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A former drug trafficker in Dallas testified Wednesday that he helped funnel about 300 assault rifles and fully automatic weapons to the Zetas, as the narco group battled with the Gulf Cartel in Mexico. Jose Vasquez Jr., who is serving a prison sentence on drug charges, said at...
UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas (AP) - A San Antonio-area elementary school is getting parents to bring their children on time by putting the kids in detention if they're late. Even kindergarteners are on the hook. The parents of 6-year-old Brooke Loeffler says that their daughter was...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' top education official is set to address the State Board of Education meeting. Education Commissioner Michael Williams will kick off the board's three-day meeting on Wednesday. His comments come two weeks after he told a state Senate committee that he...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker is proposing that Texas repeal an anti-gay law overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003. El Paso Sen. Jose Rodriguez is expected to lay out his measure before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday. The Texas Legislature...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas college students would have to take six hours of comprehensive American or Texas history to earn their degrees under a bill scheduled for a hearing by a House panel. Freshman Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, a Southlake Republican, filed his bill in March...
DALLAS (AP) - Parts of North Texas are forecast to see thunderstorms, hail and the possibility of an isolated tornado late Wednesday and into Thursday. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth said Wednesday that areas north of Interstate 20 could see thunderstorms Wednesday...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The University of Texas Tower bells will be played to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Junior music major Austin Ferguson says he'll perform Tuesday afternoon. The tribute comes a day after the bombings in Boston left at least three people dead...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A man who claimed self-defense has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two West Texas soldiers in an argument over a woman. A jury in El Paso on Monday sentenced Craig Allen Graham. Jurors on Friday convicted Graham on two counts...
Texas lawmakers are considering a measure to make it a crime to buy advertisements soliciting prostitution. Republican Rep. Jose Manuel Lozano of Kingsville called his proposal "the Backpage Bill." Attorneys general across the country have accused the website Backpage.com of...