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The personal stories of those who in the 1950s were part of one of the earliest generations of Chicano barrio gangs in San Antonio are being gathered for an oral history project. Mike Tapia, a University of Texas at San Antonio criminologist leading the academic study, told the...
Authorities say an East Texas man has been arrested for allegedly fatally shooting his wife after finding her at the home of another man. Forty-four-year-old Larry Maples of Ben Wheeler was charged with murder Sunday. He was being held at the Van Zandt County jail. Sheriff...
Officials say a vial containing a virus that can cause hemorrhagic fever has gone missing from a research facility in Galveston, but say there's no reason to believe there's a threat to the public. The University of Texas Medical Branch said Saturday that there was no breach in...
Starting in May, a group will exhume the remains of dozens of immigrants laid to rest at the Falfurrias Cemetery in South Texas in hopes of identifying them. When at the end of last year 35 immigrants who had died in Brooks County were still nameless, immigrant groups called for...
Authorities say a fire at an assisted living center forced the evacuation of some 200 people, many of them elderly. One resident of the 10-story Westchester Plaza near downtown Fort Worth was treated for smoke inhalation Sunday. Firefighters arrived at the building about 6:45 a...
If you’ve never heard of Identity Recovery Service contracts — insurance policies to cover a person’s costs in the event of identity theft — don’t feel bad; there are only two companies selling them in the entire state. One of those companies is based in Colorado, but conducts...
An online petition has formed asking for the resignation of Texas State Representative Naomi Gonzalez, (D) El Paso, who is charged with driving while intoxicated. The petition, posted on Change.org , by “concerned citizen,” details the night in which Representative Gonzales was...
A standoff ended in gunfire late Saturday morning after police shot a man suspected of killing his father in his home in northeast Houston. Officials with the Houston Police Department said that the suspect, who was barricaded in a home in the 7400 block of Banyan Street, opened...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - An apparent altercation in a North Texas neighborhood has left one man shot to death, another wounded and a woman with some type of cuts. Arlington police on Friday said investigators are trying to determine what led to the shootings. Spokeswoman Tiara...