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HOUSTON (AP) - The future of the historic but deteriorating Astrodome is once again being debated. The Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. is meeting Wednesday in Houston to formally consider 19 plans that have been submitted for reusing the stadium. The sports...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - Family and friends were set to hold a funeral service for an East Texas police officer who died after being hit by a truck during a disturbance at a park. The service for Texarkana police officer William Jason Sprague is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in...
SPRINGTOWN, Texas (AP) - Two North Texas men are facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly neglecting a Shetland pony that was malnourished, suffering from an infected wound and living in squalid conditions. The owner of the pony, Jesse Ray Cross, and the pony's caretaker,...
DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas woman who fled her trial after being convicted of child sex trafficking and compelling prostitution has been sentenced in absentia to 25 years in prison. Jasmine Lanette Johnson was sentenced Monday after being convicted last week. Authorities...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas school district says it will cooperate fully with a state investigation that will review several areas of its operations. The Beaumont Independent School District announced Monday the Texas Education Agency is launching a special...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The parents of a 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot last year by police in a South Texas middle school hallway have filed a federal lawsuit. The family of Jaime Gonzalez Jr. is suing the city of Brownsville and the officers involved in the January...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - Police say a 16-year-old Houston-area boy was fatally stabbed as he tried to protect his mother when her ex-boyfriend attacked her. Baytown police allege 43-year-old Dene Carter stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Tanya Edwards, during an argument in her apartment...
WACO, Texas (AP) - Goats could be used to gobble up pesky kudzu vines near a Central Texas arts site. Art Center Waco executive director Mark Arnold wants to try using goats to munch away the vegetative problem. The vines are strangling trees on the slope overlooking the Bosque...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - There are 16 fertilizer plants in Texas like the one that exploded in West, but authorities say they aren't clear if any are near schools or residential centers. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw told lawmakers Monday that he wasn't...