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A business group in Texas has offered a warning about money schemes during St. Patrick's Day weekend. The Better Business Bureau in Austin on Friday said scammers often use public holidays to target consumers with bogus sweepstake claims. St. Patrick's Day is Saturday. The BBB...
Two men have been sentenced in Del Rio to lengthy federal prison terms for leading a group that smuggled guns and ammunition into Mexico. The U.S. Attorney's office announced Thursday that Juan Hector Guevara II and Juan J. Rodriguez were sentenced to 30 years and 27 years in...
A 14-year-old Fort Worth boy has been sentenced to 10 years in a juvenile jail for killing a stranger with a single unprovoked punch. State District Judge Jean Boyd sentenced the boy Thursday. The teen, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, admitted to a...
Dallas police say two men have been beaten with baseball bats in an alleged hate crime attack. Five men are sought over Tuesday's incident in which police say two men were targeted for their sexual orientation. Police on Wednesday said the suspects were in a car that approached...
Texas and U.S. flags have been waved in the final "Welcome Home a Hero'' greeting for veterans arriving at a North Texas airport. Organizers say about 1,000 people were on hand Wednesday as the military's final rest-and-recuperation charter flight to Dallas-Fort Worth...
San Antonio police have shot and killed a gunman who opened fire on officers responding to a report of a suicidal person. Police Chief William McManus says the gunman was fatally shot before dawn Thursday. No officers were hurt. McManus says officers were dispatched after being...
A 41-year-old man is jailed without bond on murder charges after he opened fire outside a Southeast Texas courthouse, killing one woman and wounding three others. The gunman, Bartholomew Granger, also was wounded Wednesday in the downtown shootout in Beaumont. Authorities say...
A new 608-bed detention facility in Texas that officials say represents the Obama administration's pledge to overhaul America's system for jailing immigration offenders will be opening in about three weeks. The civil detention center for low-risk detainees is in Karnes City,...
More than a dozen Texas communities will share nearly $10.5 million in federal grants to support programs for the homeless. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the funds Tuesday afternoon. The HUD money goes to projects in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort...