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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Volunteer firefighters say they need more state funding as a bill would divert some of the money from a fund originally dedicated to assist them. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/13wYiYt ) that lawmakers this year decided to send $18.5 million...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - U.S. government officials have granted political asylum to a Mexican newspaper photographer who fled his home state of Veracruz after unknown assailants killed his father. A Thursday statement from El Paso lawyer Carlos Spector said Miguel Angel Lopez...
WEST, Texas (AP) - A federal disaster loan outreach center in a Central Texas town devastated in an April deadly fertilizer plant explosion will close next week. Officials with the Small Business Administration say the agency's center in West will close at 6 p.m. next Thursday...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say 154 fugitives wanted for federal and state felonies have been arrested by the U.S. Marshal Service and officers from 13 other law enforcement agencies. The roundup came during Operation Sandstorm III. West Texas U.S. Marshal Robert Almonte...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry is signing into law a bill ensuring that restaurants and food stores must allow service dogs, including those for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Already approved by the state Legislature, the measure limits how much...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Whole Foods Market Inc. is disputing claims from two employees at one of its Albuquerque stores, who say they were suspended last month after complaining about being told they couldn't speak Spanish to each other while on the job. Bryan Baldizan says he...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The three surviving children of a Mexican woman who lawyers say was wrongly deported and later killed in Mexico by her abusive ex-boyfriend are suing the U.S. government. Lawyers from Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and the South Texas Civil Rights Project...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal report blames a woman's death last year in a northeast Texas state mental hospital on unnecessary restraints and poor medical care. The U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that Ann Simmons died in Terrell State Hospital in February...
HOUSTON (AP) - A suspect in a Houston-area college campus shooting is back in custody after he was declared a fugitive when he failed to appear at a scheduled court appearance. Harris County sheriff's spokesman Alan Bernstein says Trey Foster turned himself in Thursday evening...