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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities are searching for a 16-year-old state inmate who - while shackled - eluded guards by wriggling through a fence hole and jumping onto a passing train. The teen was serving time for a robbery and being taken to a maximum-security facility near Waco...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - An appeals court has upheld a Corpus Christi man's capital murder conviction for the death of his girlfriend's toddler son. The 13th Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas on Thursday rejected an appeal from 23-year-old J.J. Garza. Garza was convicted...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Three South Texas lawmen are due in court on charges alleging they and another officer took thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for guarding shipments of cocaine. The fourth alleged conspirator, Mission police officer Alexis Rigoberto Espinoza,...
Family and friends are mourning the death of a 30-year-old Dallas-area man who won the chance to fly in a plane that crashed in North Texas. A family friend of Fisher Floyd says that Floyd won at an auction the chance to fly in a single-engine L-29 Delfin plane with 77-year-old...
ALAMO, Texas (AP) - After health care reform is complete, states that have the most illegal immigrants could be left with a disproportionate number of uninsured people - and a financial burden. Two-thirds of the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants live in eight...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth homeless advocates plan National Homeless Memorial Day recognition for a 41-year-old man fatally injured when the garbage bin in which he was sleeping was emptied into a compactor. The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition says Chad Adams will be...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two Texas public charter schools are among 16 winners nationwide of federal Race to the Top grants. The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that Harmony Public Schools, a consortium of schools statewide, will receive about $30 million over four...
DALLAS (AP) - Items that belonged to President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford have sold at auction for about $132,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said that the late president's golf clubs were the top earner at the Tuesday auction of about 50 items. The clubs - in a...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The lead investigator in the February slaying of an Alaska barista by serial killer Israel Keyes says the Anchorage man also targeted the young woman's boyfriend before changing his mind. Anchorage homicide Detective Monique Doll says Keyes abducted 18-...