Texas News

A Texas online fashion magazine editor has lost an eye and a hand after walking into the spinning propeller of a small airplane following a flight to view Christmas lights earlier this month. In a statement, the mother of 23-year-old Lauren Scruggs of Plano said her daughter's...
Authorities have released the identities of two Arlington men killed in a deadly North Texas car crash and shooting. Arlington police say a sport utility vehicle driver slammed his vehicle into a pickup truck, killing the truck's driver, then shot another man who was approaching...
Republican and Democratic leaders plan to meet with a mediator later this week to seek agreement on when Texas will hold its 2012 primary elections. The decision came after all-day meetings between both parties Tuesday at a San Antonio federal courthouse. Both sides tentatively...
Mexican authorities say an alleged founder of the Zetas drug cartel who was captured Monday had an arsenal of 169 guns and may have been linked to the abduction of nine Mexican marines. The navy says suspect Raul Lucio Hernandez Lechuga oversaw Zeta operations around the Gulf...
A judge has sentenced a retired Army major to two years in federal prison for laundering $400,000 in property received from a military contractor while in Kuwait during the Iraq war. The Justice Department said 45-year-old Charles Joseph Bowie Jr. of Georgetown, Texas, was...
A man is scheduled to plead guilty next week to federal charges that he was involved in the shipment of 145 pounds of marijuana from Texas to Mississippi. Court records say the marijuana was inside a steel construction beam being shipped from Brownsville, Texas, to Jackson, Miss...
The federal government is holding the first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, despite a lawsuit challenging the sale. The Interior Department says bids will be opened as scheduled on Wednesday in New...
Sensing a political opening, House Republicans on Tuesday approved a plan that links speedy approval of an oil pipeline from Canada to a measure renewing a payroll tax cut. The vote sets up a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the bill. The White...
A national atheist foundation says it will seek permission to hoist its own banner to join secular and religious Christmas displays on an East Texas courthouse square. Attorney Stephanie Schmitt of the Freedom From Religion Foundation revealed the plan after Henderson County...