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A Texas prisoner locked up for more than 35 years even though an appeals court threw out his conviction for a 1976 slaying is returning to court Monday for a retrial. Jerry Hartfield is facing a life sentence if convicted of fatally bludgeoning and stabbing 55-year-old Eunice...
The director of Texarkana Water Utilities says an explosion at a treatment plant on the Texas side caused no injuries and that water continues to flow for customers in both Texas and Arkansas. The Texarkana Gazette reports ( http://bit.ly/1IRoMWb ) the explosion occurred...
The average price of gasoline has dropped 11 cents over the past two weeks to $2.71 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the current average sits 81 cents below the year-ago price. The cheapest price recorded in the continental United States was $2.19 a...
As Google's self-driving car is being tested in Austin as a safe transportation method, researchers at the University of Texas, with funding from TxDOT and the U.S. Dept of Transportation are studying how the technology might be misused to compromise your safety and security in...
The latest on eight people — including five children and three adults — found dead inside a Houston-area home (all times local): ___ 11:30 a.m. The man charged following the discovery of five children and three adults slain in a Houston-area home has a long criminal history that...
Eight people — including five children and three adults — were found dead inside a Houston-area home following the arrest of a man who exchanged gunfire with police, Texas authorities said Sunday. Deputies were called to a home in the 2200 block of Falling Oaks Road about 9 p.m...
THE STATE’S $2-BILLION DOLLAR DEER HUNTING INDUSTRY MAY BE THREATENED THIS SEASON BY AN EPIDEMIC. TSN’S AUSTIN BUREAU CHIEF CHRIS FOX REPORTS THERE HAVE BEEN TWO MORE CONFIRMED CASES OF CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE. IT’S NEUROLOGICAL…IT ATTACKS THE BRAIN…IT’S BEEN CALLED THE MAD COW...
THE MUCH ANTICIPATED SCHOOL RATINGS ARE OUT FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS . DEBBIE RATCLIFFE WITH THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY SAYS 86 PERCENT OF CAMPUSES MET STANDARDS... RATCLIFFE SAYS 153 CAMPUSES ACROSS THE STATE EARNED DISTINCTIONS IN ALL SEVEN CATEGORIES. SEVEN PERCENT OF CAMPUSES...
Police say the suburban Dallas officer who shot and killed a college football player during a burglary call at a car dealership had never fired his weapon in the line of duty before. Arlington police officer Brad Miller is on administrative leave after the early Friday shooting...