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BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry will join firefighters and other mourners to remember two Central Texas firefighters killed in an accidental blaze linked to an electrical short. A public memorial service will be held Wednesday at Central Baptist Church in College Station for...
AUSTWELL, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has used a new technique to estimate a South Texas whooping crane refuge has at least 257 birds. Last year's flock in the primary survey area around Aransas National Wildlife Refuge numbered 283 birds. The Victoria...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of engineers have dropped out of a windstorm certification program following legislative changes to become certified by the Texas Department of Insurance. More than 900 engineers took part last year. That dropped to about 200 as of Feb. 15...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Police in West Texas have asked for the public's help in locating an elderly El Paso couple missing since they apparently went for a drive. El Paso police on Monday announced the search for Ricardo Beltran and his wife Martha Irma Beltran, who were last...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Thousands of water meters in a Southeast Texas city have been malfunctioning and officials are estimating usage while repairs are made. The Galveston County Daily News reports more than a quarter of Galveston's water meters have failed in recent weeks...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Fort Worth police officer who already had a driving while intoxicated charge pending when he was arrested in the fall on suspicion of drunken driving has been fired. According to a disciplinary letter filed with the Civil Service Commission, Zebadiah...
HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities say two people were taken to the hospital after a car hit a school bus in a Houston intersection. Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says the driver of the car was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following the Friday morning accident...
Gov. Rick Perry is wrapping up his high-profile recruiting trip to California without having convinced any businesses to relocate to his state - at least not yet. The Republican said Wednesday that he met with many entrepreneurs and business leaders but didn't give examples...
Republican powerbroker Grover Norquist says his party is not anti-immigrant but that many people think it is because of a small, vocal group of extremists. Norquist addressed an immigration forum organized by moderate conservatives in Austin on Wednesday. He said the business...