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Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a handful of school-aged children who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola are being monitored. Perry says health officials learned Wednesday that the children have been identified as having contact with the man and are being monitored at home...
Corpus Christi Police say a man drove a truck into Corpus Christi Bay after being pursued by police and Texas Parks & Wildlife officers. The Corpus Christi Caller Times reports 22-year-old Christian Torres was arrested and charged with reckless driving, evading arrest and...
A Texas man charged with killing his 77-year-old grandmother and dismembering her body with a chain saw has pleaded guilty to murder. A judge sentenced David Christy to 20 years in prison Tuesday as part of a plea deal. The remains of Johanna Kruse Christy were found buried in...
Houston police say an officer has fatally shot a man who fought with another officer and fired a gun. Spokesman Victor Senties says the shooting happened Tuesday in the parking lot of Baybrook Mall. Undercover officers were patrolling the area after a series of burglaries and...
Hopes for an AIDS vaccine are focusing on San Antonio's Texas Biomedical Institute where the Gates Foundation has singled out the work of the AIDS Research program. The program is headed by Dr. Ruth Ruprecht, who says a breakthrough in this area could lead to vaccines against...
A recently elected West Texas state senator is comparing what he calls a "spiritual battle" taking place in the United States to the Holocaust. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/10l1vNQ ) Charles Perry made the comparison after being sworn in on Tuesday...
A North Texas woman has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the 2011 shooting death of her husband. Michele Williams was sentenced by a Fort Worth jury on Tuesday after being convicted a day earlier of murder and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors said the 45-year-old...
A Houston woman is being accused of choking her 6-year-old son after she caught him drinking chocolate milk without permission. Ruth Vasquez Rodriguez-Martinez remained jailed Tuesday after being charged with injury to a child and abandoning a child. Authorities allege when...
Dallas police say a security guard has been fatally shot during a convenience store robbery and the attackers then fled in two vehicles. Police are searching for several suspects in the slaying early Tuesday. Officer Kevin Wetherington says officers responded to the shooting...