Texas News

A Texas county is set to be the first place in the U.S. to test the idea of allowing indigent defendants to choose their own court-appointed lawyers. Indigent defendants in Comal County, between Austin and San Antonio, will be able to choose a defense attorney from a list to 30...
A Rio Grande Valley man fleeing from police who had pulled him over for a traffic stop has been killed when his SUV wrecked. Authorities say 21-year-old Aaron Prado, of Donna, sped off after he was stopped by officers early Saturday in Pharr. He wound up slamming into a concrete...
A San Antonio man has been shot dead while teaching his 5-year-old son how to ride a bike. Police are investigating the death Wednesday of 47-year-old Kenneth Anderson. Family members say he was outside his home with his son when a car pulled up and someone shot him twice in the...
The city of Dallas and a North Texas river authority are at odds over the price of lake water after six years of failed negotiations. The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas has asked the Texas Public Utility Commission to block the rate set by the state-created Sabine River...
Solar-powered vehicles could be cruising along Galveston's seawall to help with parking enforcement. The Galveston Park Board of Trustees is considering buying solar-powered electric vehicles to transport attendants to enforce parking fees. The Galveston County Daily News...
Jeffrey Ortiz, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested Dec. 16 in Dallas. Ortiz, who is considered a high-risk sex offender, was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender in Edinburg, probation violation and for failure to appear...
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park will be expanding. The 137-acre addition is due to the Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act. The measure was part of the defense authorization bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Friday. The law...
Police say weekend gunfire that erupted at a North Texas apartment, leaving two dead and at least two injured, was the result of a home invasion robbery. Denton police spokesman Orlando Hinojosa in a statement Monday did not release any additional details about the shooting late...
A veteran South Texas police officer has been charged with theft and forgery in what investigators say involves an outside company. Brownsville police Officer Ruben Castillo on Monday remained on administrative leave without pay. The 45-year-old officer was arrested last...