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Prosecutors say two leaders of a deadly Houston-based illegal immigrant smuggling ring have been sentenced to prison. Officials say 34-year-old Rafael Valles of the McAllen area was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in federal prison. A Mexican citizen, 32-year-old Refugio...
A Houston boy who disappeared eight years ago and was found earlier this month could soon be reunited with his parents, or he might remain in foster care. A Texas judge is expected to make a decision Wednesday on the fate of 8-year-old Miguel Morin after a court hearing in...
Jurors resume deliberations in the trial of a former lieutenant to polygamist sect prophet Warren Jeffs accuses of illegally taking multiple wives on a remote West Texas ranch raided by authorities. The Midland County jury deliberated about an hour Tuesday in the trial of...
Two best friends on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico were plunged into a life-and-death struggle when their 30-foot boat sank. After more than 30 hours in the cold waters off the Texas coast, only one man survived. Ken Henderson told The Associated Press of the final hours...
A South Texas man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the drug-related death of his neglected baby left near a fire station. A judge on Tuesday sentenced 21-year-old Ramiro De La Rosa of San Antonio. De La Rosa pleaded guilty to injury to a child just before his trial...
A North Texas man has been accused of killing his wife whose body was found in their home after a standoff with police. Denton County Jail records show 76-year-old Michael Stolz of Lewisville was held Wednesday on a murder charge. Bond was not immediately set for Stolz, who was...
The Texas House Committee on Human Services is scheduled to hear about how the state can improve care for the elderly and keep them in their communities. House Speaker Joe Straus has ordered the committee to explore strategies for long-term care that keep people out of nursing...
A Houston-area man has survived more than 30 hours in the water but his best friend died after their boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico. Ken Henderson on Monday described how he swam for miles, reached an oil rig and was rescued Saturday. The retired Montgomery County Sheriff's...
Amnesty International says the United States is the only Western democracy that executed prisoners last year, even as more U.S. states are moving to abolish the death penalty. In its annual review of worldwide death penalty trends released Monday, Amnesty says the 43 U.S...