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WEST, Texas (AP) - A government assistance center in a Central Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion will now concentrate on providing loans. The recovery center in West on Monday became the Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center. The...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry plans to pay a visit to an emergency preparedness exercise at the Austin airport ahead of hurricane season. The Texas Department of Emergency Management will stage a resource activation drill Friday morning to make sure state officials are...
DALLAS (AP) - A small nook with just enough space for a twin bed has made a Dallas boarding house a point of fascination for the last 50 years. That's because of the man who occupied it for about six weeks in 1963 was Lee Harvey Oswald. The house has been in Patricia Hall's...
HOUSTON (AP) - Parents of a freelance journalist who disappeared while covering the Syrian civil war hope upcoming talks aimed at peace between the Syrian government and rebels will hasten his release. In a statement issued through a family spokesman Thursday, Austin Tice's...
WACO, Texas (AP) - A jury has sentenced a Waco man convicted of stealing a rack of ribs to 50 years in prison. Forty-three-year-old Willie Smith Ward was convicted and sentenced on robbery charges Wednesday. Ward's theft of the $35 rack of pork ribs turned into a robbery after...
HOUSTON (AP) - Police say it's unclear what motivated a man to fatally shoot an acquaintance helping him repair a car and then later take aim at a motorcyclist. Thirty-three-year-old Joshua Mayfield remains in custody Thursday facing a charge of murder and aggravated assault...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House plans to begin hearings on adopting new political maps, with Republicans wanting to ratify those drawn by a federal court. The House Redistricting Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Friday on the court's maps. Minority groups and...
DALLAS (AP) - A newspaper that has chronicled United Methodist church affairs in Texas since its days as a republic is publishing its last edition. The Dallas-based United Methodist Reporter publishes its last edition Friday. The newspaper, which was independent of the...
DALLAS (AP) - A second day of strong storms kept residents of the eastern Texas Panhandle and North Texas on edge with high winds and hail. Winds up to 70 mph downed trees and power lines in North Texas on Wednesday night, with one tree falling onto a mobile home near Fort Worth...