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Officials in Killeen are investigating the cause of death of a woman who was found inside a smoke-filled motel room. Killeen police said in a statement that police and fire officials responded to a fire call Saturday at the Palace Inn. When motel employees noticed smoke near one...
MISSION, Texas (AP) — Deputy Rudy Trevino was patrolling a park along the Texas-Mexico border when he spied movement in the darkness. Swinging his spotlight toward the motion revealed 14 women and children who had just sneaked across the Rio Grande in a small boat. The youngest...
Deputies said a 69-year-old homeowner, who died after he was shot by his own gun during a scuffle with a burglar, begged for his life. Prosecutors said the suspect, Daniel Durham, has admitted to shooting the victim, who was later identified as Don Frazier, a preacher and writer...
An eight-year-old girl in North Texas visiting relatives was injured in an accident at the Frisco Freedom Fest on Friday night. City spokesman Brad Merritt said the child fell about 20 feet from a zip line attraction at the Children's Expo during the Independence Day event at...
More than 1,200 schools across Texas have been granted a state exemption that allows them to exceed limits on class sizes. The Texas Education Agency allowed 1,272 elementary schools to exceed the 22-pupil limit in kindergarten through fourth grade. The Dallas Morning News...
Police officers making a welfare check at a house in northwestern San Antonio found a man, a woman and a teenage girl dead on the floor, apparently of gunshot wounds. Police Sgt. Gerald Marple says the dead man appeared to have been the gunman and that the three knew one another...
Gov. Rick Perry has testified at a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing in South Texas that in addition to the humanitarian crisis created by a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants, there is a crisis involving border security. More than 52,000 unaccompanied children...
More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border illegally since October, a situation lawmakers are deeming a national crisis. On Thursday, a congressional committee will meet at the spot where many have crossed into the country to try and find a solution to the...
A San Antonio man already in custody for shooting a store clerk last week and then barricading himself inside an apartment is now charged with capital murder for a slaying more than two weeks ago. Bexar County Sheriff's authorities say 19-year-old Cameo Marcus Clines has...