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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) _ Residents in New Braunfels will vote Tuesday on whether they want to ban disposable containers on their rivers, a proposal that has divided a town whose economy relies heavily on tourism. The New Braunfels City Council voted in August to ban the cans...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ A motorcycle stunt rider has died from injuries suffered during practice for an exhibition at Texas Motor Speedway. Jim McNeil was taken by helicopter to Fort Worth hospital, where he was pronounced dead, track spokesman Mike Zizzo said. The 32-year-old...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) _ Three motorcyclists have been killed in separate crashes during a large annual motorcycle rally in Galveston. Officials say some 400,000 people have descended on Galveston for the Lone Star Rally. Galveston police say two people were killed Friday when a...
Police say a Texas judge who was secretly videotaped beating his teenage daughter seven years ago won't face charges because the statutes of limitations have passed. Rockport Police Chief Tim Jayroe said Thursday that Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams likely would...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says America should extend work visas to allow illegal immigrants to move freely between the U.S. and their home countries _ but opposes a path to citizenship. The Republican presidential candidate told CNN's John King on Thursday that expecting authorities...
GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry says President Barack Obama hasn't listened to his commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that's cost him credibility as commander in chief. Obama has announced that U.S troops would leave Iraq by the end of the year, effectively ending the...
College students, veterans' widows and land owners who conserve water could be among the beneficiaries if voters approve 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Early voting has already started, with the final election day on Nov. 8. Proposition 1 would allow the...
A group of El Paso residents is working to save the city's iconic Asarco smelter smokestack from demolition. The 826-foot smokestack that towers over El Paso's west side had been scheduled to fall in the spring. But the contractor in charge of the demolition decided on a one-...
Seismologists have upgraded the intensity of a rare, record-breaking South Texas earthquake from a preliminary magnitude to 4.8. The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the Thursday morning quake from an initial preliminary magnitude of 4.6. The 7:24 a.m. quake was centered about 50...