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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...
Authorities in southeast Texas say a man and his father-in-law have been arrested after a domestic dispute that involved a machete attack and shooting. The Galveston County Daily News reports sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Algoa home several times on Sunday before the...
The state senators vying to be Texas' next lieutenant governor are tearing into each other over tax and immigration policy. Republican Dan Patrick, a Houston tea party darling, is favored in November. That means Democrat Leticia Van de Putte of a San Antonio has the most to gain...
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas confirmed it has one patient in what is described as "strict isolation." A spokeswoman writes that this is based on both the patient's symptoms and travel history which apparently includes stops in a nation affected by the virus. The...
The Tarrant County jury convicted 45-year-old Michele Williams of murder in the death of 40-year-old Greg Williams at their Keller home. The jury found her not guilty of tampering with evidence. She faces life in prison. Prosecutors contend Michele Williams killed her husband...