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IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas area has had another minor earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.0 magnitude quake happened at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday. The quake was centered about five miles north-northwest of Irving. Officials say no damage or injuries were immediately...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - The head of a human smuggling ring that since 2001 moved hundreds of illegal immigrants through South Texas to Houston has been sentenced to 121/2 years in prison. Investigators say 46-year-old Jose Aguirre-Nunez in 2007 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...
CONROE, Texas (AP) - The parents of two Southeast Texas children found unsupervised and living virtually alone on an old renovated school bus are heading to court. There, Mark and Sherrie Shorten are to show they've been complying with child welfare agency care plans that could...
NEDERLAND, Texas (AP) - A grieving Southeast Texas family is to speak of one of their own - a man who is one of three U.S. citizens killed in a hostage standoff at a natural gas complex in Algeria. Victor Lynn Lovelady's family has planned a Tuesday news conference in the...
DALLAS (AP) - Jurors on Tuesday will resume deliberating the punishment for a Dallas woman convicted in the dehydration death of her 10-year stepson. Tina Marie Alberson faces up to life in prison because of a previous felony conviction. She was convicted Friday of injury to a...
DALLAS (AP) - Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, missed President Barack Obama's second inauguration but have sent their best wishes. A spokesman for the 66-year-old former president, Freddy Ford, issued a statement Monday evening saying, "President and Mrs...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The Coast Guard says a fishing boat crew has rescued four people whose vessel capsized in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles southeast of Galveston. Officials say nobody was hurt. A dog was also rescued. The captain of the sinking boat contacted the Coast...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A fourth man has been sentenced to prison over a 2009 West Texas drug-related kidnapping and killing in which the victim was shot and his hands cut off. 23-year-old Cesar Pineda must serve 20 years in federal prison. Pineda pleaded guilty to conspiring to...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A standoff at a Central Texas residence has ended peacefully with an assault suspect caught and neighbors who evacuated during the more than 15-hour siege allowed to return home. Killeen police say the incident ended around 5 a.m. Monday. The man faces an...