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North Korea has presented to the media an American who says he illegally crossed into the country but has not been held in custody. He also says he will seek asylum in Venezuela. Arturo Pierre Martinez, of El Paso, Texas, told reporters in Pyongyang on Sunday he entered North...
Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change next year, with an expected push for expanding gun rights from the Republican-dominated Legislature. At...
A newspaper investigation has found that none of more than 300 convicted sex offenders ordered into a little-known Texas program since 1999 have ever successfully completed treatment and been freed. The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday ( http://bit.ly/1wweHea ) that dozens of...
During a March 2012 webinar, a top Texas health official said his office was implementing a revolutionary tool to help Medicaid fraud investigators find bad guys: graph pattern analysis. “Graph pattern analysis is really the next line of defense for this office,” said Jack Stick...
A heated argument got out of control between a husband and wife Saturday morning. KHOU reports, Around 2 a.m., the husband exited their vehicle on the Southwest Freeway near South Shepherd Drive and began walking towards the exit ramp. That's when police say his wife ran him...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One colleague called the tactics of tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1 trillion spending bill a painful echo of last year's 16-day partial government shutdown. Another senator said it was a strategy without an end game. And that sniping came from Cruz's...
Waco city officials are poised to vote on giving the SpaceX rocket-making plant in McGregor up to $1.5 million in economic development money. The Waco Herald-Tribune ( http://bit.ly/130VvdQ ) reports that Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has plans...
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has dismissed a convicted serial killer's latest effort to duck a death sentence for a Wichita Falls woman's death during a murderous rampage from late 1984 to early 1986. The Wichita Falls Times Record News ( http://bit.ly/1BHOFJe ) reports...