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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is to visit the Texas-Mexico border to discuss cooperation with Mexico's domestic security chief before proceeding to meetings in Mexico City. Napolitano's visit Tuesday includes meetings in Matamoros,...
LA GRANGE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas woman faces a drug charge after about 12 pounds of cocaine turned up hidden in the battery of her vehicle that was bound for Houston. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office says Alma R. Presas of La Joya had her three elementary school-age...
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a letter of apology from a New Mexico couple who were found guilty of defrauding the Air Force out of millions. Court records in San Antonio show U.S. District Judge Fred Biery ruled this week that Donald Dean Brewer and his wife...
DALLAS (AP) - The deadly accident on a Six Flags Over Texas roller coaster has prompted the temporary shutdown of a similar ride at a sister Six Flags park in San Antonio. Six Flags is investigating a Dallas woman's fatal fall from the Texas Giant roller coaster Friday night at...
DALLAS (AP) - A former U.S. attorney has been hired by the Dallas school board to investigation allegations that Superintendent Mike Miles tried to interfere with bidding on a service contract. Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles voted...
HOUSTON (AP) - Dueling groups of protesters converged on a wealthy Houston neighborhood in reaction to last weekend's not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Around 80 people gathered Sunday on a street in Houston's River Oaks area, some carrying...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A German roller coaster maker is sending officials to a North Texas amusement park to inspect a ride after a woman fell to her death. Gerstlauer Amusement Rides in Munsterhausen, Germany, will investigate what led to Friday's accident at Six Flags Over...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A state capital murder trial for three Rio Grande Valley men accused in a fatal home break-in is on hold while federal prosecutors pursue a trial on additional charges. The three men, Juan Antonio Moreno, 29, Jess Joe Mata, 20, and Alberto Vela, 28, face...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Lubbock police are investigating a teenage runaway girl's report that she was abducted, sexually assaulted and held captive in a house for the past six weeks. Police Capt. Jon Caspell says the girl told officers she was abducted from Amarillo about two...