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DALLAS (AP) - Wildlife officials are reminding boaters headed to some Texas lakes for the Memorial Day weekend to drain, clean and dry their watercraft to help prevent the spread of zebra mussels. At a news conference Friday at Lake Ray Roberts in North Texas, officials will...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition kicks off Friday in North Texas. Thirty contestants from 12 countries will start competing in the preliminary round of the competition that's held every four years in Fort Worth. Awards will be...
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - A possible watershed date has arrived for the Boy Scouts of America. The Scouts' national leadership votes Thursday on whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks. It's a decision on a critical, emotionally charged issue for one of the nation's oldest...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas district attorney charged with helping a crooked judge has testified in his own defense. Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos was called to testify after federal prosecutors rested in his corruption trial. He...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The State Fire Marshal's Office says a federal safety panel's investigators had access to the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others. The chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board had asked for...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Veteran Democratic Rep. Craig Eiland of Galveston says he won't seek re-election. His voice cracking, Eiland addressed the House late Wednesday and said he wants to spend more time with his wife and children, and be a better lawyer. Eiland said he first came...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature has approved a bill allowing publishers to mitigate libel lawsuits if the party affected by a mistake doesn't request a correction or retraction. The House on Wednesday voted 148-0 to approve the measure as previously amended by the...
DALLAS (AP) - Jurors will begin deliberating whether a North Texas man should die for drowning his two young sons. Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday on whether Naim Rasool Muhammad should receive the death penalty or a sentence of life imprisonment without parole...
MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - An East Texas pastor has been sentenced to two years in prison for an online chat from church with an alleged 14-year-old girl who turned out to be a Louisiana trooper. Raymond Earl Cooper also received 10 years' probation during his sentencing Wednesday...