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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Bob Hardesty, a top speechwriter for President Lyndon B. Johnson, has died in Austin at the age of 82. According to a statement from the LBJ Presidential Library, Hardesty suffered congestive heart failure when he died Monday. A native of St. Louis, Mo.,...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A federal agency says it will protect six species of aquatic invertebrates native to West Texas as endangered and is designating 450 acres of land as critical habitat for these species The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that four species of...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army psychiatrist going on trail in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting says he wants to tell potential jurors that he's being forced to wear a military uniform he believes represents "an enemy of Islam." Before jury selection begins Tuesday afternoon...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A man suspected of shooting his common-law wife at Fort Sam Houston is now accused of trying to hire a hit man from jail. Court documents filed Monday accuse Alvin Leon Roundtree of calling his nephew, Leonard Roundtree, and conspiring to hire someone to kill...
DALLAS (AP) - Police in North Texas say two men have been shot and killed following a confrontation at a gas station. Dallas police say the shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the northwest part of the city. A gunman shot 28-year-old Vincente Flores and 30-year-old Osmia...
HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities say a father and son were shot to death when an armed trio accosted them at their suburban Houston home. Investigators say 49-year-old Mario DeSantiago and 21-year-old Leobardo DeSantiago were returning home about 1 a.m. Saturday when they were...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Will he or won't he? Gov. Rick Perry has invited friends and supporters Monday to San Antonio and the largest Caterpillar equipment dealership in the country to announce "exciting future plans." The longest-serving governor in Texas history should reveal if he...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas county that's seen the number of child abuse cases more than double in recent years has launched an investigative unit to tamp down the problem. The Cameron County district attorney's office launched the unit July 1 and it features two...
HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - South Texas officials intend to raise $2.5 million by selling 600 acres of a dry salt lake that borders the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The La Sal Vieja lake in Willacy County has been a valuable resource for people dating to the...