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Former state Rep. Raul Torres says he is running for state comptroller. The Corpus Christi Republican said Tuesday that he is tired of insider deals and that he would bring greater transparency to the office responsible for taking in revenues and disbursing them to state...
The military lawyers assigned to help the Fort Hood shooting gunman won't be allowed to present evidence on why he shouldn't get the death penalty. Shortly after Maj. Nidal Hasan rested his sentencing case Tuesday without presenting any evidence, his three stand-by attorneys...
The state's top education official has written to school districts, reminding them that using CSCOPE or other curriculum systems requires holding a public meeting. Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams wrote Tuesday that a recently approved law requires districts using...
A federal agency has cited a South Texas waterpark for several worker safety violations and imposed a fine of nearly $100,000 following the death of a lifeguard in March. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday that it found six...
A 19-year-old San Antonio-area man has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of his parents. Bryant Meza (MAY'-zuh) remains in Bexar (BAYR) County Jail in San Antonio suspected in the slayings of Fidel and Eva Meza. The couple's bodies were found early Monday...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Dallas-based medical group has asked the Texas environmental agency to cut air pollution from coal-fired power plants by strengthening rules and requiring equipment upgrades in older facilities. The Dallas County Medical Society filed a petition Wednesday with...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - Police say it appears a man cutting grass at a North Texas golf course drowned when his mower toppled into a pond and pinned him underwater. Plano Fire-Rescue Capt. Peggy Harrell says a lawn maintenance crew that contracts with The Courses at Watters Creek...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Texas man will serve 11 years in prison for his part in a bank robbery in the western North Dakota town of New England. Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Johnner Ward Jr., of Abilene, Texas, was sentenced Monday to four years for bank robbery. After...
DALLAS (AP) - At least 21 cases of the measles have been linked to a North Texas megachurch where an official says they have been trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics. In a recent sermon posted online, senior pastor Terri Pearsons encouraged those who...