Texas News

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Decades of work are about to come to fruition for the family of a World War II veteran injured when he was struck by a German tank in France. The U.S. Army is scheduled to award a posthumous Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars Friday to Pvt. Juan C. Marquez,...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Texan has pleaded guilty to enticing a 9-year-old Minnesota girl he met online into posing nude and emailing him the photo. Prosecutors in Houston say 33-year-old Steve Correa-Franco of Spring remains in custody until sentencing in March. He faces up to life in...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court in Virginia is set to review a former Texas businessman's conviction in a $100 million life insurance fraud scheme. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Christian Allmendinger's case...
HOUSTON (AP) - An Iranian man living in the Houston area has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for stealing mail, setting up fake identities and financial fraud. Prosecutors in Houston say Hassan Ali Pejouhesh took advantage of the U.S. postal system and about 500...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An ex-official at a West Texas school district where the state has taken more control amid a testing scandal is being fired after an audit showed possible cheating attempts at his new job. Canutillo Independent School District trustees on Thursday night...
PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix judge is scheduled to sentence a Tempe woman who was convicted in her young son's disappearance nearly three years ago. Elizabeth Johnson could face two to nine years in prison on Friday for her convictions in the Christmastime 2009 disappearance of her...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is scheduled to discuss higher education in Fort Worth and how the state's universities may be affected in the 2013 legislative session. Dewhurst is to speak at the Higher Education Thought Leaders Forum at Texas Christian...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A prominent South Texas attorney is to be sentenced for paying kickbacks to a judge who turned his courtroom into a moneymaking operation. Ray Marchan was convicted in June on seven counts, one of which for mail fraud that a judge overturned earlier...
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Closing arguments in the capital murder trial of a Texas inmate charged with the 2007 death of a guard have been delayed until at least next week. An appeals court in Waco on Monday will consider jury instructions in the Bryan trial of John Falk Jr. Falk was...