Texas News

HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators in Houston say a pedestrian died after she was pinned to a light pole by a shuttle bus that crashed at the Texas Medical Center complex. The Houston Fire Department says 11 people on board were injured Wednesday night. The woman who was killed had...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Ethics Commission could take over ethics enforcement of public officials from the Travis County district attorney's office. The commission meets Thursday in Austin. The panel is expected to consider a recommendation moving some investigative and...
DALLAS (AP) - A female elementary school teacher in South Texas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with a 12-year-old male student. A judge in San Antonio on Tuesday sentenced 41-year-old Lucinda Rodriguez Caldwell as part of a plea agreement. Caldwell...
CHILDRESS, Texas (AP) - A helicopter crash in West Texas during work on some power lines has left a lineman dead and the pilot hurt. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened late Tuesday afternoon about two miles northeast of Childress. DPS says the helicopter was...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas 911 operator has resigned after serving a suspension for mishandling an emergency call from a woman later found slain. The family of Deanna Cook learned Tuesday that Tonitya Hopkins resigned this week. Police Chief David Brown suspended Hopkins for 10 days...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Police say a shoplifting suspect in Central Texas has been caught after allegedly stealing an ambulance and crashing at a fast-food drive-thru. College Station police say Coty Joe Lohse of Bryan is facing a felony theft charge. Authorities on...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi judge will hear a motion Dec. 18 to dismiss the case against John Langworthy, a former school teacher and church music director accused of molesting young boys several years ago in Mississippi and Texas. Langworthy's attorney says the motion...
DALLAS (AP) - Early childhood education is to be the topic of the day as Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks to the Dallas Regional Chamber. The top federal education official will appear at a chamber luncheon Tuesday. Also appearing will be Jacqueline Jones, Duncan's deputy...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says planes and boats will spray herbicide to kill giant salvinia on Toledo Bend this week. Spokeswoman Ashley Wethey says aerial spraying on Thursday will concentrate on shallow, treeless backwaters. She...