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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The Coast Guard says a fishing boat crew has rescued four people whose vessel capsized in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles southeast of Galveston. Officials say nobody was hurt. A dog was also rescued. The captain of the sinking boat contacted the Coast...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A fourth man has been sentenced to prison over a 2009 West Texas drug-related kidnapping and killing in which the victim was shot and his hands cut off. 23-year-old Cesar Pineda must serve 20 years in federal prison. Pineda pleaded guilty to conspiring to...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A standoff at a Central Texas residence has ended peacefully with an assault suspect caught and neighbors who evacuated during the more than 15-hour siege allowed to return home. Killeen police say the incident ended around 5 a.m. Monday. The man faces an...
DALLAS (AP) - Cities across Texas are holding marches, parades and encouraging good works on the national holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. MLK organizers in Austin scheduled a program at King's statue on the University of Texas campus, to be...
DALLAS (AP) - Jurors are about to begin deliberations in the trial of a Dallas woman accused of denying water to a 10-year-old stepson who died of dehydration. Closing arguments are scheduled for Friday in the trial of Tina Marie Alberson, who's charged with felony injury to a...
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas house fire has claimed one life and investigators are trying to determine whether a space heater sparked the blaze. Temple Fire & Rescue officials say the apparent accidental fire broke out early Friday in a small wood-frame home. A body...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A West Texas doctor faces at least 10 years in prison for writing fake prescriptions for hydrocodone and sometimes not even seeing those patients. Investigators in Midland say Dr. Barrett Doyle Whitefield of Odessa pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison in a child pornography investigation in which he described himself as a "monster." A federal judge in Houston on Thursday afternoon sentenced 37-year-old D.J. Christopher Lowe, who in 2011 pleaded guilty...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas school bus driver has been slightly hurt after the vehicle went out of control and crashed into a motel swimming pool. Officials with the North East Independent School District in San Antonio says the driver was alone on board Thursday afternoon...