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The driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college softball team told investigators he had been distracted by something in his cabin before the accident, authorities said Sunday. More on this story: http://www...
A suburban Dallas school has reversed course and will let students read seven books removed from an approved list amid concerns about sex, abortion and rape references. Highland Park Independent School District Superintendent Dawson Orr on Sunday night apologized for the...
A top state official gets arrested for drunken driving in Austin and refuses breath and blood tests. Police cite erratic driving and uncooperative behavior, and critics say the official is unfit to serve in public office. No, this is not the case of Travis County District...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The El Paso Department of Public Health says in a statement that...
Three out of every 10 glasses of water in Dallas come from Lake Tawakoni. And so do behemoth blue catfish that look big enough to eat a small dog. The lure of 25-year-old blue catfish in the lake means brisk business for fishing guides like Michael Littlejohn, who wants to see...
A Texas Panhandle woman has been indicted in the April beating and shooting death of her husband's ex-wife. Randall County jail records show 29-year-old Katie Yvonne Spielbauer of Amarillo was being held Saturday on a capital murder charge with bond set at $400,000. The Amarillo...
Two violent sex offenders who served time in Texas and later moved elsewhere while under state oversight are back behind bars for similar crimes. The Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/1uv2aZB ) reports both men were in a civil commitment program meant to keep high-risk sex...
Two hours before Linda Woodman lost control of her Lexus SUV on Guadalupe Street, killing a man and leaving a trail of wreckage that spanned the equivalent of three and half football fields, she had been released to a taxicab from a Seton hospital. In a manslaughter trial this...
Corn dogs! Project Runway -ready supermodel chickens (with attendant snobby attitudes) in the poultry barn! Football! The midway! The chance to spend $45 to win a $5 stuffed animal for your girlfriend! And did we mention the ... let’s all say it together now ... saltwater taffy...