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LIBERTY, Texas (AP) - A jury has been chosen in the first trial stemming from the alleged repeated sexual assault of an 11-year-old Southeast Texas girl by a group of 20 males. Opening statements are set for Wednesday in Liberty in the trial of one of the adults charged in the...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas nursing home is being converted to house homeless children. Local officials undertook the project in Brownsville after the Brownsville school district identified almost 1,500 of its students as homeless. School district Youth Connection...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Mexico's president-elect says the U.S. Supreme Court should reevaluate the murder case of a Mexican woman who was sentenced to 99 years in prison for the death of a Texas boy. Enrique Pena Nieto filed a brief Monday in his personal capacity, asking the...
DALLAS (AP) - Federal emergency officials in Texas have begun staging supplies in Louisiana in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. The regional Federal Emergency Management Agency office in Denton has set up an operations center in Baton Rouge, La. Emergency response items...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Renowned classical pianist Van Cliburn has been diagnosed with advanced bone cancer. His longtime friend and publicist, Mary Lou Falcone, announced the news Monday. She says the 78-year-old Cliburn is resting comfortably at his home in Fort Worth, Texas...
A 45-year-old West Texas man has pleaded guilty in a child pornography case that police say involved six girls. Lyle Shane Johnson of Lubbock pleaded guilty Thursday to six counts of production and attempted production of child pornography. A federal judge in Lubbock did not...
San Antonio police say two students have been accused of making a terrorist threat related to next week's start of school. Classes begin Monday at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. Both teens were arrested Thursday night. Each faces a charge of making a terrorist threat...
A San Antonio lawyer has been charged in a forgery and theft investigation involving legal payments and signatures of judges. Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed on Thursday announced the indictment of 51-year-old Hilda Valadez of San Antonio. The 46-count indictment...
Texarkana has declared a state of emergency because of an increase in cases of West Nile virus. The Board of Directors voted Thursday to declare an emergency, which allows the city to begin spraying immediately for mosquitoes. The spraying began at 10 p.m. Thursday. The city...