Texas News

HOUSTON (AP) - Federal officials have pledged to lead the cleanup of an abandoned waste facility near houses and a church. The Houston Chronicle reports that the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday it would spend at least $500,000 to remove chemical containers from...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Corpus Christi police have arrested a woman they say kidnapped and tortured her neighbor for information about a missing debit card. Capt. Robert Alvarado says a 26-year-old woman was arrested Saturday afternoon and held on suspicion of aggravated...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Officials in North Texas will have to repair faulty bridge beams on the new $1.4 billion Chisholm Trail Parkway after an inspection found design flaws. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the North Texas Tollway Authority will spend $900,000 to...
HOUSTON (AP) - With the first day of classes arriving, Texas schoolteachers in need of books, calculators and Kleenex are turning to the Internet to pay for them. The Houston Chronicle reports that a number of teachers have posted requests for donations on sites such as donors...
Federal officials at a Houston airport found several ounces of cocaine inside tamales being carried by a man from El Salvador. A release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection obtained Sunday states that officers found 7 ounces of cocaine after selecting the 46-year-old man for...
Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County. A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The...
State leaders in business-friendly Texas have been reluctant to put new limits on any industry, and a lack of regulation is being acutely felt by the low-income borrowers to whom the payday and auto-title lending industry most often caters. Nationally, the average payday loan...
In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment, booking and defiance in the face of two felony charges was a big story. But to many conservative voters in New Hampshire, which plays an outsize role in choosing presidential nominees, the events in Austin registered as little more than a...
An attorney for Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he will file a motion seeking to stop the criminal case against the possible 2016 presidential candidate. Austin attorney David Botsford said Friday that Perry's defense team will attack the constitutionality of the...