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A rocket launch site proposed for a South Texas Gulf Coast beach is drawing is drawing grumbles from environmental activists as federal officials prepare an environmental impact statement on the proposal. The FAA can grant or refuse SpaceX its license for a Cameron County launch...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - NASA and the University of Texas at El Paso have opened a space technology research center at the school's college of engineering. The grand opening was held Thursday for the Center for Space Exploration Technology Research, which will focus on research and...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been indicted in the deaths of his estranged wife, her boyfriend and her 13-year-old daughter. An El Paso County grand jury has indicted Luis Javier Solis-Gonzalez on capital murder charges. Prosecutors have not said whether they will...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the highest speed limit in the country. Construction crews have begun posting 85 mph speed limit signs for the pending section of toll road between Austin and San Antonio. An official with the State Highway 130...
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...
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...