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Jay Kimbrough has been fired as deputy chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. A&M spokesman Jason Cook tells The Eagle of Bryan-College Station ( http://bit.ly/nMAFZ8 ) that Chancellor John Sharp found the deputy chancellor's position unnecessary. Sharp took over...
A former Texas prison employee suspected of a being a serial rapist who targeted older women has been convicted of sexually assaulting a disabled woman. Jurors rejected claims by Billy Joe Harris that he suffers from multiple personality disorder and found him guilty Wednesday...
A Dallas hairstylist says security officers at Atlanta's airport humiliated her when they subjected her large Afro hairstyle to a search in open view of other arriving passengers. Isis Brantley tells The Dallas Morning News ( http://dallasne.ws/rkFYmV ) that a Transportation...
A $25,000 reward has been offered and Houston police have made a public appeal for help in finding a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (rehn-WAH') reported taken from a west Houston home. Renoir's "Madelaine Leaning On Her Elbow With Flowers In Her Hair'' is part of a private...
Fire officials say sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. The blaze started about 25 miles east of Austin near Bastrop Sept. 4, destroying more than 1,500 homes and killing two people. The Texas...
A woman has been accused of setting five fires in an East Texas area in what her son calls a bid for attention. Tommie Ragsdale is in the Houston County Jail in Crockett charged with five counts of arson. Bond is set at $450,000. Trinity County Constable Woody Wallace arrested...
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was en route to a Texas state prison Tuesday night following his discharge from a hospital at another prison where he was treated after becoming sick while fasting. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says Jeffs was...
Gov. Rick Perry has revoked the blind trust that holds the majority of his investments, revealing for the first time in 15 years where his money is invested. In a letter to the Texas Ethics Commission, Perry amended his personal financial disclosure. Blind trusts are used by...
President Barack Obama makes it sound like there are millionaires all over America paying taxes at lower rates than their secretaries. "Middle-class families shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires,'' Obama said Monday. "That's pretty straightforward. It's...