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HOUSTON (AP) - A judge in Houston who called detention officials "back woods hillbillies" in a failed attempt to get a friend's daughter freed has been reprimanded. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct issued a public reprimand of Justice Jim Sharp Jr. of the 1st Court of...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas city has reported its first West Nile virus death of the year to push the statewide fatality count to at least 44. The City of El Paso Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed a 77-year-old man had died of the West Nile virus. His...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A judge is expected to order the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to have his beard shaved. Col. Gregory Gross said he will issue the order this week for Maj. Nidal Hasan. But Hasan is allowed to appeal, which would...
Dallas County Schools has been sued by a former bus monitor who says he was fired after accidentally urinating on himself. An attorney for Paul Green says his client has medical issues and the August 2011 incident happened when a bus driver refused to make a bathroom stop. No...
A San Antonio woman has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the death of a toddler in her care while the child's mother was incarcerated. A jury in San Antonio on Tuesday night sentenced Sarah Sifuentes. Prosecutors say 22-month-old Cyleste Gonzales died in October 2008...
A North Texas man described by his lawyers as "delusional" faces a mental examination amid allegations he tried to bomb a pipeline. A federal judge in Sherman on Tuesday ordered the psychiatric evaluation of Anson Chi of Plano. Documents filed by the defense describe Chi as...
A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison in a child pornography case involving about 11,000 computer images. A federal judge in Beaumont on Tuesday sentenced 37-year-old Shawn Suri. The Beaumont man in May pleaded guilty to possession of material...
The state's top agriculture official will talk about security along the Texas-Mexico border in an address before a military support organization. Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples will renew his call for more security assets along the border in a speech Wednesday in Austin...
A court-martial is set to open in the case against a Texas Air Force basic training instructor accused in a sex scandal surrounding instructors at a San Antonio air base. The trial of Master Sgt. Jamey Crawford is scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon at Lackland Air Force Base...