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A Central Texas town devastated by a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people will be getting two new schools. Groundbreaking ceremonies are planned Thursday in West to replace middle and high schools that were leveled in the April 2013 accident. The West...
Wendy Davis discusses her memoir "Forgetting to Be Afraid" and her 13-hour filibuster in the Texas Senate against legislation that limited women's access to health care.
E ric Kennie is a Texan. He is as Texan as the yucca plants growing outside his house. So Texan that he has never, in his 45 years, travelled outside the state. In fact, he has never even left his native city of Austin. “No sir, not one day. I was born and raised here, only...
A Houston bus company owner who was charged when his vehicle plunged off a highway bridge killing 17 people has been sentenced to three years of probation in a plea agreement. Yen-Chi Le, the daughter of one of the victims, says she's "completely disappointed" with the sentence...
A former gang member has been put to death for the fatal shootings of three rivals 14 years ago in San Antonio. Thirty-two-year-old Miguel Paredes was convicted along with two other men in the September 2000 slayings of three people with ties to the Mexican Mafia. They were shot...
A Houston babysitter has been charged with injuring a child after police say a 2-year-old girl suffered fatal burns while in her care. Carmen Pleasant remains jailed on the felony charge after being arrested earlier this week. Authorities say the 20-year-old woman drew the bath...
Work has started to repair nearly 90 headstones damaged by vandals at an East Texas cemetery. Crews from Texas Cemetery Restoration of Dallas started work Monday at Greenwood Cemetery in Longview. The company was brought in by the Greenwood Cemetery Association to repair damage...
The first phase of repairs to a $60 million high school football stadium in North Texas is complete. KXAS-TV reports an Allen Independent School District administrator told the school board Monday night that the stadium is on track to reopen by May 1. He says the scoreboard has...
A McAllen woman found guilty of manslaughter in the beating death of her father during an altercation last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The court's bailiff tells The Monitor in McAllen that 34-year-old Alicia Esquivel Delgado was sentenced by a state District...