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A Texas newspaper's review of 34 deaths at state-run mental health hospitals between 2005 and 2012 shows the need for more oversight. Texas Department of State Health Services officials say they welcome additional scrutiny and feedback to improve the lives of patients. The...
A North Texas man has died after being shot during an exchange of gunfire with officers responding to a call about someone with a gun on a road. Investigators say 25-year-old Gabriel Winzer of Elmo shot at Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Kaufman County sheriff's...
The deadly Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion has now spawned six lawsuits, including one from the family of a volunteer firefighter killed in the blast. Fourteen people died and more than 200 were injured by the April 17 blast in the small Central Texas town of West...
DALLAS (AP) - The dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center will include a presidential reunion, along with a chance for those who served in the Bush administration to reunite. About 10,000 people are expected to attend the invitation-only dedication Thursday of the...
WACO, Texas (AP) - The town of West, Texas, is preparing to say goodbye to 14 people who were killed when a fertilizer plant exploded and leveled part of the town. President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are set to speak at Thursday's memorial at...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to block execution of a Texas inmate for killing one of three people abducted from an East Texas convenience store. Richard Cobb is set for lethal injection Thursday evening in Huntsville for the death of 37-year-old...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An embattled administrator in a West Texas school district investigating a testing scandal has dropped efforts to keep his job. Luis Loya has resigned, effective June 30. The principal of the Center for Career and Technology Education previously denied...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A 19-year-old South Texas man who bragged online about running drugs and recruiting dealers must serve nearly 10 years in prison. A federal judge in McAllen on Wednesday sentenced Erick Ochoa-Rodriguez of Pharr and noted the teen repeatedly used his age to...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - One of the younger residents of the Texas State Aquarium is the first shark to be born at the tourist-popular site. Aquarium officials in Corpus Christi on Wednesday offered details on the female white spotted bamboo shark named Joy. Authorities say...