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FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - A memorial service will be held this month at a West Texas post for five soldiers killed in a bombing in Afghanistan. Officials at Fort Bliss say a service has been scheduled May 22 at the post chapel. The five Fort Bliss soldiers died May 4 in Maiwand,...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Almost a month into their review of the deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant, investigators hope to diagram how the plant looked before the explosion. Then, they'll take that aerial picture and compare it to the 93-foot-wide crater that's there now. They'...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comment likening a Republican lawmaker to a schoolyard bully is drawing a rebuttal from his target - and a suggestion from another senator that he apologize. Reid made the remark about Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday after the Texan...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The family of a Bend soldier who was among five Fort Bliss troops killed by a roadside bomb last weekend says he had recently reenlisted because he didn't want to leave his unit. Spc. Brandon Joseph Prescott died Saturday with four others when an improvised...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A board appointed by the state to manage the El Paso school district holds its first official meeting after taking over for the district's ousted board. State Education Commissioner Michael Williams will attend Tuesday's meeting and swearing-in. The five-...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A convicted drug dealer faces execution for shooting an 18-year-old man to death a decade ago during a robbery outside a Waco convenience store. Authorities say Carroll Joe Parr was trying to get his money back after he bought 7 pounds of marijuana. Parr...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech University has created an institute that combines research and education in wind science, engineering and energy. A school statement says the creation of the National Wind Institute combines Tech's former Wind Science and Engineering research...
The “Come and Take It” bill, the softer of two measures that would prohibit using any state money to enforce new federal gun laws in the Lone Star State, was approved Tuesday by the Texas House. Named for the Texas army’s storied reply when Mexican forces demanded surrender of a...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Jurors will soon begin deciding the fate of a Houston man convicted of capital murder for a bystander's death during a shooting rampage outside a Texas courthouse last year. Closing arguments in the punishment phase of Bartholomew Granger's trial are set...