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A North Texas man has been charged with capital murder after police say he sexually assaulted a 67-year-old mental health patient and squeezed her until she died. Forty-nine-year-old Miguel Piedra was being held in the Mansfield jail Friday morning on $500,000 bond. A passerby...
Three Fort Hood soldiers who used their U.S. Army identification or gear to help hide immigrants have been convicted in a South Texas smuggling ring. Eric Alexander Rodriguez of Odem, Brandon Troy Robbins of San Antonio and Christopher David Wix of Abilene face federal prison...
A fired Dallas police officer has been indicted on a manslaughter count in the 2013 death of a bicyclist who was run over by a patrol car while being chased. Bryan Burgess was indicted Thursday in the death of Fred Bradford Jr. Burgess initially was charged with criminally...
A Houston-area woman must serve three years in prison for putting her boyfriend's gun in his son's backpack to get the child in trouble at school. Montgomery County jail records show 28-year-old Heather Hodges of Anderson was being held Friday pending transfer to a Texas prison...
The roof on a prayer hall at a Houston-area Buddhist temple has collapsed in an accident at time when the structure was unoccupied. Officials say the roof fell before dawn Thursday at the Vietnamese Buddhist Center in Sugar Land. The Houston Fire Department reports nobody was...
A Houston woman must serve nearly seven years in prison over a South Texas traffic accident that claimed the life of a person suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. Karin Yamilec Aguilar-Melgor was sentenced Wednesday in Corpus Christi. The 22-year-old driver in June pleaded...
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...