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WEST, Texas (AP) - Crews have begun tearing down a Central Texas high school that was severely damaged in an April fertilizer plant explosion that claimed 15 lives. The superintendent of the West Independent School District says everything salvageable has been removed from West...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl in a field after she ran away from home. Prosecutors in Fort Worth on Thursday announced the penalty for 36-year-old Miguel Angel Munoz of Arlington. Jurors...
DENTON, Texas (AP) - The University of North Texas board has officially named the president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as its next leader. UNT regents voted unanimously Thursday to hire Dr. Neal Smatresk as the university's next president. He will replace V. Lane...
An El Paso man convicted and condemned for the slaying of an elderly woman almost 30 years ago has won a new punishment trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agreed Wednesday with a trial judge that Angel Galvan Rivera had poor legal help at his 1986 trial in El Paso...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Governors from several Western states told federal officials on Thursday they are prepared to take on more responsibility for fighting wildfires. During the annual winter meeting of the Western Governors Association on Thursday, state leaders told officials from...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University in the fall will begin offering a major in journalism, resurrecting the program a decade after it was eliminated. University officials announced in a news release Thursday that the Faculty Senate this week approved a liberal...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a San Antonio man to 95 years in prison for producing child pornography by using minors engaged in sexually explicit acts. U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez sentenced 31-year-old Luis Moreno on Wednesday. He had pleaded guilty...
CHINA GROVE, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a South Texas city have disbanded the three-person police department and turned law enforcement over to the Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff's Office. The China Grove City Council on Monday night voted to indefinitely suspend Chief Larry Davis and...
HOUSTON (AP) - It's been years since tickets were sold for seats at the Astrodome, but for the next few days, the seats themselves will be up for sale. Reliant Park, where the Astrodome is situated, said in a statement that a weeklong online sale of 2,400 pairs of seats from the...