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DALLAS (AP) - The board of Parkland Memorial Hospital has approved design changes to add space for the planned new $1.3 billion Dallas County public hospital. The update approved Tuesday means adding two floors atop a planned loading dock. The extra space will help accommodate...
KOUNTZE, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas school board listed to public comments on its decision to bar high school cheerleaders from displaying religious messages on banners at sporting events. The Kountze (koonts) Independent School District board listened to comments for about...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A federal jury in Corpus Christi is poised to begin deliberations in the trial of an Austin lawyer charged in a South Texas judicial corruption case with racketeering. Marc Rosenthal's case could go to the jury in Corpus Christi as early as Wednesday...
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - A self-described "unlucky" burglar in North Texas who called 911 when confronted by an armed homeowner must serve seven years of probation. A judge in Weatherford on Monday sentenced 41-year-old Christopher Moore of Bedford. Moore pleaded guilty to...
DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl he knew as she and her family visited relatives near Dallas. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Jose Sifuentes of Carrollton pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the slaying of...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - The blizzard that hammered the nation's midsection broke a 120-year-old record in Amarillo for one-day snowfall in February with 19.1 inches. National Weather Service meteorologist Krissy Scotten in Amarillo says the snowfall total Monday bested a record...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former aides to President Barack Obama are launching efforts to make Democrats competitive in reliably Republican-voting Texas. The push, called "Battleground Texas," kicks off Tuesday. Spearheading the project are top organizers behind Obama's re-election...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Emergency personnel in Southeast Texas have discovered a body in a burning trash bin. Beaumont Fire-Rescue officials say the body was found early Tuesday as firefighters answered a call about a blaze near a business. Authorities had no immediate...
CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) - Four state park areas covering nearly 48,000 acres of forests and canyons remain closed because Texas park officials don't have the money to develop them. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department hasn't gotten money to develop new parks for a decade...