Texas News

DALLAS (AP) - Cities across Texas are holding marches, parades and encouraging good works on the national holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. MLK organizers in Austin scheduled a program at King's statue on the University of Texas campus, to be...
DALLAS (AP) - Jurors are about to begin deliberations in the trial of a Dallas woman accused of denying water to a 10-year-old stepson who died of dehydration. Closing arguments are scheduled for Friday in the trial of Tina Marie Alberson, who's charged with felony injury to a...
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas house fire has claimed one life and investigators are trying to determine whether a space heater sparked the blaze. Temple Fire & Rescue officials say the apparent accidental fire broke out early Friday in a small wood-frame home. A body...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A West Texas doctor faces at least 10 years in prison for writing fake prescriptions for hydrocodone and sometimes not even seeing those patients. Investigators in Midland say Dr. Barrett Doyle Whitefield of Odessa pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison in a child pornography investigation in which he described himself as a "monster." A federal judge in Houston on Thursday afternoon sentenced 37-year-old D.J. Christopher Lowe, who in 2011 pleaded guilty...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas school bus driver has been slightly hurt after the vehicle went out of control and crashed into a motel swimming pool. Officials with the North East Independent School District in San Antonio says the driver was alone on board Thursday afternoon...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Testimony has recessed for the week in the murder trial of a retired East Texas dentist in the shooting death of his wife. The trial of 76-year-old Bobby Ray Nichols recessed after prosecutors rested their case in the death of 71-year-old Rosalind Nichols,...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol says two Central American women have reported being raped by human smugglers in two separate incidents in South Texas. A Border Patrol statement Friday says a Honduran woman apprehended Tuesday in the brush by agents from the...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former U.S. Homeland Security agent charged with conspiracy to falsify investigative records is to enter a plea in federal court in Brownsville. Wayne Ball is a former special agent with the Homeland Security Department inspector general's office in...