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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House is entering the final stretch of the special legislative session, voting on redistricting and holding hearings on abortion and highway funding. Lawmakers are expected to give final approval to the 2012 voting maps, giving Gov. Rick Perry the...
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - A North Texas woman convicted in the arsenic poisoning death of her millionaire boss is set to be released from prison. Debra Lynn Baker is to be released this week after spending a decade behind bars. But that was for parole violations. At her 1994...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - Federal authorities don't want bond set for a Texas woman accused of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama threatening violence against gun-control advocates. Shannon Richardson's detention hearing is set for Thursday in Texarkana. She's...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Samuel L. Jackson would have been cursing up a storm. An East Texas man has pleaded guilty to smuggling snakes on several planes from South America to the United States. During a court hearing Wednesday in Tyler, William Lamar pleaded guilty to importing...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A dental office manager has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for embezzling $353,000 from her employer and using the money for such things as Beyonce and Lil Wayne concert tickets, a limousine rental to take her to church and replenishment of her boyfriend...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas dentist has pleaded guilty to health care fraud and agreed to forfeit more than $829,000. A federal magistrate in Beaumont on Tuesday accepted the plea from 70-year-old Terrence Ewing Syler. He ran Syler Orthodontics in Beaumont...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a South Texas teenager who appears to have been run over by her own vehicle. Authorities in Rio Grande City were called to a home around 8:10 a.m. Tuesday. Police Chief Dutch Piper says that responding officers...
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA...
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - The Texas child welfare agency under investigation for its mishandling of a toddler's death last year has disciplined two caseworkers after discovering that one of them had "an inappropriate relationship" with the child's father. Texas Department of Family...