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Five months into Gov. Rick Perry’s call for a border surge by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the agency’s latest update shows more than $107 million in illegal drugs seized during Operation Strong Safety in the Rio Grande Valley. The governor called for the effort in...
Meridith Schucker is a busy mom on the go who recently locked herself out of her SUV. "I was desperate because I needed to get back to Dallas to pick up my kids quickly from school," she said. So, she used Google to look up a locksmith in Grand Prairie. She called the first name...
A Houston police officer is in trouble after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl. Officer Ruben Carrera, 27, admitted to kissing and hugging the girl who he met working at a Chik-fil-A, according to court documents. Their relationship apparently was not a secret...
A federal judge has sentenced a North Texas man to more than 15 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping and severely beat a gay man he met through an online service. Brice Johnson could have received a life sentence for crime, even though prosecutors...
The electric distribution grid operator for most of Texas says a federal mandate to slash carbon emissions nationwide is infeasible for Texas because it would jeopardize power reliability in Texas and raise costs for consumers. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says in a...
Officials have revealed the identities of the four people killed by toxic fumes from a chemical leak at a Houston-area DuPont plant. The Harris County medical examiner's office identified the four as 48-year-old Crystle Rae Wise of Groves, 39-year-old Robert Joseph Tisnado of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry has pushed to remove the Travis County district attorney from office after she was arrested for drunken driving, but he's promoted a top adviser on his staff with three intoxication offenses on his record. The Republican governor threatened...
Police have arrested a Dallas-area woman who they say stole from a Kohl's department store and dragged an officer with her car while trying to flee. The Grand Prairie Police Department tells WFAA-TV the injuries to the officer on Sunday night were minor. Police say the officer...
Authorities in West Texas say they're investigating allegations that a couple locked their children in a room while at work. Odessa police say the 27-year-old father and 29-year-old mother are charged with child endangerment. They say the father also is charged with sexually...