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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott are urging the passage of a new federal law to fight child pornography, sexual predators and human trafficking. The two Republicans are expected to call for the passage of the new Child Protection...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Decades of work are about to come to fruition for the family of a World War II veteran injured when he was struck by a German tank in France. The U.S. Army is scheduled to award a posthumous Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars Friday to Pvt. Juan C. Marquez,...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Texan has pleaded guilty to enticing a 9-year-old Minnesota girl he met online into posing nude and emailing him the photo. Prosecutors in Houston say 33-year-old Steve Correa-Franco of Spring remains in custody until sentencing in March. He faces up to life in...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A prominent South Texas attorney is to be sentenced for paying kickbacks to a judge who turned his courtroom into a moneymaking operation. Ray Marchan was convicted in June on seven counts, one of which for mail fraud that a judge overturned earlier...
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Closing arguments in the capital murder trial of a Texas inmate charged with the 2007 death of a guard have been delayed until at least next week. An appeals court in Waco on Monday will consider jury instructions in the Bryan trial of John Falk Jr. Falk was...
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Acadian Ambulance Service has acquired a north Texas company, expanding its operations in the state. The Lafayette-based ambulance company said its acquisition of StarPlus EMS in McKinney, Texas, took effect on Saturday, adding 50 full-time employees, eight...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is scheduled to discuss higher education in Fort Worth and how the state's universities may be affected in the 2013 legislative session. Dewhurst is to speak at the Higher Education Thought Leaders Forum at Texas Christian...
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities are trying to piece together just how a capital murder suspect was able to take a deputy's gun and escape from a Dallas hospital before he was cornered a mile away and surrendered. Franklin B. Davis stole the deputy's revolver and fled Parkland Memorial...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks, a Democrat who spent 42 years representing his Southeast Texas district, has died at age 89. A Jefferson County Sheriff's Department statement says Brooks died Tuesday night at Baptist Hospital of Beaumont after a sudden...