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A Texas woman is among a team of wounded U.S. service members in London this week for a publicity tour before starting a fundraising race to the South Pole with Britain's Prince Harry. The U.S. team is organized by the Colorado group Soldiers to Summits. Director Jason Eckman...
The University of Texas System board of regents has voted to approve Steve Patterson's hiring as athletic director overseeing one of the nation's wealthiest athletic departments. Regents met by phone Monday to OK the hiring of Patterson, who will leave his post as AD at Arizona...
Officials say the Houston Astrodome could still be saved, even though voters have rejected a $217 million idea to turn it into a multipurpose facility. Ideas for the saving the abandoned stadium include transforming it into an indoor skiing complex or creating an amusement park...
HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say a retired Harris County sheriff's deputy has been arrested for sexually assaulting a young girl over several years. John Van Trump was arrested Friday and charged with super aggravated sexual assault, because the victim was under 6. Investigators...
DALLAS (AP) - Police Chief David Brown has increased the number of detectives investigating robberies in Dallas as the city sees an increase in the crime. The reassignments by Brown is a departure from a decision last year to reduce the number of robbery detectives. Police...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A Reston man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for producing child pornography after he enticed two children to perform explicit activity that he recorded. Twenty-seven-year-old Alex Ernesto Calderon Velasquez was sentenced Friday in federal court...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police are looking for two electricians charged with criminally negligent homicide in a man's electrocution in a west Houston hotel swimming pool. Jason Joseph Gorczyca and James Ray Pyle are sought in the Aug. 31 death of Raul Hernandez. A police...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Texas Christian University has bestowed another laurel upon its star journalism alumnus. TCU trustees voted Friday to rename its College of Communications the Schieffer College of Communications, effective immediately, for CBS News Chief Washington...
DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas museum chronicling the life and death of President John F. Kennedy has added several items visible in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Jack Ruby shooting Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza announced Friday...