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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas county has modified its employee health plan by changing the language in the policy to remove references to say couples and domestic partners in order to make it "legally defensible." The new language talks about a "plus one" program, set to...
HOUSTON (AP) - A handcuffed robbery suspect who ran from Harris County deputies while being booked has been recaptured along a bayou in downtown Houston. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Timothy Sonnier was being held Tuesday. He also went by the alias of 29-...
CANYON, Texas (AP) - A state park in the Texas Panhandle will be getting three bridges to help improve the flow of traffic along crossings that can flood during storms. The Amarillo Globe-News (http://bit.ly/161SPdS ) reported Tuesday that the improvements are scheduled to start...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A coroner says the passenger killed while riding a Texas roller coaster was ejected from her seat and plummeted about 75 feet before striking a metal beam. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office released additional details Tuesday on the death of...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is to visit the Texas-Mexico border to discuss cooperation with Mexico's domestic security chief before proceeding to meetings in Mexico City. Napolitano's visit Tuesday includes meetings in Matamoros,...
LA GRANGE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas woman faces a drug charge after about 12 pounds of cocaine turned up hidden in the battery of her vehicle that was bound for Houston. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office says Alma R. Presas of La Joya had her three elementary school-age...
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a letter of apology from a New Mexico couple who were found guilty of defrauding the Air Force out of millions. Court records in San Antonio show U.S. District Judge Fred Biery ruled this week that Donald Dean Brewer and his wife...
DALLAS (AP) - The deadly accident on a Six Flags Over Texas roller coaster has prompted the temporary shutdown of a similar ride at a sister Six Flags park in San Antonio. Six Flags is investigating a Dallas woman's fatal fall from the Texas Giant roller coaster Friday night at...
HOUSTON (AP) - Dueling groups of protesters converged on a wealthy Houston neighborhood in reaction to last weekend's not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Around 80 people gathered Sunday on a street in Houston's River Oaks area, some carrying...