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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry plans to pay a visit to an emergency preparedness exercise at the Austin airport ahead of hurricane season. The Texas Department of Emergency Management will stage a resource activation drill Friday morning to make sure state officials are...
DALLAS (AP) - A small nook with just enough space for a twin bed has made a Dallas boarding house a point of fascination for the last 50 years. That's because of the man who occupied it for about six weeks in 1963 was Lee Harvey Oswald. The house has been in Patricia Hall's...
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...
DALLAS (AP) - A newspaper that has chronicled United Methodist church affairs in Texas since its days as a republic is publishing its last edition. The Dallas-based United Methodist Reporter publishes its last edition Friday. The newspaper, which was independent of the...
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...