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A Coast Guard petty officer has been sentenced to two years in prison for going on a $230,000 personal spending spree with a government credit card. Petty Officer 1st Class Gavino Ortiz III was sentenced in Houston on Wednesday. The 32-year-old League City man pleaded guilty in...
A man is in custody after a woman and 8-year-old boy were found stabbed to death at an apartment complex. Bedford police Lt. David Smith says police and fire personnel responding to the call Wednesday at 8:42 p.m. found the boy and 30-year-old woman already dead. Smith says a 12...
Texas A&M University System regents have selected two-term board member Phil Adams of Bryan-College Station as chairman. Adams, an insurance businessman, was first appointed to the board by Gov. Rick Perry in 2001. He was reappointed in 2009. The board on Wednesday also...
A couple accused of forcing their 9-year-old child to live at times in a locked wooden box have been extradited back to South Texas after being apprehended in Nevada. The 49-year-old stepmother of the boy, now 10, bonded out of the Galveston County jail by Tuesday morning. The...
A 25-year-old Odessa woman has been charged with arson in connection with three fires authorities say she set back-to-back on one day. Odessa police say Alison Marie Postelle was arrested Tuesday for setting three fires blocks apart on Sunday. Firefighters were called to a home...
The U.S. Department of Justice is not objecting to the Texas Education Agency ousting trustees of the El Paso Independent School District amid a testing scandal. The decision was announced Monday by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Texas Education Commissioner...
The Dallas Opera says the French-born conductor Emmanuel Villaume (vee-YOHM') has been appointed its new music director. The announcement was made Tuesday. Villaume is only the third person named to the position in the company's 56-year history. Villaume's career has included...
The government has lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. And the Food and Drug Administration also says the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters. Those seeking Plan B One-Step previously...
Texas is in first place when it comes to the number of drunk- driving deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1,450 alcohol-related fatalities in the Lone Star state in 2011. Now, a state lawmaker wants to use modern technology to put...