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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry is to speak at a North Texas tea party event Monday, trying to shore up that base as he mulls another run for governor and possibly a second presidential run. Perry is expected to discuss issues on which he and tea party...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Police in Fort Worth have fired an officer accused of helping her boyfriend commit a robbery. Tonya Lynn Jones is accused in a letter filed with the Civil Service Commission of tipping off her boyfriend about used furniture in a mostly vacant apartment...
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...