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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Volunteer firefighters say they need more state funding as a bill would divert some of the money from a fund originally dedicated to assist them. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/13wYiYt ) that lawmakers this year decided to send $18.5 million...
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man after San Angelo police used a stun gun to take him into custody. The San Angelo Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/117xevB ) reports Micah Anthony Key of San Angelo was pronounced dead at a...
DALLAS (AP) - A court date has been scheduled for Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent after prosecutors say he tested positive for marijuana. A spokeswoman for Dallas prosecutors said Monday that Brent is scheduled to appear June 21 before Judge Robert Burns. Brent is...
CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) - Police in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton say two men have drowned in a retention pond after one of the victims tried to rescue the other. Carrollton police say the two men were fishing from the bank of the pond Saturday night with several other...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston woman is being accused by authorities of stabbing a man to death with a stiletto heel in a high-rise condo. KHOU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/160ypBg ) that 44-year-old Ana Lilia Trujillo is facing a murder charge. Houston police investigators say officers...
WACO, Texas (AP) - Members of the public are helping create a massive mural on the side of a Waco library. With an outline already drawn by a design team, participants were given paint cans and brushes to fill in spaces. Members of the public worked on the mural Saturday at the...
HOUSTON (AP) - An oncologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is being accused by authorities of trying to poison another doctor she was sleeping with by spiking his coffee with a sweet-tasting toxic chemical used in antifreeze and medical research. Ana...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Shawnee County judge has postponed the trial of a mother and son who are charged with killing the son's wife. Manuela Alcala, of El Paso, Texas, and Manuel Alcala were scheduled to go to trial July 1 in the October 2012 death of 34-year-old Ashley Alcala at...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Vadym Kholodenko, of the Ukraine, has won the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Beatrice Rana, of Italy, placed second, and Sean Chen, of the United States, placed third. The other three finalists were Fei-Fei Dong, of China; Nikita...