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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has launched a formal investigation into a UNiversity of Texas System regent and will consider whether to impeach him. House Speaker Joe Straus assigned the investigation Tuesday to the Select Committee on Transparancy in State Agency...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a 47-year-old man from Austria has died after falling into a deep ravine near a trail in Palo Duro Canyon Randall County sheriff's office spokesman Danny Alexander says the man was found dead Monday evening after being missing for several...
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...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - University of Texas President Bill Powers said Monday's Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in higher education will have no impact on the schools' admissions policy. Texas was sued by a white student who was denied admission and the school had been...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Police in Fort Worth say they killed a man who was stabbing a woman when they arrived at a local apartment building. A police spokesman says that officers heard cries for help inside an apartment at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning. They arrived to find the...
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...