Texas News

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...
HOUSTON (AP) - Four men from Mexico have been charged in a smuggling investigation that led to 82 suspected illegal immigrants rescued from a house in Houston. Prosecutors say Luis Trejo-Onofre, Jose Santos-Solorzano, Jose Victor Perez-Olivas and Gumecindo Jaime-Martinez are...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas school district still dealing with a public corruption scandal has hired another temporary leader. El Paso Independent School District trustees early Wednesday voted to hire Vernon Butler as interim superintendent. Butler worked more than 35...
DALLAS (AP) - A group of mayors says the nation's cities are poised to add millions of jobs, but can only do so much without the help of a gridlocked Congress. The U.S. Conference of Mayors met Monday in Dallas. Mayor Mike Rawlings and mayors from Philadelphia, Baltimore and two...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's police chief says he has asked the FBI to help investigate the fatal shooting of a wheelchair-bound double amputee by an officer at a group home. Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland also asked the community Monday to "reserve judgment" after the...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Police say a station wagon stopped at a late-night driver's license checkpoint in Corpus Christi was full of surprises. According to a Corpus Christi police statement, the first surprise in the midnight Sunday stop was finding a 14-year-old girl at...
HOUSTON (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested two government employees who allegedly participated in a passport fraud conspiracy that provided the travel documents to non-citizens. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Nyle Churchwell, a passport office adjudications manager, and...
WACO, Texas (AP) - Police say a Central Texas woman accused of setting her garage on fire after lying about a masked man trying to attack her remains too badly injured to be arrested. Jennifer Matthews first told authorities she was set on fire in March 2010 by an unknown man...