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Two best friends on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico were plunged into a life-and-death struggle when their 30-foot boat sank. After more than 30 hours in the cold waters off the Texas coast, only one man survived. Ken Henderson told The Associated Press of the final hours...
A South Texas man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the drug-related death of his neglected baby left near a fire station. A judge on Tuesday sentenced 21-year-old Ramiro De La Rosa of San Antonio. De La Rosa pleaded guilty to injury to a child just before his trial...
The Texas House Committee on Human Services is scheduled to hear about how the state can improve care for the elderly and keep them in their communities. House Speaker Joe Straus has ordered the committee to explore strategies for long-term care that keep people out of nursing...
A Houston-area man has survived more than 30 hours in the water but his best friend died after their boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico. Ken Henderson on Monday described how he swam for miles, reached an oil rig and was rescued Saturday. The retired Montgomery County Sheriff's...
Amnesty International says the United States is the only Western democracy that executed prisoners last year, even as more U.S. states are moving to abolish the death penalty. In its annual review of worldwide death penalty trends released Monday, Amnesty says the 43 U.S...
Authorities say two men with Army ties _ including an active duty sergeant _ were arrested in Texas after agreeing to a murder-for-hire scheme with undercover agents acting as members of a Mexican drug cartel. A federal indictment filed Monday alleges Sgt. Samuel Walker and...
Officials of the U.S. National Archives are set to announce newly discovered material related to art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II. A news conference on the announcement is set for Tuesday morning. The material, which has been held privately, will be donated to...
An 18-year-old San Antonio teenager has been accused of fatally injuring his girlfriend's 5-month-old infant boy. Antonio Santos Garcia-Vera has been charged with knowingly injuring a child, causing serious bodily injury, the San Antonio Express-News reported Sunday. Bail has...
More than 10,000 Catholics, including more than 40 cardinals, archbishops and bishops from across the U.S., are expected to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Diocese of Corpus Christi with a conference and Mass. The conference and Mass are set for Monday. Diocese...