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A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise. The female Texas cooter arrived June 18 and will go on display Thursday at the zoo's Friedrich Aquarium. Zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike (van SKYKE') said Wednesday that...
A 13-year-old North Texas boy faces a capital murder charge in the death of a 5-year-old boy hit in the head multiple times. Fort Worth police say the teen was arrested Thursday in the death of Sida Osman. The teen's name is being withheld because he's a juvenile. His case is in...
A North Texas jury has convicted a former public transit bus driver of molesting a 6-year-old girl whose mother participated in the abuse. The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/126sp5V) reports that 47-year-old Leander Douglas Adams III was found guilty Thursday by a...
A member of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas is going to prison after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy counts relating to the gang's criminal activities. A Justice Department statement says a federal judge in Houston sentenced James Marshall "Dirty"...
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - Two law enforcement officers have been shot in the North Texas city of Granbury while in the apparent pursuit of a suspect. Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds says the officers were wounded late Friday morning. No information was immediately released on the...
Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston is joining a crowded Republican primary for lieutenant governor. Patrick announced his statewide campaign at a downtown Austin hotel about two blocks from the Capitol. He joins a 2014 primary that already includes current Lt. Gov. David...
The Supreme Court has thrown out lower court rulings that blocked a Texas voter identification law and the state's political redistricting plans as discriminatory. The court's action Thursday was a predictable result of its major ruling two days earlier that effectively ended...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian whose partner held a family Bible for her in 2010 when she was sworn in, welcomes a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, but says the "fight is not over." Parker's election in 2009 made Houston the largest U.S. city...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Border Patrol agents in South Texas have found the bodies of two suspected immigrants in recent days. The agency's Rio Grande Valley sector said Wednesday that agents had also rescued 15 people, including 13 found locked inside a trailer at the highway...