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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A new bridge over the Trinity River in Fort Worth is set to open. The West Seventh Street bridge is set to open to traffic Wednesday evening after a brief parade of dignitaries. The old bridge, which spanned the river for 100 years, was demolished in...
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A man has died after being struck by a train while walking on railroad tracks near downtown Abilene. Abilene police Officer Brian Poynor tells the train conductor blew the whistle when he saw the man walking on the tracks Tuesday evening, but by the time...
DALLAS (AP) - The partial government shutdown is causing delays in the federal investigation of the fertilizer plant explosion in West. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California tells that agencies reviewing the April 17 blast that killed 15 people can't meet while the government doesn't...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Lubbock man is headed for the Texas death chamber for killing his parents at their home 15 years ago during a drug-influenced rampage that also left his 89-year-old grandmother dead. Michael Yowell is trying to block his execution by joining a lawsuit...
HOUSTON (AP) - One person is reported dead and four injured after a two-vehicle crash in Houston. The Houston Chronicle reports that a Ford Mustang veered into oncoming traffic Tuesday around 4 p.m., hitting a pickup truck on the Sam Houston Tollway. A female in the Mustang was...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - State authorities say the pilot of an ultralight plane has died when the craft crashed to the ground southeast of Houston in Galveston County. State trooper Colin Kolupski tells the Galveston County Daily News that 67-year-old Roger Brown was making his...
LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) - Police southeast of Houston say a woman has been arrested for punishing her 10-year-old boy by having him walk home along a busy freeway. League City police say 34-year-old Angela Graciela Garcia ordered the child from her car Monday evening after the...
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,...
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...