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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...
Red Cross officials say nearly 300 families have visited a relief center since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion decimated a Central Texas town. Red Cross spokeswoman Anita Foster says the recovery center in West will remain open through Sunday. The April 17 blast in West - a...
A Texas newspaper's review of 34 deaths at state-run mental health hospitals between 2005 and 2012 shows the need for more oversight. Texas Department of State Health Services officials say they welcome additional scrutiny and feedback to improve the lives of patients. The...
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...