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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Two South Texas men have been arrested on indictments accusing them of shining a laser pointer at a medical helicopter. A U.S. attorney's statement Monday says Joshua Nathaniel Vela and Jon David Lopez are charged with aiming the laser pointer at a...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston residents now can have in their pocket the answer to whether ozone levels in the city are too high for their asthmatic child to play soccer. A new app available for iPhones and Android smartphones collects data from 74 air and wind monitors throughout the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams is set to speak as the state Senate Education Committee discusses several bills affecting classrooms. Williams will likely address school accountability ratings during his appearance Tuesday. He plans to soon...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Eight El Paso Independent School District administrators could be fired by trustees as more information becomes public in a testing and grading scandal. Four of the eight say the district officials still haven't told them why they face possible dismissal...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - The mayor of the city where a north Texas prosecutor and his wife were found killed in their house says the attack does not appear to have been random. Kaufman County sheriff's Lt. Justin Lewis said Saturday that the bodies of Kaufman County District...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Employees at the University of Texas at Brownsville are bracing for elimination of about 250 jobs to be announced this week. University President Juliet Garcia says the cutbacks, initially disclosed in December, are the result of the school's separation...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a case against a San Antonio police sergeant accused of removing evidence after a fellow officer's wreck. Sgt. Ramiro H. Garcia had faced up to 10 years in prison on the tampering with evidence charge. The San Antonio Express-News...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Babe Ruth once spoke at a business luncheon the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. Rudolph Valentino once danced on the roof. John Wayne is among Hollywood stars to have visited. So have presidents. Now the new owners of the Alamo City's first luxury hotel, and...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but they've certainly got the checkbook out. Lawmakers slashed spending in 2011. But with the comptroller predicting the state will raise $101.3 billion over the next two years, the...