Texas News

HOUSTON (AP) - Two Houston firefighters have been hurt battling a house blaze in which a brick wall collapsed. The Houston Fire Department on Thursday said one firefighter who was injured when the wall fell is hospitalized in stable condition. The second firefighter was...
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head at a North Texas home while his father was in another room. Corsicana police on Thursday confirmed the child's death. The boy's name wasn't immediately released. Police...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert's economic developers are announcing that an information technology company will open a western regional office in Salt Lake City. SolarWinds Inc. of Austin, Texas, is taking up Utah's offer of tax incentives tied to the number of jobs it...
Police in Galveston are trying to find several weapons that were stolen from a police officer's car May 1. Investigators said weapons like an M-16 rifle, a glock handgun, several magazines and other items were taken from the swat officer's personal vehicle. The car was locked...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Just three weeks before he's to stand trial for the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, an Army psychiatrist wants his trial delayed until this fall. Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys are to ask a judge Thursday to delay the court-martial from late May...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A state-appointed board to manage the El Paso school district held its first official meeting after replacing the district's ousted board. State Education Commissioner Michael Williams charged the new board to "restore the confidence and trust" of the...
On the brink of summer, defending Christmas is on the wish list of the Texas Legislature. The House on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill that aims to remove legal risks of saying "Merry Christmas" in Texas public schools . Traditional holiday symbols, such as a menorah or...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate convicted of killing a fellow drug dealer while robbing him outside of a Waco convenience store 10 years ago has been executed. Carroll Joe Parr received a lethal injection Tuesday evening. Appeals to block the punishment were...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast. The Department of State Health Services issued the advisory Tuesday. Experts say too much mercury can...