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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Texas NAACP have filed a lawsuit to overturn the state's Voter ID law. The two groups filed their petition with a federal court in Corpus Christi on Tuesday. The Department of Justice also filed a lawsuit...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State Sen. Wendy Davis is setting a date for when she will announce whether she will run for governor. Her campaign said the Fort Worth Democrat will send out an e-mail Wednesday to supporters saying she will announce her plans Oct. 3. Davis asks supporters...
DALLAS (AP) - President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries are expressing deep skepticism about the president's strategy in dealing with Syria's use of chemical weapons. Robert Gates and Leon Panetta spoke Tuesday night to an audience in Dallas. Obama had been pushing...
A Cuban who fled Texas in 2003 following his drug-smuggling arrest then turned up nearly 10 years later bound in a vehicle has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison. A federal judge in McAllen on Monday announced 46-year-old Alexis Estevez-Alvarez's sentence. A federal...
(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com) SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A prominent San Antonio businessman and TV pitchman who had been awaiting trial for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife has died of...
U.S. Border Patrol agents in West Texas have arrested five individuals who authorities allege pelted the agents with rocks as they illegally tried to cross from Mexico into the U.S. The Border Patrol says the agents were working Sunday night in El Paso when eight individuals...
A man who robbed the same South Texas bank twice in 2012 and hid some of the loot in his boots has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Monday sentenced 52-year-old Vernon Nicholas Tolmie. He had pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count...
Nidal Hasan collected nearly $300,000 in his military salary while awaiting trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. But his attorney says nearly all of it has been given to charity, likely making inaccessible to his victims. Hasan's civil attorney, John Galligan,...
Federal authorities have arrested a man they say is linked to the hacker collective Anonymous and who allegedly broke into a South Texas county Web site. The Monitor of McAllen reports Fidel Salinas Jr. remains in federal custody awaiting a detention hearing after being arrested...