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A Galveston County deputy constable helped a woman deliver her baby on the side of the Gulf Freeway in League City. KPRC Local 2 reported that Deputy Constable Dennis Murphy was the first on the scene Tuesdsay morning when a call came in that a woman was giving birth in her car...
A San Antonio man was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for his role in a series of bizarre cat mutilations three years ago that garnered national attention. Jordan Scott Mitchell, 24, pleaded no contest to three counts of animal cruelty in February for the torture...
Job applicants with some criminal history on their résumés have no problem getting approved to work among the state's most vulnerable foster care children, according to a Houston Chronicle/Texas Tribune investigation. A review of background check letters the Department of Family...
When Congress approved the $787 billion stimulus program last year for “shovel-ready” projects that could start immediately, San Antonio had one that was set to go. Trouble is, the federal government won’t let the city get started. The city was poised to spend its own money to...
A state lawmaker criticized a system to help Texans receive rebates for energy-efficient appliances as a "complete failure" Tuesday. The program run by Comptroller Susan Combs' office this spring frustrated thousands of Texans for several hours on April 7, when they tried to...
The city of Dallas plans to hire an outside investigator to examine the circumstances surrounding the decision by two top police commanders to provide an escort for Friday's funeral procession for Police Chief David Brown's son, who killed a Lancaster officer and an innocent...
Tom Hicks, the Dallas investor whom Forbes magazine says was worth $1 billion last year, drew an annual salary of $183,504 through May and received another $14,452 in expenses from the Texas Rangers, the American League West leader that declared voluntary bankruptcy in May. The...
A state judge upheld Texas' truth-in-grading law Monday, rejecting arguments by several school districts that contended that they could still require teachers to give minimum grades – such as a 50, 60 or 70 – on student report cards. State District Judge Gisela Triana-Doyal said...
He has been cast in the role of fixer, sent in to clean up after BP's gaffe-prone chief executive and oversee efforts to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher. But Robert Dudley is really more of a diplomat. In his first week running the spill response for BP, Dudley shuttled...