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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A woman from Mexico faces cocaine smuggling charges after an officer at a Texas border crossing noticed one of her legs appeared larger than the other. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday announced the seizure of more than 7 pounds of...
RUSK, Texas (AP) - Riding the rails in East Texas could be part of a history lesson for some students. The Texas State Railroad has announced reservations are now being accepted for its fall educational school runs. The special train trips happen on three Fridays this month,...
San Antonio police say a man who shot a 6-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl has been arrested after a three-day search. Thirty-nine-year-old Joe Ramos Mercado was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury. Police say he shot...
Gov. Rick Perry is honoring dozens of police officers, firefighters and first responders killed or severely hurt in the line of duty with Star of Texas awards. The awards will be distributed during a ceremony Wednesday at the Texas Capitol. The Star of Texas Award was created to...
A West Texas man has been charged with murder after police say a 5-year-old girl was assaulted at a home and later died. San Angelo police early Tuesday responded to two 911 calls to report alleged domestic violence at a house. Officers discovered the injured child and another...
The Justice Department goes to federal court in South Texas to seek the dismantling of the state's voter ID law, which ranks among the most stringent in the nation. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday will hear opening statements in Corpus Christi in a lawsuit...
This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Labor Day weekend wildfires. The fires burned more than 1,600 homes and 34,000 acres. We visited the park Labor Day to see what campers had to say about the ongoing recovery. Labor Day means it is move out day for the campers who...
State leaders have hailed online education as the elixir for mushrooming college costs, but online courses have proven to be more expensive for most students than traditional classrooms in Texas, an analysis by The Dallas Morning News shows. Tuition for online classes can be...
Police have arrested the 17-year-old cousin in the death of a 5-year-old girl, whose body was found Sunday afternoon inside a vacant unit at a northeast Dallas apartment complex. In a news conference Monday afternoon, Maj. Rob Sherwin announced the arrest of Angel Lizandro...