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Republican presidential contender Rick Perry is denying reports that he's in the midst of a major staff shakeup. Perry, the Texas governor, said Tuesday night that he's spoken to senior strategist Dave Carney and campaign manager Rob Johnson in the last 24 hours. And despite a...
A Texas woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for a pickup truck crash on a North Dakota military base that killed a passenger. Thirty-two-year-old Mary Burns of Dayton, Texas, entered an Alford plea to a charge of negligent homicide. That means she does not admit...
Local and federal agents continue investigating the organized crime link of four men charged with capital murder in the shooting death of the driver of a truck carrying marijuana that was being tracked by law enforcement in Houston. A Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman...
Two Fort Worth firefighters have been released from the hospital after being injured battling a blaze. The Fort Worth Fire Department says the two suffered non-life-threatening injuries early Wednesday morning while fighting a house fire. One who recently graduated from the...
A Texas judge whose daughter posted a video online that showed him violently beating her when she was a teenager can no longer see his younger daughter without supervision. A state judge on Wednesday temporarily ordered that Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams could...
The Texas attorney general is asking the U.S Supreme Court to overrule redistricting maps issued by a federal court in San Antonio. Attorney General Greg Abbott says the three-judge panel had crossed the line in producing maps that were dramatically different than those produced...
The Texas Education Agency has released new guidelines that set tough thresholds for school districts hoping to take advantage of special legal exemptions passed by the Legislature and intended to help schools cope with significant budget cuts. A school district's declaration of...
The race for the Republican presidential nomination is deeply unsettled with an anything-can-happen feel six weeks before Iowans start the state-by-state process of choosing a GOP challenger for President Barack Obama. Hoping to sway the many voters who are still undecided, most...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is checking into a new rule at Brownsville schools against displaying rosaries and crosses. Lisa Graybill, legal director for the ACLU of Texas, says she has filed open records requests to examine the district...