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A former West Texas police officer has changed his plea and entered a guilty plea to a single count of receiving child pornography. Former Slaton Officer Richard Lee Lewis had previously pleaded not guilty to six child pornography-related charges. He had been scheduled for trial...
The state climatologist for Texas says the record drought of 2011 could be only the beginning of a dry spell that could last until 2020. State climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon tells News Radio KLBJ water planning is often based on standards set by the previous record drought of...
About 300 large-breed dogs have been seized from a West Texas kennel after officials found them living in poor, filthy conditions. KCBD-TV of Lubbock ( http://bit.ly/pAN95L ) reports Floyd County deputies served a warrant to remove the dogs from Mark and Sandra Smith's kennel in...
A former constable along the Texas border has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to help smuggle drugs. Former Webb County Constable Eduardo Garcia pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court. Prosecutors say the 20-year law enforcement veteran twice took $500 bribes to help who...
A Texas businessman convicted in a $100 million fraud scheme has been sentenced to 45 years in federal prison. Christian Allmendinger of Houston was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Richmond. Prosecutors had sought a 125-year prison term. His attorney had called that...
Almost 40 members and associates of the Bandido Outlaw Motorcycle Gang have been arrested on a variety of federal drug and weapons charges. A Justice Department statement issued Tuesday says that 28 of those arrested were charged in Dallas with conspiracy to possess and...