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Federal officials are offering low-interest disaster loans to property owners damaged by severe weather and flooding that hit the San Antonio area last month. The Small Business Administration announced the assistance Wednesday for Bexar (BAYR) County property owners hurt by the...
Texas senators have acted quickly on Gov. Rick Perry's call to approve a new punishment for 17-year-olds convicted of capital murder. The Senate Criminal Justice Committee met Wednesday and approved a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole for at...
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge has awarded nearly $7 million to a Southeast Texas couple who sued a self-described psychic over her bogus 2011 tip of mass graves on their land. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/19rG67c ) reported Wednesday that a judge May 7 ruled against Presley "...
Authorities say they've captured the last two of the four teenage offenders who escaped a Central Texas detention center. Killeen police say officers saw the 16- and 17-year-old boys walking Wednesday afternoon and captured them after a short chase. The other two boys, ages 15...
DOBBIN, Texas (AP) - One of two women injured in a house explosion near a Houston-area town has died. A statement posted Thursday afternoon on the Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office website says 55-year-old Jennifer Mock had died at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The...
A Texas man who confessed to killing five people during a six-month crime spree in 1998 has been executed. Elroy Chester received lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville for the fatal shooting of Port Arthur firefighter Willie Ryman III. The 38-year-old Ryman...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A military jury in South Texas has convicted a Houston-area recruiter on multiple sexual assault-related counts. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jaime Rodriguez faces up to life in prison in the penalty phase Thursday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The San Antonio...
A jury has found a South Texas woman guilty of capital murder in her 6-year-old stepson's drowning at a Corpus Christi beach. The conviction on Wednesday comes 31 years after Laura Day was found guilty of killing her boyfriend. Her latest crime has landed her a life sentence...
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say they're preparing to retry a Texas man who's been in prison for 33 years, even though the state's top appeals court confirmed he doesn't have a valid conviction. Matagorda County District Attorney Steven Reis said Thursday he has directed...