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The Coast Guard has helped save two men from Galveston Bay after a large wave hit a fishing boat and one person was swept overboard. Coast Guard personnel on Sunday afternoon rescued the man swept from the boat and a friend who grabbed life vests for himself and his buddy - then...
Nobody has been hurt in a fire at a Central Texas group residence for the mentally challenged who may be homeless. The Austin Fire Department says the blaze was reported around dawn Monday at Hannah's Place in North Austin. Officials say about 30 people in the structure were...
A 430-pound anti-social gorilla who's spent 18 years at the Dallas Zoo will be moved to a South Carolina facility for a more solitary existence. The Dallas Zoo on Monday announced the planned transfer of 23-year-old Patrick to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, S.C...
A new commercial spaceship will wait all week before aiming again for the International Space Station. Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus capsule was supposed to arrive Sunday. But the rendezvous was aborted because of a discrepancy in navigation data between the two vessels. The...
State Rep. Tryon Lewis says he won't seek re-election to the House District 81 seat representing a large chunk of West Texas. The three-term Odessa Republican chairs the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and sits on the House Committee on Environmental...
DALLAS - About 30,000 works of art reflecting on love will be displayed throughout Dallas this fall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On Saturday, volunteers with the nonprofit art organization 29 Pieces began displaying the...
Gasoline prices have tumbled 8 cents a gallon this week across Texas. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide settled at $3.28 per gallon. That compares to the national average of $3.49 per gallon, which is down 6 cents from last week. The...
Federal health officials are accusing Texas of throwing up more obstacles to the roll out of health care reform in the state. Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter this week to state Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber saying the state must protect Texans by adopting stricter...
A former South Texas street gang member has been put to death for his involvement in the fatal shootings of four women during an ambush 11 years ago. Robert Gene Garza became the 12th prisoner executed this year in Texas, the nation's busiest capital punishment state, when he...