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A former U.S. fighter pilot shot down over Bosnia has suspended his campaign for the Texas Senate amid the redistricting dispute. Republican Scott O'Grady, on his Facebook page Monday, cited the "uncertainty of a primary election date from redistricting.'' O'Grady, who lives in...
A man has been arrested in a South Texas cockfighting investigation after he allegedly tried to reclaim more than 50 seized roosters. San Antonio police on Monday arrested 64-year-old Jesus Jose Pena on a misdemeanor charge of cockfighting. Pena, who allegedly claimed to own the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas lawmakers are analyzing the effects of record-setting drought and wildfires on tourism statewide. The state House Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee will hear testimony Tuesday on state parks funding and effects of the blazes and lack of...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Experts on voting patterns and redistricting are testifying as a trial continues in Washington to determine if the Texas Legislature's new political district map violates the federal Voting Rights Act. Both the state of Texas and the U.S. Justice Department,...
An Oklahoma man who held four members of a family hostage following a North Texas bank robbery has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that Floyd Hayden of Tulsa was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to four counts of aggravated...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Crews are working to give a new lease on life to the oldest concrete swimming pool in Texas. They're digging up and preparing to resurface the 96-year-old Deep Eddy Pool on the north shore of the Colorado River, just west of the Mo-Pac Expressway. Designers...
The Supreme Court says police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects. The court ruled in the case of Washington, D.C., nightclub owner Antoine Jones. A federal appeals court in Washington overturned his drug conspiracy conviction because...
One Dallas County jail inmate has been accused of killing another in a death drawing attention to cell security. Eric Dewayne Rawls was held Monday on a manslaughter charge in the October death of Danny Kleinbak. Kleinbak was watching television in a closed behavioral...
A mobile home fire in the San Antonio area has left three people dead and destroyed the residence. Authorities say two people escaped the fire early Sunday in south Bexar County. Fire Marshal Craig Roberts says the victims were two men and a woman. An investigator with the...