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AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A former Amarillo elementary school teacher has received six months' jail time after pleading guilty to engaging in illegal sexual contact with a minor. Julie Ann Moore pleaded guilty Thursday to sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. Each...
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Police in Southeast Texas are searching for two people posing as yard workers who made off with a widow's collection of gold coins valued at $30,000. The theft happened Tuesday in Santa Fe, between Houston and Galveston. Police said one of the thieves was...
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - Two people are dead and two injured after a fiery highway crash in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie. The crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 30. Police say the driver of a fast-moving Dodge swerved and hit a Toyota SUV and a...
HOUSTON (AP) - Relatives of a man injured in the recent shooting at a Lone Star College campus in Houston describe him as an aspiring tattoo artist who wasn't looking for trouble. Authorities believe the Jan. 22 shooting at a Lone Star community college campus north of downtown...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio woman has pleaded guilty just before trial to having a role in the death of her 3-year-old son. Janie Altamirano's son, Ethan, was found dead in December 2010 with bruises all over his body and a bite mark on his arm. An autopsy found that Ethan...
MT. PROSPECT, Ill. (AP) - Stress, anxiety and panic attacks are on the rise at many U.S. high schools, due to heightened academic expectations and troubles at home made worse by the shaky economy. So some schools are trying unconventional methods to help students cope. Those...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Many parts of Texas have scheduled events to mark the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster that killed its seven crew member, but the University of Texas at Arlington has a very personal reason to mark the date. Kalpana Chawla, who...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans for the Arts will be lobbying lawmakers for continued funding for the Texas Commission on the Arts in the next budget cycle. The non-profit group says the arts and culture industry resulted in $4.6 billion in taxable sales last year resulting in $290...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a North Texas county employee has been shot by two unknown suspects outside a courthouse building. We are now hearing one person had died. http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/county-employee-shot-outside-courthouse-in-downtown-kaufman...