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Prosecutors say a Mexican man has been accused of using Craigslist to recruit drivers to transport illegal immigrants in Texas. Border Patrol officers on March 14 arrested 29-year-old Jose Gustavo Diaz-Velasquez in Rio Grande City. A judge in McAllen on Wednesday ordered him...
A former sheriff's deputy in South Texas has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for trying to acquire and sell marijuana. A federal judge in McAllen on Wednesday sentenced 41-year-old Heriberto Diaz of San Juan. Jurors in October convicted the former Hidalgo County sheriff's...
Authorities are still trying to identify human remains found in a West Texas pasture. Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs says it could take several weeks to process evidence collected at the site near the Big Spring airport. A preliminary report could come sooner. The FBI is...
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...
A former co-worker of an East Texas dialysis nurse on trial for killing five patients is backing up a defense theory that syringes were used to measure bleach for cleaning. Prosecutors say Kimberly Saenz killed five patients in Lufkin by injecting bleach into their dialysis...
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...