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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An ex-assistant band director at a Central Texas school has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexual assault of a 15-year-old student. A jury in Austin on Monday sentenced Andrew Polk, who formerly worked at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville...
DALLAS (AP) - The Texas Education Agency has found no financial wrongdoing by Dallas schools in a boys-only field trip to see the Tuskegee Airmen movie "Red Tails." Dallas Independent School District officials, after the field trip, decided to use local funds and not federal...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A Saudi Arabia man convicted in a failed U.S. bomb plot could be sent to prison for life when he is sentenced. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari will learn his sentence Tuesday in an Amarillo courtroom. Jurors in June convicted the former Texas Tech University...
SHERMAN, Texas (AP) - A Dallas company has broken ground on a 758-megawatt natural gas-fueled electric generating plant in North Texas. Panda Power Funds began construction Thursday on the plant in Sherman, about 60 miles north of Dallas. The plant is expected to begin producing...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Political consultants like to say that redistricting is destiny, and that was certainly true in Texas' 2012 election results. Every 10 years lawmakers in the Texas Legislature redraw the political maps and get to choose their voters rather than the other way...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police are questioning the grandson of an 89-year-old minister after the pastor and his daughter were found fatally beaten in a burning home. Police arrested 20-year-old Cameron Dorsey near his grandfather's church Sunday. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - The sheriff of a rural Southeast Texas county is resigning after losing his re-election bid. The Beaumont Enterprise reports Newton County Sheriff Joe Walker has frequently failed to appear for work since his May primary defeat and has been under...
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal prison inmate in Texas has pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge after admitting that he beat another prisoner he thought was gay. The Justice Department says 27-year-old John Hall pleaded guilty Thursday for a beating inside the facility in...
HOUSTON (AP) - The head of the child welfare agency in Texas has resigned amid a criminal investigation of a West Texas office's handling of the death of a malnourished toddler whose mother claimed she was too stressed by her husband's deployment to care for her children. A...