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NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man has been sentenced to three 99-year prison sentences for sexually abusing a 14-year-old female relative. The Texarkana Gazette reports the 44-year-old was found guilty last week of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of...
DALLAS (AP) - In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are making renewed efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust. The idea often involves holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the...
HOUSTON (AP) - Police say a Houston father has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son. The Houston Police Department says 20-year-old Everton Bryan was charged with murder and arrested Tuesday. His son, Daniel, died at Texas Children's Hospital on Sunday. The child was...
HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge has rejected an order for U.S. marshals to seize and turn over to Iraq crude oil from a tanker anchored off of Galveston. The Houston Chronicle reports Judge Gray Miller ruled in favor of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Monday. He says the U.S...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A crew of six people is headed from Fort Worth to Liberia to deliver medical supplies for workers fighting the Ebola outbreak there. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports ( http://bit.ly/1tz7j0G ) that the crew plans to leave the city's Alliance Airport...
HOUSTON (AP) - Federal officials have pledged to lead the cleanup of an abandoned waste facility near houses and a church. The Houston Chronicle reports that the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday it would spend at least $500,000 to remove chemical containers from...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Corpus Christi police have arrested a woman they say kidnapped and tortured her neighbor for information about a missing debit card. Capt. Robert Alvarado says a 26-year-old woman was arrested Saturday afternoon and held on suspicion of aggravated...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Officials in North Texas will have to repair faulty bridge beams on the new $1.4 billion Chisholm Trail Parkway after an inspection found design flaws. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the North Texas Tollway Authority will spend $900,000 to...
HOUSTON (AP) - With the first day of classes arriving, Texas schoolteachers in need of books, calculators and Kleenex are turning to the Internet to pay for them. The Houston Chronicle reports that a number of teachers have posted requests for donations on sites such as donors...