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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...
The wife of rock musician Ted Nugent has been arrested after a handgun was found in her carry-on luggage at an airport security checkpoint. Police confirmed Friday that 51-year-old Shemane Ann Nugent was taken into custody at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. An incident...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas transit authority will swap you a bus ride for food. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority says riders on Thursday can donate a can or box of food and hop on buses for free. It's the latest effort by The T (tee) to support the Tarrant...
DALLAS (AP) - Megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes' three-day inspirational even called MegaFest is set to kick off in Dallas. The three-day event starts Thursday. This marks the first time Bishop Jakes has held the event in the city where his megachurch called The Potter's House is...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Maj. Nidal Hasan may welcome a death sentence as a pathway to martyrdom. But the rules of military justice won't let him go down without a fight - even if he doesn't want one. The Army psychiatrist convicted in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage was...
BELTON, Texas (AP) - The civil attorney of the ex-Army officer sentenced to death for his bloody shooting rampage at Fort Hood is calling his conviction and sentence unfair. John Galligan is a former defense attorney for former Maj. Nidal Hasan, whom a military jury condemned to...