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HOUSTON (AP) - The University of Houston's chancellor has agreed to higher wages for English department teaching fellows after they staged a sit-in outside her office. Renu Khator committed $1 million a year Monday to roughly 70 teaching fellows, five days after they began their...
WACO, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man is accused of using a "medieval-type" sword to threaten a woman trying to mediate a fight between him and his wife. Jamie Lewis Wehunt was charged with waving the weapon in the woman's direction. A police spokesman says the woman reported...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas convict with a lengthy criminal history is to die in the state death chamber in Huntsville for the fatal shooting of a man 22 years ago during a home break-in. The murdered man's fiancee also was raped. Rickey Lynn Lewis already had been in and...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - Two Central Texas men are accused of illegal dumping after a giant junk pile was found in their yard. Killeen police say they saw a 4-foot-high pile of items between the street and sidewalk that extended the length of the house. They say the junk pile...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Several South Texas residents charged in a federal drug conspiracy that included the wounding of a federal agent are scheduled to return to court. The initial indictment charged a father and son with shooting a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent...
A man who said he was speaking for the family of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland called for additional resources Saturday to find the person or persons who killed McLelland and his wife one week ago. The appeal was issued by Chris Heisler of The Honor Network ,...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A seventh former deputy of a South Texas sheriff department has appeared in court on drug conspiracy charges in a federal investigation that has been expanding since last year. Court records indicate former Hidalgo County sheriff's Deputy Jorge Garza made...
The two people who died in a glider accident in West Texas have been identified as a 79-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy described as a budding aviator. The manager of the Littlefield airport tells the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (http://bit.ly/16jnRem ) that Eddie Hoglan owned...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two people who suffered burns in an apparent drug-related explosion that tore apart a Central Texas apartment have been charged with arson. Officials say 26-year-old Ryan J. Connell and 25-year-old Nicole M. Mann have been hospitalized in San Antonio since...