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A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years. Fifty-three-year-old Gilberto Escamilla was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to theft by a public servant. The Brownsville Herald reports he told the court the...
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the governor can call a special election to replace a retiring congressman, even as the U.S. Supreme Court mulls whether his district was drawn to marginalize Hispanic voters. Paxton's non-binding opinion Monday says that a court...
A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is eager to get well so he can get to his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Jim McGrath says the 93-year-old Bush is "the most goal-oriented person on this planet." Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection,...
As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady at a viewing. Bush's body will lie in repose from noon to midnight Friday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church at 717 Sage Road in Houston, the nation's largest...
An explosion and fire struck a refinery in Southeast Texas, home to the biggest concentration of petrochemical plants in the country. The blast shook the Valero refinery in Texas City, Texas, just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Flames flared about 100 feet into the air and a column of...
Texas lawmakers have rebuked a state agency for botching millions of dollars in contracts. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission discovered earlier this month that staff members incorrectly scored five managed care contracts...
Prosecutors say a former 911 operator in Houston has been found guilty of hanging up on people calling for emergency services and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation. The Harris County district attorney's office says jurors on Wednesday found 44-year-old...
A man has been found guilty in a 2016 child abuse case in San Antonio in which two young children were found in a backyard bound by their ankles and wrists. The Bexar County jury deliberated about two hours Wednesday in San Antonio before finding 38-year-old Deandre Dorch guilty...
President Donald Trump is praising former first lady Barbara Bush as a "wonderful, wonderful person" and a "titan in American life." Trump says her presence and character were engraved into America's identity and her strength and toughness embodied the nation's spirit. He noted...