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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is scheduled to discuss higher education in Fort Worth and how the state's universities may be affected in the 2013 legislative session. Dewhurst is to speak at the Higher Education Thought Leaders Forum at Texas Christian...
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities are trying to piece together just how a capital murder suspect was able to take a deputy's gun and escape from a Dallas hospital before he was cornered a mile away and surrendered. Franklin B. Davis stole the deputy's revolver and fled Parkland Memorial...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks, a Democrat who spent 42 years representing his Southeast Texas district, has died at age 89. A Jefferson County Sheriff's Department statement says Brooks died Tuesday night at Baptist Hospital of Beaumont after a sudden...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for being an online child predator and meeting his victim in Laredo. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Tuesday sentenced Anthony Michael Puckett. The 41-year-old Corpus Christi...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Border agents in Texas are trying to determine whether $52,000 in undeclared cash hidden in a detergent box was laundered money. El Paso County Jail records show 36-year-old Edgar Lopez Chavez was being held Wednesday on a bulk cash smuggling charge. Online...
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man who in 2011 became the nation's first full face transplant recipient has thanked a service group for helping him get a guide dog. Dallas Wiens had the golden retriever named Charley with him Tuesday night at the Southlake City Council...
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a fire at a Dallas-area apartment complex has left at least two people slightly hurt and more than 20 units destroyed. Investigators are trying to determine what sparked Monday night's blaze at the Arbors of Las Colinas in Irving. Crews on...
DALLAS (AP) - Unseasonably warm temperatures are expected to persist through the week with no rain to give respite to the drought intensifying in most of Texas. The National Weather Service reports East and Southeast Texas will see occasional small chances of light rain...
DALLAS (AP) - Former President George W. Bush is set to give opening remarks at a conference on the benefits of immigrants to the U.S. economy. The Tuesday conference is hosted by the George W. Bush Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. It is part of a Bush Institute...