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McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for leading a ring that smuggled marijuana to Houston in a load of charcoal. A federal judge in McAllen on Tuesday sentenced 59-year-old Eduardo Ramirez of Rio Grande City. A jury convicted...
HOUSTON (AP) - A former prostitute in Houston has teamed up with law enforcement and the courts to reform women who are jailed with long histories of prostitution. Kathryn Griffin Grinan's We've Been There Done That program has been successfully helping some of these women for...
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Texas man has died after being pulled from the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle. Bystanders pulled 74-year-old Phil Norris Long of Richardson, Texas, from the waters off Panama City Beach on Tuesday afternoon. They attempted to revive...
HOUSTON (AP) - Texas' highest criminal court has denied a request to block a Dallas County woman's execution this week. Kimberly McCarthy's execution would be the 500th in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982. She contends black jurors were...
EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) - Authorities say they've apprehended an escaped convict in South Texas who was part of a massive prison break last year in Mexico. U.S. marshals said late Monday they were acting on a tip when they found 24-year-old Gustavo Rodriguez Costilla hiding in a...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A 14-year-old West Texas boy is dead after he ran into a bull statue on the Texas Tech University campus and impaled himself on one of its horns. University spokesman Chris Cook says Miguel Martinez impaled himself while playing hide-and-seek with friends...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas is approaching a grim milestone: It will soon execute the 500th prisoner since the death penality resumed in the United States. Barring a reprieve, Kimberly McCarthy will be executed by lethal injection on Wednesday night for the killing of her...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Authorities have identified three people killed in what's described as a murder-suicide arising from a domestic dispute in West Texas. Lubbock County sheriff's Lt. Bryan Taylor says the bodies of 17-year-old Jack Alexander Bridges and 19-year-old Kayla Ann...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Tarrant County couple have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after authorities say three puppies were found dead and burned in a barrel over the weekend. Thirty-eight-year-old Melissa Woodard and 33-year-old Christoper Apala were arrested...