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DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl he knew as she and her family visited relatives near Dallas. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Jose Sifuentes of Carrollton pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the slaying of...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - The blizzard that hammered the nation's midsection broke a 120-year-old record in Amarillo for one-day snowfall in February with 19.1 inches. National Weather Service meteorologist Krissy Scotten in Amarillo says the snowfall total Monday bested a record...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former aides to President Barack Obama are launching efforts to make Democrats competitive in reliably Republican-voting Texas. The push, called "Battleground Texas," kicks off Tuesday. Spearheading the project are top organizers behind Obama's re-election...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Emergency personnel in Southeast Texas have discovered a body in a burning trash bin. Beaumont Fire-Rescue officials say the body was found early Tuesday as firefighters answered a call about a blaze near a business. Authorities had no immediate...
CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) - Four state park areas covering nearly 48,000 acres of forests and canyons remain closed because Texas park officials don't have the money to develop them. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department hasn't gotten money to develop new parks for a decade...
A Fort Worth state representative wants to ban confidentiality agreements in legal settlements involving a public official or taxpayer money. State Rep. Lon Burnam's proposal comes weeks after a former prosecutor's sexual harassment allegations against Tarrant County District...
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities in Dallas say a fired tracer round may have sparked a four-alarm fire at a gun range near Love Field airport. The fire Sunday afternoon forced a full evacuation at the DFW Gun Club and Training Center. Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says fire...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A winter storm blanketing the central Plains has dumped several inches of snow and shut down roads throughout West Texas and the Panhandle. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for all of Monday in much of the region. It forecasts as much...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The iconic "Victory or Death" letter from the commander of the Alamo is returning for the first time since it was carried away on horseback at the start of the famous siege in 1836. Texas state troopers will escort the historic letter from Austin to San...