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KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - The mayor of the city where a north Texas prosecutor and his wife were found killed in their house says the attack does not appear to have been random. Kaufman County sheriff's Lt. Justin Lewis said Saturday that the bodies of Kaufman County District...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Employees at the University of Texas at Brownsville are bracing for elimination of about 250 jobs to be announced this week. University President Juliet Garcia says the cutbacks, initially disclosed in December, are the result of the school's separation...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a case against a San Antonio police sergeant accused of removing evidence after a fellow officer's wreck. Sgt. Ramiro H. Garcia had faced up to 10 years in prison on the tampering with evidence charge. The San Antonio Express-News...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Babe Ruth once spoke at a business luncheon the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. Rudolph Valentino once danced on the roof. John Wayne is among Hollywood stars to have visited. So have presidents. Now the new owners of the Alamo City's first luxury hotel, and...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but they've certainly got the checkbook out. Lawmakers slashed spending in 2011. But with the comptroller predicting the state will raise $101.3 billion over the next two years, the...
FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the Freestone County sheriff has been indicted and a sheriff's captain arrested for submitting fraudulent information to the state agency that oversees law enforcement training standards. Freestone District Attorney Chris Martin says...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are looking into how much the woman accused of buying the gun used to kill Colorado's corrections chief knew about the slaying. Twenty-two-year-old Stevie Marie Vigil made her first appearance in court Thursday in Centennial after being...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Senate Education Committee has referred to the full Senate a modified version of a bill that would make it easier for parents to urge school boards to close failing schools - or convert them into charters. Currently, schools rated "Academically...
HOUSTON (AP) - Nearly all of Texas is in drought, threatening severe water restrictions in some parts of the state and another record-setting dry spell if spring rains don't materialize. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday has more than 98 percent of the state in...