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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...
MIAMI (AP) - A former Texas hand surgeon has been sentenced to 30 days in federal prison for interfering with the crew of a British Airways flight earlier this year. U.S. District Judge Donald Graham in Miami also fined Michael Glyn Brown $5,000 at a hearing Wednesday. Brown...
HOUSTON (AP) - Retail gasoline prices have tumbled 8 cents across Texas during the first week of fall. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide average price at the pump fell to $3.20 per gallon. The national gas price average declined 6 cents since last week to settle at $3...
HOUSTON (AP) - Police say a 14-year-old Houston boy has been stabbed while protecting a girl from an attack by one of her relatives as the children waited at a school bus stop. Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says a man Thursday morning tried to grab the girl, the boy...
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) - 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...