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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...
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - Fort Bliss officials say the West Texas base will lose 750 soldiers as part of a massive restructuring announced this week by the U.S. Army. Maj. Joe Buccino said Wednesday that despite the drop in personnel, once restructuring is completed by 2019 the...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Texan linked to a sex trafficking ring in which a woman was branded with a panther image to mark her as property must serve 61/2 more years in prison. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 43-year-old Andre McDaniels for witness tampering. McDaniels...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Democratic congressman has joined seven others in filing a federal lawsuit to keep Texas from enforcing its voter ID law. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth filed the papers Wednesday in Corpus Christi, calling the requirement to show a state-issued photo...
(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com) SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A projected deficit of $50 million is forcing San Antonio leaders to review an array of cuts to close the shortfall. The San Antonio Express-News notes (http://...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas has executed its 500th inmate since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982. Kimberly McCarthy received lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 1997 slaying of her 71-year-old neighbor near Dallas. She's the first woman put to...
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...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a highway worker has died in a hit-and-run accident in West Texas. El Paso police are looking for the person driving a vehicle that struck the 41-year-old victim Tuesday afternoon along U.S. 54. The worker was dead at the scene. The Texas...