Texas News

HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has rejected a clemency petition from a condemned prisoner facing execution this week for a triple killing in Amarillo almost 15 years ago. John Balentine is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville. The...
HOUSTON (AP) - The University of Houston has partnered with two groups to create an online map for people in an eight-county region to get real-time pollution information. The map was released Monday on houstoncleanairnetwork.com. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/...
LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A Texas border businessman and his wife have been accused of illegally selling guns and ammunition meant for Mexico. An 11-count indictment returned Aug. 14 and unsealed Monday names Robert Jacaman Sr. and Veronica Jacaman of Laredo. Prosecutors say the...
NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc. is suing rival retailer J.C. Penney Co., claiming Penney's bid to sell products by Martha Stewart Living resulted in the breach of an exclusive contract held by Macy's and could cost it potentially billions in sales. Macy's filed the lawsuit Thursday...
CUERO, Texas (AP) - A Texas jury has awarded nearly $1 million to a Union Pacific worker who sued the railroad after claiming he was infected with West Nile virus while on the job. A DeWitt County jury on Thursday found Union Pacific partially liable for Billy Nami contracting...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Nigerian man was arrested at Houston's Bush Intercontinental after arriving in the country with two pounds of what tested positive for heroin hidden in his bowels. Sunday Ogbonu remained in federal custody Thursday pending a detention hearing after his Sunday...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Safety has named Kirby Dendy chief of the Texas Rangers after the retirement of Hank Whitman. Dendy's appointment to lead the law enforcement agency was announced Thursday and goes into effect Sept. 1. He has served as second...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas businessman indicted on 79 counts in a $42 million biodiesel fuel fraud investigation has reported to jail. Jeffrey David Gunselman was booked into the Lubbock County Jail on Wednesday. No bond has been set. A federal grand jury in Lubbock...
HOUSTON (AP) - A convicted cocaine trafficker and money launderer in the Houston area has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 32-year-old Isaias Gallegos of Sugar Land. Gallegos earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...