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Investors in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme orchestrated by former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford could in the next few months finally begin getting back some of what they lost. The process has dragged on for more than four years. However, the amounts returned to many who lost their...
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio implored fellow Republicans to reconnect with middle-class voters. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul basked in the glow of his lengthy filibuster as he scanned a sea of "Stand With Rand" signs. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush held out the prospect of the nation's...
Texas' long and miserable season would seem like it can't end soon enough. Coach Rick Barnes may not let that happen. The Longhorns crashed out of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night and for the first time since 1998 won't be playing in the NCAA tournament. But Barnes said...
A Labrador retriever that authorities say had been coated with fuel and set on fire last month has survived and is near release from a veterinary clinic. Houston animal control officers found the dog February 20th after it had wandered for days near Hobby Airport, covered with...
A man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading no contest in the death of a Beaumont police officer killed during a pursuit. KFDM-TV reports a judge Thursday sentenced 32-year-old John Wesley Nero after he pleaded no contest to...
A federal lawsuit has been filed seeking damages for 17 people who were passengers last month on the crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship. The plaintiffs in the suit filed Thursday are all Texas residents who claim they were physically harmed and fearful for their lives. The...
A Republican from rural North Texas wants to put an end to Texas cities banning plastic bags. State Rep. Drew Springer has filed a bill that would make all plastic bag bans invalid. He tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( http://bit.ly/ZTFaTj ) that such bans simply "push...
A Mexican man has been returned to Dallas after a years-long investigation to face charges that he raped two girls. Police say Jose Adan Rico was linked to two crime scenes with DNA evidence. He was charged in 2009 with two counts of aggravated sexual assault. While out on bond...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - An inmate at a Southeast Texas prison must serve a federal term of nearly four years for writing a letter threatening President Barack Obama and his family. A federal judge in Beaumont on Tuesday sentenced 26-year-old Joseph Scott Sword of Cooper. Sword in...