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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been indicted in the deaths of his estranged wife, her boyfriend and her 13-year-old daughter. An El Paso County grand jury has indicted Luis Javier Solis-Gonzalez on capital murder charges. Prosecutors have not said whether they will...
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...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas city has reported its first West Nile virus death of the year to push the statewide fatality count to at least 44. The City of El Paso Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed a 77-year-old man had died of the West Nile virus. His...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A judge is expected to order the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to have his beard shaved. Col. Gregory Gross said he will issue the order this week for Maj. Nidal Hasan. But Hasan is allowed to appeal, which would...
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...
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...