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Authorities in Eastland believe they have captured the rattlesnake that bit a second-grader last week as the student reached into a cabinet at an elementary school. Eastland school district Superintendent Donald Hughes says he thinks the snake captured Monday afternoon was the...
A federal judge has refused to grant an order sought by Occupy Dallas demonstrators to prevent the city from closing their campsite. Protesters failed to get a temporary restraining order Tuesday. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said in a statement that no action will be taken...
A federal judge in Lubbock has pushed back until May the trial date for a Saudi man accused of trying to make a weapon of mass destruction. U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings on Tuesday set a May 14 trial date for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. He had been set to go to trial on Jan. 9...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, looking to breathe new life into his bid for the Republican nomination, opened an Iowa campaign telling activists not to settle for a candidate who will just propose incremental change. Perry told about 300 activists that he is proposing a fundamental...
State Rep. Jerry Madden says he won't seek another term. The Republican from Richardson who was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 1992 made the announcement on Monday. He says he'll serve through his current term, which ends in January 2013. The 68-year-old is chairman...
The devastating Texas wildfire season has now been going on for a year, and there's no end in sight. A few fires have flared up recently _ unlike the numerous massive blazes this spring and summer. But the Texas Forest Service says more large fires are expected this winter...
TransCanada says it will move its planned oil pipeline out of the environmentally sensitive Sandhills area of Nebraska, and is confident the project will still win approval. The company announced the decision Monday at a news conference at the Nebraska Capitol. A TransCanada...
Seven family members, including a former Hidalgo County district court probation officer, have been convicted for their roles in a $3 million scheme to defraud insurer Aflac. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson says they pleaded guilty Monday in McAllen to wire fraud in a scheme that...
Officials say a gas leak at a Port of Brownsville business injured one worker and caused the evacuation of seven companies as about 57,000 gallons of propane were released into the air. Officials responded Monday morning to the valve leak in a propane storage tank at a company...