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ORCHARD, Texas (AP) - Three women are dead after flames swept through a house in a rural town near Houston. The fire happened shortly before noon Thursday in Orchard, a town of about 350 residents about 40 miles southwest of Houston. Fort Bend County sheriff's spokesman Bob...
RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - About 200 friends and family have gathered to bid farewell to a 6-year-old girl found dead and wrapped in tarp. Alanna Gallagher's funeral was held Thursday at a packed Lutheran church in Richland Hills, near Fort Worth. Some funeral attendants...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Midland's federal courthouse is to be rededicated to former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway are among the dignitaries expected to attend the Friday ceremony in the Bushes' former hometown...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Police are seeking vandals who dumped bleach on floors and broke holes in the walls of a soon-to-be occupied Habitat for Humanity house in Southeast Texas. Beaumont police say the damage was discovered Wednesday in the future home for Marilyn Dartest...
HOUSTON (AP) - An ex-Houston police officer convicted for his role in the 2010 videotaped beating of a teen burglary suspect alleges juror misconduct and seeks a new trial. Attorneys for Drew Ryser say the foreman while outside court wrongly went online to research the case,...
HOUSTON (AP) - A 15-year-old Houston-area girl has been hospitalized after being attacked by the family's two pit bulls and suffering more than 100 puncture wounds. Kasandra Benavides was mauled Wednesday afternoon while giving the 8-month-old dogs some food and water. Kasandra...
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) - A South Texas pier has been closed after a ferry hauling vehicles and passengers lost power and crashed into part of the walkway. Port Aransas police say nobody was hurt when the ferry hit the Station Street Pier. The Coast Guard will help investigate...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas sales tax holiday weekend has been set for Aug. 9-11 as families prepare to send children back to school. State Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items costing less than $100. The law exempts most clothing, footwear,...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man faces up to life in prison for his role in a drug and contraband smuggling ring linked to a state prison. A federal jury in Corpus Christi on Wednesday convicted 40-year-old Juan Ledezma (luh-DES'-muh) of Brownsville of drug...