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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...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for being an online child predator and meeting his victim in Laredo. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Tuesday sentenced Anthony Michael Puckett. The 41-year-old Corpus Christi...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Border agents in Texas are trying to determine whether $52,000 in undeclared cash hidden in a detergent box was laundered money. El Paso County Jail records show 36-year-old Edgar Lopez Chavez was being held Wednesday on a bulk cash smuggling charge. Online...
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man who in 2011 became the nation's first full face transplant recipient has thanked a service group for helping him get a guide dog. Dallas Wiens had the golden retriever named Charley with him Tuesday night at the Southlake City Council...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Comptroller Susan Combs is spotlighting state pensions in the last of four reports from her office on public money in Texas. The report due Tuesday from the state's chief accountant follows similar breakdowns on taxes and local debt. Combs has...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas education officials say thousands of students retaking a standardized test had to skip the electronic version due to a computer glitch. Some students and testing coordinators on Monday had trouble launching the system or logging back on. Texas...