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Texas' assistant state fire marshal says investigators hope to complete their onsite probe into a deadly plant explosion by May 10. Kelly Kistner said Wednesday at a legislative hearing into the blast last month that killed 14 people that investigators believe they will wrap up...
The 18th military trial in the U.S. Air Force's worst sex scandal is underway at a San Antonio base. Staff Sgt. Emily J. Allen faces up to a year in jail if convicted of charges that include having sex with a male trainee. So far, 17 instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-...
The start of the trial penalty phase for a Houston man found guilty of fatally shooting a 79-year-old bystander outside a Southeast Texas courthouse last March has been delayed by angry outbursts from the convicted killer. Bartholomew Granger erupted in a Galveston courtroom...
A couple accused of forcing their 9-year-old child to live at times in a locked wooden box have been extradited back to South Texas after being apprehended in Nevada. The 49-year-old stepmother of the boy, now 10, bonded out of the Galveston County jail by Tuesday morning. The...
A 25-year-old Odessa woman has been charged with arson in connection with three fires authorities say she set back-to-back on one day. Odessa police say Alison Marie Postelle was arrested Tuesday for setting three fires blocks apart on Sunday. Firefighters were called to a home...
The U.S. Department of Justice is not objecting to the Texas Education Agency ousting trustees of the El Paso Independent School District amid a testing scandal. The decision was announced Monday by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Texas Education Commissioner...
The Dallas Opera says the French-born conductor Emmanuel Villaume (vee-YOHM') has been appointed its new music director. The announcement was made Tuesday. Villaume is only the third person named to the position in the company's 56-year history. Villaume's career has included...
The government has lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. And the Food and Drug Administration also says the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters. Those seeking Plan B One-Step previously...
Texas is in first place when it comes to the number of drunk- driving deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1,450 alcohol-related fatalities in the Lone Star state in 2011. Now, a state lawmaker wants to use modern technology to put...