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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas historically has one of America's highest incarceration rates per capita but has slipped to its lowest level since 2008, falling to fourth overall among the 50 states. Some experts say the state's increasing reliance on rehabilitation programs has been...
Officials at a Houston-based brine company told residents of a rural Louisiana town that it will be at least 40 days before they get definitive answers about an enormous sinkhole that opened up in Assumption Parish. Mark Cartwright, president of Texas Brine Company said Friday...
A multi-agency task force has removed more than 30,000 marijuana plants growing along a creek bank in the remote woods of Southeast Texas and is in the process of destroying them. Polk County Sherriff Kenneth Hammack said Friday that there were so many plants it took about 100...
A South Texas grand jury has decided against charges in the police shooting death of a middle-school student. Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos said Friday that the grand jury found insufficient probable cause that the officers committed a crime. On January 4th...
RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) - The U.S. Marshals Service says a man suspected of killing a Texas couple has been captured in western Tennessee. U.S. Marshals spokesman Seth Bruce said Donny Greenhaw was caught Friday morning. Details on the capture were not immediately released...
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent has pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter in a drunken-driving crash that killed a South Texas man. Adrian Parada Jr. admitted in court that he was drunk and sending a text message with his cellphone when the three-vehicle...
HOUSTON (AP) - Voters will decide in November whether to approve a $1.9 billion bond package, one of the largest in Texas school history. The Houston school board endorsed the plan Thursday to rebuild or renovate many of the district's aging schools and upgrade campus technology...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) - Police in a wealthy Dallas enclave are reporting a rash of SUV break-ins in which thieves are stealing third-row seats. University Park police urge SUV owners to park in their garages and lock the seats down with cables. Police say several third-row...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas County's top official has declared a public health emergency, saying the spread of the West Nile virus has become epidemic. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced the declaration in a statement issued Thursday night. Jenkins says county officials are...