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DALLAS (AP) - A state district judge has held Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins in contempt for refusing to answer misconduct allegations by attorneys for an oil fortune heir charged with mortgage fraud. Watkins appeared in court Thursday during a hearing in the case...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Water Development Board drafted a list of "Potential Priority State Water Plan Projects" for lawmakers as early as January, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. The projects, broken down by region and projected cost: NORTH TEXAS...
MOODY, Texas (AP) - Authorities say gusty winds have fanned a Central Texas wildfire into new life, hours after it was declared fully contained. Bell County Fire Marshal Steve Casey says winds gusting at up to 40 mph fanned the wildfire Tuesday afternoon over 200 acres in Iron...
DENTON, Texas (AP) - The president of the University of North Texas has announced plans to retire by the end of 2013. V. Lane Rawlins on Tuesday released a statement saying he will continue to lead the school in Denton until a new president is named. The 75-year-old Rawlins has...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A third South Texas man linked to a sex ring that in 2007 forced a 13-year-old girl into prostitution has been sentenced to prison in a drug-related plea deal. A judge in San Antonio sentenced 23-year-old Nicolas "Little Nicky" Davila to 15 years in prison...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man faces up to five years in prison for wrongly accepting more than $30,000 in federal help after 2011 wildfires burned a home he owned. Prosecutors in Austin say 53-year-old Manuel Hernandez of Paige falsely said the destroyed structure was...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Senate panel is considering proposed legislation prohibiting organizations linked to abortion providers from teaching sexual education in Texas schools. The contentious measure by tea party Sen. Ken Paxton was hailed Tuesday by abortion opponents as a way...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas police lieutenant has been suspended for posting a video of herself online performing a rap song that contains profanities and threats of violence. Police officials say Lt. Regina Smith, performing as Lucille Baller, "brought discredit to the department."...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities have identified the man who died at the start of the swim portion of a California triathlon as a 46-year-old lawyer from Austin, Texas. The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office says it is investigating the cause of Ross Ehlinger's death on...