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One Dallas County jail inmate has been accused of killing another in a death drawing attention to cell security. Eric Dewayne Rawls was held Monday on a manslaughter charge in the October death of Danny Kleinbak. Kleinbak was watching television in a closed behavioral...
A mobile home fire in the San Antonio area has left three people dead and destroyed the residence. Authorities say two people escaped the fire early Sunday in south Bexar County. Fire Marshal Craig Roberts says the victims were two men and a woman. An investigator with the...
The Texas attorney general's office has been asked to clarify whether health professionals dealing with adults who say they were abused as children must report the cases. The Austin American-Statesman reported Sunday that mental health providers for years have questioned whether...
A woman removed from death row after her attorneys found prosecutors had withheld evidence at her trial has received a life sentence for masterminding the murders of her boyfriend's parents. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( http://bit.ly/zs6Act ) reports Chelsea Richardson was...
Lawyers for the state of Texas are arguing that Democrats and minority groups had ample time to weigh in on redistricting maps that are being challenged in federal court. Attorney Adam Mortara gave opening remarks Tuesday at the start of a two-week hearing on the maps in...
Thirty-two people were taken to a Central Texas hospital, 29 of them children, after a tractor-trailer rig and clipped a school bus, flipping the bus onto its side. The crash happened about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on Farm-to-Market Road 93 on the southeastern outskirts of Temple,...
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says he doesn't expect the Texas primary to be held on April 3 and calls the potential delay "not desirable.'' The Texas Republican said Monday he believed a later primary date was likely considering that the U.S. Supreme Court had yet to rule on a dispute...
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is blasting the Obama administration for intruding on states' rights. In a Republican debate in South Carolina Monday night, the Texas governor said the state "is at war with this federal government and this administration.'' He...
A runaway horse threw a scare into a crowd watching a Dallas parade marking the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The rider-less horse broke away from its owner about 11:30 a.m. Monday and galloped down side streets before returning to the parade route. Police Lt...