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MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced to 11/2 years in a U.S. prison for trying to bribe an officer to let illegal immigrants slip through a border crossing into Texas. Prosecutors in McAllen say a judge Wednesday sentenced 31-year-old Jose Luis Huerta-Aguilar...
HOOKS, Texas (AP) - A military depot in Northeast Texas will lay off nearly 370 workers amid the downsizing of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Red River Army Depot on Wednesday announced plans for layoffs in February due to completion of work such as military vehicle...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Two more Air Force basic-training instructors in Texas are being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct in cases that could include male victims. Training command attorney Lt. Col. Mark Hoover on Tuesday declined to release the names of the two latest...
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - After the Environmental Protection Agency learned that some water wells in a Fort Worth suburb had been contaminated with methane, the agency concluded that an oil company may have done the damage while drilling for natural gas. Initially, the EPA...
HOUSTON (AP) - A man accused of vandalizing a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting in an act caught on cellphone video is to be in court for the first time since surrendering to U.S. marshals last week at the U.S.-Mexico border. Uriel Landeros is to appear Wednesday before a federal...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Jury selection begins in the East Texas murder trial of a retired 76-year-old dentist in the fatal shooting of his 71-year-old wife. Attorneys in Tyler will start choosing a jury Wednesday for the trial of Bobby Nichols. He's accused of killing Rosalind...
A former Houston police officer faces up to 25 years in prison for becoming a drug money courier after he left the force in 2009. Prosecutors say 47-year-old Anthony Foster on Tuesday pleaded guilty to two conspiracy-related counts in the money laundering case. He faces...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - Trustees of a wealthy Dallas-area school district have backed a proposal to hire armed private security guards to patrol all 71 campuses. The Plano Independent School District board Tuesday night endorsed a plan that could cost $2.7 million. The action was...
DALLAS (AP) - The moving-in process is under way at the George W. Bush Library and Museum, where some 43,000 artifacts from his time in the White House will be kept. The library and museum are housed inside the roughly 227,000-square-foot George W. Bush Presidential Center on...