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Texas’ vehicle inspection stickers would become a thing of the past under legislation approved unanimously Monday by the state Senate. But there’s a catch: Vehicles still would have to be inspected before they could be registered with the state, and diesel vehicles would, for...
Texas Governor Rick Perry made quite the entrance before delivering his speech at the National Rifle Association convention this weekend, showing off his impressive shooting skills. The NRA is holding its annual convention in the Governor's home state, with more than 70,000...
A former polygamist leader sentenced last year to a decade in prison is to be released on parole next week. Wendell Loy Nielsen was convicted in March 2012 on three counts of bigamy. Texas prison spokesman Jason Clark said Thursday that Nielsen became eligible for parole last...
BP PLC has agreed to finance five Gulf restoration projects in Texas expected to cost a total of $18 million. In a statement issued Thursday, BP said the projects are part of its commitment to provide up to $1 billion in early restoration funding to repair the damage from the...
A four-month investigation by federal and local law enforcement agencies in the Tyler area have resulted in charges against 21 people accused of credit fraud. Nine suspects are in custody so far in the case developed by the FBI, Tyler police and other local police agencies. A...
Police say a man who had fired a gun inside a ticketing area at Houston's largest airport was killed after being confronted by a law enforcement official. Houston police Capt. Dwayne Ready says it's unclear if the unidentified man fatally shot himself or was killed by a Homeland...
Texas employers could not compel workers to reveal personal text messages or hand over email passwords under a bill advancing through the House. Democratic state Rep. Helen Giddings said Thursday her measure gives Texas workers the same social media protections provided in other...
Convicted killer Bartholomew Granger's contriteness has been short lived. For the second straight day, the Houston man convicted of a slaying during a shooting spree last year outside the courthouse in downtown Beaumont has disrupted his punishment trial. Granger apologized as...
Steven Spielberg has his sights set on his next project, a movie about former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. A spokeswoman for DreamWorks Studios says the filmmaker will direct Bradley Cooper in an adaptation of the best-selling book "American Sniper." "Spread" screenwriter Jason...