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A South Texas judge has ruled that a 16-year-old boy should be prosecuted as an adult for allegedly killing nine illegal immigrants in a crash while fleeing Border Patrol. A Hidalgo County judge issued his ruling Wednesday for Junior Benjamin Rodriguez,...
Authorities investigating the death of a 3-year-old Russian boy adopted by a West Texas couple found more than 30 bruises on his body and signs that he routinely hurt himself. An autopsy report released to the Odessa American (http://bit.ly/XaJUoU ) says that Max Alan Shatto had...
A Louisiana man has pleaded not guilty to extorting money from a Texas A&M University professor about a week before the professor jumped to his death from a campus building in January. A Houston judge on Tuesday ordered the 37-year-old Metairie, La., man to remain jailed...
Dallas Cowboys guard Josh Brent faces trial Sept. 23 on an intoxication manslaughter charge in a car wreck that killed a teammate. Prosecutors in Dallas on Monday confirmed the trial date over the Dec. 8 crash in Irving that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. Police...
Officials at the University of Texas at El Paso say they've reopened the campus hours after a reported bomb threat led to a full evacuation. UTEP said in a statement Tuesday night that the campus was reopened at 7 p.m. MDT. Students and staff were told at 2 p.m. that a bomb...
The chief investigator for the Texas prison system says a threat against the Texas state senator who leads the committee in charge of state prisons was a scam by an inmate looking to gain some cash and reduced prison time. He says the lawmaker wasn't in danger. Texas Department...
A Texas sheriff's deputy says he never saw the driver he stopped before he was shot by someone now suspected of killing Colorado's prisons chief and another man. Montague County Deputy James Boyd told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/ZsO5u6) he just saw a gun and...
DALLAS (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a former state trooper who allegedly performed body cavity searches on two women along a Dallas-area highway. The Dallas Morning News reports (http://dallasne.ws/X8pRYc ) Kelly Helleson was indicted Monday on two counts of sexual assault...