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Storms in the Houston area that dumped several inches of rain have left thousands of people without electricity and forced about 150 high-water rescues. The National Weather Service on Sunday reported the area received more than 6 inches of rain since Saturday. Officials had no...
A Houston man charged with opening fire outside a Southeast Texas courthouse and killing a bystander has testified he didn't do it. Bartholomew Granger on Monday denied killing a 79-year-old woman outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont. Granger told jurors in...
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...
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...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A Texas A&M University research program could put cash in a finder's pocket for something that washes ashore along the Gulf of Mexico. So-called "drift cards" are meant to study ocean currents. People who report the location of the biodegradable...