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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Gay rights advocates and religious conservatives are expected to pack a San Antonio City Council meeting for a vote on a nondiscrimination proposal that's drawing rebuke from big-name Republicans. If approved Thursday, San Antonio would join other major Texas...
HOUSTON (AP) - Four more current and former Army National Guard soldiers had pleaded guilty to roles in bribery and fraud relating to recruitment. The four bring to 15 the number of Army National Guard soldiers and recruiters convicted in a scheme to obtain thousands of dollars...
LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for illegally transporting immigrants and assaulting U.S. Border Patrol agents. Jose Alberto Izquierdo-Gonzalez was sentenced Wednesday in the South Texas town of Laredo. The 28...
HOUSTON (AP) - An appeals court has lifted a stay that allowed a Houston-area hospital to withhold a former track coach's heart from his widow. The ruling comes in a nine-year legal fight between Christus St. Catherine hospital in Katy and Linda Carswell, widow of Cypress-...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The manager of the electric grid serving most of Texas says it's ready to meet the electric power demands expected in the upcoming autumn and winter. Warren Lasher is the director of system planning for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. He says...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A former top El Paso County official has pleaded guilty to a mail fraud conspiracy count as part of an ongoing federal investigation into public corruption in the West Texas county. Former El Paso County Judge Anthony Cobos entered his plea Tuesday before U...
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - The Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved. Maj. Nidal Hasan began growing a beard in the years after the November 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 30 wounded. The beard prompted delays to...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston leaders are proceeding with efforts to establish a licensed spaceport at one of the city's airports. The city's airport system plans on Wednesday to unveil drawings and three-dimensional graphics depicting various facets of the proposed Spaceport at...
HOUSTON (AP) - A former elementary school teacher has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. Juan Antonio Villarreal was sentenced Tuesday in Houston after pleading guilty earlier in the year to a variety of charges...