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A car explodes outside a police station, another outside a television station. A gang is suspected of massacring 72 migrants. A prosecutor investigating those deaths suddenly disappears. Mexico’s drug cartels seem to be adopting the tactics of war zones half a world away. The...
There was no mistaking it. High school football is back in the Friday night air. That included John Gupton Stadium, one of two new football facilities in Cedar Park. "Look at this place, it brings out the whole community," said Chris Collins, the parent of a Cedar Park student...
A Texas woman's lawyer says a French court has granted her custody of her 11-year-old son who disappeared last year after being removed from a school bus in San Antonio. Attorney Miguel Ortiz told KSAT-TV that the court Friday granted custody to Berenice Diaz. She and her ex-...
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, the state's first elected black district attorney, made national news after taking office in 2007 when he declared that he personally opposed the death penalty on moral and religious grounds. Now mired in a rough re-election race,...
Dave "Uncle Dave" Schultz was dressed like a tubing veteran. With Budweiser swim trunks, a can of Natural Ice in his hand and a pack of Marlboros hanging around his neck in a waterproof container, the Fort Worth resident was ready to go. "This is great," Schultz said. "Now I don...
Police are investigating the death of man who apparently swallowed cocaine after he was taken into custody by officers Thursday night in south Houston. The man, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody in the 7200 block of Calais about 9:30 p.m. during a...
A month after oil from the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion stopped flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, the emphasis has shifted toward cleanup and disposal of oily trash at government-approved landfills in coastal states. The cleanup is generating thousands of tons of oil-soaked...
The University of Texas Dean of Students Office is now investigating two separate incidents of alcohol poisoning involving two students. At 3 a.m. Wednesday, just hours before the first day of classes were to begin at the University of Texas, a student living at the Hardin House...
A wounded migrant stumbled into a military checkpoint and led Mexican marines to a gruesome scene, what may be the biggest massacre in Mexico's bloody drug war: a room strewn with the bodies of 72 of his fellow travelers, some piled on top of one another, just 100 miles from the...