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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The University of Texas Tower bells will be played to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Junior music major Austin Ferguson says he'll perform Tuesday afternoon. The tribute comes a day after the bombings in Boston left at least three people dead...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A man who claimed self-defense has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two West Texas soldiers in an argument over a woman. A jury in El Paso on Monday sentenced Craig Allen Graham. Jurors on Friday convicted Graham on two counts...
Texas lawmakers are considering a measure to make it a crime to buy advertisements soliciting prostitution. Republican Rep. Jose Manuel Lozano of Kingsville called his proposal "the Backpage Bill." Attorneys general across the country have accused the website Backpage.com of...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is considering appeals from a North Texas man set to die for the carjack-slaying of a 17-year-old a dozen years ago. Ronnie Threadgill faced lethal injection Tuesday evening in Huntsville for fatally shooting Dexter McDonald near...
A Humble private school teacher accused of fondling a student has been charged with indecency with a child, but is denying the allegations by saying she’s prejudiced. The incident allegedly happened on March 1 inside a classroom at Northwest Preparatory Academy, which is located...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will be back in court for another preliminary hearing - just six weeks before his military trial is set to begin. A military judge is to consider Tuesday allowing certain evidence...
DALLAS (AP) - A 74-year-old passenger who broke several ribs in a deadly bus crash near Dallas has sued the company operating the vehicle. An attorney for Charlotte Reed of Fort Worth filed a negligence lawsuit Monday in Dallas naming Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. of Mansfield. Bus...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force has moved the military trial of an instructor allegedly involved in a sex scandal at South Texas base to Mississippi. Col. Polly Kenny, spokeswoman for the Air Force on the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland case, says the trial is being held...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Ethics Commission is up for review and some possible changes at the state Legislature. The House Elections Committee will consider significant changes to the commission, which collects campaign finance reports and investigates complaints against...