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A jury has found a former South Texas sheriff's deputy guilty of a drug charge after prosecutors say he stole more than 350 pounds of marijuana from a drug dealer. The federal jury deliberated about five hours in McAllen before finding Heriberto Diaz guilty Thursday of...
At a Downtown Austin game development company, the boss man is stiff, clumsy, a little bit scary and a whole lot weird. His given name is QB60, but to a man named Richard Garriott, he is known as “Mini-Me.” Garriott is the wildly successful game guru who co-founded Origin...
Seismologists have upgraded the intensity of a rare, record-breaking South Texas earthquake from a preliminary magnitude to 4.8. The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the Thursday morning quake from an initial preliminary magnitude of 4.6. The 7:24 a.m. quake was centered about 50...
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With his guns trained on Mitt Romney – and a lick of his lips when the former Massachusetts governor implored him to quit interrupting – nowhere did Gov. Rick Perry’s gunfight-at-the-OK-corral persona come out more than during the debate’s exchange on immigration. Perry turned a...
A House committee has struck down an amendment that would have allowed visitors from other states to carry concealed weapons in the District of Columbia. The amendment failed Thursday by a 24-3 vote in the House Judiciary Committee, which is considering a bill that would allow...
Martial arts film star Steven Seagal has been sworn in as deputy sheriff in a West Texas border county and will start working sometime this year, authorities said. Hudspeth County Sheriff's Lt. Robert Wilson confirmed Thursday that Seagal, 59, took the oath this week from...
The Texas drought has left a lake too low to keep supplying water to nearly a dozen Panhandle cities. The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority near Amarillo voted Wednesday to stop using Lake Meredith after four decades. This year water was pumped only from June through...