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HOUSTON (AP) - A federal audit has determined a Houston-area housing agency misspent nearly $30 million over a three year period. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/14uXlPy) revealed Tuesday that inspectors from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found...
HOUSTON (AP) - Texas' highest criminal court has denied a request to block a Dallas County woman's execution this week. Kimberly McCarthy's execution would be the 500th in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982. She contends black jurors were...
EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) - Authorities say they've apprehended an escaped convict in South Texas who was part of a massive prison break last year in Mexico. U.S. marshals said late Monday they were acting on a tip when they found 24-year-old Gustavo Rodriguez Costilla hiding in a...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A 14-year-old West Texas boy is dead after he ran into a bull statue on the Texas Tech University campus and impaled himself on one of its horns. University spokesman Chris Cook says Miguel Martinez impaled himself while playing hide-and-seek with friends...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas is approaching a grim milestone: It will soon execute the 500th prisoner since the death penality resumed in the United States. Barring a reprieve, Kimberly McCarthy will be executed by lethal injection on Wednesday night for the killing of her...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Authorities have identified three people killed in what's described as a murder-suicide arising from a domestic dispute in West Texas. Lubbock County sheriff's Lt. Bryan Taylor says the bodies of 17-year-old Jack Alexander Bridges and 19-year-old Kayla Ann...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate facing lethal injection this summer for the 2000 fatal beating of his girlfriend's son has had his execution delayed. The El Paso Times (http://bit.ly/175tJdP ) reported Monday that a judge has pushed back the July 10 execution date...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republicans in the Texas House have passed one of the nation's toughest packages of abortion restrictions. Democrats stalled the vote as long as possible Monday, the second to last day of the special legislative session. The proposed bill would ban abortions...
DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office in Dallas is hosting a meeting with members of a delegation from Mexico shaping changes to the country's judicial system. The meeting between prosecutors, judges and delegation members starts Monday morning. U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana's...