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Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law a much-watched high school curriculum overhaul that cuts the number of standardized tests students must pass to graduate from 15 to five. The measure is designed to give more flexibility to youngsters who want to focus on career training, not...
Authorities have released additional information they hope will lead to the identification of a woman found dead on a South Texas beach last fall. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said Monday that with a preliminary report from the medical examiner and assistance from the...
CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) - Police in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton say two men have drowned in a retention pond after one of the victims tried to rescue the other. Carrollton police say the two men were fishing from the bank of the pond Saturday night with several other...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston woman is being accused by authorities of stabbing a man to death with a stiletto heel in a high-rise condo. KHOU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/160ypBg ) that 44-year-old Ana Lilia Trujillo is facing a murder charge. Houston police investigators say officers...
WACO, Texas (AP) - Members of the public are helping create a massive mural on the side of a Waco library. With an outline already drawn by a design team, participants were given paint cans and brushes to fill in spaces. Members of the public worked on the mural Saturday at the...
HOUSTON (AP) - An oncologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is being accused by authorities of trying to poison another doctor she was sleeping with by spiking his coffee with a sweet-tasting toxic chemical used in antifreeze and medical research. Ana...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Shawnee County judge has postponed the trial of a mother and son who are charged with killing the son's wife. Manuela Alcala, of El Paso, Texas, and Manuel Alcala were scheduled to go to trial July 1 in the October 2012 death of 34-year-old Ashley Alcala at...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Vadym Kholodenko, of the Ukraine, has won the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Beatrice Rana, of Italy, placed second, and Sean Chen, of the United States, placed third. The other three finalists were Fei-Fei Dong, of China; Nikita...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texans are about to get their first dose of scorching triple-digit heat this year. A National Weather Service meteorologist says a large ridge of high pressure will build over Texas this week, bringing summer-like temperatures close to 100 degrees. Heat...