Texas News

The imprisoned father of two children found living in an abandoned school bus in Texas says the family home was only meant to be temporary. Mark Shorten said Thursday he had planned to build a house on the wooded lot near Houston. But then he and his wife were arrested in 2010...
A jury is to begin deciding if federal authorities can seize $330 million from nearly 30 accounts controlled by convicted Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford and others. Prosecutors allege the funds are proceeds from a massive Ponzi scheme and can be traced back to investors who lost...
The former patient of an East Texas dialysis clinic employee on trial for murder says she remembers once feeling "like every bone in my body was being crushed.'' Debra Oates testified Wednesday at the trial of Kimberly Saenz. Oates says she remembers a day in April 2008 when...
Child welfare officials have taken two children into custody after finding them living on their own in an abandoned bus northeast of Houston. Montgomery County Constable Rowdy Hayden says the children's parents are in prison for embezzling money from Hurricane Ike victims in...
Dallas public school principals disagreed on whether female students should get to see a movie about the military's first black pilots, shortly before the boys-only field trip made national news. Emails exchanged before the Feb. 9 trip show two principals saying only boys should...
An Internet outlaw's decision to go to work for the FBI poured light on a secretive world where young computer experts caused havoc and where authorities say a Chicago man and others celebrated their successes as they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars with stolen credit...
Investors taken in by Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford are expressing relief after a federal jury convicted the ex-financier on charges he bilked them out of more than $7 billion in a 20-year Ponzi scheme. But they say the verdict won't do much to make up for what they've lost...
An attorney has been sworn in to replace a former West Texas county official accused in a federal drug trafficking case. Tania Chozet the oath of office Monday to join the El Paso County Commission through the end of the year. County Judge Veronica Escobar selected Chozet to...
A Dallas-area school bus driver has been put on administrative leave after allegedly going the wrong way on a service road to avoid heavy traffic. Irving school officials will consider whether the driver should be fired. Irving Independent School District spokesman Pat Lamb says...