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DALLAS (AP) - Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, missed President Barack Obama's second inauguration but have sent their best wishes. A spokesman for the 66-year-old former president, Freddy Ford, issued a statement Monday evening saying, "President and Mrs...
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...
CONROE, Texas (AP) - The parents of two Southeast Texas children found unsupervised and living virtually alone on an old renovated school bus are heading to court. There, Mark and Sherrie Shorten are to show they've been complying with child welfare agency care plans that could...
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...
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...
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,...