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A judge is near a decision on whether jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford is competent to stand trial next month. Testimony in a federal court competency hearing in Houston is expected to conclude Thursday, with U.S. District Judge David Hittner expected to then issue a...
Retail gasoline prices across Texas have slipped 4 cents this week as travelers prepare to hit the road for the holidays. AAA Texas on Wednesday reported that the average price at the pump is $3.05 per gallon. The association says gasoline prices nationwide are down a nickel, to...
Some stashed cash, nearly $306,000, has turned up in a car heading from Texas into Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized the undeclared currency during an outbound examination. Customs officials on Tuesday announced the money was...
Another winter storm could bring more dangerous driving conditions to New Mexico. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday night through Friday afternoon as a cold system approaches the Four Corners area. Another round of accumulating snow...
Five people, including two children, were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in central Texas and authorities say weather may have played a role in the crash. Ernest Contreras of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Monday night just before 10 p.m...
Forecasters are warning that pre-holiday travel could be nearly impossible in the Great Plains as heavy snow and fierce winds crawl deeper into the region. The National Weather Service said Tuesday that about 10 inches of snow had fallen before dawn in western Kansas, and...
Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Iowa this week to help Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign in the last push before the first-in-the-nation Jan. 3 caucuses. Jindal spokesman Frank Collins says the Louisiana governor will be campaigning Tuesday and Wednesday in Iowa for Perry,...
Police say the wreckage of a small plane has been found near a North Texas airport in a crash where an injured survivor walked to get help. Denton police spokesman Officer Ryan Grelle says searchers located the wreckage shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday northwest of Denton Municipal...
Two state senators have asked for an attorney general's opinion on a tax refund request by a San Antonio-based refinery company. Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston and chairman of the Senate Government Organization Committee, joined Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, in seeking the...