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Republican and Democratic leaders plan to meet with a mediator later this week to seek agreement on when Texas will hold its 2012 primary elections. The decision came after all-day meetings between both parties Tuesday at a San Antonio federal courthouse. Both sides tentatively...
Mexican authorities say an alleged founder of the Zetas drug cartel who was captured Monday had an arsenal of 169 guns and may have been linked to the abduction of nine Mexican marines. The navy says suspect Raul Lucio Hernandez Lechuga oversaw Zeta operations around the Gulf...
A judge has sentenced a retired Army major to two years in federal prison for laundering $400,000 in property received from a military contractor while in Kuwait during the Iraq war. The Justice Department said 45-year-old Charles Joseph Bowie Jr. of Georgetown, Texas, was...
A man is scheduled to plead guilty next week to federal charges that he was involved in the shipment of 145 pounds of marijuana from Texas to Mississippi. Court records say the marijuana was inside a steel construction beam being shipped from Brownsville, Texas, to Jackson, Miss...
The federal government is holding the first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, despite a lawsuit challenging the sale. The Interior Department says bids will be opened as scheduled on Wednesday in New...
A national atheist foundation says it will seek permission to hoist its own banner to join secular and religious Christmas displays on an East Texas courthouse square. Attorney Stephanie Schmitt of the Freedom From Religion Foundation revealed the plan after Henderson County...
A state regulatory panel has approved a measure that could stop water from Colorado River lakes upstream from Austin to downstream farmers next year if the ongoing drought doesn't break. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality voted unanimously to allow the Lower Colorado...
A man is dead and two deputies are wounded after a domestic disturbance call to a home near a Central Texas lake climaxed in a shootout. Hill County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyon says a deputy approached the home at Lake Whitney on Wednesday afternoon when an armed man emerged and opened...
Authorities say a 12-year-old girl shot by her mother during a standoff at a Texas welfare office has died. Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said Ramie Grimmer died Wednesday at a San Antonio hospital. Her 10-year-old brother, who authorities say was also shot by mother...