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Police in Fort Worth, Texas, filed a report early Saturday after receiving a call about a disturbance involving Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and a woman who described herself to officers as his ex-girlfriend. Police said in a news release that they could not...
Call it the I-35 firewall, because it’s the best defense against a big downturn in the Texas economy. Three major metros along the interstate corridor — Dallas, Austin and San Antonio — keep adding jobs even as oil prices plunge. And their gains may be enough to offset the...
A new report about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas in 2013 blasts the EPA and OSHA for not having tougher regulations for handling and storing ammonium nitrate. The report from the US Chemical Safety Board criticizes emergency response from the town of West...
There's more bad news for public schools. Two reports this week have ranked Texas dead-last for public education standards. The Dallas Morning News reports that two education organizations called "Achieve", which helped write Common Core standards, and EducationNext-dot-org says...
Authorities say at least 145 students and staff members at a Southeast Texas middle school received hospital treatment after an apparent carbon monoxide leak Thursday. Beaumont emergency personnel say the children and adults from Marshall Middle School were being treated...
An Associated Press review of police and court records shows that long before Ethan Couch became notorious for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving crash, his family had multiple run-ins with the law. The Texas teen and both of his parents often flouted...
The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck is expected to learn whether he'll be moved to an adult jail as he awaits a judge's ruling on transferring his case to the adult system. A hearing is scheduled Friday for 18-year-old Ethan Couch...
A federal judge in San Antonio has sentenced the ex-president of a South Texas bank to two years in prison for lying about how much the financial institution was worth before it was sold. Former D'Hanis State Bank president Laurie Mayfield, also known as Laurie H. Scott, could...
Federal regulators say dozens of Texas plants similar to a fertilizer facility that exploded in 2013 in the town of West, killing 15 people, are still operating near schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods. The Chemical Safety Board says in a report released ahead of a...