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HOUSTON (AP) - Firefighters from Texas and across the nation are joining their colleagues in Houston at a memorial service for four Houston firefighters killed last week in a five-alarm motel fire. As many as 40,000 people are expected Wednesday at Houston's Reliant Stadium to...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A carjacking in a North Texas neighborhood has left an elderly woman dead and police looking for the attacker. Arlington police say the incident began around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday as 83-year-old Leona Faye Swafford pulled into her driveway. A police statement...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's police chief says the 2010 videotaped beating of a black teenage burglary suspect made him sick to his stomach and gave the department a "black eye." Police Chief Charles McClelland Jr. told jurors Tuesday in Houston that fired officer Drew Ryser...
JASPER, Texas (AP) - Two Southeast Texas police officers have been fired after a videotaped incident in which a woman held for an unpaid traffic ticket had her face slammed on a jail counter. The Jasper City Council on Monday dismissed Officers Ryan Cunningham and Ricky Grissom...
HOUSTON (AP) - A skull and some bones have been found in northwest Houston and police are trying to identify the person. Police say some people living in the area near some woods called 911 on Monday to report finding a skull and what appears to be part of a jaw. Several other...
DALLAS (AP) - The head of the University of Texas system will discuss higher education and the future of research universities, amid an ongoing debate over the future of the state's institutions. UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa is scheduled to speak Tuesday at a meeting...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Police say a man has been fatally shot while in the parking lot of an East Texas apartment complex. Tyler police on Tuesday asked for the public's help in locating whoever shot 21-year-old Joshua McGil in the back. Officers Monday night responded to a call...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Houston-based Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP says it will invest about $107 million to expand its crude and condensate pipeline system deeper into the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The expansion is supported by a long-term contract with ConocoPhillips. It...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The FBI is investigating the kidnapping of a U.S. Marine reservist in Mexico last month. Armando Fernandez, special agent in charge of the FBI's San Antonio Division, said in a news release Monday that the FBI is seeking information about the kidnapping...