Texas News

A court-martial is set to open in the case against a Texas Air Force basic training instructor accused in a sex scandal surrounding instructors at a San Antonio air base. The trial of Master Sgt. Jamey Crawford is scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon at Lackland Air Force Base...
North Texas officials report a suburban Fort Worth resident has become the 36th Texan to die of West Nile virus this year. A Tarrant County Public Health statement Thursday says a Hurst resident in his 80s with underlying health conditions had died of the mosquito-borne virus...
A jury has found a man guilty of capital murder in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend, a North Texas fitness instructor. The verdict came just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the trial of 50-year-old Terrance Black in the death last year of 40-year-old Susan Loper of Frisco. The...
An Amarillo plastic surgeon and a man he's accused of hiring to kill another doctor have been indicted on capital murder charges. Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon and business associate David Neal Shepard were indicted Thursday on two capital murder counts each in the death of Dr...
Ashes of celebrated car designer Carroll Shelby have finally been buried in East Texas after months of bickering between his children and wife over how to bury him. A family statement to The Dallas Morning News says the Wednesday burial was in a family plot in Leesburg, about...
DALLAS (AP) - Hold the thorns. Fried cactus was announced Wednesday as one of eight finalists for the zany food of choice at the Texas state fair. Officially called "chicken fried cactus bites," thinly sliced prickly pear cactus pads will be fried in chicken batter and served...
HOLLYWOOD PARK, Texas (AP) - A South Texas mayor has been found dead after apparently being attacked by a 500-pound donkey on his ranch. The Atascosa County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that the death of Hollywood Park Mayor William "Bill" Bohlke appears to be an accident...
A South Texas man is hospitalized after police say his 3-year-old grandson shot him in the base of the back. Laredo fire Capt. Eloy Vega tells the Laredo Morning Times that the 47-year-old man was in stable condition at Laredo Medical Center after the 2:40 p.m. Tuesday shooting...
HOUSTON (AP) - A 60-year-old Houston-area man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 1979 stabbing death of another man. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Martin Gutierrez was convicted Wednesday of killing 23-year-old Santiago Godinez. Godinez's body was found...