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A former Central Texas judge already on probation in a records and mileage reimbursement scam faces prison for stealing a dead man's Social Security benefits. Ex-McLennan County Justice of the Peace Jean Laster Boone pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of government property. Boone...
CLAUDE, Texas (AP) - A grand jury has declined to indict a Texas Panhandle deputy who fatally shot a domestic violence suspect as the man assaulted a sheriff during booking. Armstrong County sheriff's Deputy Fleta Barnett was no-billed on Tuesday. Investigators say Barnett...
The director of the San Antonio Zoo says its only elephant will not be relocated despite a recent protest. Steve McCusker tells KENS-TV that the aging Asian elephant named Lucky will spend the rest of her life alone. He says moving the 54-year-old elephant might kill her and...
Texas health officials have cut ties with a company readying a major database project due to cost and ethical concerns. The Health and Human Services Commission has further delayed the decades-old plan by ending negotiations with Truven Health Analytics of Ann Arbor, Michigan...
Officials at a hospital where a nurse assistant exposed more than 750 infants to tuberculosis say they didn't learn of the worker's symptoms until July during her annual screening. However, officials of the Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso say they didn't identify the...
A San Antonio-area city has banned visible tattoos for municipal employees at work four months after an off-duty officer was killed outside his tattoo parlor. The Balcones Heights City Council approved the ordinance Monday night. It's based on a similar measure used by the San...
The number of Texans who have sought permission to buy firearms has taken an 18 percent drop this year. The Houston Chronicle reports the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has received 182,000 fewer requests to purchase firearms so far in 2014 compared to...
Police say no injuries were reported after a train crashed into a tractor-trailer in West Texas. Midland police say the collision happened Monday after the vehicle stopped on the tracks while braking for a nearby stoplight. He tells police he thought he was out of the train's...
El Paso police have charged a fourth person with murder in the death of a man found burned in a vacant downtown building. The department said Monday that 18-year-old Brittney Stewart was charged with murder on Thursday. She was originally arrested on charges of failure to report...