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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...
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...
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Acadian Ambulance Service has acquired a north Texas company, expanding its operations in the state. The Lafayette-based ambulance company said its acquisition of StarPlus EMS in McKinney, Texas, took effect on Saturday, adding 50 full-time employees, eight...
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...
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities are trying to piece together just how a capital murder suspect was able to take a deputy's gun and escape from a Dallas hospital before he was cornered a mile away and surrendered. Franklin B. Davis stole the deputy's revolver and fled Parkland Memorial...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks, a Democrat who spent 42 years representing his Southeast Texas district, has died at age 89. A Jefferson County Sheriff's Department statement says Brooks died Tuesday night at Baptist Hospital of Beaumont after a sudden...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for being an online child predator and meeting his victim in Laredo. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Tuesday sentenced Anthony Michael Puckett. The 41-year-old Corpus Christi...