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A man is dead and two deputies are wounded after a domestic disturbance call to a home near a Central Texas lake climaxed in a shootout. Hill County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyon says a deputy approached the home at Lake Whitney on Wednesday afternoon when an armed man emerged and opened...
Authorities say a 12-year-old girl shot by her mother during a standoff at a Texas welfare office has died. Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said Ramie Grimmer died Wednesday at a San Antonio hospital. Her 10-year-old brother, who authorities say was also shot by mother...
A Texas lawmaker recently received an adult stem cell treatment to help treat his multiple sclerosis. The procedure is similar to what Governor Rick Perry had done in July for an aching back. Perry had stem cells taken from fat in his own body that were then grown in a lab. They...
Imperiled towns around drought-ravaged Texas are finding short-term fixes to water supply problems just in time to avert a crisis. Massive yellow pipes are being pieced together as part of a $250,000 pipeline project in the Central Texas city of Groesbeck, which was expected to...
An official at the University of North Texas says a man has been found dead at a campsite on the school's campus where Occupy Denton protesters have been gathering. The Dallas Morning News reports that university spokesman Buddy Price says officers from the school's police...
Elizabeth Rita Kuss Erney wasn't a typical 80-year-old woman. "She would have been mortified being called elderly, because there was nothing elderly about her," her daughter Patricia Baker, 47, said. Until her death earlier this week, relatives said, she was attending aerobics...
A letter from the state noting a funding discrepancy of several million dollars was sent to Forney school officials half a year before they say their problems were discovered. The Dallas Morning News reports that the former superintendent, chief financial officer and board...
A Southeast Texas judge has accepted a plea deal from a third juvenile among 20 males accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Cleveland girl. Liberty County Attorney Wesley Hinch said Friday the plea deal was approved earlier this week by Liberty County Court- at-Law Judge...
Former Dallas great Charles Haley has been issued a citation after being accused of slapping a woman on the buttocks during the Cowboys' game against Miami on Thanksgiving. A police report says the woman found the contact inappropriate and was offended, and that a third party...