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HOUSTON (AP) - Harris County Republicans have sued the city of Houston over its extension of health and life insurance benefits last month to legally married same-sex spouses of city employees. Jared Woodfill, chairman of the Harris County Republican party says the city acted...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A 23-year-old Arlington man has been sentenced to life in prison for lighting his longtime girlfriend on fire. A Tarrant County jury sentenced Antonio Hales Jr. Tuesday after convicting him last week of attempted capital murder. Prosecutors said Hales...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury has told a judge that they are having difficulty reaching a verdict in the trial of a former BP engineer charged with trying to obstruct a probe of the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a note Tuesday read aloud in court by U.S...
HOUSTON (AP) - An ex-kindergarten teacher already sentenced to 60 years in a Texas child pornography case has received an additional 30-year sentence following an international exploitation investigation. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that the most recent sentence for 38...
HOUSTON (AP) - A homeowner found dead after a Houston-area house fire had been stabbed to death and authorities are seeking the public's help in finding the attacker. The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the victim as 72-year-old Caroline Stagner. Emergency...
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - A famous more than 1,000-year-old live oak tree in South Texas will be getting some new protection in 2014. The so-called "Big Tree" in Goose Island State Park near Rockport, about 25 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, will get a new fence. Construction...
GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) - Country singer Chris Cagle has been arrested in Texas on a driving while intoxicated charge. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Cagle was arrested early Sunday near Greenville, 50 miles northeast of Dallas. DPS says the 45-year-old entertainer...
DALLAS (AP) - An exhibit of works by a Spanish painter who achieved acclaim in the U.S. in the early 20th century has opened in Dallas. The first major exhibit to focus on Joaquin Sorolla's impact in America opened last week at Southern Methodist University's Meadows Museum. The...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio elementary school has been briefly evacuated after a dummy grenade was found in a student's lunchbox. Northside Independent School District spokesman Pascual Gonzalez told the school district police determined Monday that it was empty and could...