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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - An attorney for the adoptive parents of a Russian boy who died last month in West Texas says they're not responsible for the death of the 3-year-old. Michael J. Brown said Wednesday that Laura and Alan Shatto "sure as heck" didn't kill Max Shatto, who the...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The ex-owner of a law enforcement uniform shop in West Texas has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for smuggling ammunition into Mexico. A judge in El Paso on Wednesday also ordered Hector Ayala to forfeit about 8,600 rounds of ammo and $1...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for weapons and drug trafficking convictions. Prosecutors in Tyler say 39-year-old Spencer Garod Elam of Longview was sentenced Tuesday. Elam was arrested in May 2011 during an investigation...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas transit system has rolled out three electric buses for downtown San Antonio routes in a more environmentally friendly way to travel. VIA (VEE'-uh) Metropolitan Transit has begun offering service known as the Arc. The new buses were purchased as...
DALLAS (AP) - The board of Parkland Memorial Hospital has approved design changes to add space for the planned new $1.3 billion Dallas County public hospital. The update approved Tuesday means adding two floors atop a planned loading dock. The extra space will help accommodate...
KOUNTZE, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas school board listed to public comments on its decision to bar high school cheerleaders from displaying religious messages on banners at sporting events. The Kountze (koonts) Independent School District board listened to comments for about...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A federal jury in Corpus Christi is poised to begin deliberations in the trial of an Austin lawyer charged in a South Texas judicial corruption case with racketeering. Marc Rosenthal's case could go to the jury in Corpus Christi as early as Wednesday...
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...