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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The 5th anniversary has arrived of the most recent occasion of which a hurricane tore apart Galveston and other nearby beachfront communities. On Sept. 13, 2008, a storm surge as high as 20 feet and winds of up to 110 mph left 80 percent of Galveston's...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Rice University professor's sleuthing is credited with helping the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam authenticate a long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting that spent years in a Norwegian attic. Don H. Johnson is a Rice professor emeritus of electrical and computer...
HOUSTON (AP) - Retail gasoline prices across Texas have fallen by a nickel this week as demand weakens with the passing of the summer driving season. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average unleaded price at the pump dropped to $3.36 per gallon. The price is 30 cents less...
DALLAS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted Collin Street Bakery's former controller for allegedly embezzling nearly $17 million from the famed Texas fruitcake company. Sandy Jenkins was indicted Wednesday on 10 counts of mail fraud. Court documents say Jenkins managed a...
DALLAS (AP) - Former President George W. Bush says the creation of new technologies to generate and use energy raises the issue of how to best harness it for the "common good in a reasonable way." Bush made brief remarks Thursday afternoon at a daylong conference his Dallas...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Mexican national has received a 3-year prison sentence for his part in an immigrant-smuggling run that ended in a South Texas stock pond, drowning three men. A federal judge in San Antonio sentenced Jose Abram Lopez-Lozano on Wednesday. The 25-year-old...
BALTIMORE (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is launching ads against Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. WTOP said Wednesday the ads are set to begin airing in the D.C. region this week. Perry, a Republican, urges Maryland businesses to move to Texas, if they are tired of Maryland taxes...
SPRING, Texas (AP) - Metal detectors will remain in use for the rest of the school year at a suburban Houston school where a student was fatally stabbed last week. A statement from the Spring school district Wednesday also says clear backpacks have been handed out to students as...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - The East Texas woman accused of mailing poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others has been ordered to remain behind bars until her trial. Richardson appeared Wednesday morning for a detention hearing in federal court in Texarkana, Texas. A...