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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - When three federal judges in San Antonio released voting maps in November 2011, Democrats jumped for joy at how many seats they'd gain in Congress and the Texas House. Their grand plans, though, were short-lived. The U.S. Supreme Court interceded and said...
WEST, Texas (AP) - A government assistance center in a Central Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion will now concentrate on providing loans. The recovery center in West on Monday became the Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center. The...
MOODY, Texas (AP) - A hive of Africanized bees has killed a Central Texas man and injured a woman who tried to help him. McLennan County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Matt Cawthon says Larry Goodwin was driving a tractor in Moody about 30 minutes south of Waco on Saturday when attacked...
DALLAS (AP) - Officials from a North Texas fire department say a 2-year-old child has been killed after fire engulfed his home in Arlington. Arlington Fire Department Lt. Kevin Seeton said firefighters made a very aggressive rescue attempt while crews fought back the blaze, but...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Coast Guard says its crews saved or helped rescue 17 people caught in storms along the Gulf Coast. The guard says 10 search and rescue missions were logged Sunday, including the recovery off Galveston of 12 people from three separate boats that capsized. Lt...
TORNILLO, Texas (AP) - On the U.S.-Mexico border, construction workers are completing a bridge over the Rio Grande. But the six-lane span abruptly ends 30 feet above the river. By June, this was supposed to be the site of a massive new customs-and-immigration facility that would...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston Fire Department official says three firefighters remain hospitalized after a blaze at a motel last week left four of their colleagues dead. Capt. Ruy Lozano said at a Monday afternoon news conference that one hospitalized firefighter was in critical...
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...