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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate is reviewing the Railroad Commission and considering a name change for the agency that now has very little to do with railroads. The Senate Natural Resource committee will hear testimony on Tuesday on several proposed changes to the agency...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived in Illinois Monday on a determined mission to lure away the state's businesses, blast its nagging financial problems and spark a little interstate rivalry with a simple message to Gov. Pat Quinn. "I hope he enjoys the competition," Perry told The...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - When Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott visited the devastation in West following a fertilizer plant explosion, he looked very gubernatorial. And that might not be an accident. Abbott was the first elected, statewide official on the scene, taking an aerial...
SHERMAN, Texas (AP) - Authorities have identified a 28-year-old man as the motorist they say struck and killed a North Texas sheriff's deputy who was directing traffic. WFAA-TV reports the Grayson County Sheriff's Office arrested Ricky Trent Stanley of Whitesboro. Authorities...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The capital murder trial of a Houston man accused of killing a 79-year-old woman during a shooting spree outside a Southeast Texas courthouse is getting fully underway. Bartholomew Granger faces life in prison without parole or the death penalty if he's...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - A former publisher of the Tyler Morning Telegraph is being remembered as a man devoted to his East Texas community. Calvin Nelson Clyde Jr. died Sunday in Tyler. He was 92. In addition to the Morning Telegraph, Clyde was publisher of the former Tyler Courier-...
The owner of the fertilizer plant that shattered a Central Texas town and killed at least 14 people says his "heart is broken with grief for the tragic losses." In a statement Friday, West Fertilizer owner Donald Adair said the Wednesday explosion "will continue to hurt deeply...
Karon Wright, a counselor at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Grand Prairie ISD, has been "immediately relieved of all duties," the district said, after an offensive remark written from her Facebook account on WFAA-TV's Facebook page in regards to the explosion in West, Texas. "...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - A sheriff says investigators in the slayings of two Texas prosecutors got their big break from a tip about a storage unit that contained guns and a vehicle tied to the crimes. When authorities uncovered the storage unit, they also unraveled what they...