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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...
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...
A Central Texas jailer has been suspended with pay for allegedly lying to help an inmate she dated before he was accused of assault. The Brazos County Sheriff's Office says Joan Burns and Willie Griffin Jr. were charged Tuesday with tampering with evidence. Bond is $825,000 for...
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,...
A South Texas woman must serve two years in state jail over the 2008 death of her 4-year-old daughter who was trapped in a hot car. A judge in San Antonio on Monday sentenced Rhonda West of Kirby. Prosecutors say West fell asleep in her home while her daughter, Kamryn, played...
Some thieves might truly have sticky fingers after a 500-pound beehive was swiped from a garden outside a Houston restaurant. Houston police spokesman Victor Senties said Tuesday that nobody has been arrested. Surveillance security video shows a truck pulling up before dawn...
Texas regulators have up to a year to review a water management plan from the Lower Colorado River Authority to better deal with drought. The LCRA on Monday submitted the plan to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The proposal offers methods to manage water...
The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased anti-DWI efforts during spring break. DPS says troopers have added patrols through Sunday to crack down on drunken driving. The extra patrols are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. DPS during...
The Justice Department's civil rights division has objected to the new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas, saying many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification. The department says the state has failed to show that the newly enacted law has neither a discriminatory...