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U.S. Senate candidate Craig James says he accepted an "insignificant amount'' in money and gifts from Southern Methodist University football boosters while a star running back at SMU during the 1980s. James, who was a prominent player in the Mustangs' "Pony Express'' offense...
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst found himself under steady attack from former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz in the first formal debate between Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate. Cruz questioned Dewhurst's conservatism while former ESPN commentator Craig James and small...
Young voters in the Republican presidential race are flocking to a 76-year-old great-grandfather who gives eye-glazing speeches on monetary policy and disappears from the campaign trail for days at a time to rest. Texas Rep. Ron Paul's libertarian message of less government and...
A Houston teenager accused of shooting a classmate in the leg says he was defending himself from a group of boys who have been bullying him when he fired a handgun at school. Warren Lewis remained jailed Wednesday after he was arrested for the shooting a day earlier. The student...
Authorities have arrested 10 current and two former students of a Southeast Texas high school on drug charges after a four-month investigation in which an undercover officer posed as a fellow student. The 10 current students from Angleton High School were arrested on campus...
Dr Pepper is ending its 120-year relationship with its oldest and smallest bottler, which had carved a market niche by producing Dr Pepper sweetened with cane sugar. Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and the Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Dublin, Texas, have agreed to end...
A nonprofit foundation has donated $500,000 to help out the financially strapped Texas state parks system, which faces a $4.6 million revenue shortfall this year. A statement issued Wednesday by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced the donation by the Texas Parks...
Prosecutors say a West Texas man who killed a woman he had met online must serve life in prison without parole. Dustin Kendrick of Lubbock pleaded guilty Tuesday to capital murder in a plea agreement allowing the 35-year-old man to avoid a possible death penalty. Investigators...
ick Perry is pouring on the down-home charm as he seeks a campaign revival in South Carolina, betting that geographic kinship will pay off now that GOP presidential race is finally shifting to his comfort zone. The Texas governor has settled in for two solid weeks of campaigning...