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Authorities say about a dozen train cars derailed in Central Texas, and an industrial solvent leaked from one tanker. Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson said no injuries or fires were reported in the Saturday evening accident near Valley Mills, but that...
Native Americans who gathered in a small West Texas town for a sunrise ceremony to predict this year's weather outlook say the winds signal a fair year. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ( http://bit.ly/1DL4W1G ) reports Native Americans gathered Sunday morning at the city park in...
Three lawsuits over an Oklahoma bus crash that killed four North Central Texas College softball players have been dismissed or settled; but the reasons for dismissal and terms of the settlement have not been released. The team was traveling home to Gainesville, Texas, from a...
Police are investigating the fatal shooting of three people whose bodies were found in a Houston apartment. Investigators say the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday at the Arbor Court Apartments. Houston police Lt. Robert Blaine says a friend who went to the apartment...
Charges have been dropped against a former Amarillo police officer who had been accused of altering a police report in connection with an incident in which he and another officer illegally entered a home. The Amarillo Globe-News reports ( http://bit.ly/1FLZb3t ) prosecutors...
A South Texas judge has been admonished by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for using her position to try to avoid a drunken-driving arrest. 13th Court of Appeals Justice Nora Longoria earlier this month received a warning that said her case "cast public discredit upon...
President Barack Obama says the passage of time didn't dampen the pioneering spirit of the nation's oldest female military veteran. Lucy Coffey was 108 when she died this week in Texas. Her friend, Queta Marquez, says she'd been sick for about a week. She was found dead in her...
A North Texas man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for defrauding the IRS of more than $1 million by submitting false income tax returns. Thirty-two-year-old Michael Lloyd Moody of North Richland Hills was sentenced Wednesday in a Dallas federal courtroom...
After a Central Texas animal control officer was bitten by a rabid skunk last week, police are asking anyone who believes they may have come into contact with the animal to call them. Bellmead police Detective Kory Martin tells the Waco-Tribune Herald that as the animal control...