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The amount of unpaid child support in Texas is nearly $11 billion statewide. Records show that of about one million parents across Texas who are required to pay child support, nearly half fell behind on payments last year by at least a month. The Texas attorney general's office...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Heavy rain in West Texas has led to some flooding in the Midland and Odessa areas. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the area Friday. Forecasters predict storms through Saturday. Forecaster Greg Murdoch says the Midland area...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A federal inmate from Baltimore charged in the 2008 death of cellmate in Texas has pleaded guilty to racketeering counts. Prosecutors in Texas say James Sweeney will receive a life term for his role in leading a prison gang called Dead Man Inc. Sweeney...
DALLAS (AP) - It's State Fair time in Dallas as the annual State Fair of Texas opens for the 126th year. Gates open Friday at 10:30 a.m. Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples opens the 40th anniversary of the Texas Department of Agriculture's Food and Fiber Pavilion a short time...
HOUSTON (AP) - Four men from Mexico have been charged in a smuggling investigation that led to 82 suspected illegal immigrants rescued from a house in Houston. Prosecutors say Luis Trejo-Onofre, Jose Santos-Solorzano, Jose Victor Perez-Olivas and Gumecindo Jaime-Martinez are...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas school district still dealing with a public corruption scandal has hired another temporary leader. El Paso Independent School District trustees early Wednesday voted to hire Vernon Butler as interim superintendent. Butler worked more than 35...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A soldier from Missouri died in Texas after gunfire blamed on a buddy who allegedly wanted to help cure the victim's hiccups. Fort Hood officials late Tuesday identified the victim as 22-year-old Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young of Ash Grove, Mo. Killeen police...
DALLAS (AP) - A group of mayors says the nation's cities are poised to add millions of jobs, but can only do so much without the help of a gridlocked Congress. The U.S. Conference of Mayors met Monday in Dallas. Mayor Mike Rawlings and mayors from Philadelphia, Baltimore and two...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's police chief says he has asked the FBI to help investigate the fatal shooting of a wheelchair-bound double amputee by an officer at a group home. Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland also asked the community Monday to "reserve judgment" after the...