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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A contract worker critically hurt in a fire at a Southeast Texas refinery has died. An official with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Sunday confirmed the death of Dustin Creekmore. Spokeswoman Kristen Hensley says Creekmore died...
Dallas emergency responders helped look after eight children when the youngsters were found left alone and then dropped off at a fire station. Child Protective Services took custody of the youngsters, ranging in age from 2 to 12 years old, and the mother was located and faces...
Storms in the Houston area that dumped several inches of rain have left thousands of people without electricity and forced about 150 high-water rescues. The National Weather Service on Sunday reported the area received more than 6 inches of rain since Saturday. Officials had no...
A Houston man charged with opening fire outside a Southeast Texas courthouse and killing a bystander has testified he didn't do it. Bartholomew Granger on Monday denied killing a 79-year-old woman outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont. Granger told jurors in...
Red Cross officials say nearly 300 families have visited a relief center since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion decimated a Central Texas town. Red Cross spokeswoman Anita Foster says the recovery center in West will remain open through Sunday. The April 17 blast in West - a...
A Texas newspaper's review of 34 deaths at state-run mental health hospitals between 2005 and 2012 shows the need for more oversight. Texas Department of State Health Services officials say they welcome additional scrutiny and feedback to improve the lives of patients. The...
A North Texas man has died after being shot during an exchange of gunfire with officers responding to a call about someone with a gun on a road. Investigators say 25-year-old Gabriel Winzer of Elmo shot at Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Kaufman County sheriff's...
The deadly Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion has now spawned six lawsuits, including one from the family of a volunteer firefighter killed in the blast. Fourteen people died and more than 200 were injured by the April 17 blast in the small Central Texas town of West...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - One of the younger residents of the Texas State Aquarium is the first shark to be born at the tourist-popular site. Aquarium officials in Corpus Christi on Wednesday offered details on the female white spotted bamboo shark named Joy. Authorities say...