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A lawsuit has been settled against a Central Texas police department, which had been accused of breaking the collarbone of a teenager during an incident at a Wal-Mart. The Killeen Daily Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/1aHKRgn ) that Lorenzo Martinez and his mother had sued the...
A federal judge in Central Texas is being investigated after a lawyer filed a complaint alleging the judge engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with a deputy court clerk more than 15 years ago. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/1wAyNaR ) a retired judge and a...
A North Texas man has been convicted of strangling his two young sons and hiding their bodies in the crawl space under the family's home. Gabriel Armandariz of Graham could get the death penalty or life in prison without parole when the punishment phase begins Monday in Fort...
Four boys who disappeared while playing behind their Austin-area homes have been found safe after a night outside in freezing weather. The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office says the boys were located early Saturday in some woods in Red Rock, less than a mile from where they live...
Federal prison authorities will investigate whether guards at a South Texas lockup pointed guns at firefighters amid a "heightened security level" days after a riot. The Valley Morning Star ( http://bit.ly/1AUCIOa ) reports Raymondville police Chief Oscar Gutierrez says Federal...
Rick Perry 's lawyers have asked a state appeals court to dismiss the indictment against the former governor, saying he lawfully used his power to veto funds to the Travis County district attorney's office and his right to do so is protected by free speech. "On its face, without...
The defense team of convicted killer Eric Williams say he deserves a new trial, and that his brain is damaged. But even their own experts do not agree. In two days of testimony, two neuroradiologists testifying for the defense offered opposing assessments: One said the brain...
http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/ut-students-figh... Thursday night UT students came together to prevent the radicalization of Muslims in Central Texas. The "Stop the Crisis" event comes not only a day after three New York men were arrested for allegedly...
The bill filed by Houston State Senator Rodney Ellis calls for a significant bump in pay for hourly workers. “Senate Bill 67 would simply increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10, or the federal rate, whichever is greater.” Ellis says Texas has more minimum-wage workers than...