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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas law enforcement agency will show the vehicles it uses on the ground, in the air and on water to fight crime. The Texas Department of Public Safety free exhibit happens Sunday afternoon at its headquarters in Austin. The DPS Historical Museum and...
HOUSTON (AP) - The last of the Houston-area sextuplets still hospitalized after being born premature April 23 has gone home. Officials with Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in Houston say Leah Perkins was discharged Monday. Lauren and David Perkins of Pearland now have all...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A volunteer firefighter in Southeast Texas has died of heat-related injuries following a training exercise. The Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department says 46-year-old Capt. Neal Smith died late Monday. Authorities say Smith became unconscious Sunday during...
(Information in the following story is from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com) HOUSTON (AP) - An analysis of police records shows at least 32,000 guns have been stolen in the Houston area over the past five years and only 7 percent of the weapons are recovered...
(Information in the following story is from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com) EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Construction is rapidly advancing on the American side of a new international border bridge near El Paso but not a shovel of dirt has been turned on the Mexican side. El...
(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com) SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Eight rural South Texas school districts bolstered by tax revenues from the Eagle Ford shale energy boom now find themselves listed under state standards as "...
DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines says it still wants to work out a new contract with its pilots. Nevertheless, the president of the pilot's union says a deal is less likely now that American has imposed its own terms covering pay and work rules. Acting Allied Pilots Association...
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) - Officials say 16 bodies have been found dumped across a turbulent Mexican state on the Texas border two days after the arrest of one of the region's top drug bosses. Analysts predicted that the arrest of Gulf cartel head Eduardo Costilla Sanchez...
DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas couple got a telephone call while at a bridge date this week. Jimmy Justice said he the call was from a federal Homeland Security agent. Justice says the agent told him he and some other agents had just broken down the door to their house. They didn't...