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A Texas House committee will hear testimony on how a historic drought has affected the state and on whether agencies were prepared to deal with the dry spell. The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on the worst one-year drought in Texas history. Among...
Rick Santorum is taking a breather from furious campaigning in Louisiana to address an insurance company and hold a fundraiser in Texas. The former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential hopeful is holding a series of Louisiana events ahead of that state's Saturday...
Prosecutors say a Mexican man has been accused of using Craigslist to recruit drivers to transport illegal immigrants in Texas. Border Patrol officers on March 14 arrested 29-year-old Jose Gustavo Diaz-Velasquez in Rio Grande City. A judge in McAllen on Wednesday ordered him...
A former sheriff's deputy in South Texas has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for trying to acquire and sell marijuana. A federal judge in McAllen on Wednesday sentenced 41-year-old Heriberto Diaz of San Juan. Jurors in October convicted the former Hidalgo County sheriff's...
Authorities are still trying to identify human remains found in a West Texas pasture. Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs says it could take several weeks to process evidence collected at the site near the Big Spring airport. A preliminary report could come sooner. The FBI is...
Police say human remains have been found in a West Texas pasture and the FBI has been summoned to process the scene. Big Spring police say the remains were discovered Tuesday afternoon by some workers in the area. Police say the scene has been secured and an FBI evidence...
A former co-worker of an East Texas dialysis nurse on trial for killing five patients is backing up a defense theory that syringes were used to measure bleach for cleaning. Prosecutors say Kimberly Saenz killed five patients in Lufkin by injecting bleach into their dialysis...
The mayor of an embattled East Texas town has quit with just a few words. Monty Collins says he went to the city secretary in Alto, wrote a note that said, "I quit on this date,'' and left. He tells the Jacksonville Daily Progress that his departure is effective immediately...
Trucks carrying low-level radioactive waste from 38 states will likely begin traveling Texas highways as early as April. They'll be bound for a dump site near the New Mexico border. A Texas commission overseeing the disposal is expected Friday to approve the final rule changes...