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Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic...
Texas’ only radioactive waste dump is poised to get permission to dramatically expand its capacity, take in new types of waste and reduce its financial liability should its owner suddenly close up shop. That’s despite a last-ditch protest from a state lawmaker who worries the...
A convicted felon on the Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted sex offender list has been caught in North Texas. DPS on Tuesday announced 28-year-old Ezekiel O'Neal Harris was captured at an apartment complex in Ennis, 30 miles south of Dallas. A tip led to Harris on Aug...
A Southeast Texas jury will hear more from a deputy who investigated the road-rage killing of a drunk driver who killed two boys - a killing for which the boys' father is on trial. The testimony comes Wednesday in the second day of the murder trial of David Barajas (bah-RAH'-...
A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test. ACT said Wednesday that 116,547 graduating students in the state took the test this year compared to 109,841 last year, a 6...
Ezekiel O’Neal Harris, 28, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on August 13 in Ennis. Harris was wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward up to $3,000...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas residents have met with top law enforcement leaders to express concerns over recent officer-involved shootings. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins announced last week that he'll create a unit to independently investigate police shootings. He told...
CANYON, Texas (AP) - A former West Texas sheriff accused of making improper advances to a female county worker must serve 30 days in jail for misdemeanor official oppression. Ex-Swisher County Sheriff Emmett Benavidez of Tulia pleaded guilty Monday in Canyon. The 65-year-old...
HITCHCOCK, Texas (AP) - A veteran Southeast Texas police chief has been fired. The Hitchcock City Commission voted 3-2 on Monday to dismiss Chief Clay Kennelly, effective immediately. The Galveston County Daily News reports Commissioner Lee Sander, who made the motion to fire...