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HOUSTON (AP) - A federal audit has determined a Houston-area housing agency misspent nearly $30 million over a three year period. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/14uXlPy) revealed Tuesday that inspectors from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found...
HOUSTON (AP) - Texas' highest criminal court has denied a request to block a Dallas County woman's execution this week. Kimberly McCarthy's execution would be the 500th in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982. She contends black jurors were...
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...
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...