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IRVING, Texas (AP) - Former President George W. Bush is hosting a golf tournament for wounded members of the U.S. military. The two-day Warrior Open golf tournament kicks off Monday morning in the Dallas suburb of Irving. Bush is expected to give brief remarks as the tournament...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas man who had more than 70,000 videos and images of child pornography has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. A federal judge in San Antonio on Thursday sentenced 65-year-old Charles Leroy Earl of New Braunfels. Earl in June pleaded guilty to...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest in North Texas has been named bishop of the diocese of Orange, Calif. Pope Benedict XVI on Friday announced the appointment of Fort Worth Bishop Kevin Vann. The 61-year-old Texas priest takes over for Bishop Todd Brown, who is...
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...
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...
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...