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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities are searching for a 16-year-old state inmate who - while shackled - eluded guards by wriggling through a fence hole and jumping onto a passing train. The teen was serving time for a robbery and being taken to a maximum-security facility near Waco...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - An appeals court has upheld a Corpus Christi man's capital murder conviction for the death of his girlfriend's toddler son. The 13th Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas on Thursday rejected an appeal from 23-year-old J.J. Garza. Garza was convicted...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Three South Texas lawmen are due in court on charges alleging they and another officer took thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for guarding shipments of cocaine. The fourth alleged conspirator, Mission police officer Alexis Rigoberto Espinoza,...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two Texas public charter schools are among 16 winners nationwide of federal Race to the Top grants. The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that Harmony Public Schools, a consortium of schools statewide, will receive about $30 million over four...
DALLAS (AP) - Items that belonged to President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford have sold at auction for about $132,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said that the late president's golf clubs were the top earner at the Tuesday auction of about 50 items. The clubs - in a...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The lead investigator in the February slaying of an Alaska barista by serial killer Israel Keyes says the Anchorage man also targeted the young woman's boyfriend before changing his mind. Anchorage homicide Detective Monique Doll says Keyes abducted 18-...
NEW YORK (AP) - J.R. Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on "Dallas." TNT begins the second season of its "Dallas" revival next month. The network said Tuesday that it will hold a funeral for Larry Hagman's memorable character at some point in the 15-episode season...
ALVIN, Texas (AP) - Investigators near Houston are still interviewing witnesses after a car slammed into a pickup truck being pushed by two young boys, killing both. Clues sought after SE Texas crash leaves 3 dead ALVIN, Texas (AP) - Investigators near Houston are still...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An expert is denying that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but students still tend to improve their scores over time. More than 600 school districts have sued Texas after the Legislature...