Texas News

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The Coast Guard says a fishing boat crew has rescued four people whose vessel capsized in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles southeast of Galveston. Officials say nobody was hurt. A dog was also rescued. The captain of the sinking boat contacted the Coast...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A fourth man has been sentenced to prison over a 2009 West Texas drug-related kidnapping and killing in which the victim was shot and his hands cut off. 23-year-old Cesar Pineda must serve 20 years in federal prison. Pineda pleaded guilty to conspiring to...
DALLAS (AP) - Cities across Texas are holding marches, parades and encouraging good works on the national holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. MLK organizers in Austin scheduled a program at King's statue on the University of Texas campus, to be...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A standoff at a Central Texas residence has ended peacefully with an assault suspect caught and neighbors who evacuated during the more than 15-hour siege allowed to return home. Killeen police say the incident ended around 5 a.m. Monday. The man faces an...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison in a child pornography investigation in which he described himself as a "monster." A federal judge in Houston on Thursday afternoon sentenced 37-year-old D.J. Christopher Lowe, who in 2011 pleaded guilty...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas school bus driver has been slightly hurt after the vehicle went out of control and crashed into a motel swimming pool. Officials with the North East Independent School District in San Antonio says the driver was alone on board Thursday afternoon...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Testimony has recessed for the week in the murder trial of a retired East Texas dentist in the shooting death of his wife. The trial of 76-year-old Bobby Ray Nichols recessed after prosecutors rested their case in the death of 71-year-old Rosalind Nichols,...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol says two Central American women have reported being raped by human smugglers in two separate incidents in South Texas. A Border Patrol statement Friday says a Honduran woman apprehended Tuesday in the brush by agents from the...
DALLAS (AP) - Jurors are about to begin deliberations in the trial of a Dallas woman accused of denying water to a 10-year-old stepson who died of dehydration. Closing arguments are scheduled for Friday in the trial of Tina Marie Alberson, who's charged with felony injury to a...