Texas News

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is preparing for a trip to Texas, where he will attend Thursday's dedication of his predecessor's presidential library. Obama and George W. Bush, for all their differences, share pieces of common ground. From counterterrorism to...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Texas trucker who drove cocaine to western Pennsylvania in his tractor-trailer has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Forty-six-year-old Gathon Dudley Shannon, of Houston, was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. He had previously...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - A North Texas county where two prosecutors were fatally shot has a new district attorney as two suspects in the killings remain in custody. Erleigh Norville Wiley was sworn in Monday afternoon to succeed slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would restrict the use of solitary confinement in juvenile detention centers. The Senate Committee on Criminal Justice is set to hear Senate Bill 1517 on Tuesday afternoon. The proposal from Democratic Sen. Leticia...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers are getting ready to deliver items the team has collected for residents of a Texas town recovering from a deadly blast at a fertilizer plant. During its series this past weekend with Seattle, the Rangers collected various items,...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oral arguments are scheduled before the U.S. Supreme Court on whether a North Texas water district can have access to water supplies in southeastern Oklahoma. The Tarrant Regional Water District is challenging Oklahoma statutes that govern the appropriation...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate is reviewing the Railroad Commission and considering a name change for the agency that now has very little to do with railroads. The Senate Natural Resource committee will hear testimony on Tuesday on several proposed changes to the agency...
SHERMAN, Texas (AP) - Authorities have identified a 28-year-old man as the motorist they say struck and killed a North Texas sheriff's deputy who was directing traffic. WFAA-TV reports the Grayson County Sheriff's Office arrested Ricky Trent Stanley of Whitesboro. Authorities...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The capital murder trial of a Houston man accused of killing a 79-year-old woman during a shooting spree outside a Southeast Texas courthouse is getting fully underway. Bartholomew Granger faces life in prison without parole or the death penalty if he's...