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The former lover of accused serial killer Darren Vann has opened up for the first time about the horrific night he poured a can of gasoline over her, threatening to burn them both alive and take an apartment block down with them. After a decade of terrified silence, Ceritha...
WASHINGTON — The University of Texas will spend nearly $6 million a year to comply with a string of recent legal rulings requiring colleges to be more generous to their scholarship athletes. That won’t break the bank, Athletic Director Steve Patterson said Tuesday at a forum on...
A third person has pleaded guilty in a Houston-based tax fraud scam that investigators say cost the government more than $2 million. Federal prosecutors say the scheme involved electronic submission of tax returns and falsely claimed first-time home buyer credits that resulted...
East Texas police have arrested a man and woman who they say dumped a gallon-sized bag of marijuana into a day care trash can. 50-old Frederick Ruth and 40-year-old Youlanda Whitaker have been charged with possessing marijuana in a drug-free zone and possessing a dangerous drug...
A former Houston-area biology and cheerleading instructor who allegedly provided a nude photo of herself to a student has been accused of having sex with him. The Pasadena Independent School District launched an investigation after the photo turned up on cellphones of some...
Texas leaders have selected a private company to run a much maligned North Texas psychiatric facility. The Austin American-Statesman reports ( http://bit.ly/10gnPsj ) state officials announced Monday that Tennessee-based Correct Care Solutions has the winning bid to operate...
The former president of a Houston hospital and three other employees have been convicted in a Medicare scheme to steal $158 million from the federal government. The Houston Chronicle reports ( http://bit.ly/1tGXhgB ) Riverside Hospital ex-chief Earnest Gibson III faces up to 80...
A reward for information leading to a missing North Texas woman has grown to $25,000. Christina Morris of Fort Worth was last seen Aug. 30 in a parking garage in Plano. Police on Monday announced an anonymous donor has added $15,000 to the original reward for information leading...
The Texas State Securities Board this week will consider implementing new rules to let unaccredited investors put up to five thousand dollars in start-up companies such as high-tech firms and get a piece of the action. Shari Wynne Ressler, founder of MWR Legal, a firm that...