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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Senate Education Committee is set to discuss a string bills including a controversial proposal to lift the cap on the number of licenses issued to operate charter schools statewide. Sen. Dan Patrick chairs the committee and wants to do away with the...
KINGSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Officials say six suspected illegal immigrants were killed and nine were injured when a truck being pursued by Kingsville police crashed into a security barrier at Naval Air Station Kingsville. Senior Cpl. Charlie Ramirez that says after the vehicle didn...
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say the pickup truck that a 17-year-old Oklahoma boy stole from his parents' home along with guns and ammunition has been found after a deadly attempted home invasion in Texas. The Ellis County Sheriff's Department in North Texas says two male suspects...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is asking a federal appeals court for an emergency order blocking a ruling that bars Texas from granting new water permits on two South Texas rivers. The order last week came from U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack, who...
GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Texas and several other states are beginning to re-examine old arson cases in which defendants may have been convicted with questionable scientific evidence. Before 1992, when national fire investigation standards were developed, arson...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Department of Veterans Affairs contractor has been charged with fraud over a $2 million agreement for work at a Texas hospital. Navy veteran Jonathan Patrick Saunders faces six counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. Saunders...
DESOTO, Texas (AP) - A Dallas-area woman can be heard pleading for help in a 911 call as her ex-husband breaks into the house before killing her and then himself. DeSoto police released the 911 recording in Tuesday's night's fatal shooting of 37-year-old Catina Lareese Murphy...
JACINTO CITY, Texas (AP) - A teenager blamed for wounding two Houston-area police officers has been captured after also being shot. Police early Thursday shot 17-year-old Edgar Omar Cuellar at a home in Jacinto (juh-SIN'-toh) City. Authorities say Cuellar and two Jacinto City...
NORTH ZULCH, Texas (AP) - Crews have reopened a Central Texas rail line after a truck hauling live chickens and a freight train collided in a derailment. BNSF Railway Co. spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that 11 cars and four locomotives derailed near North Zulch, about 120...