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DALLAS (AP) - State prison system officials will have the last call on a push to close a state jail in Dallas, despite elimination of its funding from the state budget plan approved by the Legislature. Lawmakers removed from the budget $97 million allocated for the Dawson State...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The fight over Texas voting maps is back in federal court. A three-judge panel in San Antonio on Wednesday will hear arguments from state attorneys and minority rights groups for the first time since the November elections. That's when Texans voted based on...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A judge is to decide if an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will represent himself at his upcoming murder trial. Maj. Nidal Hasan's request is among many issues to be addressed at a pretrial hearing Wednesday...
DALLAS (AP) - A resident of a North Texas mental hospital has been charged with threatening to blow up two federal courthouses. A federal complaint accuses Christopher Stephens of making the threats against the U.S. courthouses in Dallas and Fort Worth in three telephone calls...
MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Southeast Texas say two people have been arrested on charges they were among a group of 11 involved in the sexual assault of a teenage girl. Thirty-five-year-old Sondress Lotts and 33-year-old Earl James Tyler remained in the Madison...
DALLAS (AP) - Six days after Sharone Sylvester Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, authorities received word that she had died. They had him arrested and wanted to try him for murder. But they ended up letting Brown go due to rules concerning "double jeopardy."...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Fresh off calling lawmakers back to work for a special session, Gov. Rick Perry is holding a ceremony to celebrate a bill they passed during the regular one. The governor will sign into law Tuesday a measure creating a state fund to finance new water...
EDEN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Central Texas shooting spree has left two dead and five injured - including a sheriff - as the gunman appeared to randomly shoot at vehicles he came upon. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the gunman is among the dead. His identity...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers have awarded the Legislative Medal of Honor to a Cameron man killed in Afghanistan. The Texas Legislature gives out the award to one person every two years and on Memorial Day gave it to U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Darryn Deen Andrews Of Milam County...