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Federal health officials are accusing Texas of throwing up more obstacles to the roll out of health care reform in the state. Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter this week to state Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber saying the state must protect Texans by adopting stricter...
A former South Texas street gang member has been put to death for his involvement in the fatal shootings of four women during an ambush 11 years ago. Robert Gene Garza became the 12th prisoner executed this year in Texas, the nation's busiest capital punishment state, when he...
Texas says it will keep using the same drug for its executions but won't say how it will replace its supply that expires this month. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said in a statement to The Associated Press that it has no immediate plans to switch...
Texas weathered the 2008 recession better than most states, but according to U.S. Census Bureau data the state's median income remains below 2000 levels, and the poverty and uninsured rates remain high. According to data released Thursday, Texas was one of only two states where...
A South Texas gang member is set to die for his involvement in a botched ambush in which four women died 11 years ago. Robert Gene Garza would be the 12th inmate executed this year in Texas. The 30-year-old belonged to a Rio Grande Valley gang known as the Tri-City Bombers...
A former U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy in South Texas and to planning a contract killing has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Senior U.S. District Judge George Kazen gave 30-year-old Kevin Corley of Columbia, S.C., consecutive sentences Wednesday in...
The former controller of the famed Collin Street Bakery chain appears in federal court to face allegations of embezzling nearly $17 million from the company. Sandy Jenkins was indicted last week on 10 mail fraud counts. His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday in federal court...
The agency that regulates water levels of the Colorado River lakes in Central Texas will ask the state to allow a halt lake water releases downstream to Matagorda Bay. By a 9-6 vote Wednesday, the Lower Colorado River Authority board decided to ask the Texas Commission on...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - The head of the U.S. Homeland Security Department is to meet with federal border security personnel in McAllen on the way to meetings in Mexico. Acting Secretary Rand Beers was scheduled to make a brief visit to McAllen on Thursday. Beers was expected to...