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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...
CHAPPELL HILL, Texas (AP) - Two people have been killed in a weekend fire that consumed a home in Southeast Texas. The Washington County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 53-year-old Jeanette M. Laster and her boyfriend, 50-year-old David Michael Wright, died in the blaze in...
NAVASOTA, Texas (AP) - Authorities are investigating the crash of a glider that left the pilot injured. The crash Saturday at about 6:30 p.m. occurred near Navasota Municipal Airport in Grimes County, about 70 miles northwest of Houston. The Texas Department of Public Safety...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a former sailor's bid to clear his name in the high-profile "Norfolk Four" case. The justices rejected Eric Wilson's appeal without comment Monday. The Jourdanton, Texas, man is one of four ex-sailors who claimed police...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston-area population continues to grow and that's created more cases for Harris County's 22 felony courts. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/17y0rbs ) reported Monday that since 1985 the number of felony filings has doubled from about 22,000 annually to...