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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An Army appeals court is set to hear arguments about an issue that's delaying the murder trial for the suspect in the Fort Hood shooting rampage: his beard. Maj. Nidal Hasan has appealed the trial judge's order that he must be either clean-shaven or...
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge is expected to rule on whether to offer bail to the owner of a Texas microelectronics company accused of conspiring to sell advanced technology to the Russian military. The ruling is to come Thursday in Houston in the case of Alexander Fishenko...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man doing lawn work has been charged with using a mower blade to slice his son's arm during an argument. Smith County jail records show 51-year-old Darron Campbell of Tyler was being held Thursday without bond on a charge of aggravated assault...
MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - A dozen people have been indicted in an East Texas drug trafficking and firearms investigation. Federal prosecutors in Marshall on Wednesday announced 10 arrests in the cocaine and methamphetamine case. Authorities say the arrests are related to weapons,...
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas mother who admitted to beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the child's hands faces anything from probation to a life in prison for her crimes. Elizabeth Escalona's sentencing hearing is set to continue Thursday, a day after she pleaded for leniency,...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Gulf cartel boss who once threatened two U.S. agents in Mexico with his assault rifle is to be sentenced in Brownsville for trying to bribe his way to safe release from an earlier prison term for that crime. Juan Carlos De la Cruz Reyna and six...
DALLAS (AP) - A national small business trade association has endorsed Texas Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz. The tea party favorite and former state solicitor visited a Dallas machine company Tuesday. There, he accepted the nomination of the National Federation of...
(Information in the following story is from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com) CONROE, Texas (AP) - Texas child welfare officials say two Houston-area children found living in an old school bus have been returned to their parents. The Houston Chronicle reports...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio police say a 90-year-old woman using a motorized wheelchair has died after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a street. A police report identifies the dead woman as Erna Zwicke (ZWIH'-kee) of San Antonio. Police says she was crossing busy...