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State prison system officials have decided to not renew contracts for operating the privately managed Dawson State Jail in Dallas and the Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Center. Jason Clark, who's a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, says the contracts...
Defense attorneys ordered to help the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage say they're being asked to cross ethical lines. Maj. Nidal Hasan is representing himself at his upcoming murder trial. The judge last week said his previous attorneys would...
Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has a blood clot on his brain that will require surgery. The Grammy-winning folk-rock group postponed concerts Tuesday in Dallas, Wednesday in The Woodlands in Texas and Thursday in New Orleans. A statement on its website said there are no...
A North Texas grand jury has indicted a man for felony murder in the fatal heroin overdose of the grandson of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens. A spokeswoman for Tarrant County prosecutors says Brennan Trainor Rodriguez was also indicted for manslaughter, tampering with...
A federal appeals court judge has refused a request from lawyers for a convicted killer facing execution this week that she take herself off his case because she's biased against him. Elroy Chester is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening for killing a Port Arthur...
Officials say soldier who shot a fellow service member at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio has surrendered and is in military custody. A base spokesman said the gunman gave up to San Antonio police Monday afternoon. The victim is in stable condition. Spokesman Brent Boller said...
Officials say a Houston woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto high heel told police she was trying to protect herself. Houston police say 44-year-old Ana Lilia Trujillo told investigators the man was attacking her and she acted in self-defense...
The FBI says a "telephonic bomb threat" against a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Texas led to the plane being diverted to Phoenix on Monday afternoon. Special Agent Manuel Johnson, a spokesman for the FBI's Phoenix division, says Flight 2675 left Los Angeles...
Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law a much-watched high school curriculum overhaul that cuts the number of standardized tests students must pass to graduate from 15 to five. The measure is designed to give more flexibility to youngsters who want to focus on career training, not...