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Officials at the University of Texas at El Paso say they've reopened the campus hours after a reported bomb threat led to a full evacuation. UTEP said in a statement Tuesday night that the campus was reopened at 7 p.m. MDT. Students and staff were told at 2 p.m. that a bomb...
The chief investigator for the Texas prison system says a threat against the Texas state senator who leads the committee in charge of state prisons was a scam by an inmate looking to gain some cash and reduced prison time. He says the lawmaker wasn't in danger. Texas Department...
A Texas sheriff's deputy says he never saw the driver he stopped before he was shot by someone now suspected of killing Colorado's prisons chief and another man. Montague County Deputy James Boyd told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/ZsO5u6) he just saw a gun and...
An East Texas man has been arraigned and is being held without bond for allegedly killing his wife after finding her at the home of another man. Authorities said Monday that 44-year-old Larry Maples of Ben Wheeler was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a...
An arrest affidavit says a man accused in the hit-and-run death of a woman in an Austin vehicle collision exchanged punches with a witness and left in a getaway vehicle before being arrested. The 20-year-old Christian Gonzalez-Martinez, who remained Monday in Travis County Jail...
DALLAS (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a former state trooper who allegedly performed body cavity searches on two women along a Dallas-area highway. The Dallas Morning News reports (http://dallasne.ws/X8pRYc ) Kelly Helleson was indicted Monday on two counts of sexual assault...
Investigators say gun evidence links a Colorado parolee fatally shot in Texas with the death of Colorado's corrections' chief. The El Paso County sheriff's office said Monday that "unique and often microscopic markings" found on shell casings in Texas and Colorado leads...
Starting in May, a group will exhume the remains of dozens of immigrants laid to rest at the Falfurrias Cemetery in South Texas in hopes of identifying them. When at the end of last year 35 immigrants who had died in Brooks County were still nameless, immigrant groups called for...
Authorities say a fire at an assisted living center forced the evacuation of some 200 people, many of them elderly. One resident of the 10-story Westchester Plaza near downtown Fort Worth was treated for smoke inhalation Sunday. Firefighters arrived at the building about 6:45 a...