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Prosecutors say two leaders of a deadly Houston-based illegal immigrant smuggling ring have been sentenced to prison. Officials say 34-year-old Rafael Valles of the McAllen area was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in federal prison. A Mexican citizen, 32-year-old Refugio...
A Houston boy who disappeared eight years ago and was found earlier this month could soon be reunited with his parents, or he might remain in foster care. A Texas judge is expected to make a decision Wednesday on the fate of 8-year-old Miguel Morin after a court hearing in...
The Texas House Committee on Human Services is scheduled to hear about how the state can improve care for the elderly and keep them in their communities. House Speaker Joe Straus has ordered the committee to explore strategies for long-term care that keep people out of nursing...
A Houston-area man has survived more than 30 hours in the water but his best friend died after their boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico. Ken Henderson on Monday described how he swam for miles, reached an oil rig and was rescued Saturday. The retired Montgomery County Sheriff's...
Amnesty International says the United States is the only Western democracy that executed prisoners last year, even as more U.S. states are moving to abolish the death penalty. In its annual review of worldwide death penalty trends released Monday, Amnesty says the 43 U.S...
Authorities say two men with Army ties _ including an active duty sergeant _ were arrested in Texas after agreeing to a murder-for-hire scheme with undercover agents acting as members of a Mexican drug cartel. A federal indictment filed Monday alleges Sgt. Samuel Walker and...
Officials of the U.S. National Archives are set to announce newly discovered material related to art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II. A news conference on the announcement is set for Tuesday morning. The material, which has been held privately, will be donated to...
Houston police say a man killed his wife and left her body in a car parked in a Walgreens lot before turning himself in. Investigators say the man turned himself in around 8:30 a.m. Sunday. They say the man told police where the body could be found, KTRK-TV reported ( http://bit...
An 18-year-old San Antonio teenager has been accused of fatally injuring his girlfriend's 5-month-old infant boy. Antonio Santos Garcia-Vera has been charged with knowingly injuring a child, causing serious bodily injury, the San Antonio Express-News reported Sunday. Bail has...