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The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased anti-DWI efforts during spring break. DPS says troopers have added patrols through Sunday to crack down on drunken driving. The extra patrols are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. DPS during...
The Justice Department's civil rights division has objected to the new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas, saying many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification. The department says the state has failed to show that the newly enacted law has neither a discriminatory...
Officials say nobody has been hurt in an explosion and fire at an East Texas petroleum company that destroyed much of the business. Hazardous materials crews were at the scene Monday at Pearce Petroleum Products in Mineola, about 75 miles east of Dallas. Investigators are trying...
A federal audit has recommended that Texas repay $9 million in alleged overcharges related to administration of hurricane recovery funds. Hurricanes Dolly and Ike hit Texas in 2008. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has made $1.4 billion in grants available...
The imprisoned father of two children found living in an abandoned school bus in Texas says the family home was only meant to be temporary. Mark Shorten said Thursday he had planned to build a house on the wooded lot near Houston. But then he and his wife were arrested in 2010...
Police have arrested a southeastern Michigan man on a charge of abusing a corpse at a Toledo funeral home where two relatives of the deceased said they were offered a free funeral and casket in exchange for not going to authorities. Sgt. Joe Heffernan says 57-year-old Lawrence...
A former South Texas police office has been indicted on a capital murder charge in the death of his estranged common-law wife. The indictment from the Nueces County grand jury also charges 44-year-old Jose Gonzales III with burglary in the Dec. 12 shooting of Leslie Morin at a...
Gov. Rick Perry is defending a state-run fund designed to attract high-tech researchers, businesses and jobs to Texas. He told a venture capitalist summit Thursday that the government should play a role in enticing key research talent to the state. Perry said Texas has become...
A 21-year-old Fort Bliss soldier is dead after an improvised bomb blew up the military vehicle in which he was riding in Afghanistan. A Defense Department statement Thursday says Spc. Edward J. Acosta of Hesperia, Calif., died Monday in La Jolla (HOY'-yah), Calif., of wounds...