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The military lawyers assigned to help the Fort Hood shooting gunman won't be allowed to present evidence on why he shouldn't get the death penalty. Shortly after Maj. Nidal Hasan rested his sentencing case Tuesday without presenting any evidence, his three stand-by attorneys...
The state's top education official has written to school districts, reminding them that using CSCOPE or other curriculum systems requires holding a public meeting. Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams wrote Tuesday that a recently approved law requires districts using...
A federal agency has cited a South Texas waterpark for several worker safety violations and imposed a fine of nearly $100,000 following the death of a lifeguard in March. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday that it found six...
A 19-year-old San Antonio-area man has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of his parents. Bryant Meza (MAY'-zuh) remains in Bexar (BAYR) County Jail in San Antonio suspected in the slayings of Fidel and Eva Meza. The couple's bodies were found early Monday...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Dallas-based medical group has asked the Texas environmental agency to cut air pollution from coal-fired power plants by strengthening rules and requiring equipment upgrades in older facilities. The Dallas County Medical Society filed a petition Wednesday with...
A man free on bond pending trial in two weeks for the death of a West Texas man has died in a fiery sport utility vehicle crash in East Texas. Clifford Paul Woods was set for trial in two weeks in Odessa in the November 2010 stabbing death of 29-year-old Brian Dillon. Trooper...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A federal judge says a northeast Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is competent to stand trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven said Shannon Guess Richardson is mentally...
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge has begun deliberating the fate of a woman accused in the 2010 slaying of a 12-year-old Houston boy. Closing arguments concluded Monday in the capital murder trial of 47-year-old Mona Nelson, who authorities say killed Jonathan Foster and stuffed his badly...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - Police say it appears a man cutting grass at a North Texas golf course drowned when his mower toppled into a pond and pinned him underwater. Plano Fire-Rescue Capt. Peggy Harrell says a lawn maintenance crew that contracts with The Courses at Watters Creek...