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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Employees at the University of Texas at Brownsville are bracing for elimination of about 250 jobs to be announced this week. University President Juliet Garcia says the cutbacks, initially disclosed in December, are the result of the school's separation...
FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the Freestone County sheriff has been indicted and a sheriff's captain arrested for submitting fraudulent information to the state agency that oversees law enforcement training standards. Freestone District Attorney Chris Martin says...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are looking into how much the woman accused of buying the gun used to kill Colorado's corrections chief knew about the slaying. Twenty-two-year-old Stevie Marie Vigil made her first appearance in court Thursday in Centennial after being...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Senate Education Committee has referred to the full Senate a modified version of a bill that would make it easier for parents to urge school boards to close failing schools - or convert them into charters. Currently, schools rated "Academically...
HOUSTON (AP) - Nearly all of Texas is in drought, threatening severe water restrictions in some parts of the state and another record-setting dry spell if spring rains don't materialize. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday has more than 98 percent of the state in...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a federal jury in North Texas deliberated six minutes before finding a 58-year-old man guilty of defrauding investors as part of an $11 million investment scheme. Gary Lynn McDuff of the Houston suburb of Pasadena was found guilty Wednesday of...
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for using Molotov cocktails to start a fire at the convenience store where his ex-wife worked then shooting her as she fled the flames. Prosecutors say Kenneth Mark McWilliams of Abilene was...
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has arrested a woman accused of illegally transferring the gun authorities say was used to kill Colorado's prisons chief. The agency said late Wednesday that the 22-year-old woman is suspected of buying the firearm from a...
Two people have suffered burns in an explosion at a Central Texas apartment complex. Austin police are trying to determine that led to the blast late Wednesday morning. Authorities say a man and a woman have been transported to an Austin hospital with second-degree burns over at...