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The mayor of Denton says he's expecting legal challenges if the North Texas city bans fracking in a closely-watched vote. Chris Watts tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( http://bit.ly/1tw35rI ) that Tuesday's vote "is not the end of the story. It may just be the beginning." The...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz may have presidential aspirations, but he sometimes felt more like a Secret Service agent while working for the man poised to become Texas' next governor. State Attorney General Greg Abbott would roll his wheelchair so fast inside the Texas...
DALLAS – We all know the saying "reunited and it feels so good." Somehow those words never rang more true than now for Ebola survivor Nina Pham and her dog, Bentley. "Thank you again for helping take care of Bentley over the last 21 days caring for him as if he was your own,"...
DALLAS – We all know the saying "reunited and it feels so good." Somehow those words never rang more true than now for Ebola survivor Nina Pham and her dog, Bentley. "Thank you again for helping take care of Bentley over the last 21 days caring for him as if he was your own,"...
It was 3 a.m. Saturday when a homeowner in the 5000 block of Malmedy near Martin Luther King heard a noise and then the unmistakable sound of glass breaking. That's when he took action. "Walked into the kitchen with his gun and observed a man inside his house," said HPD Homicide...
A North Texas man has been charged with capital murder after police say he sexually assaulted a 67-year-old mental health patient and squeezed her until she died. Forty-nine-year-old Miguel Piedra was being held in the Mansfield jail Friday morning on $500,000 bond. A passerby...
Three Fort Hood soldiers who used their U.S. Army identification or gear to help hide immigrants have been convicted in a South Texas smuggling ring. Eric Alexander Rodriguez of Odem, Brandon Troy Robbins of San Antonio and Christopher David Wix of Abilene face federal prison...
A fired Dallas police officer has been indicted on a manslaughter count in the 2013 death of a bicyclist who was run over by a patrol car while being chased. Bryan Burgess was indicted Thursday in the death of Fred Bradford Jr. Burgess initially was charged with criminally...
A Houston-area woman must serve three years in prison for putting her boyfriend's gun in his son's backpack to get the child in trouble at school. Montgomery County jail records show 28-year-old Heather Hodges of Anderson was being held Friday pending transfer to a Texas prison...