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A state audit shows the Texas Department of Public Safety improperly used nearly $1 million in federal stimulus money when it overpaid a private border security contract in 2010 but returned the money to the federal account the following year. The contract went to a Virginia...
A 71-year-old suburban Fort worth woman has been charged with a hate crime for beating a man with a wooden cane because she believed he's gay and has AIDS. Police in Richland Hills say Wanda Derby assaulted the man Wednesday night as her son was moving into the man's apartment...
Two men are charged in Houston with running a scam moving company that's victimized at least 20 people in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. Harris County court records show 37-year-old Anthony Fanelli and 33-year-old Andy Bueno ran ads online offering inexpensive moves...
Lucha libre, or "free wrestling'' in Spanish, is a brand of Mexican wrestling that dates to the 1930s. The sport came north to the United States, along with Mexican immigrants, and over the years spawned clubs in some larger U.S. cities with large Latino communities. More...
The fate of a Texas nurse accused of killing five kidney dialysis patients by injecting them with bleach could soon be in a jury's hands. Closing arguments are set for Thursday in the capital murder trial of Kimberly Clark Saenz in Lufkin. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Saenz...
With pastures withered from a lingering drought, farmers in Texas and northwest Louisiana have abandoned donkeys by the hundreds. The nation's biggest donkey rescue group says that since March 2011, it has taken in nearly 800 donkeys abandoned in Texas, where ranchers used the...
A convicted child sex offender has been executed for the 2001 beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was baby-sitting in Dallas. Jesse Joe Hernandez smiled and laughed at times Wednesday night before receiving a lethal injection for the slaying of Karlos Borja. In his final...
Mexican authorities say gunmen killed five local police officers in the border city of Ciudad Juarez a day after members of the force left hotels where they had been staying since last month for protection. City spokesman Manuel del Castillo says two other officers are wounded...
A former North Texas bank manager accused of stealing at least $2 million from customers has pleaded guilty. Authorities say Pamela Cobb pleaded guilty Wednesday to bank fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison. A federal judge in Fort Worth will sentence her in September. The...