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The U.S. Supreme Court justice best known for his silence on the bench stood before an East Texas audience to entertain questions. Justice Clarence Thomas appeared Tuesday night at the University of Texas at Tyler for a question-and-answer session. The 66-year-old Thomas has...
A 27-year-old South Texas man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for smuggling munitions such as barrels for grenade launchers into Mexico. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Eric Perez-Bazan of Hidalgo was sentenced in federal court in McAllen. He...
A state appeals court has ruled that attorneys for a North Texas teen who killed four people in a drunken crash must turn over records of the psychiatrist who testified the teen suffered from "affluenza." The 2nd Texas Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against Ethan Couch on...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A 70-year-old South Texas county hospital could be demolished to make way for a new clinic and expansion of another health care facility. Nueces County commissioners on Monday approved a property agreement toward closing Christus Spohn Hospital...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - As Texas mulls new social studies books for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers. Some conservative activists, meanwhile, complain...
DALLAS (AP) - The skeletal rendition of an 85 million year old swordfish is set to be sold later this month by a Dallas-based auction house. The Cretaceous era fossil, known as Protosphyraena nitida, measures about eight feet from sword to tail fin and contains 59 teeth. The...
Federal prosecutors say a San Antonio man who did not want to go to work called a South Texas airport threatening that two bombs would be detonated. Authorities said in a statement Monday that 40-year-old Steve M. Gutierrez III pleaded guilty to threatening to damage or destroy...
A Houston animal society says more than 100 animals rescued from a Santa Fe home are receiving veterinary care but may not be adopted. The Galveston Daily News reports ( http://bit.ly/1qVNChL ) the two men who live at the home are cooperating with authorities. Sheriff's deputies...
Like many divorces, Padmashini and Dean Drees’ breakup in 2004 was bitter. There were mutual allegations of abuse, suspicions of infidelity and a nasty fight over custody of the couple’s toddler son, Drew. But when Padmashini Drees traveled with Drew to India seven years ago and...