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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Will he or won't he? Gov. Rick Perry has invited friends and supporters Monday to San Antonio and the largest Caterpillar equipment dealership in the country to announce "exciting future plans." The longest-serving governor in Texas history should reveal if he...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas county that's seen the number of child abuse cases more than double in recent years has launched an investigative unit to tamp down the problem. The Cameron County district attorney's office launched the unit July 1 and it features two...
HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - South Texas officials intend to raise $2.5 million by selling 600 acres of a dry salt lake that borders the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The La Sal Vieja lake in Willacy County has been a valuable resource for people dating to the...
A fired North Texas police officer accused of protecting an alleged drug dealer and helping sell anabolic steroids to department personnel has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Ex-Arlington police officer Thomas Kantzos is facing one count of exceeding authorized access to...
Authorities have identified a San Antonio woman who was kidnapped earlier this week and killed by the man investigators say took her from her home. The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/125dSI9) Yvette Ramos was fatally shot Tuesday by her kidnapper as she tried to...
Police say the seizure of about 2,000 pounds of marijuana has led investigators to an unusual find: an underground drug bunker built beneath the foundation of a South Texas home. The Monitor of McAllen reports (http://bit.ly/14S0OYl ) that the bunker was discovered Wednesday...
Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman is donating a fire truck to the Central Texas town of West, which was devastated by an April fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people and injured more than 200. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/17UzRt9) the...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Southeast Texas police say no injuries were reported after several cars from a train derailed in downtown Beaumont. Officials say the derailment happened around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The rail cars were carrying grain and a large amount spilled in the area...
HOUSTON (AP) - Texans are being given the chance to name the full-sized space shuttle replica that will be displayed at Johnson Space Center's official visitor center in Houston. The visitor center, Space Center Houston, is running its "Name the Shuttle" contest through Labor...