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BELTON, Texas (AP) - The civil attorney of the ex-Army officer sentenced to death for his bloody shooting rampage at Fort Hood is calling his conviction and sentence unfair. John Galligan is a former defense attorney for former Maj. Nidal Hasan, whom a military jury condemned to...
A man free on bond pending trial in two weeks for the death of a West Texas man has died in a fiery sport utility vehicle crash in East Texas. Clifford Paul Woods was set for trial in two weeks in Odessa in the November 2010 stabbing death of 29-year-old Brian Dillon. Trooper...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A federal judge says a northeast Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is competent to stand trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven said Shannon Guess Richardson is mentally...
A Texas appeals court has upheld a lower-court ruling that allows the developer of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline to condemn Northeast Texas farm land for pipeline right of way. In a 29-page ruling handed down Tuesday, the 6th Texas Court of Appeals in Texarkana ruled...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tea party activists staged a meeting at the Texas Capitol urging Congress to withhold funding for the White House-backed health care law. ForAmerica Chairman L. Brent Bozell III co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots told Wednesday's event that now is the time...
Former state Rep. Raul Torres says he is running for state comptroller. The Corpus Christi Republican said Tuesday that he is tired of insider deals and that he would bring greater transparency to the office responsible for taking in revenues and disbursing them to state...
The military lawyers assigned to help the Fort Hood shooting gunman won't be allowed to present evidence on why he shouldn't get the death penalty. Shortly after Maj. Nidal Hasan rested his sentencing case Tuesday without presenting any evidence, his three stand-by attorneys...
The state's top education official has written to school districts, reminding them that using CSCOPE or other curriculum systems requires holding a public meeting. Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams wrote Tuesday that a recently approved law requires districts using...
A federal agency has cited a South Texas waterpark for several worker safety violations and imposed a fine of nearly $100,000 following the death of a lifeguard in March. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday that it found six...