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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Education Agency is releasing ratings for schools and districts using a new accountability system. The agency is scheduled to let parents know if their schools met state standards on Thursday afternoon. Education Commissioner Michael Williams...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The driver of a sport utility vehicle that plunged into a pond on an immigrant-smuggling run, drowning three men, has been sentenced to prison. A federal judge in San Antonio sentenced Javier (hahv-YEHR') Silva-Morales to 12 years in prison on Wednesday. The...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The suspect in the death of a 6-year-old North Texas girl is out of the hospital and in jail after receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the head. Police say Tyler Holder was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police serving him with a capital...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A newly unsealed deposition from former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura shows Ventura complaining about difficulty finding work after a Navy SEAL published a book he claims defamed him. Ventura is suing the estate of Chris Kyle, a former sniper whose best-...
DALLAS (AP) - After almost two years of oversight, federal officials say a Dallas hospital system is complying with Medicare program requirements. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Wednesday that Parkland Health & Hospital System meets requirements...
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a Dallas suburb heard public comment on whether to appeal a ruling that overturned an ordinance banning immigrants in the country illegally from renting apartments. The Farmers Branch City Council deferred a vote. No date was announced...
HOUSTON (AP) - Two men have been charged with trafficking about 17,000 fake Viagra pills in an undercover investigation linked to Texas and Illinois. Prosecutors in Houston say an 11-count indictment unsealed Tuesday names 49-year-old Jamal Khattab of Katy and 45-year-old Fayez...
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - A 50-year-old South Texas man has been charged with the fatal shooting of his younger brother. Comal County jail records show Nicholas Koclanes of San Antonio was being held Wednesday on a murder charge with bond set at $300,000. Online jail records...
NEW YORK (AP) - The government has told a federal judge in New York that he doesn't have authority to release an ailing disbarred civil rights lawyer serving a 10-year prison sentence after a terrorism-related conviction. Prosecutors said in court papers that a request by...