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A South Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling teenage illegal immigrant girls to work as prostitutes. U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno said in a statement that 32-year-old Juan Antonio Garcia-Garay of Rio Grande City was sentenced Wednesday for...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a credible candidate in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. So says Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell. Parnell was asked about Perry's candidacy and how the Republican field for the 2012 race was shaping up during a news conference Wednesday. Parnell...
A former South Texas district attorney's investigator has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and taking bribes in exchange for passing information to people he allegedly knew were drug traffickers. A federal judge set bond at $75,000 for 47-year-old Jaime...
Brad Levenson wasn't thrilled to watch the condemned prisoner die, but he believed it was his duty to his client _ and to the State-funded agency he now leads. The lethal injection earlier this year in Huntsville was the first execution he'd ever seen. And he describes the...
A newspaper reports that Parkland Memorial Hospital last year sent letters to dozens of women to let them know they may have been treated with instruments that were not properly sterilized. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has threatened eliminating Parkland...
The FBI is searching for an Oklahoma fugitive who didn't show up for a hearing on a child sexual abuse charge. The Oklahoman reports ( http://bit.ly/mXNMAG ) that 31-year-old Charles Alan Dyer was to have been in court in Stephens County on Aug. 15 but he didn't show up. The FBI...
On Wednesday, July 27th Austin police displayed dozens of stolen power tools and a couple of dozen high-end bicycles for local media, all the results of an 18-month long investigation into at least two burglary rings that were working together. Some anxious Austinites who had...
Though the amount of freight being shipped by truck in the U.S. is up, there aren't enough drivers to meet the demand. The trucking industry has faced two driver shortages: quality and quantity. In recent years, concerns over quality have come first, with regulators scoring...
Extreme heat continued across Texas on Tuesday, leading to a second straight day of record power use and the declaration of a Level 1 energy emergency by the state's electric grid operator. No immediate relief is in sight for cities suffering with record highs, heavy water usage...