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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a former South Texas district attorney and one-time candidate for Congress used the power of his position to profit. Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos is set to go on trial Monday in Brownsville to face federal...
EMHOUSE, Texas (AP) - Navarro County authorities say two people have drowned and a 2-year-old was seriously hurt after their 14-foot aluminum boat capsized in a stock pond. Justice of the Peace Connie Hickman tells the Corsicana Daily Sun (http://bit.ly/10GeAiK ) the two...
The Texas House tentatively approved the Michael Morton Act without opposition and without debate Monday, then followed with unanimous approval for a Morton-backed bill extending the statute of limitations on misconduct complaints against prosecutors. With final House approval...
Texas Tech women's basketball coach Kristy Curry has left to take over at Alabama. Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt says in a statement Saturday night Curry has resigned to take over the Crimson Tide. Curry guided the Lady Raiders to a 21-11 mark this past season which...
Police say a 5-year-old Texas boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head by his older brother. Denton Police spokesman Orlando Hinojosa told the Denton Record-Chronicle the boy was airlifted to a Dallas hospital Saturday after his 8-year-old brother shot him with...
Donald and Jeanne Frosch were remembered at a powerful and emotional memorial service on Sunday evening. The couple was killed Thursday afternoon when a Cessna 182 piloted by Donald went down outside of Fredericksburg. Friends say the timing of the crash was especially tragic,...
Forget those feel-good vibes at the Capitol. Unless a deal on a new Texas budget is struck in the next two weeks, a summer bummer is coming. Gov. Rick Perry wants $1.8 billion in tax cuts and $2 billion for a new water fund. So does most of the Legislature, which is also close...
Just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday, an urgent 911 call came from 2720 Stockton Dr.: A 5-year-old boy had been shot in the head. News of the shooting spread quickly in a neighborhood where many people have children of about the same age. "It's devastating. You just always hope that...
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been re-elected to a third term. The San Antonio Express-News reports that Castro received 66.5 percent of the vote in his race against six challengers. Castro, whose twin brother is Democratic U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, was...