Texas News

MT. PROSPECT, Ill. (AP) - Stress, anxiety and panic attacks are on the rise at many U.S. high schools, due to heightened academic expectations and troubles at home made worse by the shaky economy. So some schools are trying unconventional methods to help students cope. Those...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Many parts of Texas have scheduled events to mark the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster that killed its seven crew member, but the University of Texas at Arlington has a very personal reason to mark the date. Kalpana Chawla, who...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans for the Arts will be lobbying lawmakers for continued funding for the Texas Commission on the Arts in the next budget cycle. The non-profit group says the arts and culture industry resulted in $4.6 billion in taxable sales last year resulting in $290...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a North Texas county employee has been shot by two unknown suspects outside a courthouse building. We are now hearing one person had died. http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/county-employee-shot-outside-courthouse-in-downtown-kaufman...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The district attorney in Fort Worth says he's not bowing to calls for his resignation over a former prosecutor's allegations of sexual harassment. Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon has denied he harassed Sabrina Sabin. The county settled with...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas-area man charged in a 2011 mutilation attack that left his girlfriend needing more than 500 stitches says she was the aggressor in earlier fights. Jose Arreola returns to the stand Wednesday in his Dallas aggravated sexual assault trial. He also faces...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas high school teacher has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison for having child pornography at his home. Prosecutors in Corpus Christi say 41-year-old Jesus Orta was sentenced Tuesday. Orta, who was an English...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a North Texas police officer has been shot and a suspect killed following a drug-related pursuit. Fort Worth police on Wednesday did not immediately update the wounded officer's condition. Authorities Tuesday night described the officer...
DALLAS (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Texas say three Dallas residents have been indicted in an investigation of nearly $280,000 in travel agency payment fraud. Jorge Armando Flores, his wife Roxana Flores and her son Julio C. Funes-Alas were arrested Tuesday in Amityville, N.Y...