Texas News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City-based pipeline operator has agreed to a $7 billion merger with an affiliated company. Inergy L.P. agreed Monday to the merger with Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners L.P. The buyout involves a series of cash-and-stock transactions...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Switchblades could soon be legal in Texas following a vote in the Texas House of Representatives. Lawmakers approved the bill on Monday without discussion and on a voice vote. The measure's author, Houston Democrat Harold Dutton, had originally said he...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The family of a Bend soldier who was among five Fort Bliss troops killed by a roadside bomb last weekend says he had recently reenlisted because he didn't want to leave his unit. Spc. Brandon Joseph Prescott died Saturday with four others when an improvised...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A board appointed by the state to manage the El Paso school district holds its first official meeting after taking over for the district's ousted board. State Education Commissioner Michael Williams will attend Tuesday's meeting and swearing-in. The five-...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emergency officials say a 9-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a burning home in San Antonio. Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the fire Sunday morning. A medical examiner has identified the victim as Ryan Rios. A spokesman for the...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas has made it through the spring wildfire season without any significant outbreaks. And authorities don't expect the summer season to bring a slew of massive blazes, either. The grasslands and shrubs that fueled the historic wildfires in 2011 haven't...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A land surveyor in West Texas has been charged with possessing unregistered firearms after he allegedly also had improvised explosives. A federal judge in Midland has ordered Steven Leonard Prewit to be held without bond pending a detention hearing...
WESLACO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas town of 36,000 is considering spending $1 million for what it hopes would be the largest high school stadium scoreboard screen in Texas and possibly the country. Trustees for the Weslaco Independent School District on the U.S.-Mexico border...
For seven years, Breggett Rideau has pleaded for cameras in the classroom to protect special education students. Her son, Terrence Rideau, can't walk, can't talk and can neither feed nor clothe himself... but he looks forward to horse therapy, which is designed to build his...