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With speculation over the likelihood of a special legislative session intensifying just two days before adjournment, the Texas Legislature slowed its pace Saturday to just a few hours of work. A final version of the state budget passed the Senate on a 27-4 vote, opposed only by...
DALLAS (AP) - Prosecutors will seek to revoke the bond of a Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle awaiting trial on an intoxicated manslaughter charge. A court hearing is scheduled for Friday morning for Josh Brent. He's charged in the Dec. 8 crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr., a...
WASHINGTON (AP) - An accused Mexican drug cartel member has pleaded guilty in the killing and wounding of two U.S. agents in Mexico. Julian Zapata Espinoza pleaded guilty Thursday to the February 2011 shootings of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. He faces up to...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - With legislative adjournment looming on Monday, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he wants Gov. Rick Perry to call a special session to seek passage of failed legislation insisted upon by conservative Republicans. The Republican Dewhurst said he wants to...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas jury is to begin deliberations in the bribery trial of a former South Texas district attorney charged with helping a crooked judge. Closing arguments are set for Friday in federal court in Brownsville in the trial of former Cameron County...
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - Former President George W. Bush is hosting a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride at his Central Texas ranch for military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The second day of the ride begins Friday. This is the third year for Bush to host the Warrior...
DALLAS (AP) - Wildlife officials are reminding boaters headed to some Texas lakes for the Memorial Day weekend to drain, clean and dry their watercraft to help prevent the spread of zebra mussels. At a news conference Friday at Lake Ray Roberts in North Texas, officials will...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition kicks off Friday in North Texas. Thirty contestants from 12 countries will start competing in the preliminary round of the competition that's held every four years in Fort Worth. Awards will be...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The State Fire Marshal's Office says a federal safety panel's investigators had access to the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others. The chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board had asked for...