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A Muleshoe police officer shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call has been released from the hospital. Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda tells the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ( http://bit.ly/wNLZts ) that on Friday, Sgt. Steve Bartley was shot once in the side and a...
Three federal judges in San Antonio will soon start resolving one of the great political mysteries of the year: When will Texas hold primary elections and what will the congressional and legislative districts look like? Texas was supposed to take part in Super Tuesday on March 6...
A Houston man will be following his son to prison over a $2.3 million Texas Medicaid fraud scheme. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced 60-year-old Bassey Essien to more than eight years in prison. Essien also must make nearly $1.5 million in restitution. Essien formerly co-...
Real law officers have arrested a Houston-area man accused of pretending to be a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. David B. Webb appeared Thursday before a magistrate in Houston, who ordered him held pending a detention hearing. Webb was indicted Jan. 26 and charged with...
A Dallas businessman has been sentenced to a maximum 20 years in prison over a $7 million investment scam. A federal judge in Dallas on Thursday afternoon sentenced 46-year-old Alan Todd May. Restitution will be decided later. May in December 2010 pleaded guilty to mail fraud...
Facing trial for murdering a Rio Grande Valley woman he met in an online chat room, medical billing specialist Amit Livingston took a plea bargain and was sentenced by a judge in Brownsville to 23 years in prison. State District Judge Abe Limas gave Livingston 60 days to get his...
The bodies of two missionaries murdered in Mexico were returned to North Texas on Sunday. Wanda and John Casias were slain at their home outside Monterrey on Tuesday. Their children flew home with their parents' bodies Sunday morning. The couple were members of a Lewisville...
former soldier in South Texas has pleaded guilty in a scheme to collect part of $244,000 in bonuses for referring recruits. The Justice Department says former Spc. Xavier Aves of San Antonio pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and to aggravated identity...
The ex-chief financial officer for Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's businesses says the financier funneled millions of dollars from investors to a secret Swiss bank account that he used to pay for personal expenses, bribes to regulators and employee bonuses. James M. Davis...