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Authorities say four pit bulls blamed for mauling a North Texas toddler have been euthanized. Fort Worth Animal Control officials said Tuesday that the dogs will be tested for rabies over the attack on the 18-month-old boy. Cook Children's Medical Center on Wednesday declined to...
A North Texas site once meant to host the superconducting super collider will be the new home for a chemical plant that burned last fall. Magnablend Inc. on Tuesday announced the purchase of the property near Waxahachie (wahks-uh-HA'-chee), about 30 miles south of Dallas...
Democrats on a congressional committee say the panel has obtained no evidence that a flawed gun smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious was conceived or directed by high-level political appointees at Justice Department headquarters. The probe, say the Democrats, grew...
A Houston-area man and his girlfriend have been accused of forcing her 14-year-old daughter into prostitution at truck stops and apartments. Court documents indicate Reynaldo Alaniz of Pasadena and the girl's mother are jailed on charges of compelling prostitution and human...
A former U.S. fighter pilot shot down over Bosnia has suspended his campaign for the Texas Senate amid the redistricting dispute. Republican Scott O'Grady, on his Facebook page Monday, cited the "uncertainty of a primary election date from redistricting.'' O'Grady, who lives in...
A man has been arrested in a South Texas cockfighting investigation after he allegedly tried to reclaim more than 50 seized roosters. San Antonio police on Monday arrested 64-year-old Jesus Jose Pena on a misdemeanor charge of cockfighting. Pena, who allegedly claimed to own the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas lawmakers are analyzing the effects of record-setting drought and wildfires on tourism statewide. The state House Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee will hear testimony Tuesday on state parks funding and effects of the blazes and lack of...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Experts on voting patterns and redistricting are testifying as a trial continues in Washington to determine if the Texas Legislature's new political district map violates the federal Voting Rights Act. Both the state of Texas and the U.S. Justice Department,...
An Oklahoma man who held four members of a family hostage following a North Texas bank robbery has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that Floyd Hayden of Tulsa was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to four counts of aggravated...