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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Federal officials still aren't certain who to compensate five years after seizing land along the South Texas border with Mexico to build a security fence. A federal judge last week reviewed 21 separate cases of land that was seized to allow for...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A trial is set to resume for the federal litigation spawned by BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on the company's response to the deadly disaster. For the trial's second phase, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is expected to hear...
SAN JUAN, Texas (AP) - Promoters of the federal health care law have spent months crisscrossing border communities in South Texas. They have been speaking to church congregations and making presentations in community centers where some of the nation's largest pockets of...
CORPUS CHRISTI - A man who ran from the Nueces County Courthouse right around 6 p.m. is back in custody after trying to steal two police cars. According to police, he took off while being moved into the jail and tried to carjack an AEP worker's pickup truck, but the worker...
A 19-year-old woman was arrested after a hit and run accident downtown. It happened just before 11 p.m. at the intersection of South Laredo and South Alamo streets. According to officials, a woman driving a compact car hit a truck at the intersection and kept going. An off-duty...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio man has received a 45-year prison sentence after jurors rejected his argument that his girlfriend who died in a drunken motorcycle crash was the one driving. Donald Huff was sentenced by a judge Thursday. Huff was charged with intoxication...
WACO, Texas (AP) - There's nothing sweet about this crime. A nonprofit group in Waco says someone stole a barbeque pit that was the grand prize of a scholarship raffle. The 16-foot-long pit is valued at $7,500 and was being offered by the Brazos Education Foundation. The...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth police say a gunman's pistol jamming averted a possible disaster inside a McDonald's. Police say Jestin Joseph entered a south Fort Worth McDonald's after 9 p.m. Tuesday night and asked for a drink cup. He then allegedly drew a gun and pointed...
Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst have appointed six members of the new board set to oversee Texas' embattled cancer research agency. Perry, Dewhurst and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus each get three picks for the governing board of the Cancer Prevention and Research...