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A judge has refused to throw out a blood test that showed former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was driving drunk the night of a crash that killed a practice squad player. Josh Brent's attorneys argued his blood was drawn under an improper warrant. They wanted the results of...
A Zimbabwean national in the country illegally has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for knowingly infecting four West Texas women with the HIV virus. Derick Nhekairo pleaded guilty earlier this week to multiple charges that included aggravated assault. State District Judge...
The Texas Education Agency says it will create a new investigative division after a state report highlighted serious flaws with how it monitors its more than 1,000 districts. The State Auditor's Office report released Friday confirmed that TEA did not perform a thorough...
Dallas police will wear a commemorative badge in November to pay tribute to a patrolman shot dead after stopping alleged Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. The Dallas Morning News reports the badge will be offered to current and "honorably retired" officers for $70 each. Part...
West is set to be awash in sausage, sauerkraut and its famous kolaches this weekend as the town holds its signature celebration of its Czech heritage - the first Westfest since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion tore through the small community. The annual festival, which runs...
The West Trojans have kicked off their first season of football since a local fertilizer plant exploded, killing 15 people and transformed the lives of everyone in the small Texas community. Thursday night's season opener is being played on a field that served as a triage...
A state audit has found that the Texas Education Agency is unable to detect widespread cheating on the state's school accountability system. The El Paso Times reports the audit report is to be released Friday. The report, of which it received an advance copy, says state...
State transportation officials are backing off an effort to shift the burden for maintaining urban highways to local governments in a bid to save upward of $165 million. The Texas Transportation Commission heard testimony Thursday on an initiative to have cities and counties...
A West Texas jury has sentenced a San Antonio trucker to 25 years in prison for beating a woman to death. The Lubbock County jury deliberated 41/2 hours Thursday before sentencing Kenneth Ray Dunn for the fatal beating of Stephanie Williams of Dallas. Jurors had deliberated...