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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a case against a San Antonio police sergeant accused of removing evidence after a fellow officer's wreck. Sgt. Ramiro H. Garcia had faced up to 10 years in prison on the tampering with evidence charge. The San Antonio Express-News...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Babe Ruth once spoke at a business luncheon the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. Rudolph Valentino once danced on the roof. John Wayne is among Hollywood stars to have visited. So have presidents. Now the new owners of the Alamo City's first luxury hotel, and...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but they've certainly got the checkbook out. Lawmakers slashed spending in 2011. But with the comptroller predicting the state will raise $101.3 billion over the next two years, the...
HOUSTON (AP) - Nearly all of Texas is in drought, threatening severe water restrictions in some parts of the state and another record-setting dry spell if spring rains don't materialize. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday has more than 98 percent of the state in...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a federal jury in North Texas deliberated six minutes before finding a 58-year-old man guilty of defrauding investors as part of an $11 million investment scheme. Gary Lynn McDuff of the Houston suburb of Pasadena was found guilty Wednesday of...
FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the Freestone County sheriff has been indicted and a sheriff's captain arrested for submitting fraudulent information to the state agency that oversees law enforcement training standards. Freestone District Attorney Chris Martin says...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are looking into how much the woman accused of buying the gun used to kill Colorado's corrections chief knew about the slaying. Twenty-two-year-old Stevie Marie Vigil made her first appearance in court Thursday in Centennial after being...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Senate Education Committee has referred to the full Senate a modified version of a bill that would make it easier for parents to urge school boards to close failing schools - or convert them into charters. Currently, schools rated "Academically...
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for using Molotov cocktails to start a fire at the convenience store where his ex-wife worked then shooting her as she fled the flames. Prosecutors say Kenneth Mark McWilliams of Abilene was...