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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the highest speed limit in the country. Construction crews have begun posting 85 mph speed limit signs for the pending section of toll road between Austin and San Antonio. An official with the State Highway 130...
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge in Houston who called detention officials "back woods hillbillies" in a failed attempt to get a friend's daughter freed has been reprimanded. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct issued a public reprimand of Justice Jim Sharp Jr. of the 1st Court of...
A San Antonio woman has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the death of a toddler in her care while the child's mother was incarcerated. A jury in San Antonio on Tuesday night sentenced Sarah Sifuentes. Prosecutors say 22-month-old Cyleste Gonzales died in October 2008...
A North Texas man described by his lawyers as "delusional" faces a mental examination amid allegations he tried to bomb a pipeline. A federal judge in Sherman on Tuesday ordered the psychiatric evaluation of Anson Chi of Plano. Documents filed by the defense describe Chi as...
A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison in a child pornography case involving about 11,000 computer images. A federal judge in Beaumont on Tuesday sentenced 37-year-old Shawn Suri. The Beaumont man in May pleaded guilty to possession of material...
The state's top agriculture official will talk about security along the Texas-Mexico border in an address before a military support organization. Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples will renew his call for more security assets along the border in a speech Wednesday in Austin...
A court-martial is set to open in the case against a Texas Air Force basic training instructor accused in a sex scandal surrounding instructors at a San Antonio air base. The trial of Master Sgt. Jamey Crawford is scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon at Lackland Air Force Base...
Dallas County Schools has been sued by a former bus monitor who says he was fired after accidentally urinating on himself. An attorney for Paul Green says his client has medical issues and the August 2011 incident happened when a bus driver refused to make a bathroom stop. No...
North Texas officials report a suburban Fort Worth resident has become the 36th Texan to die of West Nile virus this year. A Tarrant County Public Health statement Thursday says a Hurst resident in his 80s with underlying health conditions had died of the mosquito-borne virus...