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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...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A leading financial rating service has downgraded the credit rating of the company that built and operates the Central Texas toll road notorious for its 85 mph speed limit. Moody's Investor Service dropped the credit of the SH 130 Concession Co. by four grades...
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...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Commerce says shrimp subsidies in five nations appear to be undercutting U.S. prices. It has ordered importers to pay bonds up to 63 percent to offset the subsidies. A group representing processors in seven states from North Carolina to...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas authorities say a Marine killed there after a shooting spree has no known ties to the state. Lance Cpl. Esteban J. Smith died Sunday in a gunfight with Texas authorities after a shooting rampage that left one person dead and several hospitalized...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate is holding the first public hearing of the special session to adopt new election maps. The Select Committee on Redistricting is to meet Thursday morning to hear testimony on adopting redistricting maps drawn by a federal court. Gov. Rick...