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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The sentencing of the convicted killer of a North Texas pastor in his church is close to going to the jury. Closing arguments are expected Tuesday in the sentencing of Steven Lawayne Nelson after defense attorneys neared resting their case. Defense...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas transportation officials have begun a study into whether high-speed rail from Oklahoma City to San Antonio could relieve traffic congestion on Interstate 35. The two-year study will explore the best options for passenger rail development to serve...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Police in East Texas are investigating at least two cases in which a woman flashed a badge, lied about being an officer and robbed someone. Tyler police have appealed to the public for help in identifying the suspect, who was not in uniform. Police say the...
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Investigators in Central Texas want to know if bones dug up from a vacant lot are human remains from the 1960s. Bryan police on Monday announced the criminal investigation and the excavation. No information was released on how police late last week learned...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas woman sentenced to life in prison for the fatal beating of her 3-year-old daughter could get another 99 years for not protecting the girl. Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in El Paso in the penalty phase for Yara Belen Perez on an injury...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities say a 65-year-old South Texas man has died after being attacked by bees while mowing his lawn. A funeral has been scheduled Monday in San Antonio for Juan Urrutia. Family members say Urrutia last Thursday and his brother were mowing the yard in...
DALLAS (AP) - Education experts say accusations of teachers having inappropriate relationships with students are becoming more common in Texas. The increase has been linked to modern technology. Teachers can have easy contact with students through Facebook and cellphones, and...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A teenager has been fatally shot in San Antonio by a sheriff's deputy who says it was in self-defense. Bexar County sheriff's Detective Louis Antu says the sergeant was driving about 2 a.m. Sunday when he saw the 19-year-old walking partially in the street and...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas soldier suspected in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend has been caught in California. Killeen police late Thursday announced the arrest of Fort Hood Spec. David Michael Vega at a motel in Turlock, Calif. Vega was being held Friday...