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A judge has granted a request by prosecutors to recuse themselves from the cases of three former Houston police officers accused of beating a teenage burglary suspect. The Harris County district attorney's office says it asked to be removed to avoid a potential conflict of...
Police say a convicted sex offender who escaped near Dallas while being transferred from Florida to Nevada allegedly told former cell mates he would never return to prison. Grapevine police said Wednesday that the former cell mates of 42-year-old prisoner Alberto Morales told...
A former Air Force instructor in South Texas has pleaded guilty to having sex with a basic training recruit and having an affair with another woman who was in technical school. The San Antonio Express-News reported Wednesday that Staff Sgt. Craig LeBlanc could get more than 15...
The entire collection of nearly 100 love letters written between Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson during their 21/2-month courtship in 1934 is being made available to the public for the first time beginning on Valentine's Day. The letters at the LBJ Presidential Library at...
A former Army Corps of Engineers supervisor in South Texas has been sentenced to four years in prison in a bribery case after a contractor paid for his $80,000 paved driveway. Prosecutors say a judge in Galveston on Tuesday sentenced 33-year-old Christopher Castillo of Monte...
A coroner says an attacker who crashed his car into a North Texas church and beat a minister to death before dying in custody had been using drugs. The Tarrant County medical examiner on Tuesday ruled the death of Derrick Birdow was associated with PCP ingestion. The Fort Worth...
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - High winds from a strong thunderstorm struck the Central Texas town of Temple, leaving trees uprooted and part of an apartment complex's roof peeled off. A news release from the town Sunday says no one was injured as a result of the storm that moved through...
DALLAS (AP) -The boards of American Airlines parent AMR Corp. and US Airways have pushed back meeting on plans to consider a final merger, Associated Press sources say. A source close to the matter says the AMR board wants to meet in person, and that the US Airways board would...
(Information in the following story is from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com . Not for use online in Dallas market.) DALLAS (AP) - Four groups seeking to open charter schools in Texas turned in applications last year that had sections copied from other...