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A San Antonio-area city has banned visible tattoos for municipal employees at work four months after an off-duty officer was killed outside his tattoo parlor. The Balcones Heights City Council approved the ordinance Monday night. It's based on a similar measure used by the San...
The number of Texans who have sought permission to buy firearms has taken an 18 percent drop this year. The Houston Chronicle reports the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has received 182,000 fewer requests to purchase firearms so far in 2014 compared to...
Police say no injuries were reported after a train crashed into a tractor-trailer in West Texas. Midland police say the collision happened Monday after the vehicle stopped on the tracks while braking for a nearby stoplight. He tells police he thought he was out of the train's...
El Paso police have charged a fourth person with murder in the death of a man found burned in a vacant downtown building. The department said Monday that 18-year-old Brittney Stewart was charged with murder on Thursday. She was originally arrested on charges of failure to report...
A South Texas man is jailed on capital murder charges after the bodies of his wife and 4-year-old son were found in a rubbish pile in the back yard of the family's Brownsville home. Donald Edward Pierce also has been charged with evading arrest. He's in a Cameron County jail...
A federal judge will hear closing arguments on tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos will hear closing arguments Monday in Corpus Christi in a lawsuit led...
El Paso police have charged a Fort Bliss soldier with capital murder after they say he beat his 2-year-old daughter to death because she soiled her diaper. Police Det. Mike Baranyay says 20-year-old Dartarious Graham was arrested on Sunday. He says the U.S. Army specialist beat...
More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday. The employee, who worked in the nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital, tested positive on Aug...
Republican Gov. Rick Perry has pointed toward comedian Joan Rivers dying at a surgery clinic while defending a Texas law that would shutter abortion facilities statewide. Perry said Sunday "it's a curious thought" whether Rivers might be alive had there been tighter regulations...