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Unemployment across Texas held steady at 5.1 percent in July. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month's jobless figure matches the state's unemployment rates for May and June. Nationwide unemployment in July rose slightly to 6.2 percent. TWC officials say...
Unemployment across Texas held steady at 5.1 percent in July. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month's jobless figure matches the state's unemployment rates for May and June. Nationwide unemployment in July rose slightly to 6.2 percent. TWC officials say...
Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state. The prison agency in the nation's busiest death penalty state paid $13,500 for its most...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - A car that struck a Texas trooper has yielded more than 300 pounds of bundled marijuana. The Department of Public Safety says the search continues for the driver whose open car door hit the trooper Wednesday night as the vehicle sped away near Rio...
DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas County district attorney says he will create a unit to independently investigate police shootings. The Dallas Morning News reports District Attorney Craig Watkins made the announcement on Thursday. Watkins says a two-person unit will go the scene of...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) — A Department of Public Safety trooper has been hurt after being struck by the open door of a vehicle that sped away from a South Texas parking lot. DPS Sgt. Elizabeth Barney says officers on Thursday searched for the driver following the incident...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former North Texas high school journalism teacher has been indicted on two counts of production of child pornography. Gregory Bogomol of Fort Worth was indicted Wednesday. Federal prosecutors in Fort Worth say the indictment involves two alleged...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A burglary suspect who fled from a West Texas jail while on trash cleanup duty has been caught after nearly six hours on the run. The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Ygnacio Antonio Rodriguez Jr. was captured early Thursday at a home in...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison over a weapons smuggling ring linked to more than 15,000 rounds of ammunition meant for Mexico. Jesus Cardenas of New Braunfels was sentenced Wednesday in Del Rio. The 23-year-old Cardenas...