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A fire that heavily damaged a Southeast Texas house has left three firefighters and the homeowner hurt. Beaumont Fire Department officials say the homeowner's wife escaped unharmed early Thursday but several pets died in the blaze. Authorities say the homeowner was burned trying...
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 investigators to gather...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas senators are meeting to consider placing more restrictions on when, where and how women can get abortions. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon in Austin, after Gov. Rick Perry called on the special...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Attorney General's office is suing a Texarkana pawn shop for allegedly charging interest rates as high as 240 percent on car title loans. The lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court names Tri-State Pawn of Texarkana Inc. and the company...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The general manager of a Texas water district says he's disappointed with a U.S, Supreme Court decision that sides with Oklahoma in a water rights dispute. The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the Tarrant Regional Water District's claim that it...
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...