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Jeffrey Ortiz, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested Dec. 16 in Dallas. Ortiz, who is considered a high-risk sex offender, was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender in Edinburg, probation violation and for failure to appear...
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park will be expanding. The 137-acre addition is due to the Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act. The measure was part of the defense authorization bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Friday. The law...
Police say weekend gunfire that erupted at a North Texas apartment, leaving two dead and at least two injured, was the result of a home invasion robbery. Denton police spokesman Orlando Hinojosa in a statement Monday did not release any additional details about the shooting late...
A veteran South Texas police officer has been charged with theft and forgery in what investigators say involves an outside company. Brownsville police Officer Ruben Castillo on Monday remained on administrative leave without pay. The 45-year-old officer was arrested last...
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials expect hundreds of New Year's Day hikers at state parks as a healthy way to start the new year. Department authorities on Monday announced the growing interest in so-called First Day Hikes. Agency officials say more than 1,500...
A Dallas police officer has been arrested for sexual assault, accused of using his position as a peace officer to force prostitutes to perform sexual acts while he worked an extra job. Police said Officer David Kattner was arrested early Sunday morning. The 47-year-old remained...
HOUSTON (AP) - Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier, who served six years as mayor in the 1990s and pushed for legislation that allowed the construction of new sports stadium, has died. He was 89. The Harris County Medical Examiner's office said Lanier died at home Saturday at 4:10 p...
The family of a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran will receive his medals, which went missing following his 1980 funeral. The nonprofit Purple Hearts Reunited is set to hold a ceremony Saturday afternoon in a Dallas suburb to return the medals to the widow and children of...
The wife of a television weatherman who was shot multiple times as he left the station on Wednesday has revealed his quick decision to drive off and flag down help saved his life. Patrick Crawford, the morning weatherman for KCEN in Bruceville-Eddy near Waco, had climbed into...