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ATHENS, Texas (AP) - Invasive zebra mussels have turned up at a Central Texas lake as efforts continue to stop the spread of the unwanted creatures. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Thursday announced zebra mussels were discovered Sept. 18 in Belton Lake, 60 miles...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking a neighbor's underage daughter on a multistate trip for a week and having sex with her. A federal judge in Houston sentenced 34-year-old Jacob Daniel West of Conroe. The 14-year-old girl was the...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A rail line through the Texas Panhandle has been cleared following a three-train wreck that left four crewmembers hurt. Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway said Thursday that the line just east of Amarillo has reopened to traffic. Spokesman Joe Faust says the...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's public school district is a finalist for more than a half-million dollars in college scholarships for its high school seniors. The scholarships come in a private foundation's annual recognition of student achievement gains in big-city school districts. U...
PORTER, Texas (AP) - A man and a woman have been shot to death at their Houston-area home and investigators detained a male relative in the attack. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call late Tuesday night from a girl who allegedly witnessed the shootings at...
ORANGE, Texas (AP) - Officials say an inmate at a Southeast Texas jail has died after an apparent brain aneurysm. The Orange County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday afternoon announced the death of 55-year-old Joda Lewis Atchley of Orange. A spokesman for the sheriff's department on...
HOUSTON (AP) - A man from Pakistan has been charged in a Texas fake drugs case involving more than 7,000 bogus erectile dysfunction pills. Federal prosecutors in Houston say 45-year-old Mohammad Jamal Rashid faces a seven-count indictment charging conspiracy, trafficking in...
HOUSTON (AP) - Divers have recovered a man's body from a Houston bayou where a pickup truck went off a road and into the water during heavy rain last weekend. The Harris County Sheriff's Office also says initial reports that a second person was in the vehicle are believed wrong...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The clang-clang-clang of the trolley is in San Antonio's future. San Antonio's VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority board voted without dissent Tuesday to proceed with a proposed $280 million streetcar system for the Alamo City. Six board members voted for the...