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ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Two workers have fallen to their deaths in West Texas when a cable suspending them from a helicopter hit a power line they were inspecting. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the helicopter was able to land safely. The Martin County Sheriff's...
HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - A U.S. House delegation touring the U.S.-Mexico border this week is starting its study in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, is leading the delegation that begins its border tour in Mission Tuesday...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the fatal beating of her daughter when the toddler fussed at going to sleep. Jurors in El Paso on Monday sentenced 23-year-old Lorraine Lizzette Merjil of El Paso. The jury on Friday convicted...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the weeklong trial of a former South Texas deputy sheriff charged in a drug conspiracy. The closings are scheduled for Tuesday in the trial of former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy Jorge Garza. Garza's...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to 18 months in state jail for beating and neglecting his wife's 4-year-old Labrador retriever. Witnesses told San Antonio police that 32-year-old Joe Anthony Rabago of San Antonio told them he could do whatever he wanted...
WACO, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have turned up no evidence linking a former paramedic from a small Central Texas town to a fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town. The West Fertilizer plant explosion April 17 killed 15 people, injured hundreds and devastated a...
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man wanted in the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and her adult daughter at the mobile home they once shared has surrendered. Angelina County jail records show 37-year-old Kevin Jabbar McKelvey of Lufkin was being held without bond Tuesday...
DALLAS (AP) - Police say a dead fetus has been discovered in the bathroom of a Dallas hospital and that they're questioning a teenager believed to be the mother. The fetus was found Tuesday morning in a bathroom near the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature has adjourned, ending the third special session of the year after passing a major transportation measure. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus declared the session over late Monday after lawmakers approved a...