Texas News

A D.C. private school teacher accused of producing child pornography who was captured after a year on the FBI's 10 most-wanted list spent part of his time on the run in Texas, according to a new newspaper account. The Washington Post ( http://wapo.st/10C2ssX ) reports Eric Toth...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emergency officials say a 9-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a burning home in San Antonio. Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the fire Sunday morning. A medical examiner has identified the victim as Ryan Rios. A spokesman for the...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas has made it through the spring wildfire season without any significant outbreaks. And authorities don't expect the summer season to bring a slew of massive blazes, either. The grasslands and shrubs that fueled the historic wildfires in 2011 haven't...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A land surveyor in West Texas has been charged with possessing unregistered firearms after he allegedly also had improvised explosives. A federal judge in Midland has ordered Steven Leonard Prewit to be held without bond pending a detention hearing...
WESLACO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas town of 36,000 is considering spending $1 million for what it hopes would be the largest high school stadium scoreboard screen in Texas and possibly the country. Trustees for the Weslaco Independent School District on the U.S.-Mexico border...
Texas Governor Rick Perry made quite the entrance before delivering his speech at the National Rifle Association convention this weekend, showing off his impressive shooting skills. The NRA is holding its annual convention in the Governor's home state, with more than 70,000...
A former polygamist leader sentenced last year to a decade in prison is to be released on parole next week. Wendell Loy Nielsen was convicted in March 2012 on three counts of bigamy. Texas prison spokesman Jason Clark said Thursday that Nielsen became eligible for parole last...
BP PLC has agreed to finance five Gulf restoration projects in Texas expected to cost a total of $18 million. In a statement issued Thursday, BP said the projects are part of its commitment to provide up to $1 billion in early restoration funding to repair the damage from the...
A four-month investigation by federal and local law enforcement agencies in the Tyler area have resulted in charges against 21 people accused of credit fraud. Nine suspects are in custody so far in the case developed by the FBI, Tyler police and other local police agencies. A...