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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - An attorney for the adoptive parents of a Russian boy who died last month in West Texas says they're not responsible for the death of the 3-year-old. Michael J. Brown said Wednesday that Laura and Alan Shatto "sure as heck" didn't kill Max Shatto, who the...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for weapons and drug trafficking convictions. Prosecutors in Tyler say 39-year-old Spencer Garod Elam of Longview was sentenced Tuesday. Elam was arrested in May 2011 during an investigation...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas transit system has rolled out three electric buses for downtown San Antonio routes in a more environmentally friendly way to travel. VIA (VEE'-uh) Metropolitan Transit has begun offering service known as the Arc. The new buses were purchased as...
DALLAS (AP) - The board of Parkland Memorial Hospital has approved design changes to add space for the planned new $1.3 billion Dallas County public hospital. The update approved Tuesday means adding two floors atop a planned loading dock. The extra space will help accommodate...
KOUNTZE, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas school board listed to public comments on its decision to bar high school cheerleaders from displaying religious messages on banners at sporting events. The Kountze (koonts) Independent School District board listened to comments for about...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A federal jury in Corpus Christi is poised to begin deliberations in the trial of an Austin lawyer charged in a South Texas judicial corruption case with racketeering. Marc Rosenthal's case could go to the jury in Corpus Christi as early as Wednesday...
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - A self-described "unlucky" burglar in North Texas who called 911 when confronted by an armed homeowner must serve seven years of probation. A judge in Weatherford on Monday sentenced 41-year-old Christopher Moore of Bedford. Moore pleaded guilty to...
DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl he knew as she and her family visited relatives near Dallas. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Jose Sifuentes of Carrollton pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the slaying of...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - The blizzard that hammered the nation's midsection broke a 120-year-old record in Amarillo for one-day snowfall in February with 19.1 inches. National Weather Service meteorologist Krissy Scotten in Amarillo says the snowfall total Monday bested a record...