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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...
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...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Fort Bliss officials and soldiers will honor three soldiers killed last week by the blast from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. The soldiers to be honored Wednesday are William Joseph Gilbert and Mitchell Kirk Daehling, both 24-year-old specialists, and 21-...
DALLAS (AP) - A chandelier by glass artist Dale Chihuly that once belonged to former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford is to be sold at auction to raise money to help compensate victims of his Ponzi scheme. The 7-foot tall, 6-foot wide chandelier of cascading blue glass will be...
State Fair of Texas has released a video mockup of his Big Tex's new face. Big Tex, who roasted last September amid an electrical short, must be installed at his revamped spot atop Big Tex Circle in 128 days. Sue Gooding, Fair spokeswoman, shared a video of the facial...