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HOUSTON (AP) - An ex-Houston police officer convicted for his role in the 2010 videotaped beating of a teen burglary suspect alleges juror misconduct and seeks a new trial. Attorneys for Drew Ryser say the foreman while outside court wrongly went online to research the case,...
HOUSTON (AP) - A 15-year-old Houston-area girl has been hospitalized after being attacked by the family's two pit bulls and suffering more than 100 puncture wounds. Kasandra Benavides was mauled Wednesday afternoon while giving the 8-month-old dogs some food and water. Kasandra...
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) - A South Texas pier has been closed after a ferry hauling vehicles and passengers lost power and crashed into part of the walkway. Port Aransas police say nobody was hurt when the ferry hit the Station Street Pier. The Coast Guard will help investigate...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas sales tax holiday weekend has been set for Aug. 9-11 as families prepare to send children back to school. State Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items costing less than $100. The law exempts most clothing, footwear,...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man faces up to life in prison for his role in a drug and contraband smuggling ring linked to a state prison. A federal jury in Corpus Christi on Wednesday convicted 40-year-old Juan Ledezma (luh-DES'-muh) of Brownsville of drug...
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Police will examine security surveillance video after "H8" - representing the word hate - was spray-painted on the side of a South Texas Islamic center. Victoria police reported no immediate arrests over the defacing of the Victoria Islamic Center. The...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a contract employee has been electrocuted while doing work at El Paso International Airport. El Paso police on Wednesday identified the victim as 22-year-old Cheyenne Rhoades of Avinger. The worker was located early Tuesday on the ground...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Police are seeking vandals who dumped bleach on floors and broke holes in the walls of a soon-to-be occupied Habitat for Humanity house in Southeast Texas. Beaumont police say the damage was discovered Wednesday in the future home for Marilyn Dartest...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A mobile home fire in West Texas that killed a woman and two of her children has claimed the life of a third youngster. An official with American Heritage Cemetery and Funeral Home said Tuesday that services are pending for 3-year-old Janet Luque of Odessa,...