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FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) - A suburban Dallas city council will consider a single-member replacement for a municipal voting system struck down by the federal courts. Previously, all five members of the Farmers Branch City Council were elected citywide. Reports the council will...
A $2 scratch-off game in Texas created to help veterans is plummeting in popularity, even as the state lottery posts record sales overall. Since 'Veterans Cash' launched in 2009, nearly $20.8 million in ticket sales has helped veterans with everything from housing to counseling...
A man charged with killing a Texas pastor during a robbery at a church is about to go on trial for capital murder. Opening statements in Steven Lawayne Nelson's trial start Monday morning in Fort Worth. He faces the death penalty if convicted. He's accused of killing the Rev...
Attorneys for a Houston-area former high school coach convicted of killing his pregnant wife will be back in court to argue for a chance to present new evidence they say shows their client is innocent. David Temple was sentenced to life in prison for the 1999 shooting death of...
The amount of unpaid child support in Texas is nearly $11 billion statewide. Records show that of about one million parents across Texas who are required to pay child support, nearly half fell behind on payments last year by at least a month. The Texas attorney general's office...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Heavy rain in West Texas has led to some flooding in the Midland and Odessa areas. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the area Friday. Forecasters predict storms through Saturday. Forecaster Greg Murdoch says the Midland area...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A federal inmate from Baltimore charged in the 2008 death of cellmate in Texas has pleaded guilty to racketeering counts. Prosecutors in Texas say James Sweeney will receive a life term for his role in leading a prison gang called Dead Man Inc. Sweeney...
DALLAS (AP) - It's State Fair time in Dallas as the annual State Fair of Texas opens for the 126th year. Gates open Friday at 10:30 a.m. Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples opens the 40th anniversary of the Texas Department of Agriculture's Food and Fiber Pavilion a short time...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A soldier from Missouri died in Texas after gunfire blamed on a buddy who allegedly wanted to help cure the victim's hiccups. Fort Hood officials late Tuesday identified the victim as 22-year-old Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young of Ash Grove, Mo. Killeen police...