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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) - Three people are dead in what authorities are describing as a muder-suicide that stemmed from a domestic dispute in West Texas. Lubbock County sheriff's Lt. Bryan Taylor sayd the bodies of a man and woman were found Sunday morning at a Lubbock home. The...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - University of Texas President Bill Powers said Monday's Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in higher education will have no impact on the schools' admissions policy. Texas was sued by a white student who was denied admission and the school had been...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Police in Fort Worth say they killed a man who was stabbing a woman when they arrived at a local apartment building. A police spokesman says that officers heard cries for help inside an apartment at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning. They arrived to find the...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate facing lethal injection this summer for the 2000 fatal beating of his girlfriend's son has had his execution delayed. The El Paso Times (http://bit.ly/175tJdP ) reported Monday that a judge has pushed back the July 10 execution date...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republicans in the Texas House have passed one of the nation's toughest packages of abortion restrictions. Democrats stalled the vote as long as possible Monday, the second to last day of the special legislative session. The proposed bill would ban abortions...
DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office in Dallas is hosting a meeting with members of a delegation from Mexico shaping changes to the country's judicial system. The meeting between prosecutors, judges and delegation members starts Monday morning. U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana's...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A New Mexico man convicted of mailing threatening letters laced with powder to dozens of financial institutions nationwide has lost his attempt to avoid paying $87,734 to reimburse emergency response costs. Richard Leon Goyette's motion for a new hearing...