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HOUSTON (AP) - A Texan linked to a sex trafficking ring in which a woman was branded with a panther image to mark her as property must serve 61/2 more years in prison. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 43-year-old Andre McDaniels for witness tampering. McDaniels...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Democratic congressman has joined seven others in filing a federal lawsuit to keep Texas from enforcing its voter ID law. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth filed the papers Wednesday in Corpus Christi, calling the requirement to show a state-issued photo...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a highway worker has died in a hit-and-run accident in West Texas. El Paso police are looking for the person driving a vehicle that struck the 41-year-old victim Tuesday afternoon along U.S. 54. The worker was dead at the scene. The Texas...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Zoo has announced the birth of a two-headed turtle that's been named Thelma and Louise. Zoo officials on Tuesday said the Texas cooter was born June 18. The unusual turtle will go on display Thursday at the zoo's Friedrich Aquarium. Experts say...
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - Volunteers will rebuild a North Texas woman's home destroyed by a tornado last month. Olga Hernandez is a single mother of four who lost her Granbury home to a tornado that hit her Rancho Brazos neighborhood last month. Volunteers will begin reconstruction...
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - Fort Bliss officials plan to detail how a massive U.S. Army restructuring will affect the West Texas Army post. The Army has announced that Fort Bliss and Fort Hood each will lose a 4,000-soldier brigade as part of massive U.S. Army restructuring, but...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for leading a ring that smuggled marijuana to Houston in a load of charcoal. A federal judge in McAllen on Tuesday sentenced 59-year-old Eduardo Ramirez of Rio Grande City. A jury convicted...
HOUSTON (AP) - A former prostitute in Houston has teamed up with law enforcement and the courts to reform women who are jailed with long histories of prostitution. Kathryn Griffin Grinan's We've Been There Done That program has been successfully helping some of these women for...
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Texas man has died after being pulled from the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle. Bystanders pulled 74-year-old Phil Norris Long of Richardson, Texas, from the waters off Panama City Beach on Tuesday afternoon. They attempted to revive...