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DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - Three former employees of a South Texas county under a federal corruption investigation have pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme relating to county contracts. Former Maverick County auditor's worker Alejandra Garcia pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a bribe...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The battle for higher-education dollars begins as the Senate Finance Committee hears testimony on the funding needs of four state university systems. The panel will hear testimony Friday in Austin on the needs of the Texas State University System, Texas Tech...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - The head of a human smuggling ring that since 2001 moved hundreds of illegal immigrants through South Texas to Houston has been sentenced to 121/2 years in prison. Investigators say 46-year-old Jose Aguirre-Nunez in 2007 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...
HOUSTON (AP) - For students scrambling for safety after gunshots erupted in a courtyard of their college campus north of Houston, memories of last month's deadly school rampage in Connecticut were all too fresh. No one was killed, but the volley of gunshots just after noon on...
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - A 17-year-old accused of killing his mother and younger sister, then calling 911 and confessing, was to appear at a pretrial hearing Wednesday in North Texas. The judge is expected to set bond for Jacob Ryan Evans. He's charged with capital murder in...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A convicted killer who faked being a police officer to try to sexually assault a woman has been sentenced to 90 years in a Texas prison. Prosecutors in Fort Worth on Tuesday announced the sentence for 62-year-old Raul Alvarez-Mijan. He was convicted of...
IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas area has had another minor earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.0 magnitude quake happened at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday. The quake was centered about five miles north-northwest of Irving. Officials say no damage or injuries were immediately...
CONROE, Texas (AP) - The parents of two Southeast Texas children found unsupervised and living virtually alone on an old renovated school bus are heading to court. There, Mark and Sherrie Shorten are to show they've been complying with child welfare agency care plans that could...
NEDERLAND, Texas (AP) - A grieving Southeast Texas family is to speak of one of their own - a man who is one of three U.S. citizens killed in a hostage standoff at a natural gas complex in Algeria. Victor Lynn Lovelady's family has planned a Tuesday news conference in the...