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BP PLC has agreed to finance five Gulf restoration projects in Texas expected to cost a total of $18 million. In a statement issued Thursday, BP said the projects are part of its commitment to provide up to $1 billion in early restoration funding to repair the damage from the...
A four-month investigation by federal and local law enforcement agencies in the Tyler area have resulted in charges against 21 people accused of credit fraud. Nine suspects are in custody so far in the case developed by the FBI, Tyler police and other local police agencies. A...
Police say a man who had fired a gun inside a ticketing area at Houston's largest airport was killed after being confronted by a law enforcement official. Houston police Capt. Dwayne Ready says it's unclear if the unidentified man fatally shot himself or was killed by a Homeland...
Texas employers could not compel workers to reveal personal text messages or hand over email passwords under a bill advancing through the House. Democratic state Rep. Helen Giddings said Thursday her measure gives Texas workers the same social media protections provided in other...
Convicted killer Bartholomew Granger's contriteness has been short lived. For the second straight day, the Houston man convicted of a slaying during a shooting spree last year outside the courthouse in downtown Beaumont has disrupted his punishment trial. Granger apologized as...
Steven Spielberg has his sights set on his next project, a movie about former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. A spokeswoman for DreamWorks Studios says the filmmaker will direct Bradley Cooper in an adaptation of the best-selling book "American Sniper." "Spread" screenwriter Jason...
A suspect in a North Texas double slaying has been caught in Oklahoma and charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her 8-year-old son. Bedford police on Thursday announced Cedric Allen Ricks faces two murder counts plus an attempted murder charge in the wounding of the woman's...
The start of the trial penalty phase for a Houston man found guilty of fatally shooting a 79-year-old bystander outside a Southeast Texas courthouse last March has been delayed by angry outbursts from the convicted killer. Bartholomew Granger erupted in a Galveston courtroom...
A Coast Guard petty officer has been sentenced to two years in prison for going on a $230,000 personal spending spree with a government credit card. Petty Officer 1st Class Gavino Ortiz III was sentenced in Houston on Wednesday. The 32-year-old League City man pleaded guilty in...