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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for a Texas prisoner sentenced to die for the slaying of a retired sheriff's deputy during a holdup a decade ago in South Texas are trying to halt his imminent punishment. Convicted killer John Quintanilla faces lethal injection Tuesday evening...
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - A rookie East Texas sheriff's deputy has delivered a baby when a couple's drive to the hospital during storms was halted by a tree blocking a road. Tasha and Cody Rogers of Lufkin named their daughter Chloe Amanda - partly for Angelina County Sheriff's...
MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities have confiscated more than 18,000 marijuana plants in Central Texas after a group of deer hunters stumbled into them. Madison County Sheriff Travis Neely says a group of hunters were setting up deer blinds when they discovered the plants on...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Plans for a new university in the Rio Grande Valley are set to be unveiled. A bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry in June creates a new University of Texas institution by merging the University of Texas-Pan American and the University of Texas at...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - Central Texas authorities have identified a Fort Hood soldier as the gunman who killed a police officer during an exchange of gunfire. Killeen police said Tuesday that 24-year-old Dustin Cole was armed with an AK-47 assault weapon when he fatally shot...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The General Land Office is scheduled the sale of what community activists say one of the few patches of remaining North Texas prairie untouched by a plow. Jarid Manos has been leading an effort to buy from the state agency the 2,000 acres of prairie...
DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas County district attorney will appear in court to defend himself against a contempt-of-court allegation in a case that could land him in jail. Craig Watkins could face jail time if found guilty of contempt in a hearing Monday. A state district judge...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Jury selection enters its second week in the murder trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. Six new potential jurors will be brought in from Army posts nationwide for questioning Monday for the Fort Hood trial of Maj...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A police officer is dead and another is wounded after a shootout at a Central Texas apartment complex with a man armed with a military-style assault weapon. The suspect also was killed in the shootout at the Grandon Manor Apartments, near Killeen Mall...