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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The House has soundly defeated a proposed referendum that would have let voters decide whether to limit statewide elected officials to two consecutive terms. The proposal easily cleared the Senate but failed on a 61 to 88 vote in the lower chamber Wednesday...
WACO, Texas (AP) - A former first-responder in the Central Texas town devastated by a deadly plant explosion is to appear in court on allegations that he possessed materials for a pipe bomb. Authorities haven't linked Bryce Ashley Reed to the April 17 blast that killed at least...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army says the coordinator of a sexual assault prevention program at Fort Hood, Texas, is under investigation for "abusive sexual contact" and other alleged misconduct. He has been suspended from all duties. The announcement Wednesday evening came just days...
Lake Granbury Christian Temple Pastor Dean Porter was having a Bible study in the fellowship hall when the hail started coming down. "It began to suck up debris, and I ran inside and got our people and children into a safer location," he said. "Apparently what happened was, the...
PALO PINTO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a wildfire that continues to burn in North Texas is significantly smaller than originally thought. The Texas A&M Forest Service on Tuesday said the fire near Possum Kingdom Lake charred 44 acres, not the 130 acres originally estimated...
A 37-year-old Houston man convicted of killing a police officer 14 years ago has been put to death. Jeffrey Demond Williams' execution Wednesday evening came just over an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal from his attorneys. Lawyers contended Williams...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a high-ranking female member of a Mexican cartel has been charged in a cocaine conspiracy case in Arkansas. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 57-year-old Idalia Ramos Rangel and more than a dozen others are charged with conspiracy to...
Fifteen people were injured, 10 of them hospitalized, when an escalator packed with people at San Antonio's convention center malfunctioned and jerked to a stop, causing a tumble of bodies down the steps. The incident happened about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez...
A 17-year-old Nimitz High School student was jailed Tuesday on a charge of human trafficking. Irving police said Travis Lekas was arrested Monday after a 15-year-old Nimitz student told investigators she was allegedly held against her will under the influence of drugs and...