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LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - Officials have identified a body found along an East Texas road as a 59-year-old Lufkin woman in a death being investigated as a homicide. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office on Monday night announced the victim was Vanessa Machelle Hamdan. A motorist on...
GILLETT, Texas (AP) - A fiery explosion at a South Texas oil well site has left one man with burns and part of a nearby highway closed as a precaution. The Karnes County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened before dawn Tuesday near Gillett (juh-LET') when some batteries,...
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Police say a janitor at a Central Texas elementary school has been charged with trying to fondle several female students while hugging them. Brazos County jail records show 58-year-old Juan Jose Ledezma of Bryan was being held Tuesday on three counts of...
HALLSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify the body of a woman found near Interstate 20 in East Texas after some drivers mistakenly thought they saw a mannequin. The Harrison County Sheriff's Office has asked for the public's help to identify the partly clothed...
DALLAS (AP) - Shoppers who aren't worried about a holiday budget take note: Neiman Marcus is set to unveil its expensive - and often unusual - "fantasy gifts." The gifts are traditionally featured in the Dallas-based luxury retailer's annual Christmas Book, which will be...
ARROYO CITY, Texas (AP) - A park along the Texas border that is managed and maintained by local taxpayer dollars is nonetheless closed during the federal government shutdown. Adolph Thomae Jr. County Park was closed this week because it sits on federal land. But the park is...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say a teenage boy has been shot in the head during a disturbance while visiting friends at an apartment complex. Police say the altercation happened Sunday night. Investigators say the shooter fled the scene. Houston police on Monday did not...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A camera that washed up on the shores of Galveston after traveling 1,144 miles over nine months is helping a team of scientists prove theories about the path seaweed takes through the Atlantic. Texas A&M scientist Capt. Robert Webster hopes the camera...
FREEPORT, Texas (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended the search for two fishermen last seen wading near the mouth of the Brazos River in the Freeport area. Members of the volunteer group Texas EquuSearch planned to continue their search Monday. The Coast Guard says a bystander...