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McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas law enforcement officer charged with conspiring to steal and distribute drugs faces trial in federal court in McAllen. Ex-Hidalgo County sheriff's Deputy Jorge Garza was among nine now-former officers implicated in a scheme in which...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say the 19-year-old driver of a car that plunged into a bayou killing one passenger and injuring another was drunk. Police charged George Marion with intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault after the crash early Sunday. He was not injured...
HOUSTON (AP) - The family of a Houston woman injured in a catastrophic train derailment in Spain says she has died. Myrta Fariza died early Sunday in a hospital in Santiago de Compostela, the family said in a written statement. She was 59. Fariza and her husband, Robert Fariza,...
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — The 79th person to die in last week's train derailment in Spain has been identified by her family as Myrta Fariza of Houston. Fariza's friends and family had created a Facebook page titled "Hope for Myrta," where they collected donations and...
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) - An East Texas teen has been charged in a deadly crash that killed three classmates at Stephen F. Austin State University in May. The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1e0uztz ) 19-year-old Kevin Garcia of Nacogdoches was charged this week with three...
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas authorities say a suspect in at Texas homicide is hospitalized in Wichita with critical injuries and burns after a police pursuit in south-central Kansas. Kansas Turnpike Authority Lt. John Lehnherr says a trooper saw a vehicle driven by 27-year-...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An elephant born at the Fort Worth Zoo has been named Belle. Zoo spokeswoman Alexis Wilson said Thursday that Belle was the overwhelming favorite after the public was invited to vote on six possible names suggested by the zoo staff. The Asian elephant...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Arlington police are investigating after a man with mental disabilities was found dead inside a hot car. Police spokeswoman Tiara Richard says the man was found in a sport utility vehicle Thursday afternoon. The SUV was parked outside a group home where...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington say there are elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals close to natural gas extraction sites in the Barnett Shale area of North Texas. A news release from the school Friday says several...