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With his guns trained on Mitt Romney – and a lick of his lips when the former Massachusetts governor implored him to quit interrupting – nowhere did Gov. Rick Perry’s gunfight-at-the-OK-corral persona come out more than during the debate’s exchange on immigration. Perry turned a...
A House committee has struck down an amendment that would have allowed visitors from other states to carry concealed weapons in the District of Columbia. The amendment failed Thursday by a 24-3 vote in the House Judiciary Committee, which is considering a bill that would allow...
Martial arts film star Steven Seagal has been sworn in as deputy sheriff in a West Texas border county and will start working sometime this year, authorities said. Hudspeth County Sheriff's Lt. Robert Wilson confirmed Thursday that Seagal, 59, took the oath this week from...
The Texas drought has left a lake too low to keep supplying water to nearly a dozen Panhandle cities. The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority near Amarillo voted Wednesday to stop using Lake Meredith after four decades. This year water was pumped only from June through...
Federal authorities have arrested six San Antonio members and associates of the Mexican Mafia prison gang on heroin charges. Two indictments unsealed Thursday charge a so-called "Free World General'' of the gang and a 63-year-old woman with conspiracy to distribute heroin. The U...
A Houston surgeon has dropped a lawsuit demanding that his ex-fiance return a $73,000 engagement ring. Instead, Craig Fischer will pay the woman $100,000 to cover her legal fees. The Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/pyJWq4 ) reported Monday that Fischer apologized for the...
Workers in 23 Texas counties who lost their jobs due to wildfires have the opportunity to apply for job assistance. The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday announced an expanded presidential disaster declaration includes unemployment help for Navarro County. Anderson, Bastrop,...
Hundreds of people living in a Central Texas county devastated by September wildfires have received information on recovery and rebuilding. Bastrop County sponsored a town hall meeting Monday night that became a one-on-one opportunity for fire victims to get help. More than a...