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DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas man who helped run a heroin ring in North Texas has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Prosecutors linked Refugio Ramirez-Garcia to heroin distribution cases going back to 2006. Ramirez-Garcia in January pleaded guilty to drug-related conspiracy...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison over a slaying that prosecutors say was sparked by the alleged theft of a car radio in his neighborhood. Jurors in Brownsville on Tuesday sentenced 19-year-old Robert John Anthony Martinez of...
ROMA, Texas (AP) - A Customs and Border Protection helicopter with apparent main rotor blade damage has made a safe landing in South Texas. Customs officials say nobody was injured in the emergency landing Tuesday afternoon in a vacant lot in the border town of Roma. Authorities...
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) - Deputies in Southeast Texas have fatally shot a man armed with a knife when he failed to put down the weapon. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday did not immediately release the name of the man who died. The incident happened Monday night in...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been convicted of a 2012 slaying in which the victim was stabbed more than a dozen times after the alleged theft of a car radio. Jurors in Brownsville on Tuesday consider the penalty for 19-year-old Robert John Anthony Martinez of...
DENTON, Texas (AP) - A jury has deadlocked in the case of a North Texas woman charged with starting a 2010 house fire that killed her boyfriend's 2-year-old son. A judge in Denton on Monday declared a mistrial in the trial of Toni Barnett of Frisco. Barnett was charged with...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas jury might not reach a decision on how to sentence a man who's admitted to killing his mistress after finding out she was HIV positive. Larry Dunn faces up to life in prison after admitting he killed Cicely Bolden. But if the jury finds he committed a...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Mayor Annise Parker is hoping voters will elect her to a third and final term. Parker is squaring off against eight other candidates in Tuesday's mayoral race. If no one gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates would face each other in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The state has sued the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over claims that federal guidelines hamstring employers from excluding convicted felons when hiring. The lawsuit filed Monday is the 30th that Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed...