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A 16-year veteran of a Central Texas police force has been arrested and charged with sexual assault relating to a relationship he's accused of having with a 16-year-old Explorer Scout. A Killeen police statement issued Thursday says Officer Kirt Yarbrough Sr. is free on $100,000...
U.S. Senate candidate Craig James says he accepted an "insignificant amount'' in money and gifts from Southern Methodist University football boosters while a star running back at SMU during the 1980s. James, who was a prominent player in the Mustangs' "Pony Express'' offense...
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst found himself under steady attack from former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz in the first formal debate between Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate. Cruz questioned Dewhurst's conservatism while former ESPN commentator Craig James and small...
Young voters in the Republican presidential race are flocking to a 76-year-old great-grandfather who gives eye-glazing speeches on monetary policy and disappears from the campaign trail for days at a time to rest. Texas Rep. Ron Paul's libertarian message of less government and...
Authorities are investigating after a Central Texas high school was briefly evacuated when someone spotted a replica grenade in the vehicle of a man who wasn't a faculty member or student. Travis County sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade says Manor (MAY'-ner) High School was cleared...
A Houston teenager accused of shooting a classmate in the leg says he was defending himself from a group of boys who have been bullying him when he fired a handgun at school. Warren Lewis remained jailed Wednesday after he was arrested for the shooting a day earlier. The student...
Authorities have arrested 10 current and two former students of a Southeast Texas high school on drug charges after a four-month investigation in which an undercover officer posed as a fellow student. The 10 current students from Angleton High School were arrested on campus...
Dr Pepper is ending its 120-year relationship with its oldest and smallest bottler, which had carved a market niche by producing Dr Pepper sweetened with cane sugar. Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and the Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Dublin, Texas, have agreed to end...
A nonprofit foundation has donated $500,000 to help out the financially strapped Texas state parks system, which faces a $4.6 million revenue shortfall this year. A statement issued Wednesday by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced the donation by the Texas Parks...