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Farmers in the Rio Grande Valley are reporting major crop losses worth millions of dollars due to a devastating drought that has parched South Texas. The McAllen Monitor reports Sunday this growing season has been the worst since 2006. The Natural Resources Defense Council...
The Coast Guard and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are hunting for a fisherman overdue from a fishing expedition in San Antonio Bay. The Coast Guard said in a statement released late Saturday the missing man is 62-year-old Joseph Ames. The guard says he has gray hair...
Officials say Houston's top prosecutor Mike Anderson has died after battling cancer. He was 57. Joe Stinebaker, a spokesman for Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, said officials were informed that the Harris County District Attorney had died on Friday evening. No information was...
KATY, Texas (AP) -Police suspect dogs attacked and killed a 96-year-old man in the backyard of his suburban Houston home. Juan Campos' grandson found his body on Friday. Harris County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Ben Beall says Juan Campos had injuries consistent with dog bites on...
A Zimbabwean national in the country illegally has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for knowingly infecting four West Texas women with the HIV virus. Derick Nhekairo pleaded guilty earlier this week to multiple charges that included aggravated assault. State District Judge...
The Texas Education Agency says it will create a new investigative division after a state report highlighted serious flaws with how it monitors its more than 1,000 districts. The State Auditor's Office report released Friday confirmed that TEA did not perform a thorough...
Dallas police will wear a commemorative badge in November to pay tribute to a patrolman shot dead after stopping alleged Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. The Dallas Morning News reports the badge will be offered to current and "honorably retired" officers for $70 each. Part...
West is set to be awash in sausage, sauerkraut and its famous kolaches this weekend as the town holds its signature celebration of its Czech heritage - the first Westfest since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion tore through the small community. The annual festival, which runs...
The West Trojans have kicked off their first season of football since a local fertilizer plant exploded, killing 15 people and transformed the lives of everyone in the small Texas community. Thursday night's season opener is being played on a field that served as a triage...