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Texas officials are set to give final approval to allowing low-level radioactive waste from 38 states to be brought to a Texas burial dump near the New Mexico border. The Texas Low-Level Radioactive Disposal Compact Commission meets Friday at the state Capitol. Lawmakers have...
A Houston man held on sex trafficking charges has now been accused of trying to intimidate witnesses and law officers. A federal grand jury in Houston on Thursday returned a nine-count indictment against 42-year-old Andre McDaniels. Investigators say McDaniels in January...
A North Texas jury has ordered 60 years in prison for the apparent mastermind in the 2010 abduction and robbery of a woman. Investigators say Eileen Loskot of Double Oak was snatched during a staged car accident in the Dallas area. She was freed unharmed after being forced to...
A Texas House committee will hear testimony on how a historic drought has affected the state and on whether agencies were prepared to deal with the dry spell. The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on the worst one-year drought in Texas history. Among...
Rick Santorum is taking a breather from furious campaigning in Louisiana to address an insurance company and hold a fundraiser in Texas. The former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential hopeful is holding a series of Louisiana events ahead of that state's Saturday...
Prosecutors say a Mexican man has been accused of using Craigslist to recruit drivers to transport illegal immigrants in Texas. Border Patrol officers on March 14 arrested 29-year-old Jose Gustavo Diaz-Velasquez in Rio Grande City. A judge in McAllen on Wednesday ordered him...
A former sheriff's deputy in South Texas has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for trying to acquire and sell marijuana. A federal judge in McAllen on Wednesday sentenced 41-year-old Heriberto Diaz of San Juan. Jurors in October convicted the former Hidalgo County sheriff's...
Authorities are still trying to identify human remains found in a West Texas pasture. Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs says it could take several weeks to process evidence collected at the site near the Big Spring airport. A preliminary report could come sooner. The FBI is...
A former co-worker of an East Texas dialysis nurse on trial for killing five patients is backing up a defense theory that syringes were used to measure bleach for cleaning. Prosecutors say Kimberly Saenz killed five patients in Lufkin by injecting bleach into their dialysis...