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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...
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...
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...
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...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Relatives of Sherman Hemsley from Philadelphia are expected to appear at the El Paso probate court for a hearing where the judge will hear them and consider DNA tests ordered to solve the matter. The tests were ordered in September when a man claimed to be...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police are seeking a grandson of an 89-year-old minister after the pastor and his daughter were found beaten to death in a burning home. Police say the 20-year-old grandson is a person of interest in Thursday's killing of the Rev. Clements Dorsey and 61-...