Texas News

HOUSTON (AP) - The University of Houston has partnered with two groups to create an online map for people in an eight-county region to get real-time pollution information. The map was released Monday on houstoncleanairnetwork.com. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/...
LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A Texas border businessman and his wife have been accused of illegally selling guns and ammunition meant for Mexico. An 11-count indictment returned Aug. 14 and unsealed Monday names Robert Jacaman Sr. and Veronica Jacaman of Laredo. Prosecutors say the...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Nigerian man was arrested at Houston's Bush Intercontinental after arriving in the country with two pounds of what tested positive for heroin hidden in his bowels. Sunday Ogbonu remained in federal custody Thursday pending a detention hearing after his Sunday...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Safety has named Kirby Dendy chief of the Texas Rangers after the retirement of Hank Whitman. Dendy's appointment to lead the law enforcement agency was announced Thursday and goes into effect Sept. 1. He has served as second...
NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc. is suing rival retailer J.C. Penney Co., claiming Penney's bid to sell products by Martha Stewart Living resulted in the breach of an exclusive contract held by Macy's and could cost it potentially billions in sales. Macy's filed the lawsuit Thursday...
CUERO, Texas (AP) - A Texas jury has awarded nearly $1 million to a Union Pacific worker who sued the railroad after claiming he was infected with West Nile virus while on the job. A DeWitt County jury on Thursday found Union Pacific partially liable for Billy Nami contracting...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting has been put on hold while an appeals court considers his objections to being forcibly shaved. All court proceedings for Maj. Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') were put on hold...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has refused to grant a new trial to a former Texas Tech University student convicted in a failed bomb plot. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari (KAH'-lihd ah-lee-EHM' al-duh-SAHR'-ee) asked for a new trial in July, a month after his conviction in Lubbock...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas businessman indicted on 79 counts in a $42 million biodiesel fuel fraud investigation has reported to jail. Jeffrey David Gunselman was booked into the Lubbock County Jail on Wednesday. No bond has been set. A federal grand jury in Lubbock...