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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas man who had more than 70,000 videos and images of child pornography has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. A federal judge in San Antonio on Thursday sentenced 65-year-old Charles Leroy Earl of New Braunfels. Earl in June pleaded guilty to...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest in North Texas has been named bishop of the diocese of Orange, Calif. Pope Benedict XVI on Friday announced the appointment of Fort Worth Bishop Kevin Vann. The 61-year-old Texas priest takes over for Bishop Todd Brown, who is...
RICHLAND, Texas (AP) - A North Texas animal shelter has a 41-pound fat cat named Skinny who needs a home. Officials at the Richardson Animal Shelter are caring for the 5-year-old orange tabby. The stray animal was dropped off at the facility last week. Shelter spokeswoman Noura...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas law enforcement agency will show the vehicles it uses on the ground, in the air and on water to fight crime. The Texas Department of Public Safety free exhibit happens Sunday afternoon at its headquarters in Austin. The DPS Historical Museum and...
HOUSTON (AP) - The last of the Houston-area sextuplets still hospitalized after being born premature April 23 has gone home. Officials with Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in Houston say Leah Perkins was discharged Monday. Lauren and David Perkins of Pearland now have all...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A volunteer firefighter in Southeast Texas has died of heat-related injuries following a training exercise. The Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department says 46-year-old Capt. Neal Smith died late Monday. Authorities say Smith became unconscious Sunday during...
(Information in the following story is from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com) HOUSTON (AP) - An analysis of police records shows at least 32,000 guns have been stolen in the Houston area over the past five years and only 7 percent of the weapons are recovered...
(Information in the following story is from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com) EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Construction is rapidly advancing on the American side of a new international border bridge near El Paso but not a shovel of dirt has been turned on the Mexican side. El...
(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com) SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Eight rural South Texas school districts bolstered by tax revenues from the Eagle Ford shale energy boom now find themselves listed under state standards as "...