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CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) - A driver blamed for a 2012 traffic accident that left an off-duty North Texas police officer dead has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. A jury in Cleburne on Monday ordered the penalty for 22-year-old Ricardo Espinoza of Alvarado. Espinoza last week...
JASPER, Texas (AP) - Two Southeast Texas police officers have been fired after a videotaped incident in which a woman held for an unpaid traffic ticket had her face slammed on a jail counter. The Jasper City Council on Monday dismissed Officers Ryan Cunningham and Ricky Grissom...
HOUSTON (AP) - A skull and some bones have been found in northwest Houston and police are trying to identify the person. Police say some people living in the area near some woods called 911 on Monday to report finding a skull and what appears to be part of a jaw. Several other...
DALLAS (AP) - The head of the University of Texas system will discuss higher education and the future of research universities, amid an ongoing debate over the future of the state's institutions. UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa is scheduled to speak Tuesday at a meeting...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Police say a man has been fatally shot while in the parking lot of an East Texas apartment complex. Tyler police on Tuesday asked for the public's help in locating whoever shot 21-year-old Joshua McGil in the back. Officers Monday night responded to a call...
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - A solar-powered plane that spent more than a week in North Texas has departed on the third leg of its cross-country trip. The Solar Impulse took off early Monday from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport bound for Lambert-St. Louis International...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - When three federal judges in San Antonio released voting maps in November 2011, Democrats jumped for joy at how many seats they'd gain in Congress and the Texas House. Their grand plans, though, were short-lived. The U.S. Supreme Court interceded and said...
WEST, Texas (AP) - A government assistance center in a Central Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion will now concentrate on providing loans. The recovery center in West on Monday became the Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center. The...
MOODY, Texas (AP) - A hive of Africanized bees has killed a Central Texas man and injured a woman who tried to help him. McLennan County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Matt Cawthon says Larry Goodwin was driving a tractor in Moody about 30 minutes south of Waco on Saturday when attacked...