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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 Texas company has been ordered to pay 32 mentally disabled workers $240 million in damages for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse. The federal jury in Davenport, Iowa, ruled Wednesday that Henry's Turkey Service, of Goldthwaite, Tex., violated...
Hospitals would have to provide enhanced treatment for victims of sexual assault under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature. In a 31-0 vote on Wednesday, the Texas Senate approved SB 1191 by Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth. The bill would require nearly every...
Texas college students who are licensed to carry concealed handguns would be allowed to keep their guns locked in their cars in campus parking lots under a bill advancing in the Legislature. In a 27-4 vote Tuesday, the state Senate approved a bill that would override rules...
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...