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SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Penn State's trip to the Alamo Bowl in 1999 has attracted the interest of Texas authorities amid allegations of child sex abuse involving a former assistant coach. San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides said Thursday his department is "looking into the...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) _ Federal officials in West Texas are demonstrating a pilot program that aims to shorten the time it takes to cross into the U.S. from Mexico. It allows U.S. citizens and people who frequently cross the border to apply for a radio frequency card that lets...
A report ripping the new social studies standards for schoolchildren offers recommendations for how teachers can best skirt its shortcomings — although a state agency responsible for the group that produced the study disavows it. The controversial curriculum standards approved...
HOUSTON (AP) _ An FBI operative testifying in the trial of a Texas man accused of trying to sneak out of the country with restricted U.S. military documents, money and equipment in order to join al-Qaida used a mask and a partition to hide his identity in court. Mohammed al-...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A watchdog group in Texas says a jobs program touted by Republican Gov. Rick Perry only created about a third of the jobs it promised by the end of last year. But Perry's office fired back Wednesday at the conclusions reached by Texans for Public Justice...
A West Texas school administrator indicted in a federal fraud investigation over use of education funds has resigned. Trustees of the El Paso Independent School District have accepted the resignation of Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia, effective Nov. 30. Garcia did not attend...
Investigators say a driver has surrendered after two Mormon missionaries on bicycles were struck by a car and killed in South Texas. A third missionary was hurt. Department of Public Safety Trooper Johnny Hernandez says the victims wore helmets and were using bicycle lights when...
A Houston company has completed an agreement to buy 187 acres of former Naval Station Ingleside and redevelop the ex-military site. Port of Corpus Christi commissioners on Tuesday approved the sale to Canyon Supply and Logistics, with a $1 million down payment. The rest of the...
An official says a Texas state representative will plead guilty to a felony charge related to using taxpayer money to reimburse himself for travel expenses that had already been paid for through his campaign. Gregg Cox with the Travis County district attorney's office said...