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By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer The first nationwide, oil refinery strike in more than 30 years is growing to encompass four new plants, including the largest U.S. refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The United Steelworkers union says workers at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in...
SPRING, Texas (AP) — Four more administrators have resigned from a school district north of Houston where the graduation eligibility of nearly 600 students has been jeopardized by a series of errors committed by district leaders, some dating back years. The latest resignations...
A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting a father of three during a 2013 home-invasion robbery in Amarillo. Kenya Abdule Martin was sentenced Friday after a Potter County jury earlier convicted him of capital murder. Prosecutors...
Leaders of a Houston Islamic center have asked prosecutors to drop an arson charge against a homeless man accused of burning down one of their buildings. Leaders of the Quba (KOH'-buh) Islamic Institute joined other religious leaders Friday to ask that the charge against 55-year...
Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas announced today combined efforts to host the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 7. The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic...
The defense has rested its case in the Stephenville 'Sniper Trial,' and Eddie Routh has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Court is in recess until Friday morning, when rebuttal witnesses are expected to speak. Routh waived his right to testify Thursday afternoon. Jurors...
A state representative wants to repeal the stand your ground law. The law expanded the castle doctrine to allow you to use deadly force in other locations if threatened. The representative says it's created open season since its passage in 2007. Representative Garnet Coleman,...
Attorneys for the former Marine accused of fatally shooting "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man are set to present Day Three of their insanity defense. Eddie Ray Routh's attorneys have been calling friends and family members to testify to Routh's behavior before...
The roughly 28,000 public high school seniors who still need to pass a state exam to get their diplomas this May could get a lifeline from Texas legislators. State Sen. Kel Seliger , R-Amarillo, is looking to fast-track a bill that would give school officials the option to...