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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...
PALESTINE, Texas (AP) - The Texas State Railroad plans to test a new three-mile section of track linking the East Texas rail attraction to the Union Pacific railroad. In a statement, Texas State Railroad officials say they hope the connection in Palestine will allow the East...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Comptroller Susan Combs is spotlighting state pensions in the last of four reports from her office on public money in Texas. The report due Tuesday from the state's chief accountant follows similar breakdowns on taxes and local debt. Combs has...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas education officials say thousands of students retaking a standardized test had to skip the electronic version due to a computer glitch. Some students and testing coordinators on Monday had trouble launching the system or logging back on. Texas...
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a fire at a Dallas-area apartment complex has left at least two people slightly hurt and more than 20 units destroyed. Investigators are trying to determine what sparked Monday night's blaze at the Arbors of Las Colinas in Irving. Crews on...
DALLAS (AP) - Unseasonably warm temperatures are expected to persist through the week with no rain to give respite to the drought intensifying in most of Texas. The National Weather Service reports East and Southeast Texas will see occasional small chances of light rain...
DALLAS (AP) - Former President George W. Bush is set to give opening remarks at a conference on the benefits of immigrants to the U.S. economy. The Tuesday conference is hosted by the George W. Bush Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. It is part of a Bush Institute...
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush is starting the week in a Houston hospital where he's spent several days for treatment of a lingering cough related to bronchitis. George Kovacik (koh-VAH'-chik) with Methodist Hospital says the 88-year-old Bush remains in stable...