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Martial arts film star Steven Seagal has been sworn in as deputy sheriff in a West Texas border county and will start working sometime this year, authorities said. Hudspeth County Sheriff's Lt. Robert Wilson confirmed Thursday that Seagal, 59, took the oath this week from...
The Texas drought has left a lake too low to keep supplying water to nearly a dozen Panhandle cities. The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority near Amarillo voted Wednesday to stop using Lake Meredith after four decades. This year water was pumped only from June through...
Federal authorities have arrested six San Antonio members and associates of the Mexican Mafia prison gang on heroin charges. Two indictments unsealed Thursday charge a so-called "Free World General'' of the gang and a 63-year-old woman with conspiracy to distribute heroin. The U...
A Houston surgeon has dropped a lawsuit demanding that his ex-fiance return a $73,000 engagement ring. Instead, Craig Fischer will pay the woman $100,000 to cover her legal fees. The Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/pyJWq4 ) reported Monday that Fischer apologized for the...
Workers in 23 Texas counties who lost their jobs due to wildfires have the opportunity to apply for job assistance. The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday announced an expanded presidential disaster declaration includes unemployment help for Navarro County. Anderson, Bastrop,...
Hundreds of people living in a Central Texas county devastated by September wildfires have received information on recovery and rebuilding. Bastrop County sponsored a town hall meeting Monday night that became a one-on-one opportunity for fire victims to get help. More than a...
Sears Holding Corp. says it's talking with two prospective destinations for its headquarters even as it talks to Illinois about staying in that state. Sears spokeswoman Kimberly Freely says officials recently conducted tours of two sites and continue to talk with government...
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has denied an appeal from a former suburban Houston police officer convicted and sent to death row for masterminding a plot to have his wife killed. The state's highest criminal court Wednesday rejected 32 points of error raised by lawyers for...
Federal and state weather forecasters and climate experts are getting together to brainstorm about the epic 2011 Texas drought and what weather trends might signal for the future. This year's drought already has cost the Texas agriculture and cattle industries more than $5...