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HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Museum of Natural Science is preparing for the upcoming Maya "doomsday" scenarios by launching an exhibit to teach visitors about the ancient culture and debunk the myth that they predicted the end of the world would come Dec. 21, 2012. Curator Dirk...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors in El Paso will seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing his estranged wife, her boyfriend and her teenage daughter. Luis Javier Solis Gonzalez is charged with capital murder in connection with the May deaths of 34-year-old...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A British man accused of trying to buy missile parts from undercover U.S. agents for sale to Iran is to return to federal court in El Paso to enter a new plea. Christopher Tappin pleaded not guilty after his extradition from the United Kingdom in February...
The final 41-mile stretch of Texas Highway 130 opened Wednesday after three years of construction. The speed limit is 85 mph. The toll road is intended to help alleviate the increasingly crowded Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio, which are two of the state's...
Dallas fire officials say an electrical short in Big Tex's wiring caused the fiery demise of the towering cowboy who had been an icon of the State Fair of Texas for 60 years. Dallas Fire-Rescue released the official cause of the fire on Tuesday, saying it was due to an "...
Federal prosecutors say a Texas woman has pleaded guilty to bribery for fraudulently billing the U.S. Army for trucking services in Afghanistan. Twenty-nine-year-old Diyana Montes of Houston entered the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington. According to court...
The head of an embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting fund in Texas says the state has learned from a controversy that has shaken one of the nation's biggest troughs of research dollars. Executive Director Bill Gimson on Wednesday opened the annual meeting of the Cancer Prevention...
Police in a Dallas suburb are asking for the public's help in finding seven puppies stolen from a local store. A 27-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with an Oct. 8 burglary of Petland in Plano, northeast of Dallas. The suspect, Darrell Wayne Ramirez, is charged...
A demographics expert has testified about the Texas booming Hispanic population at a trial about how the state funds public education. Former director of the U.S. Census Bureau Steve Murdock testified Tuesday that the trend will continue through 2050. Murdock also said...