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An El Paso man convicted and condemned for the slaying of an elderly woman almost 30 years ago has won a new punishment trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agreed Wednesday with a trial judge that Angel Galvan Rivera had poor legal help at his 1986 trial in El Paso...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Governors from several Western states told federal officials on Thursday they are prepared to take on more responsibility for fighting wildfires. During the annual winter meeting of the Western Governors Association on Thursday, state leaders told officials from...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University in the fall will begin offering a major in journalism, resurrecting the program a decade after it was eliminated. University officials announced in a news release Thursday that the Faculty Senate this week approved a liberal...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a San Antonio man to 95 years in prison for producing child pornography by using minors engaged in sexually explicit acts. U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez sentenced 31-year-old Luis Moreno on Wednesday. He had pleaded guilty...
CHINA GROVE, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a South Texas city have disbanded the three-person police department and turned law enforcement over to the Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff's Office. The China Grove City Council on Monday night voted to indefinitely suspend Chief Larry Davis and...
HOUSTON (AP) - It's been years since tickets were sold for seats at the Astrodome, but for the next few days, the seats themselves will be up for sale. Reliant Park, where the Astrodome is situated, said in a statement that a weeklong online sale of 2,400 pairs of seats from the...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A 1966 Ford Mustang has been seized and the driver arrested after border officers in West Texas found nearly 80 pounds of marijuana hidden under the front fenders. Customs and Border Protection officials in El Paso say the pot was discovered in the iconic...
HOUSTON (AP) - A parole officer in the Texas prison system has been convicted of three bribery-related counts and faces up to 60 years behind bars. A federal jury in Houston on Tuesday convicted 53-year-old Crystal M. Washington, also known as Crystal Bureau. Washington was a...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Federal prosecutors say 16 people have been arrested in the investigation of an East Texas drug trafficking ring with ties to Mexico. The arrests that began Tuesday involve defendants from Tyler, Longview, Houston, Dallas and Irving. An indictment returned...