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WACO, Texas (AP) - Waco police say vandals caused an estimated $100,000 in damage at a cemetery by destroying some monuments, grave markers and statues. Large crosses were broken off their bases and full-size angel statues were on the ground at Oakwood Cemetery. Police say the...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas prosecutor indicted on racketeering charges disagrees with his former law partner and co-defendant in arguing his upcoming trial should stay in Brownsville. Former Cameron County district attorney Armando Villalobos's attorney, Joel...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Two instructors at a South Texas base that provides basic training for the Air Force face separate court-martials on charges arising from a sex scandal. Staff Sgt. Eddy Soto and Staff Sgt. Donald Davis have been scheduled for military trials to begin Monday at...
TIMPSON, Texas (AP) - East Texas has had a minor earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.1 magnitude quake happened at 1:01 a.m. Friday and was centered about two miles west-northwest of Timpson. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office had no immediate reports of damage or...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - Three former employees of a South Texas county under a federal corruption investigation have pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme relating to county contracts. Former Maverick County auditor's worker Alejandra Garcia pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a bribe...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The battle for higher-education dollars begins as the Senate Finance Committee hears testimony on the funding needs of four state university systems. The panel will hear testimony Friday in Austin on the needs of the Texas State University System, Texas Tech...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - Police say a second suspect has been arrested in a shooting that wounded three people at a Houston-area college. Police Officer David Tilley said Friday that Trey Foster was captured in the Dallas suburb of Plano. Foster faces two counts of aggravated assault...
HOUSTON (AP) - For students scrambling for safety after gunshots erupted in a courtyard of their college campus north of Houston, memories of last month's deadly school rampage in Connecticut were all too fresh. No one was killed, but the volley of gunshots just after noon on...
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - A 17-year-old accused of killing his mother and younger sister, then calling 911 and confessing, was to appear at a pretrial hearing Wednesday in North Texas. The judge is expected to set bond for Jacob Ryan Evans. He's charged with capital murder in...