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Texas senators have acted quickly on Gov. Rick Perry's call to approve a new punishment for 17-year-olds convicted of capital murder. The Senate Criminal Justice Committee met Wednesday and approved a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole for at...
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge has awarded nearly $7 million to a Southeast Texas couple who sued a self-described psychic over her bogus 2011 tip of mass graves on their land. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/19rG67c ) reported Wednesday that a judge May 7 ruled against Presley "...
Authorities say they've captured the last two of the four teenage offenders who escaped a Central Texas detention center. Killeen police say officers saw the 16- and 17-year-old boys walking Wednesday afternoon and captured them after a short chase. The other two boys, ages 15...
DOBBIN, Texas (AP) - One of two women injured in a house explosion near a Houston-area town has died. A statement posted Thursday afternoon on the Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office website says 55-year-old Jennifer Mock had died at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The...
A Texas man who confessed to killing five people during a six-month crime spree in 1998 has been executed. Elroy Chester received lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville for the fatal shooting of Port Arthur firefighter Willie Ryman III. The 38-year-old Ryman...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A military jury in South Texas has convicted a Houston-area recruiter on multiple sexual assault-related counts. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jaime Rodriguez faces up to life in prison in the penalty phase Thursday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The San Antonio...
A jury has found a South Texas woman guilty of capital murder in her 6-year-old stepson's drowning at a Corpus Christi beach. The conviction on Wednesday comes 31 years after Laura Day was found guilty of killing her boyfriend. Her latest crime has landed her a life sentence...
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say they're preparing to retry a Texas man who's been in prison for 33 years, even though the state's top appeals court confirmed he doesn't have a valid conviction. Matagorda County District Attorney Steven Reis said Thursday he has directed...
A jury has convicted a former Houston police officer in the videotaped beating of a black teenage burglary suspect. Drew Ryser was convicted Wednesday of official oppression, a misdemeanor. He will serve two years' probation and pay a $1,000 fine. The 32-year-old is the last of...