Texas News

DALLAS (AP) - The State Fair of Texas is taking donations to help build a new Big Tex. The 52-foot-tall cowboy and fair icon for 60 years burned this year due to an electrical short. The fire left charred remains and twisted metal. Fair organizers have vowed to build a new Tex,...
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush is unlikely to leave the Houston hospital where he's being cared for anytime soon but would tell well-wishers to "put the harps back in the closet," an aide says. Bush's longtime Houston chief of staff Jean Becker says in a...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man is in custody on accusations that he killed his ex-wife and critically injured her son in a shooting on Christmas Eve. L.C. Davis Jr. led police on a high-speed chase from Midland to Odessa. The 55-year-old Davis is accused of shooting his...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A white rhino at the San Antonio Zoo has died. The zoo says Gertrude suffered from chronic kidney failure caused by old age. She was 46. Gertrude came to the San Antonio Zoo in 1970. The zoo says she was one of the 11 oldest white rhinos in any zoo in the...
HOUSTON (AP) - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital. Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said late Wednesday that the former president was admitted to the ICU on Sunday at Methodist Hospital, "following a series of...
KEMAH, Texas (AP) - A harmless device spotted in the water off a Southeast Texas marina led to the area being evacuated for several hours. The device was spotted late Wednesday off the Kemah Boardwalk, southeast of Houston on Galveston Bay. Kemah emergency management coordinator...
DALLAS (AP) - A city slaughterhouse and two officials have been indicted after being accused of flushing pig's blood into a creek feeding into the Trinity River. The grand jury returned a total of 18 indictments against Columbia Packing and two officials, Joseph Carl Ondrusek...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An alleged coordinator for an Ecstasy organization in Vietnam is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday to answer charges that he conspired to send more than 1.1 million tablets of the illegal drug from Canada to Baton Rouge, La. Vinh Van Trinh was...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Justice Department review of the El Paso State Supported Living Center shows the center that houses special needs residents has flunked almost 80 percent of its compliance standards. The report is based on an inspection last summer of the 145-bed center...