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DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police are trying to identify some human bones discovered along the Trinity River. Police say the bones were found Sunday by people walking their dogs. Investigators are trying to identify the remains, which included a skull, a torso and some clothing...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - Authorities have found the bodies of a woman and a man in a Northeast Texas house and police are investigating if the deaths are a murder and a suicide. Texarkana police say officers responded to a 911 call Sunday night from a family member in the home...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Ethics Commission is up for review and some possible changes at the state Legislature. The House Elections Committee will consider significant changes to the commission, which collects campaign finance reports and investigates complaints against...
Gov. Rick Perry Monday launched an ad campaign in Crain’s Chicago Business and its on-line site inviting businesses to move to Texas. The theme is, “Get Out While There’s Still Time,” as if Chicago were on the verge of collapse, under invasion, or once again on fire. The full-...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The man in line to become San Antonio's public school superintendent is defending his personal financial and legal problems by saying they've made him a better leader. Manuel Isquierdo heads the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz., and is the...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - Kaufman County authorities say they're receiving tips "on a fairly regular basis" as they move forward with the investigation of the murders of District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife and one of McLelland's assistant prosecutors, Mark Hasse. But sheriff'...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum has purchased two large seventh-century Mayan sculptures to become part of its permanent collection. The sculptures - known as censer stands - are being described as some of the largest and most sophisticated free-standing...
HOUSTON (AP) - A jewelry store heist didn't go as planned for a couple of Houston robbers. One of them was shot by an off-duty Houston police officer as they tried to hold up the store Thursday. Police say the two men apparently didn't see the officer, who was in his uniform,...
HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say a man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college told investigators that he had fantasized about cannibalism and about cutting off people's faces and wearing them as masks. According to a search warrant affidavit made...