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The mayor of an embattled East Texas town has quit with just a few words. Monty Collins says he went to the city secretary in Alto, wrote a note that said, "I quit on this date,'' and left. He tells the Jacksonville Daily Progress that his departure is effective immediately...
Police say human remains have been found in a West Texas pasture and the FBI has been summoned to process the scene. Big Spring police say the remains were discovered Tuesday afternoon by some workers in the area. Police say the scene has been secured and an FBI evidence...
Trucks carrying low-level radioactive waste from 38 states will likely begin traveling Texas highways as early as April. They'll be bound for a dump site near the New Mexico border. A Texas commission overseeing the disposal is expected Friday to approve the final rule changes...
A man has been found dead in a burning Central Texas house and police say a truck is missing from the home. Killeen police on Monday searched for the truck and two men who allegedly stole the vehicle during a possible burglary. Police are looking for a 1996 green Chevrolet...
Authorities say a cardiac patient and three Central Texas medical personnel have been hurt after their ambulance flipped on a rain-slick highway. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident happened late Sunday afternoon in Waco. DPS says the ambulance overturned...
A Houston-area police officer has been critically hurt after his patrol car hit a truck during the search for a shooting suspect. The Department of Public Safety says the Splendora officer was injured Monday in an accident near New Caney. The front of the patrol vehicle ended up...
A business group in Texas has offered a warning about money schemes during St. Patrick's Day weekend. The Better Business Bureau in Austin on Friday said scammers often use public holidays to target consumers with bogus sweepstake claims. St. Patrick's Day is Saturday. The BBB...
Two men have been sentenced in Del Rio to lengthy federal prison terms for leading a group that smuggled guns and ammunition into Mexico. The U.S. Attorney's office announced Thursday that Juan Hector Guevara II and Juan J. Rodriguez were sentenced to 30 years and 27 years in...
A 14-year-old Fort Worth boy has been sentenced to 10 years in a juvenile jail for killing a stranger with a single unprovoked punch. State District Judge Jean Boyd sentenced the boy Thursday. The teen, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, admitted to a...