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RICHLAND, Texas (AP) - A North Texas animal shelter has a 41-pound fat cat named Skinny who needs a home. Officials at the Richardson Animal Shelter are caring for the 5-year-old orange tabby. The stray animal was dropped off at the facility last week. Shelter spokeswoman Noura...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Puerto Rican man convicted of selling thousands of fake prescription drugs in Texas has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison. A federal judge in Houston on Thursday sentenced 41-year-old Luis Angel Garcia Torres of Patillas, Puerto Rico. Torres in June...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A woman is taking command of an Air Force basic training unit at a Texas base embroiled in a sex scandal. Col. Deborah Liddick is taking command of the 737th Training Group, bringing a distinctly new face of authority to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas law enforcement agency will show the vehicles it uses on the ground, in the air and on water to fight crime. The Texas Department of Public Safety free exhibit happens Sunday afternoon at its headquarters in Austin. The DPS Historical Museum and...
HOUSTON (AP) - The last of the Houston-area sextuplets still hospitalized after being born premature April 23 has gone home. Officials with Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in Houston say Leah Perkins was discharged Monday. Lauren and David Perkins of Pearland now have all...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A volunteer firefighter in Southeast Texas has died of heat-related injuries following a training exercise. The Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department says 46-year-old Capt. Neal Smith died late Monday. Authorities say Smith became unconscious Sunday during...
(Information in the following story is from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com) HOUSTON (AP) - An analysis of police records shows at least 32,000 guns have been stolen in the Houston area over the past five years and only 7 percent of the weapons are recovered...
(Information in the following story is from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com) EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Construction is rapidly advancing on the American side of a new international border bridge near El Paso but not a shovel of dirt has been turned on the Mexican side. El...
(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com) SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Eight rural South Texas school districts bolstered by tax revenues from the Eagle Ford shale energy boom now find themselves listed under state standards as "...